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  • 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.

  • License to Economize: 007 to Drive Ford Minicar? Friday, 15 Aug 2008 | 4:41 AM ET
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    Ford Motor said Thursday its redesigned Ka city car would debut in the upcoming Bond film "Quantum of Solace," scheduled for release in North America on Nov. 7.

  • Warner's 'Harry Potter' Sequel Pushed Way Back Thursday, 14 Aug 2008 | 5:58 PM ET

    Warner Bros. made a surprise announcement Thursday -- it's pushing the release of its Harry Potter sequel, "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" from November 11 to July 17, 2009. That's eight months!

  • Digital 3-D Movies Coming To A Theatre Near You? Thursday, 14 Aug 2008 | 12:52 PM ET

    The third dimension is coming soon to a theater near you. No I'm not talking about a movie, but rather a high-stakes drama involving the biggest movie studios and theater chains, enmeshed in a battle over who and how the transition to digital 3-D will be financed.

  • Netflix Goes Dark And Finds It's No Place To Be Thursday, 14 Aug 2008 | 12:33 PM ET
    Netflix

    It started this morning with an email apology from online movie rental powerhouse Netflix, confirming to its 8.4 million users that the company was suffering a shipping and distribution outage.

  • NBC Viewers Setting Olympic Records Of Their Own Wednesday, 13 Aug 2008 | 4:16 PM ET
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    NBC's site attracting the most viewers with 2,200 hours of live streaming competition. Yahoo's Olympics site attracted a solid 3.3 million users Saturday, without offering any live footage, while AOL snagged a million uniques.

  • A Film on the Trucking Life Also Promotes a Big Rig Wednesday, 13 Aug 2008 | 11:23 AM ET
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    “Drive and Deliver,” a documentary film about truck drivers that is scheduled to make its debut next week, looks like a Hollywood movie and is directed by a Hollywood director. But “Drive and Deliver” is not being bankrolled by a big studio. Rather, the estimated $2 million budget is being underwritten by a division of the Navistar International Corporation to help promote a new long-haul truck, the New York TImes reports.

  • Blockbuster Posts Another Loss Despite Progress Friday, 8 Aug 2008 | 12:41 PM ET
    Blockbuster

    Video rental company Blockbuster posted a second quarter loss of $44.7 million, or 23 cents per share, compared to an 18 cent-per-share loss in the year-ago quarter. But, thanks to improved sales the company raised its outlook, predicting a profit of between $21 million and $36 million for the whole year.

  • Following are Thursday's biggest winners and losers. Even with today's rough market, there were a number of pops, such as an internet florist, a Canadian fast food chain and a certain star athlete making the move to the Big Apple.

  • Sega's "Beijing 2008": The Thumb Olympics Thursday, 7 Aug 2008 | 11:40 AM ET
    Beijing 2008 Game

    The next generation of gamer now has the same opportunity to develop early arthritis. The game is called "Beijing 2008" and its developed by Sega for XBox 360 and Playstation 3.

  • Carl Lewis Might Be Back... To Sing Thursday, 7 Aug 2008 | 2:24 AM ET

    Nine-time gold medalist Carl Lewis will always be remembered for what he did on the track. Unfortunately, he'll also be remembered for what some might call the worst public singing of our National Anthem.

  • Time Warner Beats Street But Streamlining Ahead Wednesday, 6 Aug 2008 | 12:55 PM ET
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    The big news: the company has taken the financial and strategic decisions in order to split the businesses, enabling them to sell the parts.

  • Time Warner Beats Street View; To Split AOL Wednesday, 6 Aug 2008 | 9:41 AM ET
    Sex and The the City

    Time Warner said it would split AOL's dial-up Internet and advertising businesses into separate divisions by early 2009, a move that could ease a sale or merger of either business.

  • News Corp Earnings

    News Corp's fiscal fourth quarter earnings beat analysts estimates, thanks to strong DVD sales, higher licensing fees for cable networks and the sale of the company's stake in Gemstar-TV Guide International.

  • Marvel's Superhero Results And Dramatic Stock Drop Wednesday, 6 Aug 2008 | 8:29 AM ET

    Marvel Entertainment's second quarter came in solid, posting a 60 percent increase in net income, and raising its full-year forecast on the boffo performance of "Iron Man" and "The Hulk".

  • News Corp -- Where Will The Growth Come From Tuesday, 5 Aug 2008 | 1:19 PM ET
    News Corp Earnings

    News Corp reports earnings after the bell and the big questions are: how are its advertising-reliant assets weathering the ad downturn? And is CEO Rupert Murdoch delivering adequate return on investment?

  • Cloning Star Wars' Success Monday, 4 Aug 2008 | 3:24 AM ET
    Star Wars: The Clone Wars

    It's late Sunday night and I've got a very tired 7-year-old boy in the back seat of my car. Driving home from the media screening of the upcoming "Star Wars: Clone Wars" animated feature due in theaters Aug. 15.

  • Hollywood Labor Battle: The Latest Plot Twists Friday, 1 Aug 2008 | 2:46 PM ET

    It's now been a month since the Screen Actors Guild's contract with the producers association (the AMPTP) has expired. Actors are working without contract, and the movie studios have been holding back film production, not wanting to be shut down by more labor conflict.

  • CBS Posts Low Growth--Outlook Scares Wall Street Thursday, 31 Jul 2008 | 3:25 PM ET
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    CBS reported a 1.1% increase in second-quarter net income and .6 percent growth in revenue over the year ago quarter. But the stock traded down on the news, Wall Street focused on CBS' outlook, which is increasingly negative, revealing greater weakness in advertising markets.

  • Disney Finds Cable Is Way To Beat Street Thursday, 31 Jul 2008 | 11:20 AM ET
    Disney

    The company's media networks division grew 8 percent with its cable networks driving the company's growth. ESPN's profit grew nine percent, and revenue up more than 10 percent, as the company brings in higher revenue and higher cable affiliate payments.

Entertainment

  • 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.

  • Attorney General Eric Holder speaks at the Robert F. Kennedy Department of Justice Building in Washington, March 4, 2015.

    A series of meetings at the Justice Department earlier in the week led to Comcast's decision to drop the deal with Time Warner Cable.

Television