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  • Can This Startup Turn Politics into Profits? Monday, 25 Aug 2008 | 4:30 PM ET
    Eventful.com

    Barack Obama and John McCain are about to accept the formal nominations at their respective conventions. But they didn't do it on their own -- they had the help of a startup called Eventful.com.

  • SAG Pushes Vs. Movie Studios Again Friday, 22 Aug 2008 | 6:59 PM ET

    I can't believe this Hollywood labor strife is still dragging on. Thursday night the Screen Actors Guild board again rejected the movie studios' final offer.

  • Interview with Nike Brand President Charlie Denson Friday, 22 Aug 2008 | 12:53 AM ET
    Nike

    I talked to Nike's brand president Charlie Denson about Nike's participation in the Beijing Olympics and how it's fared in sponsoring the likes of basketball player Kobe Bryant and hurdler Liu Xiang.

  • Most Marketable Sports Names Friday, 22 Aug 2008 | 12:08 AM ET
    Jamaica's Usain Bolt passes by the scoreboard as he sets a new world record to win the gold medal in the men's 100-meter final during the athletics competitions in the National Stadium at the Beijing 2008 Olympics in Beijing, Saturday, Aug. 16, 2008. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)

    On Wednesday, I wrote that Usain Bolt could be the most marketable sports name ever, but I enlisted your help to try to seek out others. Here are the Top 10 submissions.

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    Warren Buffett may make some brief appearances in a new documentary film that paints a bleak picture of America's financial future, but he didn't quite follow the script in a live discussion beamed to hundreds of movie theaters for the film's premiere.

  • Pizza Delivery Is Guaranteed Again Thursday, 21 Aug 2008 | 11:09 PM ET

    Since there is plenty of sports business going on here in Beijing, I've tried to keep the cultural posts to a minimum, but before I leave here I have to tell you one major thing: Domino's delivery here is 30 minutes or less -- guaranteed.

  • Microsoft's $300 Million Makeover Thursday, 21 Aug 2008 | 6:35 PM ET

    You know those Apple commercials that skewer Microsoft: "I'm a Mac, I'm a PC." They're helping Apple sell more computers, but they're not helping Microsoft any. Now Microsoft is fighting back with its own message, investing $300 million in a new campaign for Windows.

  • IAC/InterActiveCorp Breakup: Finally! Thursday, 21 Aug 2008 | 12:43 PM ET
    IAC

    It's been nearly a year since IAC/InterActiveCorp CEO Barry Diller announced his intention to split up the company into five pieces. It hasn't been an easy process. But it is happening, and the spinoff of four additional publicly traded companies is complete on Thursday.

  • Specialty Tape Crashes Olympics Thursday, 21 Aug 2008 | 1:59 AM ET
    U.S. beach volleyball team Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh, from left, celebrate after they won 2-0 against Brazil's team Larissa Franca and Juliana Felisberta Silva during their final match at the FIVB beach volleyball world championships in Berlin on Saturday, June 25, 2005. The FIVB Beach Volleyball World Cup 2005 runs through Sunday, June 26, 2005, in German capital. (AP Photo/ Jan Bauer)

    With Kerri Walsh and Misty May-Treanor winning women's beach volleyball today, Kinesio comes out as a big winner as well. The company hasn't paid Walsh or any other Olympic athlete a dime to wear its strange looking tape -- they just donated 50,000 rolls to 58 countries competing in Beijing.

  • Sports Illustrated Cover Statistics Thursday, 21 Aug 2008 | 1:18 AM ET

    This week's Sports Illustrated is Michael Phelps' fourth appearance on the cover. For those that are interested, here are the people that have made the most appearances on the cover of the publication. For the record, I have every cover with Michael Jordan on it.

  • Usain 'Lightning' Bolt: Best Name Ever? Wednesday, 20 Aug 2008 | 3:37 PM ET
    Usain Bolt

    Usain Bolt is the world record holder in the 100 and 200 meters. Being the first guy to win Olympic gold in both since Carl Lewis did it in 1984 is a big deal. But the name "Bolt" is marketing gold. Know a better one? Tell me!

  • Michael Phelps' Wardrobe Malfunction: Reader Poll Wednesday, 20 Aug 2008 | 1:08 PM ET
    Michael Phelps

    Michael Phelps showed up to the Bud party here in Beijing last night wearing a Lacoste shirt and a Lacoste hat. How about it, readers -- Take my poll: Should he ONLY wear his sponsors' togs??

  • IPhones, Videogames & The New War For Music Royalties Tuesday, 19 Aug 2008 | 5:41 PM ET

    If you're a music lover, you'll fall for Pandora, an online music service that allows its 1 million daily listeners to custom-create the equivalent of a radio station tailored to their taste.

  • Is Entertainment Recession-Proof? Tuesday, 19 Aug 2008 | 3:54 PM ET
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    High gasoline prices and the pullback in consumer spending are impacting Americans' entertainment habits -- but not the way you'd think. Perhaps the entertainment industry really is recession-proof..?

  • My Interview With Michael Phelps Monday, 18 Aug 2008 | 5:28 PM ET
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    Today, at a news conference announcing that Michael Phelps would be in London for the closing ceremony -- with a Visa handoff event to the 2012 games -- I had a chance to catch up with the swimming superstar.

  • Walter Dix: Hero In The Making? Monday, 18 Aug 2008 | 3:24 PM ET
    Walter Dix

    We've focused on names like Lopez Lomong, Tyson Gay and Bernard Lagat. But Monday night, Walter Dix still has the opportunity to be the only member of the U.S. track and field team to pick up three medals. I sat down with his agent, Kimberly N. Holland of Icon Management, this morning.

  • GM's Ad Pullback Hits Oscar Monday, 18 Aug 2008 | 3:11 PM ET
    GM logo, General Motors logo

    Automotive advertising has taken a nosedive across advertising mediums, hitting TV advertising particularly hard. And now one of the biggest nights on TV all year is losing its big auto advertiser, General Motors, which has been one of its biggest overall advertisers.

  • It took four of Hollywood's biggest stars to take down Batman.

  • Tom Cruise And His Studio Shake Up Friday, 15 Aug 2008 | 4:24 PM ET
    Tom Cruise

    Cruise and Wagner haven't had such a stellar track record. Their one film so far, "Lions for Lambs," had an A plus cast list, but it brought in only $15 million at the box office though it cost $35 million to produce.

  • Netflix

    Online movie rental company Netflix tells me that business is back up and running after a computer glitch knocked out its 55 distribution centers nationwide, and will offer its customers a 15 percent refund for the inconvenience.

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  • A New Super Hero Universe Designed Just For Girls, Slated For Fall 2015.

    DC, Warner and Mattel are launching a new brand of entertainment, books and toys to get girls excited about superheroes.

  • Mattel discontinues 'SeaWorld Trainer Baribie' due to animal rights backlash.

    Mattel will stop making the SeaWorld Trainer Barbie doll, along with all its SeaWorld-related merchandise, NBC News reports.

  • Carl Edwards, driver of the #19 ARRIS Toyota, goes through the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Toyota Owners 400 in Richmond, Va., April 24, 2015.

    On Thursday, stock of Arris went up 20 percent because they announced an inversion deal. The company sponsors Carl Edwards in Nascar.

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