But on Fox Business Network today, he seemed to change his tune in answer to a question about whether News Corp. is "getting into the hardware business as opposed to just purely the content business."
"I don't think that's likely," Murdoch told anchor Stuart Varney. "We're looking and talking to a lot of laboratories and big companies around the world like Sony, Fujitsu, Samsung. We're all working on wireless readers for books or for newspapers or for magazines."
But, he said, News Corp., which owns The Wall Street Journal, the Times of London and many other papers, "will be absolutely neutral. We're very happy to have our products distributed over any device provided it's only going to subscribers who are paying for it."