Kara Swisher

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The Entire D6 Interview With News Corp.'s Rupert Murdoch (2 of 6)

[We're posting all the interviews from the sixth D: All Things Digital conference that took place in late May.

Unfortunately, due to issues too complicated to go into, we have to post all the D6 interviews in several 15-minute parts (I know, I know).

But--as many readers have requested--they will all be available in their entirety over the next two weeks in this column.]

Rupert Murdoch at D6

Here’s Part 2 of 6 of our interview with Rupert Murdoch, chairman and CEO of News Corp. (NWS) (owner of this site and the conference), conducted by me and Walt Mossberg, in which he talks about MySpace, the botched Yahoo-Microsoft takeover talks (“I’m mystified.”), Google (“gushing money”), Carl Icahn, Facebook and more.

Here are the rest of the videos of the interview:

Part 1
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5
Part 6


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I was delighted to learn that he and I shared a taste in laptops: 15” Macbook Pro.

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