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Rupert Murdoch Firm Goes on Trial for Alleged Tech Sabotage
Did a Rupert Murdoch company go too far and hire hackers to sabotage rivals and gain the top spot in the global pay-TV war? This is the question a jury will be facing in a spectacular five-year-old civil lawsuit that is finally being tried this month in California but which has, oddly, received
For first time, Carlson goes outside family for CEO
Minneapolis-based hospitality giant Carlson, one of the biggest family-held corporations in the USA, will be run from someone outside the family for the first time in its 70-year history. CEO Marilyn Carlson Nelson, daughter of late company founder Curtis Carlson, announced Tuesday that Hubert
Hospitality giant Carlson taps non-family member as CEO
Minneapolis-based hospitality giant Carlson, one of the biggest family-held corporations in the USA, will be run from someone outside the family for the first time in its 70-year history. CEO Marilyn Carlson Nelson, daughter of the late company founder Curtis Carlson, Tueday announced that Hubert
Securities-fraud suits go global
While securities-fraud lawsuits against U.S. companies have waned in recent years, shareholders' lawsuits against deep-pocketed foreign firms are gaining momentum and may be the next legal flashpoint between businesses and investors. Litigation involving foreign companies reflects the global
Universal Rousing an iTunes Rebellion
Universal Music will launch a new music subscription service that will try to loosen Apple's grip on the online music market.
Free Music Site Attracts Wrath of Industry
A Web site that offers free streamed music from top artists said he's determined to operate his service legally.
Universal to Test Sales of DRM-Free Music
As part of a six-month test to end in January, UMG will sell a wide range of albums and songs from artists without DRM copy protection.
Up Close and Personal With Zune, Microsoft's 'iPod Killer'
What looks like an iPod, acts like an iPod, plays music, videos and photos like an iPod but isn't an iPod? If Microsoft has anything to say about it, the answer is Zune. The 30-gigabyte Zune, a portable media player created to unseat the reigning king of digital media players, Apple's iPod, arrives