7 Rupert Murdoch EchoStar contacts News Corp.'s chairman after merger with Hughes Electronic's DirecTV goes south, but it's no slam dunk for the Australian mogul. John Malone's Liberty Media also got a call.
4 Barry Diller Vivendi Universal's CEO Jean-Rene Fourtou disagrees over how to read Diller's contract, and whether a sale of its entertainment assets would mean Diller would be owed about $1billion to cover tax liabilities or the twice that Diller wants.
2 International Herald Tribune Chairman-CEO Peter Goldmark resigns in a huff over New York Times takeover, saying its editorial independence is in jeopardy. NYT shrugs and appoints President-Chief Operating Officer Richard Wooldridge to replace him.