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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.

  • Netflix

    CEO Reed Hastings didn’t shy away from acknowledging its growing number of competitors.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Tupac Hologram

    Tupac may be coming to a city near you. In a move that's unlikely to put rumors the late rapper is still alive to rest, Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre are considering taking the hologram that performed at Coachella on tour, WSJ reports.

  • Next Instagram-Size Acquisition Could Be Tumblr Tuesday, 17 Apr 2012 | 10:00 AM ET
    Tumblr

    Tumblr, which launched in 2007, has raised a total of $125 million in venture funding. As of last September it was valued at $800 million. Considering Instagram’s $1 billion price tag, Tumblr could be worth even more.

  • The Real Springfield Hopes to Cash In on 'Simpsons' Fame Wednesday, 11 Apr 2012 | 11:59 AM ET

    As business owners in Springfield, Ore., become accustomed to the idea of being the star of a TV series, they are also trying to figure out what to do with their newfound fame.

  • Supremacy in Jeopardy for ‘Today’ Monday, 9 Apr 2012 | 10:35 AM ET
    Meredith Viera and Matt Lauer, co-anchors of NBC's Today show

    NBC's “Today” show may see its status as the biggest profit center in network television in jeopardy as ABC's "Good Morning America's" ratings continue to rise, the New York Times reports.

  • Bravo Announces 'Silicon Valley' Reality Show Thursday, 5 Apr 2012 | 11:54 AM ET
    Bravo Logo

    On April 4, Bravo announced its latest batch of greenlighted series, one of which has the working title of "Silicon Valley."

  • IMAX CEO on International Growth Monday, 2 Apr 2012 | 8:03 PM ET

    Richard Gelfond, IMAX CEO, discusses the company's global expansion plans, especially in China.

  • Trade up Ring

    In the same way that brides consult 1,000 people along their path to bliss, from cake makers to DJs, divorcing couples have a ton of people to meet as they disembark from their marital joy ride. Enter "Start Over Smart," a divorce expo. It's like a bridal expo, only with less cake and more lawyers.

  • Want to Win the Lottery? This Guy Has a System Friday, 30 Mar 2012 | 4:00 PM ET
    Tammy Redlen (C) and Sierra Luchien (L) are jubilant as they walk in Bluebird liquor store after waiting in line for nearly three hours to purchase their Mega Millions lottery ticket on March 29, 2012 in Hawthorne, California.

    You could call him Mr. Lucky. After all, Richard Lustig has won the lottery seven times.

  • Rubber Chickens & TV Sitcoms: Cost of Laughing Rises Thursday, 29 Mar 2012 | 2:10 PM ET
    Don't worry. It's rubber.

    Like to laugh? Yeah, that's going to cost you. While you were worried about high gas prices, the price of rubber chickens hit a 25-year high.

  • Ron Burgundy, played by Will Ferrell, appears on Conan to announce an Anchorman sequel.

    Guess what, jazz flute fans — Ron Burgundy and the Channel 4 news team are back! Will Ferrell popped by the "Conan" show as Ron Burgundy to announce that they will be making a sequel to movie "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy."

  • Virtual Reality Technology Now in Your Face Tuesday, 27 Mar 2012 | 11:41 AM ET

    The success of the 3-D movie “Avatar” and the popularity of super-realistic video games are bringing virtual reality and its cousin, augmented reality, to the entertainment forefront.

  • An Early Read on 2011’s Top 5 Paid CEOs Friday, 23 Mar 2012 | 11:43 AM ET
    Philippe Dauman

    Financial firms continue to take flack for what many see as the outsized compensation they pay, but an early look at CEO pay for 2011 shows the biggest paychecks were doled out to the top executives at entertainment firms.

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