Robert MacMillan

Sony stumbles: Did Stringer’s makeover fail?

Had Sony stuck with the Airboard portable PC it launched in 2000, Satoru Maeda instead of Steve Jobs might have been feted as the tablet PC creator.

Washington Post to close US bureaus

The Washington Post is closing its bureaus in Chicago, Los Angeles and New York as it retrenches to focus on news in the capital.

Boston Globe could file shutdown notice

Talks between the Boston Globe and its unions to prevent the newspaper from shutting stopped early on Monday morning after a midnight deadline.

San Francisco’s Chronicle may shut

San Francisco may lose its main newspaper, the San Francisco Chronicle, as owner Hearst cuts a ''significant'' number of jobs.

The New Yorker cartoons draw on financial crisis

Want the latest sign that the US financial crisis is crossing from Wall Street to Main Street? Let the New Yorker draw you a picture.

The Great Depression of 2008? Not quite

There's something about hundreds of billions of dollars vanishing overnight that begs a comparison to the 1929 market crash and the Great Depression.

YouTube court order fans privacy fears

A United States judge's order to Google to turn over YouTube user data to Viacom has sparked an outcry from privacy advocates.

New York Times to end paid internet service

The New York Times said on Monday it will end its paid TimesSelect web service and make most of its website available for free in the hopes of attracting more readers and higher advertising revenue. TimesSelect will shut down on Wednesday, two years after the Times launched it, which charges subscribers ,95 a month or ,95 a year.

News Corp to buy Dow Jones for $5,6-billion

News Corp said on Wednesday it would buy Dow Jones for ,6-billion after gaining enough support from the family that controls the Wall Street Journal's publisher. The deal helps Rupert Murdoch achieve his decades-long dream of running the financial daily.

Vinyl vaults into digital age with new devices

IPod owners boast that they can take their music collection with them everywhere they go, but some forget what's lurking in the attic -- their records. Albums are easy to neglect. They are not digital like music files and compact discs, and they're about as portable as a box of rocks.

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