NPG (Nature.com) is a division of Macmillan Publishers Ltd, a global publishing group founded in the United Kingdom in 1843. Macmillan is itself owned by German-based, family run company Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH.
"To defend its leading position in the profitable market for business information Holtzbrinck partnered with long-term American affiliate Dow Jones & Company to plan a new weekly business title. In 1994 Verlagsgruppe Handelsblatt and Dow Jones had taken over German business news agency Vereinigte Wirtschaftsdienste (VWD) and Czech publisher Economia. Since November 1995 the two companies had coordinated their strategies and cooperated in marketing of advertising and their electronic databases Genios and Dow Jones News Retrieval. In June 1999 Holtzbrinck and Dow Jones announced a strategic alliance and swapped shares of their business newspapers. Holtzbrinck assumed 49 percent of the Wall Street Journal Europe, while Dow Jones received 22 percent of Handelsblatt. While Holtzbrinck's goal was to open up new European markets to the Handelsblatt, Dow Jones aimed at broadening the German readership for the Wall Street Journal Europe. While both periodicals were expected to stay independent, an intensification of the exchange of content, and cooperation in ad sales and distribution was planned." (Taken from http://www.fundinguniverse.com/company-histories/verlagsgruppe-georg-von-holtzbrinck-gmbh-history/)
Dow Jones is a News Corporation company.(http://www.newscorp.com/operations/publishing.html) Conservative connection in THREE MOVES.
P.S.The U.S. DOJ has officially filed an antitrust lawsuit against Apple as well as publishers Hachette SA, HarperCollins, Macmillan, Penguin and Simon & Schuster for price fixing.
Sure, they invented a mass production method that brought automobiles to the masses, but they eventually spent most of their time doing the opposite of General Motors. Microsoft is playing the same game, countering everyone else in the tech field for no good reason.
"There is a certain relief with not having to own music. It is a lot of work," Really? Oh for crying out loud, here`s a razor blade. You`re obviously not ready for existence. What with walking and breathing and on top of all that having to BUY a song?