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News Corp. exploring e-reader partnerships

Rupert Murdoch told News Corp. “is exploring a wireless e-book device strategy with manufacturers for a product similar to Kindle.” It’s relatively old news, but shows that the publisher is still concerned with new distribution channels for its news. News Corp. is also contemplating pricing strategies for news. TheStreet points at iTunes as a payment model that Murdoch believes may work: “We’re still thinking our way through this, and there will be micropayments as part of it. But I’m thinking much more along the lines of subscriptions likeĀ The Wall Street Journal does.”