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BoomTown Talks About Murdoch D6 Interview on Yahoo's Tech Ticker

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Although the sixth edition of the D: All Things Digital conference last week was chock full of tech and media hotshots, most attendees seemed to like best the rollicking interview Walt Mossberg and I did with News Corp. head Rupert Murdoch.

While News Corp. (NWS) owns this site and the conference–minuscule as we are in the larger Homer-Simpson universe of the sprawling media conglomerate–we tried to interview the feisty mogul in the same way we did anyone else onstage.

You can see highlights of the interview here and also here, as well as the most controversial parts about his interest in the presidential candidacy of Sen. Barack Obama here.

And, here is one interview in two parts that I did immediately after the Murdoch interview with host Sarah Lacy on Yahoo’s Tech Ticker:

Here is part one, on the longer interview:

Here is part two, specifically on politics:


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