We're headed into a slew of earnings this week from media giants—on both the content and distribution side. Whether we're talking about content creators like News Corp and Time Warner or kings of distribution like Comcast and Time Warner Cable, there are a couple key themes that will impact the whole industry. Here's what to watch as earnings reports roll out this week and next.
Like an unpleasant relative, the European debt crisis came back for a visit Monday and may still be hanging around on Tuesday.
Daniel Burke, a media industry veteran who helped create Capital Cities/ABC before it was sold to Walt Disney, has died of complications from diabetes. He was 82.
Earlier this month, Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick tweeted: "Check these prizes from the McDonald's monopoly game," and included a link. Next to the tweet it said "spon," which I assume meant sponsored. So I called up McDonald's and asked them if they were now sponsoring Michael Vick.
Before he died, Steve Jobs believed he had figured out a way to transform television—just as he had done with computers, music players and cell phone.
Earlier this week, Sports Business Journal broke the story that the NFL was starting a venture capital fund, with the owners willing to put in at least $32 million to invest in businesses. I knew I needed to comment on this, but, to be honest, I didn't think I was the most qualified. For that, I went to Dan Shanoff of Quickish, a media company focused on short-form, real-time news curation and discovery.
To get its confidence back, America needs less regulation and more innovation even if that means some failed ventures using taxpayer money, General Electric Chairman Jeff Immelt told CNBC Thursday.
Steve Jobs was so much more than a gadget guru — he challenged movie, music, video game gurus, and even the advertising to "think different." Jobs left a massive legacy across the media business, pushing for an overhaul of content distribution.
High-profile cyber intrusions, mixed with anonymous mechanized threats and curiously timed offline periods for major corporations, have prompted conspiracy theorists to wonder if hackers are trying to undermine big business or the economy.
Stocks rallied sharply in the final minutes of trading to finish near their highs in another volatile session Wednesday, buoyed by a handful of better-than-expected economic news and amid optimism over the euro zone.
Microsoft just announced a slew of new content partners to make its XBox 360 Live platform the entertainment hub of your living room.
Microsoft is set to make a big announcement today with its Xbox. Rumor has it that Steve Ballmer is bringing TV service to your game console. Rick Sherlund, Nomura Securities, shares his insight from the Oracle World Conference.
Even before last week's stock-market sell-off—the biggest losing streak in three years—large-cap stocks were getting thumped, despite analysts' and money managers' claims they're among the best bets. But the record tells a different story.
Don't count Donald Trump out yet: The firebrand businessman says he is still contemplating a run for president if the current horserace doesn't turn out to his liking.
"Mega Cap" stocks with high yields and projected earnings growth make for “high quality, fundamentally sound possible ‘buy ideas,’” said a Birinyi Associates research note.
Known more for his real estate deal-making, Donald Trump said he is now buying stocks.
Stocks recovered from a sharp selloff in volatile trading Wednesday with the Dow breaking an eight-day losing streak, despite a handful of weak economic news, ongoing euro zone jitters and a possible U.S. credit downgrade.
Find out the name Fast trader Patty Edwards thinks is the best way to find shelter in this economic storm.
Futures rose Wednesday, following a massive selloff in the previous session, after a reading on private sector employment came in stronger than expected.
Amid weak economic data and advertising sales, media companies are looking for additional sources of revenue to supplement lagging advertising sales. Because CBS relies heavily on advertising revenue, its stock may have hit its peak, one analyst said—but another analyst is still long on the media giant.