The new movie will also kick off a new bonanza in merchandising -- the real money-maker in the Star Wars business.» Read More
The World Series of Poker has turned into a tremendous property for ESPN over the years. It’s basically the sporting world’s version of the lottery, with a little bit more skill attached.
Wizards and spies? Voldemort and Ernst Stavro Blofeld? Besides their accents, what do Harry Potter and James Bond have to do with one another? With the latest release of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, the young wizard's franchise is poised to surpass the Bond franchise in all time revenue. Here are the top 10 movie franchises of all time...
Cramer is having a hard time accepting that just one of this company’s franchises accounts for two-thirds of the market cap. Could Wall Street be wrong here?
Time Warner and Comcast's partnership to bring cable TV content to the Internet is adding more big brand-name partners.
Silicon Alley Insider tipped me off to a woman who has been updating her Twitter profile during a bank robbery this morning in the Big Apple.
When Google CEO Eric Schmidt sat down to chat at Sun Valley, he couldn't avoid the most talked about startup at the Allen & Company conference: Twitter.
The Wall Street vet has high hopes for housing, but Cramer isn’t so sure about the call.
While video game sales top Hollywood’s annual box office receipts these days, they still have a lot to learn from the movie industry.
I just landed in Sun Valley for the annual Allen & Co. conference in Sun Valley. There are only a handful of private jets in the airport right now, but in just a few hours it'll be packed with jets whose tail numbers tell the story of some of the richest men in America.
Michael Jackson's memorial at the Los Angeles Staples Center will be a traffic-stopping mob scene; an expensive, coffers-draining circus for the city. But it'll also be a huge cash cow for a number of Los Angeles businesses.
The media conglomerates are trading down today, off more than the Dow. One factor pulling them down is the Supreme Court's decision not to consider their appeal to challenge Cablevision Systems new DVR service.
Yes, it's totally gruesome to think about how Michael Jackson's estate and others will benefit from the King of Pop's death, but it's inevitable.
As investors look ahead to the second half of the year, the impact of the market's rally since March 9th, could provide insight into where some bets have been placed.
If you’re already an ETF fan you’re probably wondering what’s next in this blossoming field?
After selling more than 61 million albums in the U.S. and having a decade-long attraction open at Disney theme parks, the "King of Pop" died at age 50 reportedly awash in about $400 million in debt, on the cusp of a final comeback after well over a decade of scandal.
Like newspaper owners, media moguls are looking for new ways to protect their investment from the ravages of the Internet. And, as with the newspaper industry, the answer remains elusive. What is at stake is perhaps the last remaining pillar of the old media business that has not been severely affected by the Internet: cable television. Aware of how print, music and broadcast television have suffered severe business erosion, the chief executives of the major
Empty storefronts can deter shoppers but there are some very creative solutions coming out to plug these gaping holes in the retail landscape, such as putting ads or art in the windows. One town is even considering making it mandatory for landlords to have something pretty in the window to avert urban decay.
That title sounds like a cheesy infomercial pitch. How can businesses forced to cut costs grow sales at the same time? I was skeptical when I heard about a new book by veteran consultants Chip Bell and John Patterson called "Take Their Breath Away". Ok.
Put your children on the right financial track with this long-term investing strategy.
On a week where the US markets continued to stall with all major indexes negative for the week with quadruple witching, bank regulation, a sell off in energy, the markets await the Fed meeting next week closing mixed for the day on Friday.