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William Morris Endeavor Invests in App Maker Chaotic Moon

Talent agency William Morris Endeavor says it has taken an undisclosed but “significant” stake in Chaotic Moon, an Austin, Texas-based software company. Chaotic Moon makes apps and other products for a range of companies including Disney’s Marvel, Microsoft and CBS; it also did much of the work on The Daily, News Corp.’s now-shuttered iPad app.

The Daily Says — And Sings — Goodbye

Adieu! (Plus a layoff blast from the past.)
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News Corp. Shutters The Daily iPad App

Official cause of death: The News Corp. corporate split. The real problem: A flawed concept.

News Corp. Takes $2.8 Billion Charge

Rupert Murdoch misses his numbers, and writes down the value of his publishing businesses.
Rupert Murdoch Delivers Keynote At The National Summit On Education Reform

The Daily Lays Off a Third of Its Staff

Rupert Murdoch’s tablet newspaper launched with big ambitions and an assist from Apple. But with News Corp.’s corporate divorce on the horizon, it’s cutting costs.

The Daily Has an Angry Birds App — And the Start of a Custom Publishing Business

New media, old business model: Use your existing publishing infrastructure to make stuff for other people.
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Microsoft Disputes Report of Office for iPad

“The Daily story is based on inaccurate rumors and speculation. We have no further comment.”

News Corp.’s Carey: Hacking Scandal Made for a Difficult Year (Video)

News Corp COO Chase Carey addressed phone hacking, SOPA and digital distribution in a discussion with Walt Mossberg at D: Dive Into Media. And he did it all with a fantastic mustache.
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A Year After iPad Launch, News Corp.’s Daily Comes to (Some) Google Tablets

A year after it launched on Apple’s iPad (and much later than AllThingsD had reported), News Corp.’s Daily tablet newspaper has made it to Google’s Android. It will come preloaded on some tablet models marketed via Verizon Wireless, starting with the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 this month. Verizon was a launch sponsor for the Daily a year ago; News Corp. also owns this Web site.

Not the iPad 3 or New TV — But Apple Planning Media-Related Event in the Big(ger) Apple This Month

Not the big one, but it’s an Apple event, so everyone will get excited anyway.

It’s a So-Lo-Mo World, After All