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  • Arianna Huffington

    In agreeing to buy The Huffington Post for $315 million, AOL is putting what appears to be a significant premium on the ability to attract and build a community of readers, the New York Times reports.

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    Today Deloitte released its annual "State of the Media Democracy" survey; it showed which media and companies are dominating in this new digital landscape.

  • Famous family business feuds Monday, 31 Jan 2011 | 8:51 AM ET
    British Chef Gordon Ramsay's personal life was splashed through the tabloids in late 2010 after a big argument with his father-in-law went public. Ramsay ended his professional relationship with Chris Hutcheson when he fired him as chief executive of his company, Gordon Ramsay Holdings, in October.Angry, Hutcheson is reported to have called Ramsay a "monster" who tried to turn his daughter, Tana, against him. Ramsay followed up with a public letter condemning Hutcheson, calling him a "dictator."

    We look at some of the most famous family business feuds of the last century. From the breakup to the makeup and everything in between.

  • Charlie Sheen

    CBS stock moved south starting at around 2:15 pm, at one point off as much as 2 percent. It happens that at 2:20pm Eastern TMZ posted a report that Charlie Sheen was rushed to the hospital this morning on a stretcher. Charlie Sheen happens to be the highest-paid actor on television, and the star of the top TV sitcom, CBS' 'Two and a Half Men.'

  • Dow 12k: How the Media & Telco Stocks Fared Wednesday, 26 Jan 2011 | 3:04 PM ET
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    Today the DOW hit that crucial 12,000 benchmark, and it's worth taking stock of how the index's three media and telecom stocks have fared since the last time we saw 12,000.

  • TV Viewing Continues to Edge Up Monday, 3 Jan 2011 | 9:01 AM ET
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    Americans watched more television than ever in 2010, according to the Nielsen Company, and the generation-long shift to cable from broadcast continued, the New York Times reports.

  • In NBC’s Shadow, Comcast Ponders an Olympic Plunge Wednesday, 29 Dec 2010 | 8:27 AM ET
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    Comcast, which is poised to buy control of NBC, may be more cautious than the network’s current owner, GE, the New York Times reports.

  • Steve Case: I Start My Day With Twitter Friday, 10 Dec 2010 | 9:57 AM ET
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    The blogs and social networks were all a-twitter, if you will, chatting about the latest billionaire to donate the majority of their fortune to charity.

  • Google Unveils Web Bookstore in Challenge to Amazon Monday, 6 Dec 2010 | 2:21 PM ET
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    Google is making the leap from digital librarian to merchant in a challenge to Amazon.com Inc. and its Kindle electronic reader.

  • Stocks End Lower for November; BofA Slides Tuesday, 30 Nov 2010 | 5:05 PM ET

    Stocks struggled to end in positive territory but ended down as sovereign debt concerns in the euro zone kept a check on gains throughout the session. News that the Obama administration will work with Republicans on the tax dispute gave a brief lift to stocks. BofA and Procter & Gamble fell.

  • Stocks Lose Ground Before Close; BofA Falls Tuesday, 30 Nov 2010 | 3:53 PM ET

    Stocks lost ground in the final minutes of trading after moving higher in the wake of news that the Obama administration will work with Republicans on the tax dispute. Rising worries over sovereign debt concerns in the euro zone kept a check on gains throughout the session. BofA and Procter & Gamble fell.

  • CBS Shows Its Morning Co-anchors the Door Tuesday, 30 Nov 2010 | 2:20 PM ET
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    CBS News is completely overhauling "The Early Show" to give the broadcast team a fresh look.   Co-anchors Harry Smith and Maggie Rodriguez are out, along with weather forecaster Dave Price, the network said on Tuesday.

  • Time Warner Beats Expectations, Raises Outlook Wednesday, 3 Nov 2010 | 12:04 PM ET
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    Digital distribution was front and center in Time Warner's earnings conference call and CEO Jeff Bewkes detailed the various opportunities the company sees in making its content available everywhere.

  • Political Ads' Perfect Storm Monday, 1 Nov 2010 | 6:49 PM ET

    With Election Day looming the pace of political ad spending continues to accelerate — this is sure to be a record year. Political ad spending is on track to top $3 billion; not only is that far ahead of the $2.4 billion spent during the last mid-term elections, it even exceeds the $2.7 billion spent during the 2008 presidential campaigns.

  • Are Advertisers Ready to Dump Charlie Sheen? Friday, 29 Oct 2010 | 11:48 AM ET
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    The playbook for celebrities behaving badly usually goes like this: star misbehaves, tabloids go wild covering every rumor, star gets dropped by producers and advertisers. But Charlie Sheen, the star of Two and a Half Men on CBS, is breaking the playbook with his latest behavior, which included trashing a room at the pricey Plaza Hotel in New York while his two young daughters slept across the hall.

  • Internet Is a Weapon in Cable Fight Wednesday, 20 Oct 2010 | 11:13 AM ET
    Fox blocked shows on Hulu on Saturday.

    In disputes between television programmers and distributors, the new battleground is the Internet. The NYT reports.

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    ZeniMax Media has slowly built an empire that has established a significant foothold in the gaming space—and while individual and corporate investors are shut out for now, venture capitalists are courting it aggressively.

  • A Fourth Manuscript by Stieg Larsson Exists: CBS Monday, 11 Oct 2010 | 12:06 PM ET
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    For those of us who love the series and all the real-life drama associated with the books (i.e. the conspiracy theories surrounding his death, the family feud) - this story just got even better. “I got an e-mail from Stieg 10 days before he died, where he said that book four is nearly finished,” Joakim Larsson (Stieg's brother) told CBS.

  • Is a national moratorium on foreclosures the right thing to do—and what does it mean for the banking stocks? Jim Meyer, CIO and co-founder at Tower Bridge Advisors, shared his insights.

  • CBS Is a Network on a Roll Monday, 11 Oct 2010 | 8:40 AM ET
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    So far, CBS has managed to avoid, on every night, across every hour of prime time, the kind of failure that has visited all of its main competitors, the New York Times reports.