Peter Kafka

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More Pressure on News Corp.’s BSkyB Deal

More evidence that Rupert Murdoch’s $12 billion BSkyB deal has been roughed up by the phonegate/hackergate scandal: A British government office says approval for the transaction will now take “some time,” a sentiment echoed by U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron. Cameron also told reporters that News Corp. executive Rebekah Brooks should have stepped down. A response from News Corp., which also owns this Web site, “notes today’s comments by the Prime Minister,” and says the company wants to work with “the existing regulatory process.”


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus