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  • Making a Buck in the Music Biz Tuesday, 23 Oct 2012 | 8:42 AM ET
    Making a Buck in the Music Biz

    John Popper, "Blues Traveler," talks politics and the changing landscape of the music business.

  • Facebook Earnings Under Pressure Monday, 22 Oct 2012 | 7:54 PM ET
    Facebook Earnings Under Pressure

    With Facebook’s stock off by more than half since its May IPO, CEO Mark Zuckerberg is under pressure to show that he’s getting the business back on track for accelerating growth.

  • Mayer Stresses Mobile & Focus in First Earnings Call Monday, 22 Oct 2012 | 7:27 PM ET
    Mayer Stresses Mobile & Focus in First Earnings Call

    Yahoo shares rose after hours on better-than-expected results—earnings of 35 cents per share on revenue of  $1.09 billion. But far more interesting than those numbers were Marissa Mayer’s comments in her first earnings call since taking the helm of the company three months ago. She came out of the gate strong, saying “this job is tailor made for me. The core components of Yahoo’s business—search, mail, ads, mobile, news and the homepage—are also the core I built my career upon.” Mayer said her goal is to “help redefine one of the Internet’s most beloved companies,” and went into some detail about how she plans to do that.

  • More Signs of the Apocalypse Thursday, 18 Oct 2012 | 10:01 AM ET
    More Signs of the Apocalypse

    You know the Mayans were right when in 2012 we care more about apps than actual maps, when women want to bind themselves (in binders?) to TMZ-worthy sperm, and when Bieber Fever is reduced to duct tape.

  • Obama vs. Romney Wednesday, 17 Oct 2012 | 1:49 PM ET
    Obama vs. Romney

    CNBC's Bob Pisani & Kayla Tausche chat about last night's presidential debate and who they thought won.

  • Murdoch Wins: Shareholder Proposals Rejected Tuesday, 16 Oct 2012 | 3:56 PM ET
    Murdoch Wins: Shareholder Proposals Rejected

    NewsCorp.'s annual shareholder meeting delivered another win for the Murdoch family, despite growing investor opposition to the family's control over the company.

  • LinkedIn Hopes New Look Will Drive Engagement Tuesday, 16 Oct 2012 | 1:30 PM ET
    LinkedIn Hopes New Look Will Drive Engagement

    LinkedIn has unvieled a new look for profile pages, which the company hopes will make it easier for people to connect on the site, and therefore spend more time and return more frequently.

  • News Corp. Braces for Backlash at Shareholder Meeting

    A growing list of investors is opposing Rupert Murdoch and his family’s control over News Corp. ahead of the company’s annual meeting in Los Angeles on Tuesday.

  • Talking Numbers: Microsoft Sings Another Tune Monday, 15 Oct 2012 | 3:30 PM ET
    Talking Numbers: Microsoft Sings Another Tune

    Max Wolff, Greencrest Capital, and Carter Worth, Oppenheimer, chat about Microsoft's move into the music business and what it means for Apple.

  • Netflix Expands Into Scandinavia Monday, 15 Oct 2012 | 2:55 PM ET
    Netflix Expands Into Scandinavia

    Netflix is launching its streaming-only service in Sweden, as it pushes international growth and looks to move past the debacle when it split its DVD and streaming services in the U.S. last year.

  • Microsoft's Music Play Monday, 15 Oct 2012 | 2:30 PM ET
    Microsoft's Music Play

    Richard Greenfield, BTIG, discusses whether it's too late for Microsoft to jump into the crowded music business.

  • Microsoft's Push Into Music Monday, 15 Oct 2012 | 10:22 AM ET
    Microsoft's Push Into Music

    Yusuf Mehdi, Microsoft senior vice president, discusses the launch of Xbox Music, and competition with the likes of Pandora and Spotify, with CNBC's Julia Boorstin

  • Microsoft Jumps Into Music With the XBox Monday, 15 Oct 2012 | 12:43 AM ET
    Microsoft Jumps Into Music With the XBox

    Microsoft wants to turn XBox into an entertainment brand — one powerful enough to sway consumers picking a phone or video game console. To do that, it's launching its biggest bet on music yet — XBox Music.

  • Videogame Sales Suffer as Users Await New Consoles Friday, 12 Oct 2012 | 5:42 PM ET
    Videogame Sales Suffer as Users Await New Consoles

    NPD Group's September videogame retail numbers tell a very clear story: Gamers are waiting for new consoles, and free mobile games are raising the bar for retail sales.

  • Bad News for Videogame Industry: Players Going Mobile Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 4:13 PM ET
    Bad News for Videogame Industry: Players Going Mobile

    Mobile gaming is exploding, according to a new report from The NPD Group, and that could pose a threat to traditional gaming companies.

  • Independent Music Stores Survive Amid Digital Downloads Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 1:09 PM ET
    Independent Music Stores Survive Amid Digital Downloads

    Despite the explosion of digitally downloaded music, avid collectors are keeping the market for CDs and music stores alive.

  • Rock Is Dead: Money and Stardom Go to Business Rebels Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 12:45 PM ET
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  • Tech Startups Look to Revolutionize Politics Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 3:38 PM ET
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    Some of Facebook’s biggest backers are hoping that cutting-edge technology can change politics the way Facebook changed the way people interact.

  • ‘Gangnam Style’ Boosts South Korean Brand Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 12:31 AM ET
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    Psy, a portly 34-year-old rapper with a penchant for silly dances, brought central Seoul to a standstill last week as he gave a free concert for 80,000 adoring fans, including two renditions of his global hit “Gangnam Style.” The FT reports.

  • Ad Week 2012: Digital, Display Ads Take Off Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 2:08 PM ET
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    The annual Advertising Week conference is underway in New York and the big question this year is where are ad revenues growing and who's cashing in on that growth?