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  • New Fronts: Microsoft Rolls out Ads for Apps Tuesday, 24 Apr 2012 | 12:42 PM ET
    Microsoft

    Microsoft wants ads in Xbox LIVE apps to be the new way marketers target consumers.

  • EU Moves Closer to Major Record-Label Dominance Tuesday, 24 Apr 2012 | 12:04 PM ET
    EMI

    The sell off of EMI records will have a huge imapct on artists, consumers, and music industry employees.

  • A sign with the 'like' symbol stands in front of the Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, California.

    Facebook’s user growth continues to be gangbusters: the company now has 901 million monthly active users, up from 845 million in the last filing.

  • Why Facebook Is Spending $550 Million On Patents Monday, 23 Apr 2012 | 1:56 PM ET
    Facebook

    Silicon Valley patent wars are heating up and Facebook wants to protect itself against some potentially very pricey litigation.

  • Record Store Day a Hit With Music Fans Monday, 23 Apr 2012 | 11:31 AM ET
    United Record Pressing

    Saturday, April 21, marked the fifth annual Record Store Day, a celebration of music and record store culture, as well as independent businesses.

  • Netflix

    When Netflix reports quarterly earnings after the bell, investors should focus on U.S. streaming subscriber numbers.

  • Disney

    The chairman of Disney’s movie studio, Rich Ross, wrote in a note to his staff Friday that he is stepping down and the role is no longer “the right professional fit for me.” Ross ran the studio for just two and a half years, and now is cleaving under the cloud of a massive bomb—"John Carter."

  • Why Did VC Investment Fall Off a Cliff? Friday, 20 Apr 2012 | 1:07 PM ET
    Burning Money

    It seems like every week we see another VC-backed company go public and the stock soars — most recently, Splunk stock jumped 109 after going public. With such profitable exits, one would expect venture investors to clamor to pour money into startups. But in fact, the opposite is the case.

  • Dick Clark Remembered: Host, Producer, CEO Wednesday, 18 Apr 2012 | 6:01 PM ET
    Dick Clark

    Dick Clark may have been best known for hosting "American Bandstand" and ABC’s "New Year’s Rockin’ Eve," but he also was a hugely successful TV producer, and in many ways revolutionized TV production.

  • 'American Bandstand' Host Dick Clark Has Died Wednesday, 18 Apr 2012 | 4:13 PM ET
    Dick Clark

    Dick Clark, the television host who helped bring rock `n' roll into the mainstream on "American Bandstand," has died. He was 82.

  • Blankfein is Aqualung? Dimon Thick As A Brick? Wednesday, 18 Apr 2012 | 7:59 AM ET

    Have the last few years left you looking like a cross-eyed Mary? Were your retirement plans bungled ... in the jungle? Maybe the financial collapse has left you feeling like a dead duck, spitting out pieces of your broken luck. Oh, Aqualung.

  • Bob Weir's New Music Ventures   Wednesday, 11 Apr 2012 | 5:38 PM ET
    Bob Weir's New Music Ventures

    Founding Grateful Dead band member Bob Weir and his partner, Chris McCutcheon, TRI Studios, discuss how they plan to monetize their new studio, which was built for streaming live audio and video. With CNBC's Steve Liesman and the Fast Money traders.

  • 11 Celebrities Hit by the Taxman Tuesday, 20 Mar 2012 | 4:51 PM ET
    It’s not tax time just yet, but it’s looming uncomfortably on the horizon. The conscientious among us have already filed their tax forms or are in the process of doing so. The rest of us hem, haw and put it off until the last minute.Apart from the punctual and the lackadaisical, another category of taxpayer exists: The taxpayer who, for one reason or another, has failed to accurately disclose all of his or her earnings. Sometimes this is a simple mistake. Sometimes it’s the accountant’s fault. S

    Some celebrities, including Lauryn Hill, fell out of good standing with the IRS, and paid dearly for it. Read ahead to see some of the celebrities who just didn’t get that return in on time.

  • Bill Gates' Company Starts GreenLight Music   Thursday, 15 Mar 2012 | 5:53 PM ET
    Bill Gates' Company Starts GreenLight Music

    Gary Shenk, Corbis CEO, discusses the launch of an online music service aimed at licensing songs for professional use, and which major companies will provide the music to customers.

  • Pandora trader wearing single symbol P on his jacket at the NYSE

    Kennedy pointed out that Pandora is still making three times as much money off desktop listening as it is off mobile listening, which means they’re well positioned to grow mobile monetization.

  • Using Social Media to Bring K-Pop to the West Sunday, 4 Mar 2012 | 10:46 PM ET
    South Korean girl group Nine Muses (9 Muses) performs on stage.

    Patricia Augustin, 19, of Indonesia says she scours the Internet every day for the latest updates on Korean pop music. Paula Lema Aguirre, a high school student from Peru, says she is happiest when she sings Korean songs, especially “It Hurts,” the group 2NE1’s single about teenage love, NYT reports.

  • Former Monkee Davy Jones Dies in Florida at 66 Wednesday, 29 Feb 2012 | 3:22 PM ET
    Davy Jones of The Monkees

    Davy Jones, a former actor turned singer who helped propel the TV rock band The Monkees to the top of the pop charts and into rock `n' roll history, died Wednesday in Florida. He was 66

  • First Music, Now Films Caught in End of Obsolescence Tuesday, 21 Feb 2012 | 1:20 PM ET
    Box office

    It seems that the end of obsolescence is back for more blood. This time its unwary victim is the film industry.

  • Whitney Houston’s Music Sales Surge Monday, 13 Feb 2012 | 4:54 PM ET
    Whitney Houston

    Whitney Houston may be gone, but she certainly isn’t forgotten. In fact, people are thinking about—and buying—her music now more than ever.

  • Adele Triumphs at Grammys With Six Wins Sunday, 12 Feb 2012 | 11:40 PM ET
    Singer Adele performs onstage at the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards held at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.

    Soul singer Adele triumphed in her return to music's stage on Sunday, scooping up six Grammys and winning every category in which she was nominated including album of the year for "21" and best record with "Rolling In the Deep."