Mogul doesn't disappoint at digital confab
Rupert Murdoch didn’t disappoint at last week’s D: All Things Digital confab, delivering one soundbite after another.
He weighed in on politics,the shaky economy, newspapers and MySpace. But it was his pronouncements on ancillary windows that most resonated in Hollywood as said he would “love to see all the windows closed.” Theater chains and others with vested interests balk at such a move, but Murdoch says studios have been closing the gap as much as possible.
Other moguls were equally frank, with Sony chieftain Howard Stringer acknowledging the PlayStation 3 was on life support two years ago, and IAC topper Barry Diller pronouncing his court battle with John Malone “a horrible process.”