Peter Kafka

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U.K. Parliament Wants to Hear From James Murdoch Again

James Murdoch will likely be asked to make a return trip to Parliament. British lawmakers say they expect to recall the News Corp. official, who answered questions about the PhoneGate scandal during a July 19 hearing, because former News Corp. employees have since contradicted his testimony. (News Corp. also owns this Web site.) Separately, the board of satellite TV company BSkyB has voted to keep Murdoch in his chairman spot; News Corp. owns a 39 percent stake in that company.


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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