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  • Facebook's Fallen Stock, a Cautionary Tale for Startups Wednesday, 22 Aug 2012 | 10:31 AM ET
    Facebook

    As Wall Street watches Facebook's stock continue to plummet, it's not just impacting investors, it's also casting a long shadow across venture-backed startups.

  • The New Rise of a Summer Hit: Tweet It Maybe Wednesday, 22 Aug 2012 | 10:00 AM ET
    "Call Me Maybe" by Carly Rae Jepsen

    This summer’s pop hit, the cheerfully flirty “Call Me Maybe,” shows how the music industry has been upended by social media, the New York Times reports.

  • Cable & Content Companies Can't Be Disrupted by Apple Thursday, 16 Aug 2012 | 11:13 AM ET
    Apple TV

    Media companies are wary of giving too much control to Apple — look at the disaster that befell the music industry when Steve Jobs controlled all transactions. So we can expect media companies to drive a hard bargain with Apple, to prevent it from securing a monopoly on video on demand, and to protect their lucrative relationship with cable carriers.

  • Jay-Z

    Jay-Z’s contributions to the Brooklyn Nets have been wildly disproportionate to his one-fifteenth ownership stake in the NBA team. And so are his expected earnings.

  • Facebook Promotes Ad Efforts Wednesday, 15 Aug 2012 | 5:49 PM ET
    Facebook

    Facebook's Vice President of Marketing Carolyn Everson spoke with CNBC, looking to get out the word about the company’s strong relationship with the nation’s largest advertisers and its efforts to grow their return on investment.

  • Groupon Blames Europe as Stock Plummets Monday, 13 Aug 2012 | 7:11 PM ET
    Groupon

    Groupon is joining the ranks of the companies blaming Europe for its shortfalls. But with the stock falling as much as 20 percent after-hours, what investors are focused on is the company’s slowing growth.

  • Can Groupon Convince Wall Street It's Half Off? Monday, 13 Aug 2012 | 10:38 AM ET
    Groupon

    Is Groupon’ s stock as good a deal as the coupons it offers on its site? That depends on how the company address investor concerns about slowing growth, the long-term potential of the deal-a-day business, and new revenue streams from the likes of Groupon Goods.

  • Jamie Dimon Didn’t Call, but JPMorgan Did Wednesday, 8 Aug 2012 | 4:00 PM ET
    Dimon said the bank will probably seek to claw back pay from executives responsible for $2 billion in trading losses.

    An update to last week's blogpost about the Houston janitor who parodied "Call me, Maybe" with "Call me, Jamie."

  • News Corp. Expected to Report Split Details With Earnings Wednesday, 8 Aug 2012 | 12:41 PM ET
    News Corporation

    When Rupert Murdoch’s media empire reports its fiscal fourth quarter earnings after the bell Wednesday, Wall Street will be just as curious to hear details of its plan to split News Corp in two, as it is to hear the details of the quarter.

  • Disney CEO Iger: Still 'Room to Increase Pricing' Tuesday, 7 Aug 2012 | 6:43 PM ET
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    Disney CEO Bob Iger told CNBC that people are still flocking to parks and spending more money there despite the tight economy. He said the entertainment giant also sees "room to increase pricing" further.

  • Disney Expected to Grow Studio, Theme Parks Tuesday, 7 Aug 2012 | 9:50 AM ET
    Cinderella's Castle

    On the heels of 'The Avengers' massive performance and the successful launch of Cars Land at its California theme park, Disney is expected to report stronger results across its segments on Tuesday after the bell.

  • How SecondMarket Is Staying Relevant, Post-Facebook Monday, 6 Aug 2012 | 3:43 PM ET
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    SecondMarket, the leading platform for trading private company shares, seems to be benefiting from growing distrust in the public markets — despite losing its most popular company, Facebook, to the public market.

  • How Rockers Make Money Now That Records Don't Friday, 3 Aug 2012 | 1:52 PM ET
    Nikki Sixx from Motley Crue performs at Le Zenith on June 18, 2012 in Paris, France.

    In a time when musicians made an average of about $34,000 off their music before deducting  touring and recording expenses, rock stars have begun expanding their brands.

  • Janitors to Dimon: 'Call Me, Jamie' Friday, 3 Aug 2012 | 12:26 PM ET
    Dimon said the bank will probably seek to claw back pay from executives responsible for $2 billion in trading losses.

    Carly Rae Jepsen's song "Call Me, Maybe?" is now being used by a union representing janitors to mock JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon.

  • CBS Benefits From New Digital Revenue Friday, 3 Aug 2012 | 11:26 AM ET
    CBS

    CBS announced a record earnings of 65 cents, six cents better than expected.

  • What Should Facebook Do Now? Friday, 3 Aug 2012 | 10:48 AM ET
    Facebook sign at their main campus in Menlo Park, California.

    Investors are disappointed by the company's slowing growth, and left its earnings call hungry for guidance on what Facebook’s is aiming for with its growing investments, and when it will return to accelerating growth.

  • Does Facebook Have a 'Bot' Problem? Tuesday, 31 Jul 2012 | 3:32 PM ET
    Facebook

    Facebook’s advertising model is under attack — facing allegations that ad clicks on the site aren’t real, but are more likely from “bots,” (web robots) than from people.

  • Apple TV–Hulu Plus Deal Speaks to Future of Apple TV Tuesday, 31 Jul 2012 | 2:26 PM ET
    Hulu Plus for Apple TV.

    The launch of subscription service Hulu Plus on Apple TV is more than just another incremental video distribution deal. It should be a win-win for both companies, and most importantly — it gives us a glimpse of what Apple has planned for its Apple TV service.

  • Is Apple Losing Its Way? Monday, 30 Jul 2012 | 4:14 PM ET
    Is Apple Losing Its Way?

    James Brehm, Compass Intelligence, and David Pearl, Epoch Investment Partners, weigh in on rumors of Apple's iPad mini, and whether the company is adhering to Steve Jobs' vision.

  • Facebook Earnings Meet but Stock Stumbles Thursday, 26 Jul 2012 | 5:00 PM ET
    Facebook

    In its first earnings report as a public company Facebook’s results were right on target with non-GAAP earnings per share of 12 cents.