• Disney CEO Bob Iger said the company is focusing on making improvements to its already strong film businesses with an emphasis on animated movies.

  • Amazon, TiVo to Test Movie Downloads Direct to TVs Wednesday, 7 Feb 2007 | 3:16 PM ET

    Amazon.com and TiVo will begin testing Wednesday a service that lets users watch videos rented or bought over the Internet directly on televisions, as part of a trend to link personal computers and TVs.

  • IAC's Diller Seeks Turnaround at Home Shopping Network Wednesday, 7 Feb 2007 | 1:07 PM ET

    In an interview with CNBC's Julia Boorstin, Barry Diller said that recently sluggish sales growth at HSN was a "self-inflicted" problem for IAC.

  • Apple Wants Music Companies To Change Their Tune Wednesday, 7 Feb 2007 | 12:38 PM ET

    Words from Apple's CEO are leaving a bad taste in the mouths of music company executives.  Is Steve Jobs right when he says the music industry should get rid of its anti-piracy software?

  • MySpace in Talks to Team Up with eBay: WSJ Wednesday, 7 Feb 2007 | 10:53 AM ET

    News Corp.'s Web network MySpace has been in talks for several months with online auction company eBay about a partnership, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday, citing people familiar with the matter.

  • Jeff Zucker Named President and CEO of NBC Universal Tuesday, 6 Feb 2007 | 4:35 PM ET
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    NBC TV boss Jeff Zucker was named President and CEO of NBC Universal, replacing long-time CEO Bob Wright, who continues as vice chairman of  parent company, General Electric Co.

  • Viral Marketing Creates A Search Engine Star Tuesday, 6 Feb 2007 | 2:52 PM ET

    Internet search is undoubtedly one of the most useful tools out there, but it’s never been synonymous with entertainment. Microsoft is hoping to change this – and maybe even beat Google at it’s own game – by launching an interactive search engine that aims to be both functional and entertaining at the same time.

  • NetRatings Shares Jump on Buyout Offer From Nielsen Monday, 5 Feb 2007 | 10:59 AM ET

    Privately-held Nielsen said it would pay about $327 million to buy the 40% stake in NetRatings that it does not already own.

  • At The Top Of Its Game Monday, 5 Feb 2007 | 7:30 AM ET

    The Super Bowl consistently draws the largest single audience for a sporting event, making it very attractive to advertisers. That may be no coincidence given that the NFL is the best-run organizations in professional sports as evidenced by its decision to share revenue among large- and small-market teams to assure a healthy mix of teams reaching the Super Bowl.  A dull game doesn't diminish interest among bettors who are playing the point spread.

  • Thursday's pre-orders for "Deathly Hallows" exceeded the first two weeks of pre-orders for its predecessor, "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince," Seattle-based Amazon said.

  • The e-commerce bellwether reported a fourth-quarter profit of 23 cents a share, above expectations of 21 cents a share but down from 47 cents last year.

  • Google reported earnings of $3.18 a share, handily surpassing analysts' expectations. The online search and Internet-based products company was expected to report a profit of $2.92 a share, according to a Thomson Financial consensus estimate, up from $1.54 a share last year.

  • Time Warner Reports 34% Increase In Fourth-Quarter Profit Wednesday, 31 Jan 2007 | 7:15 AM ET

    Time Warner profit jumped 34% in the fourth quarter, boosted by the sale of Internet access businesses in Europe and a deal that added new subscribers to its cable TV unit.

  • Vista Not "Playing Along" With Online Games Tuesday, 30 Jan 2007 | 3:29 PM ET

    Microsoft’s Vista operating system has barely been on store shelves for a few hours and online gamers, a potentially big faction of Vista users, already have cause for concern. CNBC’s Jim Goldman had the story from Silicon Valley.

  • Java Trades Up--Coffee Goes Online Tuesday, 30 Jan 2007 | 2:42 PM ET

    Coffee and computers: the modern business of both erupted simultaneously in the 1990s, born in Washington, Oregon and Northern California -- and riding out to conquer the rest of America and the world. So perhaps it's fitting that these two symbols of the pre-millennial new economy should come together at one nexus point: early next month, the trade in java is going....

  • Super Bowl XLI: Cancel It Or Lose Productivity Monday, 29 Jan 2007 | 4:42 PM ET

    Huh? Cancel the Super Bowl in order to work better? Did you read this right? Well, it seems flu shots may help us stay on the job in winter, but if you really want to prevent lost productivity in January -- just cancel the Super Bowl. Un-American you say? Perhaps. But John Challenger told CNBC's Erin Burnett that the National Football League's annual orgy of touchdowns.....

  • Pogue & Kaplan (and Cooley): "Thumbs Up" For Vista Monday, 29 Jan 2007 | 2:45 PM ET

    Okay--after five years in development and $6 billion spent, Microsoft is finally rolling out its new operating system at midnight tonight for consumers-as we've been telling you. So--will Vista “wow” consumers the way Microsoft promises it will? Brian Cooley of CNET.com, Jeremy Kaplan of PC Magazine and David Pogue of the New York Times...

  • Vista May Boost Profit--Or Drive Users To Macs Monday, 29 Jan 2007 | 12:29 PM ET

    Midnight tonight marks D-Day for Microsoft. That's when the software leviathan will finally release Vista, the long-awaited reincarnation of its Windows operating system (OS). Will the long wait and big investment pay off? Jim Goldman and Darren Rovell report from Silicon Valley and New York City.

  • Silicon Valley Chasing Hollywood Box Office Dream Friday, 26 Jan 2007 | 4:49 PM ET

    Netflix is the latest player to provide movies via the web for users to watch on PCs or media center devices connected to their TVs, but it’s a crowded and confusing field.

  • News Corp Set to Launch MySpace.com China Venture Friday, 26 Jan 2007 | 10:22 AM ET

    News Corp. is finalising a deal with partners to launch a networking Web site venture in China within a few months, venture capital and Chinese government sources said on Friday.