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  • Fewer People Are Now Playing Videogames: Report Wednesday, 5 Sep 2012 | 5:11 PM ET

    Bad news for traditional gamers: 5 percent fewer people are playing games than a year ago, according to a new report from the NPD Group.

  • Ultra-Rich Spend More on Vacations, Less on Bling Wednesday, 5 Sep 2012 | 10:35 AM ET

    A new study of people worth $25 million or more shows that they spend more on vacations and home renovations than jewelry or clothing.

  • Zuckerberg Won't Sell Facebook Shares for a Year Tuesday, 4 Sep 2012 | 6:12 PM ET
    Facebook

    Mark Zuckerberg has no intention of selling any of his Facebook shares when a lockup expires in late October, according to a filing with the SEC.

  • Zynga Loses 2 Vice Presidents Thursday, 30 Aug 2012 | 5:23 PM ET

    It’s been rough for Zynga. The company’s stock has declined and now there's news that two more top execs are heading for the door.

  • New Twitter Tools, Game Changer for Businesses? Thursday, 30 Aug 2012 | 12:20 PM ET

    Twitter just announced new tools for brands to target ads — “Promoted Tweets” and “Promoted Accounts” — at users based on their interests.

  • Summer Concert Season Booming: Live Nation CEO Thursday, 30 Aug 2012 | 11:32 AM ET

    Live Nation CEO Michael Rapino talks about how the all-important summer season is wrapping up and how the company is managing its growth.

  • Pandora Well Positioned for Mobile Growth: CEO Wednesday, 29 Aug 2012 | 5:03 PM ET
    Pandora

    Pandora Media should see continued growth in its mobile revenues as marketers spend more on mobile ads, the company’s CEO Joseph Kennedy told CNBC’s "Closing Bell."

  • Twitter's Legal Battle: Who Owns Your Tweets? Tuesday, 28 Aug 2012 | 6:30 PM ET

    Twitter says that its users own their tweets, and all that personal information. The court says Twitter does, and should hand them over when subpoenaed.

  • 10 Most-Pirated Movies of All Time Friday, 24 Aug 2012 | 8:13 AM ET
    A  from the Motion Picture Association of America said that the movie industry loses billions of dollars every year to Internet piracy. The phenomenon is widespread in part because of file-sharing technology such as BitTorrent, which allows computer users to copy large files --- like movies --- from each other.At the Australian International Movie Convention on Aug. 21, Kim Williams, CEO of the Australian media conglomerate News Limited, called file-sharing  He went on to say that illegally down

    The file-sharing news website TorrentFreak.com released a list of the 10 most-pirated movies of all time, compiled from BitTorrent tracking data since 2006.

  • Tech Startup Aims to Take the Hassle Out of Health Care Thursday, 23 Aug 2012 | 6:13 PM ET
    doctor

    ZocDoc, a free service, allows people to search for doctors based on location, specialty, insurance and reviews, and book them online.

  • Need Cash? A Different Kind of Crowdfunding Service Thursday, 23 Aug 2012 | 5:46 PM ET

    For entrepreneurs who make granola or baby skincare products, a crowdfunding service called CircleUp may be the secret to their next leg of growth.

  • Would You Hire Your Mom? Thursday, 23 Aug 2012 | 4:22 PM ET
    Perez Hilton

    Some entrepreneurs like blogger Perez Hilton have hired their mothers. See whether hiring a trusted relative is right business move for your venture.

  • 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.

  • Remembering Phyllis Diller: Stacy Keach Tuesday, 21 Aug 2012 | 1:44 PM ET
    Headshot portrait of American comedian Phyllis Diller posing wide-eyed and openmouthed in an outfit with a sequined court jester's collar, circa 1984.

    The mere mention of her name makes me smile. There was nobody like her; she was one of a kind.

  • Investor Peter Thiel Sells Facebook Shares Monday, 20 Aug 2012 | 6:42 PM ET
    Facebook

    Early investor Peter Thiel has sold nearly all of his Facebook shares, as part of a selling plan he adopted before the company's IPO on May 18.

  • Phyllis Diller's Laugher Curve Monday, 20 Aug 2012 | 4:03 PM ET
    Headshot portrait of American comedian Phyllis Diller posing wide-eyed and openmouthed in an outfit with a sequined court jester's collar, circa 1984.

    I met Phyllis Diller a couple times over the years. The last time was in 2006, when she had me laughing to the point of tears.

  • Journalist Fareed Zakaria attends the TIME 100 Gala, TIME'S 100 Most Influential People In The World at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 26, 2011 in New York City.

    When Lynda and Stewart Resnick, the Beverly Hills entrepreneurs who founded POM Wonderful, wanted to host a dinner at their Aspen home in 2006 to talk about the Iraq war, they assembled a list of 22 A-list guests, including Queen Noor of Jordan, George Soros, the financier, and Senator Dianne Feinstein, Democrat of California. Leading the list of journalists was one of their favorite guests: Fareed Zakaria, the Indian-born Harvard Ph.D and foreign-policy specialist who had turned himself into an unlikely media star, the New York Times reports.

  • Facebook Drops on Its Lock-Up Expiration Thursday, 16 Aug 2012 | 5:01 PM ET
    Facebook sign at their main campus in Menlo Park, California.

    Facebook shares closed down more than 6 percent Thursday as the lockup expired on 271 million shares. Volume spiked, with over a hundred million shares exchanged hands by mid-day. That’s up over 160 percent from the ten-day average.

  • 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.

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