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  • CNBC's Julia Boorstin discusses her interview with Netflix CEO Reed Hastings. Barton Crockett, Lazard Capital Markets, and Ed Williams, BMO Capital Markets, provide their thoughts on the company's strategy to provide original programming amid fierce competition in the field.

  • Netflix Is 'Really Best Independent': CEO Hastings Wednesday, 29 May 2013 | 10:51 AM ET
    Reed Hastings, CEO of Netflix

    Despite many in the market who would like to see an acquisition of Netflix, its co-founder and CEO said the company is better off remaining independent.

  • News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch.

    As News Corp. prepares to separate its publishing business from its entertainment assets, the publishing company's new chief executive said there are "relentless" cost cuts in store.

  • Netflix CEO on Investing in Original Content     Wednesday, 29 May 2013 | 10:33 AM ET

    "This is how HBO started," said Netflix CEO Reed Hastings, discussing the company's global growth strategy with CNBC's Julia Boorstin.

  • Netflix's Development Not Arrested     Wednesday, 29 May 2013 | 10:03 AM ET

    Investors want to know if Netflix can continue its stellar performance, reports CNBC's Julia Boorstin.

  • Extra, Read All About It: Newsweek May Be On Sale Wednesday, 29 May 2013 | 8:27 AM ET
    Newsweek

    IAC/InterActive Corp is seeking potential buyers for Newsweek, the magazine that stopped U.S. print publications last year, sources told Hollywood trade paper Variety on Tuesday.

  • Vyclone: Let's Make a Movie Out of All Those Videos Tuesday, 28 May 2013 | 3:32 PM ET

    Vyclone, a video app that lets users create movies from smartphone videos and share them via social media, has seen fast adoption, its founders say.

  • 'Fast & Furious 6' Tops Memorial Day Box Office Tuesday, 28 May 2013 | 9:23 AM ET
    Fast & Furious 6

    The action-packed sixth installment of the "Fast & Furious" film franchise became the biggest opening film in Universal Pictures' history during Memorial Day weekend.

  • Sony’s Bread and Butter? It’s Not Electronics Tuesday, 28 May 2013 | 2:27 PM ET

    Though Sony is best known for consumer electronics and a few say it needs to revive that business, some analysts argue that it would just be throwing good money after bad.

  • Stars Galore at Social Media Awards     Sunday, 26 May 2013 | 7:45 PM ET

    The glitterati of the social media world were recently in Singapore for the Social Star Awards.

  • News Corp. to Take Charge of Up to $1.4 Billion Friday, 24 May 2013 | 7:21 PM ET
    News Corp. headquarters in New York

    News Corp. said it would take a charge of $1.2 billion to $1.4 billion in the current quarter to write down assets related to its publishing unit.

  • Netflix is launching a new season of Arrested Development on Sunday, reports CNBC's Julia Boorstin. Hulu is also in the spotlight, with reports that Yahoo has put in a bid for the online video giant.

  • Yahoo Joins List of Hulu Bidders Friday, 24 May 2013 | 4:05 PM ET

    Yahoo has submitted a formal proposal to buy Hulu, joining a growing list of bidders for the video service owned by News Corp. and Walt Disney.

  • Summer Sun, Summer Fun, in a Virtual Era Friday, 24 May 2013 | 12:04 PM ET

    The way people spend their free time, where they stay when they travel, and what they eat, are being transformed by collaborative platforms, the power of mobile and GPS.

  • Ashton Kutcher: 'Facebook Is the New Religion' Friday, 24 May 2013 | 3:26 AM ET
    Ashton Kutcher speaks at TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2013

    Ashton Kutcher says he will invest only in companies that have a mobile component. He made the revelation in an interview I hosted on-stage at the CTIA wireless conference.

  • Star Trek's Tricorder to Become Reality     Friday, 24 May 2013 | 11:59 AM ET

    Walter De Brouwer, Scanadu co-founder and CEO, explains his company's medical tricorder, which can monitor a person's vital signs just by holding up to their forehead for 10 seconds.

  • 'Arrested Development' Back Sunday     Friday, 24 May 2013 | 11:10 AM ET

    The hit show "Arrested Development" returns, this time to Netflix, with Mark Mahaney, RBC Capital Markets, and Michael Pachter, Wedbush Securities.

  • China's Big Hollywood Ambition     Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 4:48 PM ET

    Chinese investment in the U.S. is extremely controversial, with CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera; and Gordon Chang, author of "The Coming Collapse of China," says the U.S. needs to be careful because the Chinese want to control Hollywood.

  • Russia's 'Facebook' Blacklisted by 'Mistake' Friday, 24 May 2013 | 10:01 AM ET

    Russia's leading online social network was briefly banned on Friday, in a move dismissed as a "mistake" but which follows intensifying official pressure on the company.

  • Cannes Selection Shows Unraveling of Contemporary Italy Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 4:00 AM ET
    Rome, Italy

    Paolo Sorrentino's "The Great Beauty" is one of several films that touch on the unraveling of contemporary Italy in official selection at the Cannes film festival this year.

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  • Working from Los Angeles, Boorstin is CNBC's media and entertainment reporter and editor of CNBC.com's Media Money section.