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Murdoch expands News Corp. reach over videogame news with UGO purchase

NEW YORK (AFP) – Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. announced Thursday the acquisition of Hearst Corp.’s UGO Entertainment, expanding its reach over online videogame news. News Corp.’s videogame media unit IGN Entertainment will operate UGO properties such as UGO.com and 1UP.com, Hearst and News Corp. said in a statement. The agreement…

News Corp. buys videogame news sites from Hearst

NEW YORK — Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. announced Thursday the acquisition of Hearst Corp.’s UGO Entertainment, expanding its reach over online videogame news. News Corp.’s videogame media unit IGN Entertainment will operate UGO properties such as UGO.com and 1UP.com, Hearst and News Corp. said in a statement. The agreement between…

Twitter seeking to buy TweetDeck

SAN FRANCISCO — Twitter is in “advanced talks” to buy TweetDeck, a popular platform for accessing the service, for some $50 million, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday. Asked about the report, Twitter said: “We don’t comment on rumors. We don’t provide off-the-record background on rumors. We don’t wink twice…

Sprint wants AT&T, T-Mobile deal blocked

WASHINGTON – Sprint Nextel, the third-largest US wireless provider, urged US regulators on Monday to block AT&T’s $39 billion acquisition of T-Mobile USA, saying it would harm competition. “Sprint urges the United States government to block this anti-competitive acquisition,” Sprint senior vice president for government affairs Vonya McCann said in…

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