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  • Box Office Outlook     Friday, 1 Apr 2011 | 4:54 PM ET

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin with a look at box office blockbusters and bombs.

  • Got Game? Videogame Industry Turns to Mobile Friday, 23 Nov 2012 | 1:05 PM ET

    The holiday shopping season is always a crucial one for the videogame industry. But this year the explosion of the number of mobile devices and tablets is changing the game.

  • In the private equity industry, returns are down and fund-raising is trying.  Such challenges did not deter industry titan David Bonderman from holding a 70th birthday party for himself and about 700 of his closest friends in Las Vegas.

  • Paying Up for YES Makes Sense for News Corp. Tuesday, 20 Nov 2012 | 1:29 PM ET

    As expected, News Corp. is acquiring a 49 percent equity stake in the Yankees Entertainment and Sports Network, known as the YES Network.

  • Twitter Sees a Surge in Retailer Activity Tuesday, 20 Nov 2012 | 11:35 AM ET

    We're heading into the most important holiday season ever for Twitter. This year three times the retailers are using the service as did last year.

  • Retailers Are Hoping for a Pinterest Holiday Monday, 19 Nov 2012 | 4:36 PM ET

    This holiday shopping season will mark a turning point for Pinterest. It’s actively trying to help brands cash in. And this all-important shopping season companies are increasingly using it to drive online sales.

  • Nintendo Hits a Few Hurdles in Wii U Launch Monday, 19 Nov 2012 | 12:35 PM ET

    System launches from Nintendo tend to be smooth running affairs, but the ambitious nature of the Wii U has presented a few stumbling blocks for the company.

  • The fifth and final film in the franchise grossed an estimated $30.4 million from Thursday night and midnight shows in North America.

  • 'Star Wars' Figures, Dominoes Enter Toy Hall of Fame Thursday, 15 Nov 2012 | 2:54 PM ET

    The latest toy legends to ascend into the vaunted Toy Hall of Fame are "Star Wars" action figures and Dominoes.

  • No More Twinkies? It. Can't. Happen. In. America. Thursday, 15 Nov 2012 | 2:03 PM ET

    A world without Twinkies is like a world without a fluffy sugary fake creamy center. Hostess Brands says it will stop operations and liquidate the entire company if striking workers don't get back on the job by tonight.

  • Viacom Beats Expectations, Pushes to Tackle DVR Issue Thursday, 15 Nov 2012 | 1:24 PM ET

    Viacom shares traded higher on Wednesday after the media giant reported better-than-expected earnings, on lower costs. But one problem plaguing the company is a drop in ratings thanks, in part, to DVR viewing.

  • Zynga Does a Management Shakeup Tuesday, 13 Nov 2012 | 5:29 PM ET

    Zynga is doing a major management shakeup as it shifts to focus more on mobile.

  • Mark Cuban Takes Issue With Facebook Tuesday, 13 Nov 2012 | 4:20 PM ET

    Mark Cuban started a firestorm on Tuesday when he said he’s considering alternatives to Facebook for promoting news about his team the Dallas mavericks.

  • We can expect even bigger numbers than last year’s game, which sold over $400 million worth of copies in its first day

  • Microsoft’s 'Halo 4' Sets New Record Monday, 12 Nov 2012 | 4:00 PM ET

    Microsoft’s "Halo 4" sold $220 million worth of games in the first 24 hours. That beats the record "Halo 3" set in 2007.

  • Actor Daniel Craig as James Bond in Skyfall.

    The North American launch of "Skyfall," the latest James Bond flick, is "off to an amazing start," according to Sony. Find out who stands to cash in from its success.

  • SecondMarket Shifts Post-Facebook Friday, 9 Nov 2012 | 1:38 PM ET

    SecondMarket made a name for itself as a destination for trading shares of private companies like Facebook and Zynga before their IPOs. So it’s no surprise that in the past quarter — with all those once-high flying companies public — SecondMarket’s trading has fallen dramatically.

  • Iger Talks Advertising, Consumer Trends, and LucasFilm Thursday, 8 Nov 2012 | 6:46 PM ET

    On the heels of an earnings report that was right in line with expectations, Disney’s CEO Bob Iger says he has “great confidence in Disney’s availability to sustain growth” from its biggest business, the media networks.

  • Driven higher by retransmission fees and digital revenue, CBS beat earnings expectations with an upbeat outlook for 2013. But revenue came in lighter-than expected, dragged down by CBS Radio’s advertising declines, as well as foreign exchange rates, and the impact of the Republican and Democratic conventions pre-empting six nights of programming. But CEO Les Moonves’ projections for the fourth quarter were rosy, saying the company will benefit from higher retransmission compensation, plus more digital revenue, as well as the surge of political advertising, which shifted into the fourth quarter this campaign season.

  • Time Warner Earnings Beat Expectations Wednesday, 7 Nov 2012 | 12:08 PM ET

    Despite some tough comparisons to a year ago, Time Warner reported it beat analyst expectations on cable network gains on Thursday.

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