Feeds

Murdoch taps HP boss for News Corp boardroom

Ink-stained veterans join hands

Next gen security for virtualised datacentres

HP boss Mark Hurd has joined the board of Rupert Murdoch's News Corp on the recommendation of the Silicon Valley veteran who blew the whistle on the 2006 journo spying scandal at the IT vendor.

Hurd will serve on News Corp's Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. His appointment was at the suggestion of VC giant Thomas Perkins, the former HP board member who blew the lid on the effort by the HP board to trace the source of boardroom leaks to the press.

Rupert Murdoch said of Hurd's appointment: "As we continue to position our company for the digital age, Mark's vast operational experience in the technology sector will be a valuable asset to the News Corp Board, and we welcome him to our ranks."

It will be interesting to see exactly what Hurd does contribute to Murdoch's tech forays. Perhaps he might have suggested Murdoch's big tech bet on MySpace was really not such a good idea, as social networking was likely to turn out to be just a fad.

Let's hope Hurd is able to see into the future for Rupert, as some of his testimony in the investigation into the spy scandal called into question his ability to recall the past.

One thing's for sure - it's unlikely that Murdoch will be tapping Hurd for his knowledge of printing. News Corp still makes plenty of dosh from printing words on paper, but if it started using HP's ink it'd surely be bust in a week. ®

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

More from The Register

next story
6 Obvious Reasons Why Facebook Will Ban This Article (Thank God)
Clampdown on clickbait ... and El Reg is OK with this
Kaspersky backpedals on 'done nothing wrong, nothing to fear' blather
Founder (and internet passport fan) now says privacy is precious
TROLL SLAYER Google grabs $1.3 MEEELLION in patent counter-suit
Chocolate Factory hits back at firm for suing customers
Facebook, Google and Instagram 'worse than drugs' says Miley Cyrus
Italian boffins agree with popette's theory that haters are the real wrecking balls
Mozilla's 'Tiles' ads debut in new Firefox nightlies
You can try turning them off and on again
Sit tight, fanbois. Apple's '$400' wearable release slips into early 2015
Sources: time to put in plenty of clock-watching for' iWatch
Facebook to let stalkers unearth buried posts with mobe search
Prepare to HAUNT your pal's back catalogue
Ex-IBM CEO John Akers dies at 79
An era disrupted by the advent of the PC
prev story

Whitepapers

Endpoint data privacy in the cloud is easier than you think
Innovations in encryption and storage resolve issues of data privacy and key requirements for companies to look for in a solution.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Advanced data protection for your virtualized environments
Find a natural fit for optimizing protection for the often resource-constrained data protection process found in virtual environments.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.
Next gen security for virtualised datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.