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    U.S. rapper and hip-hop mogul 50 Cent sued Taco Bell on Wednesday, saying the restaurant chain made him the star of its hip-hop themed ad campaign without his permission and without paying him a fee.

  • With the advertising industry feeling the crunch of the economic downturn and with more demands for accountability, there's no question that digital advertising is where money is going.

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    The company holds to its 2008 outlook, despite a drop in second-quarter earnings. and says it is will continue to look at possible transactions, says CEO Jerry Yang.

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    TiVo, the Silicon Valley company that introduced millions to the joy of skipping television commercials, is trying to crack a decades-old media dream. It wants to turn the television remote control into a tool for buying the products being advertised and promoted on commercials and talk shows.

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    When Wall Street Journal reporter Matt Futterman wrote tonight that the William Morris Company will now be representing Alex Rodriguez, my reaction was one of disinterest.

  • Augusta Greenjackets

    The GreenJackets will make fun of the retired, maybe now un-retired, quarterback legend, by giving away flip flops in honor of the flip flopper. The first 100 fans through the gates for the team's August 4th game against the Savannah Sand Gnats will receive a pair of flip flops.

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    In recent days, three new commercials have come out. Nike's commercial is more of a passion play than a product play. The other two, Reebok and Under Armour are all about pushing product. Watch all three of the commercials and then vote on the bottom which one you like best.

  • Carl Icahn

    Yahoo has reached a settlement with activist investor Carl Icahn to avoid a battle for control of the company.

  • The NBA Draft was three weeks ago and Derrick Rose and Michael Beasley still haven’t signed with a shoe company. In the summer league games, Rose wore both Nike and adidas. Beasley wore Jordans. But none of the brands have confirmed that either of them have signed.

  • Carl Icahn

    Yahoo said on Thursday billionaire Carl Icahn's agenda presents a "significant risk" to the value of Yahoo stock, and that it would only sell itself to Microsoft under the right terms.

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    EBay gave a disappointing outlook that reflected caution about a U.S. economic slump and competitive threats to its online auction business, sending its shares down 7 percent.

  • MLB 2008 Allstar Game Logo

    There’s just one question to be answered from last night’s MLB All-Star Game. Did Fox make any extra money from the 15-inning game?

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    Time Warner discussions to merge or sell its AOL internet division with Microsoft or Yahoo have taken on new urgency ahead of Yahoo's Aug 1 shareholders meeting, a source familiar with the discussions told Reuters on Tuesday.1st paragraph of story should go here

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    Major League Baseball already has the most profitable league web site and, in January, their network will immediately become the most widely carried league-owned network. I spoke with Tim Brosnan, Baseball's executive vice president of business operations, about the network before tonight's All-Star Game.

  • Josh Hamilton, Texas Rangers

    Everyone knows Josh Hamilton's story by now. Top draft pick gets into a car accident, can't play baseball and turns to alcohol and cocaine. Now, he's in the midst of what could be called one of the greatest life comebacks of all time.

  • New York Yankees

    I just interviewed New York Yankees president Randy Levine and chief operating officer Lonn Trost. Despite the fact that the Yankees are the first team to draw four million fans for four consecutive seasons, Levine said they will still lose money this year.

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    EBay scored a major court victory Monday when a federal judge ruled that Tiffany had failed to prove the online auctioneer was responsible for the sale of fake Tiffany jewelry on its site.

  • Budweiser Beer

    Belgium brewer InBev has agreed to buy Anheuser-Busch for $52 billion. And the biggest question we have here at Sports Biz is, how much will this impact the business of sports? Or to some, how will this impact Super Bowl commercial watching?

  • Yahoo

    Microsoft and billionaire investor Carl Icahn's joint proposal for Yahoo , which was rejected on Saturday, included improved revenue guarantees from search advertising, people familiar with the matter said on Sunday.

  • College Bass

    I’m focused on the College Bass National Championships that are taking place in Little Rock, Ark., as we speak. It’s not sanctioned by the NCAA, which is just fine for the competitors on the 53 teams. That’s because these guys are making some good money pulling in sponsorships.