LOS ANGELES, May 23- Former News Corp president Peter Chernin and private equity fund Guggenheim Digital Media have placed bids for Hulu, two people with knowledge of the matter told Reuters, triggering a tug-of-war for the online video service. Satellite operator DirecTV and cable operator Time Warner Cable Inc also put in bids, one of the people told Reuters.» Read More
We've heard the Google, Microsoft, Facebook 'story' before, but today's rendition comes with a new sense of urgency: The New York Post, then moments later the Wall Street Journal, report a deal between someone and Facebook is imminent: 24 or 48 hours away.
Japan's Nintendo nearly tripled its first-half profit and boosted its annual earnings outlook on Thursday as its popular Wii and DS game machines outsell rival Sony's PlayStation.
We now have a definitive agreement: Microsoft gets a stake in Facebook for $240 million, and now valuing the company at $15 billion. For a company that will do $30 million in profits on $150 million in revenue, that's a nifty valuation!
After much negotiation, and a tussle with Google, Microsoft snagged a new deal with Facebook. MSFT already handles Facebook's ad sales in the U.S., for the next few years at least. This extends the contract to Facebook's international business--already over half its ad business is overseas, and this is the area that has the biggest growth potential.
Online retailer Amazon.com made more money in the third quarter than Wall Street expected, but investors concerned about the company's margins slammed the company's shares.
This is the LIVE BLOG for today's Google analyst meeting at the company's headquarters in Mountain View, California. Get up to the minute posts as the action happens.
What should investors expect from Google’s analyst meeting on Wednesday? Martin Pyykkonen, Global Crown Capital senior media and Internet analyst, joined “Squawk Box” to offer his insights.
A key congressional panel endorsed legislation on Tuesday that would bar U.S. Internet companies from cooperating with authorities in China and other repressive regimes.
After months of run-up, and a big, 9% move today, the pressure was on Amazon to beat, and beat big. The company did beat. The 19 cents was a penny better than the Street expected. And revenue also came in a little stronger than expected.
Online retailer Amazon.com reported operating profit margins that concerned some analysts despite a sharp rise in quarterly earnings, and its shares fell 9%.
Amazon reports earnings later today and judging by what this stock is doing today, indeed these past several months, it would seem shareholders are hoping for the very best. And betting big that Amazon will deliver.
Microsoft has momentum as its friend when it comes to the game console business. Finally. Halo 3 has been like a magic elixir for Xbox 360, by some measures tripling console sales in the wake of the title's release, and for the first time, Microsoft beat sales of Nintendo's Wii during the month of September, selling an average of 105,600 units a week last month.
How do you know when you've stumbled upon a trend? When you hear something for the 5th time? 10th? 100th? I don't' know the answer, but I can tell you I think I've found another one.
Looking for a way to play a recovery in the markets? Here it is.Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.
A new Web site called GeneTree.com wants to help answer the question "Who am I?" by combining DNA data with information-sharing technology popularized by News Corp's MySpace.com and Google' YouTube.
The pressure was on for Apple following the big-time run in these shares these past several weeks. These shares rallied into today's earnings news. The research firm Caris just this morning took the bold step in raising its target to $200.
Fox knows how to produce content--and now its interactive division is producing a special kind of content for the web. But, these aren't just ordinary 'mobisodes:' this is a show created solely for MySpace TV, which is of course owned by News Corp.
When it comes to Apple Inc., the bar is set so nose-bleedingly high that you gotta wonder whether this company is poised to perform or plummet when it releases earnings this evening. Shares continue to climb today, up another 2% at this writing, a kind of serene island in the midst of the volatile vagaries and stormy seas on Wall Street.
The European Commission on Monday extended the deadline for its inquiry into Google's proposed purchase of rival DoubleClick to Nov. 13 from Oct. 26.
AT&T is making Napster's entire music catalog of more than five million songs available for wireless download starting early next month.