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

    Facebook quietly started running ads on Zynga.com today: the ads look like ads on Facebook, with the same social context, and the two companies are sharing the ad revenue.

  • Microsoft and Madison Avenue in Epic Battle Thursday, 21 Jun 2012 | 4:46 PM ET

    Microsoft and Madison Avenue are in a battle unlike anything we’ve seen for years. They’re fighting over the future of Internet advertising, and the $70 billion annual global ad business is at stake.

  • 'Useless' Degree, Awesome Job Thursday, 21 Jun 2012 | 4:16 PM ET
    Summer is here, and along with high temperatures, shorts and flip-flops, another seasonal phenomenon is taking place — college students are graduating, and they’re taking their newly minted degrees into the real world in the hopes of landing a job. But what are their chances of finding work in their fields, or even finding jobs that don’t require them to ask if you want fries with that?Job seekers between ages 16 to 24 who are not enrolled in school and have attained a bachelor’s degree or highe

    Recent graduates with arts degrees face a jobless rate of 11.1 percent. With numbers like that, the degree probably seems useless. But many people have gone on to great success after earning “useless” degrees.

  • Ryan Seacrest

    'Draw Something,' Zynga's popular 'Pictionary'-style mobile app, has been optioned by CBS to be made into a game show. Ryan Seacrest has signed on to help produce the 'Draw Something' TV project, which will feature teams competing in front of a live audience, The Christian Science Monitor reports.

  • Facebook Improves Payments to Drive More Spending Tuesday, 19 Jun 2012 | 4:35 PM ET
    Facebook

    Facebook is announcing changes to its payments system to make it easier for developers to drive payments on their apps, generating more revenue for Facebook.

  • Spotify Launch Slams Pandora Stock Tuesday, 19 Jun 2012 | 1:36 PM ET

    Pandora shares were off more than 6 percent earlier today, now down over 3 percent on news of a new rival from Spotify. The streaming music service is launching a new web radio service for mobile devices, which takes direct aim at Pandora’s business model.

  • Facebook’s Face.com Buy: Clues to Mobile Strategy Monday, 18 Jun 2012 | 5:04 PM ET
    facebook

    The acquisition moved the stock, because along with the Instagram acquisition, it tells a larger story of Facebook’s commitment to mobile.

  • Digital will drive growth, and boost everything from the publishing industry to music, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers' new “Global Entertainment and Media Outlook,” which projects out from 2012 to 2016.

  • Is AOL’s Fall On Proxy Win a Buying Opportunity? Thursday, 14 Jun 2012 | 4:49 PM ET
    AOL

    But despite this victory today AOL’s stock has tanked, down over six percent today. Why the drop? Investors seem to be concerned that AOL’s victory reduces pressure on the company to cut costs.

  • Why Pay TV Providers Are Under Investigation Wednesday, 13 Jun 2012 | 4:22 PM ET

    The primary question: are providers inappropriately limiting competition from online video services like Netflix and Hulu by capping the amount of data/videos subscribers can stream every month?

  • Why Zynga’s Stock Fell Off a Cliff Tuesday, 12 Jun 2012 | 1:28 PM ET
    Zynga

    It's off 11.5 percent at last check, bringing the social gaming company down nearly 50 percent year to date. What happened? It seems people are choosing more mobile instead of social games.

  • Daytime TV’s Empty Throne After ‘Oprah’ Monday, 11 Jun 2012 | 11:22 AM ET

    In the year since Oprah Winfrey’s show ended, afternoon TV ratings reports have been rattled, demonstrating that audiences disperse when their favorite shows do the same — a classic case of media fragmentation.

  • Nintendo and Sony took pains to avoid mentioning their next generation console systems at this year's E3 videogame conference. But their publishing partners had plenty to say about what gamers can expect in 2013.

  • Facebook

    It’s been a busy week for Facebook, announcing a number of small changes and launches. Individually none of them seems like that big a deal, but together they paint a picture of a huge strategic focus on mobile.

  • Bacon Around the World: Speck-en Zee Bacon? Friday, 8 Jun 2012 | 4:24 PM ET
    Pig over Paris

    People often think of it as being as American as apple pie, but many cultures around the world bring home the bacon.

  • Facebook Gains on ComScore Report Friday, 8 Jun 2012 | 1:52 PM ET
    Facebook

    Facebook has been pummeled since its IPO—now down more than 30 percent—but the stock got a boost on Friday on news that ComScore says Facebook ads *are* effective.

  • Rock & Roll's Most Collectible Guitars Friday, 8 Jun 2012 | 8:35 AM ET
    Take a finely crafted object, add exceptional provenance and the passion of collectors with means and passion—the likes of Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen and actors Richard Gere and Steven Seagal. What do you get? Some of the world’s most expensive electric guitars.Like most collectibles, vintage guitars have lost value since the financial crisis. At an auction this weekend of guitars and equipment that belonged to late legendary guitar innovator Les Paul, the top estimate for a signed 1968 Gib

    Click ahead to see the vintage guitar with the deepest cred —and some of the highest prices paid by enthusiasts.

  • The Inside Story on the Making of Nintendo’s Wii U Thursday, 7 Jun 2012 | 4:50 AM ET

    Judging by the lines at Nintendo's E3 booth, Nintendo's Wii U is a hit, but the system could have been a lot different if Nintendo had listened to its inner demons.

  • Zynga Prowls for Fresh Talent Wednesday, 6 Jun 2012 | 3:32 PM ET

    Zynga will participate in E3 for the first time. But instead of using the media-saturated event to showcase its titles, Zynga's there with another goal in mind: capturing the eye of some of the industry's best talent.

  • Spotify's Sean Parker and Daniel Ek on Music and Piracy Wednesday, 6 Jun 2012 | 12:19 PM ET
    Spotify

    Sean Parker transformed the music industry once with Napster, now he's doing it again with Spotify, where he's now a Board Member. He and Spotify CEO Daniel Ek took the stage at the D conference to talk about Spotify's new music model.

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