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Rupert and Wendi Murdoch Talk Online News and the Death of Twitter

TV and newspaper mogul Rupert Murdoch claims Twitter is cooler than Facebook and growing at a faster pace.

But the 79-year-old isn’t threatened by plans to transform the micro-blogging site into a news service.

In fact, he doesn’t think Twitter will be around long enough to rival his media empire.

Critics say he doesn’t understand the internet revolution (and he certainly looks elderly alongside 42-year-old Wendi), but few people know more about the computerisation of the news industry than the founder of the world’s third largest media company, News Corporation.

After all, it was Murdoch who – exactly 25 years ago – caused riots in east London after he replaced 6,000 technical newspaper staff with a high-tech computer printing system.

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