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    A judge granted Google's YouTube motion for summary judgment in Viacom's copyright lawsuit against the online video giant. Viacom filed a $1 billion suit against YouTube back in March 2007.

  • Microsoft Goes Hollywood: Bing Entertainment Launches Wednesday, 23 Jun 2010 | 1:59 PM ET
    Bing.com

    Microsoft literally went Hollywood Tuesday night, unveiling its new "Bing Entertainment" search service to a star-studded audience at a private West Hollywood club.

  • Adobe Begins to Turn the Tide Tuesday, 22 Jun 2010 | 12:17 PM ET
    Adobe's headquarters in San Jose, California.

    This has been a difficult few quarters for Adobe. Not financially, but technically. At least if you believe the folks at Apple, particularly Steve Jobs who put a very public face on what he says are Adobe's severe technical shortcomings when it comes to Flash.

  • The Upfronts Upshot For the Networks Friday, 11 Jun 2010 | 10:51 AM ET

    The fact that broadcast networks (and NBC in particular) are investing heavily in expensive content is appealing to advertisers. The networks have introduced 38 new shows, and 36 of those are scripted.

  • Sources tell me that ABC has finished its final upfront ad deals, and has secured 8 percent to 9 percent ad rates over last year. I don't have any details on the percentage volume increases ABC secured, but Disney's network has certainly sold closer to 80 percent of its inventory than the 65 or 70 percent the networks sold on average last year.

  • Network Upfront Sales Fly Faster Than Expected Friday, 4 Jun 2010 | 11:35 AM ET
    TV

    Advertising industry insiders tell me that Fox should wrap up its ad sales today and all the networks could complete their Upfront sales in a week. That's weeks earlier than the July 4 date expected, and months earlier than last year.

  • Boomer Brands Get A Second Life Tuesday, 1 Jun 2010 | 9:54 AM ET
    Westinghouse solar panels being installed on a roof.

    When executives at Akeena Solar wanted to give their solar panels some mainstream appeal, they looked for a way to bring brand name recognition to their little-known Andalay solar panels. Enter Westinghouse, just one brand that is getting a second life because of its appeal to Baby Boomers.

  • Networks Aim for the Familiar in New Batch of Shows Monday, 24 May 2010 | 2:56 PM ET
    "Blue Bloods" is a new police drama planned for CBS.

    Just as what people eat can be divided into basic food groups, so, too, can television programming. Among the staples of the schedule are shows about police officers, lawyers, doctors and spies, along with series about friends, couples and friendly couples. The NYT reports.

  • Seven of America’s Most Awesomely Bad Failed Leagues Tuesday, 18 May 2010 | 1:00 PM ET
    XFL

    What it was, why they thought it would work, where they went wrong and what - if anything - we all learned from these failed sports leagues.

  • TV Networks Go on a Pilot Buying Spree Monday, 17 May 2010 | 11:15 AM ET
    An NBC sign stands at the NBC studios in Burbank, California.

    After a season of disappointing ad revenue, the further loss of viewers (and prestige) to cable networks, the end of popular series like “Lost” and “24” and the Jay Leno disaster at NBC, the broadcast networks are going back to an expensive drawing board.

  • America's Highest Paid CEOs Tuesday, 11 May 2010 | 2:11 PM ET
    Although it was a volatile year for the markets, in 2009 most companies saw dramatic upswings in share prices from March lows. Despite regaining billions in market value, many CEOs came under criticism for recessionary belt-tightening amid high unemployment. Some CEOs, however, are looking at what the Associated Press calls a “once in a lifetime pay bonanza,” in which executives received annual stock compensations when the market was at its lows, and then became considerably wealthier when stock

    For comparison, we’ve also provided information on stock performance over the past year, although for some of these CEOs, their first day on the job was sometime mid-year 2009.

  • Why They Don't Tell You Their Ideas Monday, 10 May 2010 | 2:55 PM ET
    lightbulb

    "This is the dumbest idea I ever heard, and it doesn't belong on CBS," said C.E.O., Leslie Moonves.

  • CBS Earnings: In-line with Expectations on Ad Strength Thursday, 6 May 2010 | 11:07 AM ET

    What a difference a year makes." That's how Sumner Redstone, chairman of CBS kicked off the company's first quarter earnings call.

  • Earnings Roundup: May 5 Wednesday, 5 May 2010 | 5:19 PM ET

    What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Wednesday, May 5.

  • Stocks pared their losses on Wednesday after a weak open, but the market remained skittish after Moody's put Portugal's debt rating on review. Dan Denbow, co-portfolio manager of USAA Precious Metals & Minerals Fund and Jim Meyer, chief investment officer and co-founder of Tower Bridge Advisors shared their insights.

  • CNN and CBS in Talks to Gather News Together Wednesday, 5 May 2010 | 11:16 AM ET

    CNN and CBS, two suitors with a long history of courtship, have engaged in direct talks in recent weeks about more extensive combinations of their news resources, according to several executives who have been briefed on the discussions. The NYT reports.

  • Real Correction May Be in June-July: Citi's Levkovich Tuesday, 4 May 2010 | 12:21 PM ET

    Markets could see a correction in the June to July time frame, said Tobias Levkovich, chief U.S. equity strategist at Citi. He shared his market outlook with investors.

  • Do May Sweeps Matter? Monday, 3 May 2010 | 4:34 PM ET
    family watching tv

    The networks consider this a crucial month not just for Sweeps, but because it's a crucial time to snag eyeballs and ad dollars as the season wraps up, before TV viewing drops during the summer.

  • Big Paydays for the Chiefs in the Media Monday, 3 May 2010 | 11:23 AM ET
    Leslie Moonves

    The media industry may be going through some rough times, with the landscape changing day to day, but at least one aspect is business as usual: big paydays for the people at the top. The NYT explains.

  • NCAA Basketball Tourney Going to 68 Teams Thursday, 29 Apr 2010 | 4:07 PM ET

    The NCAA's Board of Directors has approved the new 68-team men's basketball tournament that will begin next season.