Yahoo Falls For Tumblr, Google I/O, and Bill Gates on Steve Jobs — 10 Things You Need to See on AllThingsD This Week

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Here’s That Steve Jobs E-Book Email to James Murdoch

“Heck, Amazon is selling these books at $9.99, and who knows maybe they are right and we will fail even at $12.99.”

DOJ Filing Calls Apple “Ringmaster” of E-Book Pricing Rise

The gist: “Apple knew that the plan it was proposing involved a ‘dramatic business change’ for publisher defendants.”


U.K. Regulator Says BSkyB “Fit” to Hold License

U.K. communications regulator Ofcom ruled Thursday that pay-television operator British Sky Broadcasting Group, which counts News Corp. as its biggest shareholder, remains a “fit and proper” holder of its U.K. broadcasting license, following a lengthy investigation.

Exclusive: Digital Chief Jon Miller Leaving News Corp.

His departure brings into focus the fate of News Corp.’s overall digital strategy in an upcoming new structure.


U.K. Report Condemns News Corp.

The U.K. parliamentary committee probing illicit voicemail interception by News Corp.’s shuttered News of the World tabloid released a final report Tuesday concluding that News Corp. Chief Executive Rupert Murdoch is “not a fit person to exercise the stewardship of a major international company” and accusing several former company executives of misleading parliament.


James Murdoch Grilled Over Political Influence

James Murdoch faced tough questions about News Corp.’s political influence in Britain — especially with a key government minister — and his handling of a scandal over illicit reporting tactics at the company’s British tabloids, during a public grilling before a judge-led inquiry into U.K. media practices.

News Corp. Still Backing James Murdoch

Press release: Post-BSkyB, James will make “continued substantial contributions” at Rupert’s company.

News Byte

James Murdoch Stepping Down as BSkyB Chairman

More fallout from PhoneGate: News Corp. executive James Murdoch is stepping down as chair of British Sky Broadcasting, the U.K. satellite TV company, according to a report from BSkyB’s news service. Both Murdoch and News Corp., which owns 39 percent of BSkyB, continue to be embroiled in the phone-hacking scandal that erupted last summer. News Corp. also owns Dow Jones, which owns this Web site.

News Byte

James Murdoch Leaves News Corp. Publishing Unit

More fallout from PhoneGate: News Corp. executive James Murdoch has “relinquished his position” as executive chairman head of News International, the conglomerate’s British newspaper unit. News Corp., which also owns this Web site, says News International chief executive Tom Mockridge will stay on and report to News Corp. chief operating officer Chase Carey. James Murdoch “will continue to assume a variety of essential corporate leadership mandates, with particular focus on important pay-TV businesses and broader international operations,” according to his father, News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch.

Time For Your Close-Up, Mr. Murdoch