News Corp “wrestling” with MySpace’s future

Is News Corp preparing to sell MySpace? News Corp’s digital media chief Jon Miller declined to answer the question when he was on stage at Business Insider’s Ignition conference today, but he suggested that it’s a real possibility.

News Corp’s Jon Miller: I can’t confirm our iPad newspaper, but it’s coming in Q1

Jon Miller, the chairman and chief executive of News Corp.’s digital media group, walked an amusing tightrope today at Business Insider’s Ignition conference today. When asked about News Corp.’s in-development iPad newspaper called The Daily, Miller emphasized that the company hasn’t confirmed the iPad newspaper’s existence — then he proceeded to talk about what News Corp. would be thinking if it was working on such an app.

AOL cofounder Steve Case on why the Time Warner merger went wrong

AOL cofounder and former chief executive Steve Case looked back on the unsuccessful AOL-Time Warner merger today at Business Insider’s Ignition conference — not just to relive old history, but also to find tips about why other mergers might go wrong in the future.

Why an online-ad guru thinks TV ads are too cheap

Those bullish on online advertising eye the television-advertising market, which is worth $70 billion just in the U.S., and bet that Web ads can steal a big chunk of that, as they’ve done with print advertising. That’s why Google is pushing YouTube, Google TV, and video advertising, for starters.

Huffington Post CEO: We will be worth more than the Wall Street Journal

When news blog Business Insider brought executives from the Huffington Post and Wall Street Journal onstage this morning, co-founder Henry Blodget went ahead and asked the awkward question: In five years, will the Huffington Post be worth more than the Journal?

Henry Blodget: New media and old media are “neck and neck” in value

Nonstop handwringing over the supposed demise of old media has missed the real story — the huge amount of value that’s been created in new online content businesses, according to Henry Blodget, CEO and editor of The Business Insider, an online news startup.