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Judge rules army of unpaid media interns cannot form class-action suit

A New York judge ruled Wednesday (PDF) that publishing giant Hearst’s army of unpaid interns cannot form a class-action lawsuit over claims that they did the work of paid employees. In his ruling, U.S. District Court Judge Harold Baer found that the plaintiff’s claims did not meet the standards for…

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…

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