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    Nielsen boxes are dinosaurs and despite Nielsen's expansion, the media and advertising business want to have a better sense of how and where people consume content. Sources tell me a major partnership is in the works.

  • Ticketmaster Suffers from Consumer Pullback Friday, 14 Aug 2009 | 9:38 AM ET
    Ticketmaster

    Music fans around the world have a love-hate relationship Ticketmaster, which provides a seemingly infinite variety of live events, at a cost. Now the company is feeling the impact of the recession.

  • Can the WTO get China to Open up to Hollywood? Thursday, 13 Aug 2009 | 12:45 PM ET

    Finally there's progress in Hollywood's push to enter China. The WTO issued a 460 page ruling that demands that the Chinese government ease its restrictions, and among other things allow U.S. content companies to work with any distributors, not just those controlled by the government.

  • Studios Win, RealNetworks Loses DVD Copying Case Wednesday, 12 Aug 2009 | 11:51 AM ET
    RealNetworks

    Score one for the movie studios in their ongoing battle to fight digital piracy and protect intellectual property.

  • Market 360: The Week's Best & Worst Friday, 7 Aug 2009 | 4:33 PM ET

    On a week where the US markets once again hit new highs for 2009, and the 4th consecutive week of gains helped by the better-than-expected jobs report, the major indexes are all up about 2% or greater for the week, except for the NASDAQ which ended up only about 1% for the week.

  • Dow 12,000? That’s What the Stars Say Friday, 7 Aug 2009 | 4:26 PM ET

    Stocks are going up! No, they're going down. There are no shortage of experts—or contradictions in the market. So, there was only one way to solve it: Consult the stars.

  • The Killer App? Porn Going 3-D Friday, 7 Aug 2009 | 2:26 PM ET
    3D audience

    The push for 3D in theaters is growing fast. Now the porn industry is pushing 3D to homes.

  • Ad Buying Declines for TV's New Season Friday, 7 Aug 2009 | 8:32 AM ET
    TV

    Advertisers bought about 15 percent less commercial time from networks ABC, NBC, CBS and Fox for the upcoming TV season and — for the first time in years — paid less for the airtime they did purchase.

  • Lightning Round: Ford, Wynn, Dow Chemical and More Monday, 3 Aug 2009 | 7:53 PM ET

    Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.

  • Friday Stock Trades: Media, Wireless & More… Friday, 31 Jul 2009 | 6:51 PM ET

    Marc Harris, co-head of global research at RBC Capital Markets, and Peter Andersen, portfolio manager at Congress Asset Management, told CNBC how investors can prepare their portfolios for the week ahead.

  • Stocks Rise Nearly 1% for Week; Ford Gains Friday, 31 Jul 2009 | 6:00 PM ET

    The Dow pulled off a modest gain Friday, capping a rocky week — and month.

  • Market 360: The Week's Best & Worst Friday, 31 Jul 2009 | 4:51 PM ET

    US markets hit the highest levels of 2009 enforcing a summer rally, and turned in the best July since 1989 for the Dow, and 1997 for the S&P and Nasdaq.  Additionally, July was the best monthly performance for the Dow since October, 2002, and April, 2009 for the S&P and Nasdaq.

  • Stocks Pare Gains Amid Economic Worries Friday, 31 Jul 2009 | 3:24 PM ET

    Stocks pared gains Friday afternoon as investors worries about the economy after this week's mixed reports.

  • Stocks Advance After GDP, Clunker News Friday, 31 Jul 2009 | 11:36 AM ET

    Stocks wandered around Friday but seemed to lean higher as investors digested a pair of economic reports and news that the Obama administration wasn't suspending its "cash for clunkers" program.

  • But Can You Trust These Numbers? Friday, 31 Jul 2009 | 9:06 AM ET

    Futures drop on GDP; can "preliminary" numbers really be trusted? Good news! The decline in second quarter GDP was better than expected (down 1 percent). It's the fourth drop in a row (the longest since quarterly records began in 1947). So why did S&P futures drop about 5 points on the news?

  • Cost cutting and strong brands helped Disney moderate the effects of the downturn and beat analyst expectations. The weak ad market and slower consumer spending on everything from theme park extras to DVDs took their toll.

  • Disney Profit Tops Forecasts, but Revenue Falls Short Thursday, 30 Jul 2009 | 5:39 PM ET
    Disney

    Walt Disney reported lower quarterly earnings that topped analysts' forecasts, but the company's shares declined in extended trading as its revenue missed predictions.

  • Dow Logs Highest Close Since November Thursday, 30 Jul 2009 | 5:33 PM ET

    Stocks rallied Thursday, logging the highest close since November, despite a late-afternoon pullback.

  • What Will Disney Earnings Say About The Economy? Thursday, 30 Jul 2009 | 2:48 PM ET
    Disney

    Disney reports its fiscal third quarter earnings after the bell today, and the economy downturn is likely to be felt across all its divisions. The weak ad markets will surely take their toll on ABC and the ad-supported cable networks, even ESPN.

  • Stocks Rally, Hold Gains After 7-Year Auction Thursday, 30 Jul 2009 | 1:43 PM ET

    Stocks rallied Thursday as investors were encouraged by the latest jobless report and round of corporate earnings.