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Hollywood is still reeling from the news that Disney is acquiring Marvel Entertainment and all the other media giants are trying to figure out what this means for their businesses and what other acquisitions it will prompt. One Hollywood insider who works for a rival said with a shudder: "Disney's always been an 800 pound gorilla, but now its power with retailers like Wal-Mart is going to be out of control."
Goofy videos weren't on the minds of Len Kleinrock and his team at UCLA when they began tests 40 years ago on what would become the Internet. Neither was social networking, for that matter, nor were most of the other easy-to-use applications that have drawn more than a billion people online.
Against the backdrop of a fast-changing, competitive media business, today Comcast and other cable television operators won a small victory, setting the stage for consolidation.
According to the weekly survey by the American Association of Individual Investors, 49 percent of participants were still bearish. Mark Travis, CEO of Intrepid Capital Funds, and Paul Alan Davis, senior portfolio manager at Charles Schwab Investment Management, discussed what must be done to get investors off the sidelines.
Cramer is trying to focus your investment strategy by showing you where investing ideas really come from.
Privately-held, debt-laden MGM announced some major management changes. CEO Harry Sloan is out, having taken the job soon after the studio was brought private in 2005 for $2.85 billion by Sony and Comcast, along with private equity firms Texas Pacific Group, DLJ Merchant Banking Partners, Quadrangle Group and a unit of Credit Suisse.
DirecTV is rolling out a test in which cable customers in New York can pay $349 to watch Sunday games online.
Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway was doing more selling than buying of stocks during the second quarter, but there is one new holding: New Jersey-based medical technology company Becton Dickinson. Berkshire also added to its stake in Johnson & Johnson, although the holdings are still well below where they were before Buffett sold over 33 million shares last fall.
Charlie Smith, CIO of Fort Pitt Capital Group, Wayne Kaufman, chief market analyst at John Thomas Financial, and Mike Khouw, director at Cantor Fitzgerald, told CNBC how investors can prepare their portfolios for the week ahead.
Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.
Stocks fell for a second straight session Thursday as tech stocks dragged after Cisco's tepid outlook and investors remained jittery ahead of tomorrow's jobs report.
Stocks pulled back Thursday after a higher open as Cisco dragged on the Dow.
Stock index futures pointed to a mixed opening Thursday, with the tech-heavy Nasdaq futures faring the worst after Cisco's chief executive was cautious on calling a bottom.
Doug Creutz of Cowen & Company and David Joyce at Miller Tabak offered CNBC their investment advice.
Twitter is the talk of the Fortune Brainstorm conference. Everyone agrees it's a hot, powerful, popular new tool. But there's zero consensus about its profit potential.
A large options trader apparently thinks that Comcast is heading higher.
While Technology is the topic of the Fortune Brainstorm TECH conference in Pasadena, Ca, where I'm reporting from today, media companies are front and center here.
The Lightning Round is extended in this CNBC.com exclusive feature.
Historic studio MGM has been the subject of lots of rumors and speculation about its financial health.
Time Warner and Comcast's partnership to bring cable TV content to the Internet is adding more big brand-name partners.