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Now's as Good a Time as Any for the New York Times to Go Private

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Now's as Good a Time as Any for the New York Times to Go Private

The Atlantic Wire – 2012-08-17

A New York Times spokesman told Bloomberg Businessweek today that the company has no plans to go private. But why not?  "The company does not plan to go private and is not for sale," was the actual statement given, but it seems to belie everything the Times has worked for in recent weeks. You see, the paper is about to get rid of the search-bonking, money-burning thorn in their financial side,, for some $270 million. And Bloomberg Businessweek's Edmund...
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Judge extends time for Google digital books talks

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Creditors vote on fate of Jewish Times publisher

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TIME and its Tumblrs

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Good Housekeeping launches reader research tool

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Apple pulls Financial Times app

The Financial Times digital application has been removed from the iTunes App Store after Apple revised its policy to ensure that it could obtain 30% of all subscription fees purchased within the... | Editors Weblog – 2011-08-31

Time's Up: The Financial Times Heads Out of iTunes

Apple's new subscription rules have finally forced a major publisher out. | AllThingsD – 2011-08-31

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