Rupert Murdoch practically owns everything!
His holding company, News Corp, owns the New York Post, The Sun, The Wall Street Journal and GQ magazine. The slew of TV networks includes Fox Broadcast Company & Television Station Groups, My Network TV, ITV and many more international properties. And who can mention Murdoch without his mothership studio 20th Century Fox amongst others? Believe me…the list goes on and on.
This news icon has been making headlines lately because his social media company MySpace which is currently hanging on a thread thanks to blow it received from websites like Facebook and Twitter.
At the 2011 Golden Globe awards, Hollyscoop asked Rupert Murdoch his thoughts on Twitter and if it would last in the social scene. “Right now it’s something really big and getting bigger, but these things don’t last forever,” said Murdoch. “Facebook isn’t even cool any longer but it’s still huge, HUGE.”
Twitter has become the portal for information. When asked if Murdoch believes that Twitter has changed the way people receive their news, his response was, “Not very much, not very much, no.”
Although MySpace was a $580 million flop, nothing can keep the man who owns everything from trying something new. His latest project is launching the daily iPad newspaper that is rumored to cost $0.99 per day. When asked what we could expect from this project he said, “A lot of interesting things, I am not telling you.” Murdoch says the new electronic newspaper starts in three weeks.
In regards to blogs, Rupert Murdoch's wife Wendi Dang is a fan of Hollyscoop.com. She said, “Yeah, I check out everything… your blog, Huffington Post.”
And what is a red carpet interview without fashion talk? When noticing Wendi’s gorgeous sequin Naeem Khan dress, Hollyscoop had to ask Murdoch if he helped her pick out the outfit. He was quick to respond, “I wouldn’t dare, no, she has a better taste.”
The dress might have been a lucky charm since Glee was the biggest winner for TV with three awards, including the prize as best comedy or musical series. Glee airs on Fox, which Rupert Murdoch owns…see, I told you he owns everything!
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