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  • Disney Teams with Microsoft, HP on 'Dream Home' Friday, 9 May 2008 | 5:41 PM ET

    Back in 1957, Disneyland opened up a Jetsons-esque "Home of the Future" featuring all sorts of far-out gadgets like microwaves (!) and giant TVs (!). Some of them became realities in every American home. Others, like the floating furniture, well... Now, Disney is taking a whole new approach to the idea. I got a sneak peak at Disneyland's "Innoventions Dream Home," which opens in Tomorrowland on June 16.

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    Atom Films is again hosting a contest for "Star Wars" fan films, except this year the winners will be aired on Spike TV. Fans have been spoofing or reconfiguring the movies for years, and, at some point, George Lucas realized copyright be damned! The smartest move was to embrace the love. Also: Your e-mails re Boeing.

  • News Corp.'s headquarters in New York.

    News Corp. is benefiting from its global diversity and a strong TV business, and it doesn't seem to be hurt by the U.S. economy's downturn. And now, investors are saying the stock is undervalued.

  • News Corp: Will It Meet Its Own "Great" Expectations? Wednesday, 7 May 2008 | 3:57 PM ET
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    News Corp raised its guidance earlier this year, so now the big question facing the company is whether, in the face of an economic slowdown, it'll be able to live up to those higher expectations.

  • Disney Beats And Iger Speaks--To Me Wednesday, 7 May 2008 | 10:41 AM ET
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    The Walt Disney Company reported another stellar quarter, with earnings of 58 cents per share, blowing away Wall Street's consensus earnings estimate of 51 cents per share, while revenue came in at $8.71 billion, also beating analyst expectations, and up 10 percent over last year.

  • Cinderella's Castle

    Disney reports after the bell Tuesday and Wall Street is anxious to see how the media giant holds up in light of the economic downturn. The company's division most in the spotlight is Parks and Resorts and the question being how much consumer spending will hurt park attendance and revenues.

  • Marvel's Iron Man Takes Off (So Does Its Stock) Tuesday, 6 May 2008 | 10:25 AM ET
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    Iron Man opened the summer movie season with a whopping $100 million plus from the U.S. box office and $200 million worldwide. With Robert Downey Jr. cleverly cast in the starring role, the film is skewing to an older audience than traditional superhero fare, and has great word of mouth so far. ... Not only is this past weekend a good sign for Hollywood this summer, it's phenomenal news for Marvel Entertainment.

  • Movies And Product Placement: A Thumbs Up Or Down? Tuesday, 6 May 2008 | 10:20 AM ET
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    I'm a movie junkie and I'm so happy the summer movie season is underway. You'll probably find me at a theater every weekend between now and the end of July--when the movie premiers finally slow down.

  • Summer Movies Out To Be Recession Proof Again Friday, 2 May 2008 | 2:37 PM ET
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    "Iron Man" from Marvel and Paramount opens today, kicking off the summer movie season. With the box office expected to top $85 million opening weekend, Hollywood's pretty excited, and for good reason. The economic downturn is squeezing consumer spending, but there's one corner of the consumer pocketbook that'll emerge unscathed from the "r" word.

  • Viacom Reaps Benefits From Cable, Video Games Friday, 2 May 2008 | 2:19 PM ET
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    Media giant Viacom spacer beat Wall Street expectations with strong profits driven by its cable networks (including MTV) and its "Rock Band" video game franchise. Net income grew 33 percent over last year's quarter (excluding an investment write down) to $270 million, while revenue was up 15 percent in the period to 3.12 billion.

  • Cramer In 'Iron Man' Friday, 2 May 2008 | 11:02 AM ET
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    The Mad Money host makes a special appearance in the summer's first blockbuster!

  • WALL-E

    Apple Inc. is making news today by offering to sell movies on iTunes the same day the DVD of the film hits store shelves, as a way fans can take the movie home with them as soon as possible. Now, Disney-Pixar is coming up with a way fans will be able to take a piece of the upcoming animated film "WALL-E" with them as well.

  • Comcast

    The nation's largest cable provider, Comcast, reported its quarterly earnings in line with expectations. Better than expected gains of subscribers to high-speed Internet and digital phone services reassured Wall Street that Comcast is holding it own in competition with the likes of DirecTV and AT&T.

  • Time Warner: Watch DVDs With VOD On Release Day Wednesday, 30 Apr 2008 | 3:48 PM ET
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    Today in Time Warner's post-earnings conference call CEO Jeff Bewkes announced some interesting news about the company's new strategy about distributing home video. Warner Bros. will offer its DVD film titles on video-on-demand the same day they release the DVDs--what they call a "day and date" release in Hollywood.

  • Tanker Wars Redux And American Idolzzzzzzzzzz Wednesday, 30 Apr 2008 | 1:38 PM ET
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    Defense giants Boeing and Northrop Grumman keep going at it over the Air Force tanker deal. This as the clock ticks down on a Government Accounting Office investigation into whether the current decision should stand.

  • Time Warner: For Shake Up Plan, Plenty Of Work Ahead Wednesday, 30 Apr 2008 | 1:32 PM ET
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    Wall Street has been waiting for news on how Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes is going to shake up the company. Today investors didn't get too many details, but they did get affirmation that he's moving forward with the plan.

  • Time Warner Plans Spin-Off; Profit Falls Wednesday, 30 Apr 2008 | 7:33 AM ET

    Time Warner plans to split off its cable services division to lift its sluggish stock price as it also reported quarterly earnings Wednesday that fell just short of Wall Street's expectations.

  • CBS Earnings: Why They Came Out As Well As They Did Tuesday, 29 Apr 2008 | 1:08 PM ET
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    CBS stock has been beaten down over the past year--down some 30 percent. But today the stock is up on the company's better than expected quarterly results. And good news for shareholders, CBS spacer raised its quarterly dividend from 25 cents per share to 27 cents per share.

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    When I read the New York Times article late Sunday night about Disney star Miley Cyrus revealing Annie Lebowitz photos, I thought uh oh, and immediately went to the Vanity Fair website to click through the 18-photo spread and read the article.

  • Disney's Topless 'Hannah' Flap: More Good than Bad? Monday, 28 Apr 2008 | 2:28 PM ET
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    While Walt Disney  plays damage control over the near-topless photos of Miley Cyrus, the hugely popular teen star of its lucrative "Hannah Montana" multi-media franchise, most analysts say the event is more likely to boost the bottom line than hurt it.

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    Real-time video apps have gained traction, but social media streams likely will have little effect on sports broadcasting.

  • Hulkamaniacs headed to Levi Stadium

    WWE Hall of Famer Hulk Hogan, discusses the upcoming WrestleMania 31 annual event, the best way to reach fans and the best financial move he ever made.

  • MOSCOW— A television station owned by the Russian defense ministry is offering a job to former "Top Gear" host Jeremy Clarkson. The BBC announced Wednesday that it wouldn't renew Clarkson's contract after a fracas with a producer, ending his connection to the immensely popular program. The Zvezda TV channel published a letter to Clarkson on its website late...