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Steep Fees to Use eBay Founder Omidyar's News Site: Not So Absurd

The annual subscription for Honolulu Civil Beat is a pricey $240, attracting plenty of skeptics. But don't count it out yet -- Omidyar may have timed the bottom of the paid-content news market well. Watch this space for an indicator of where the news business is headed.

26% of Americans Get News on Cell Phones

More than a quarter of Americans now get news via their cell phones, according to a new Pew Research poll -- another stark reminder of the massive problems facing today's media. The biggest draw for mobile news junkies: weather reports.

Inside Rupert Murdoch's War on Google

Rupert Murdoch's strategy for crippling Google, his News Corp. rival, has been more orchestrated than it seemed, a profile published in this week's New York magazine reveals. And lest you doubt his intentions, Murdoch even named his initaitve after a conquest of the Roman Empire.

Five Media Changes to Watch for in 2010

What media-industry developments and market forces will make headlines in the year to come? Pay-to-read online content, tablet computers, mom-and-pop newsrooms and, oh yes -- banks taking over the magazine and newspaper game.

The true cost of online privacy

Do you like your privacy? I bet you do. What about being able to read all kinds of stuff on the internet without having to hand over your credit card...

USA Today set to launch e-edition

America's biggest newspaper is headed to a computer screen near you. USA Today is launching a new electronic edition on Aug. 3, publisher David...

Maybe charging for Hulu will work

When I reported last week that Jon Miller, News Corp.'s new chief digital officer, thinks it's only a matter of time before Hulu becomes (at least...