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Rupert Murdoch’s woes continued this week as the hacking investigation spread to the U.S. The scandal has far reaching implications and could affect former famous News Corps. employees, like Piers Morgan, in addition to other U.S. based News Corp. publications like The Wall St. Journal. Murdoch has tried to soften the blow for WSJ by ensuring employees that News Corp. will “…recover from the scandal.” The fallout has extended to pending News Corp. business deals as the company delayed its bid to acquire BSkyB. In other media related news, the Huffington Post announced the launch of two U.S. based sister sites, which will be geared towards celebrities and American culture. The announcement has triggered further criticism about Arianna Huffington’s aggregated platform, which some state is profiting off of the work of others without producing any original content. Another media giant, Google, saw its newest pet project, Google+, explode to 10 million users since it launched the social networking site. Outside of the News Corp. hacking scandal, news of the debt-ceiling has saturated the media. The treasurer of CA said the state was prepared to borrow $5 billion in loans if the feds defaulted. The debt-ceiling crisis has drawn intense criticism from President Obama’s opponents, like Mitt Romney, who have stated that President Obama has the power to end the crisis should he want to. Despite division on political issues, and the death of former First Lady Betty Ford, the country was united after the U.S. soccer team beat France and secured a spot in the Women’s World Cup finals.
This week’s summary highlights these and other developments around the world. As Sanitas constantly emphasizes, government and business cannot afford to ignore these growing and evolving challenges. Especially as these and others issues influence reputations, challenge operational decisions and affect overall revenues and influence.
Murdoch to WSJ: News Corp. Will Recover From Scandal
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