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  • DraftKings looks to change the game in sports   Friday, 15 May 2015 | 6:30 PM ET
    DraftKings looks to change the game in sports

    Is DraftKings the king of fantasy drafts? Jason Robins, co-founder and CEO, and Matt Kalish, co-founder, discuss the company's platform and pipeline, with Mad Money's Jim Cramer.

  • How Snoop hot-boxed ad buyers and other hoopla Friday, 15 May 2015 | 2:30 PM ET
    Snoop Dogg attends his listening party in New York.

    Admit it: Business meetings are pretty dour, save a few notable events. The upfronts and digital newfronts are one of those spectacles.

  • Guess what Big Media pitched the ad guys Friday, 15 May 2015 | 12:08 PM ET
    Dolly Parton performs at the NBC Upfront Presentation, May 11, 2015.

    If you missed this year's upfront presentations, here are some key takeaways.

  • For Hollywood bottom line, sequels win Friday, 15 May 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    A still image from the movie "Avengers: Age of Ultron"

    As the summer season hits, sequels promise to be big business for Hollywood studios, according to box office data.

  • Nielsen's top programs for May 4-11 Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 3:55 PM ET

    1. "The Big Bang Theory," CBS, 14.6 million. 2. "NCIS," CBS, 14.5 million. 3. "NCIS: New Orleans," CBS, 13.4 million.

  • NEW YORK— Another week, another audience win for CBS. The Nielsen ratings company handed CBS its 11th straight prime-time win in viewership last week, with 13 of the Top 20 programs. Longtime late-night star David Letterman notched a prime-time win of his own with a CBS retrospective looking back on his decades hosting the "Late Show" as he prepares to retire on May...

  • Walt Disney Co's ESPN has sued to stop Verizon Communications from making its sports channel part of an add-on option for customers of its new Custom TV package, a legal fight that has been the talk of industry conferences and discussions with investors and analysts. Distributors see slimmer plans as a lifeline to a generation that watches online services...

  • Disruptor 50: No. 50 Snapchat Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel.

    A huge hit with teens, the Snapchat message app that lets you share video and photos in seconds has built a cult following.

  • Disruptor 50: No. 45 DraftKings Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    (Left to right) DraftKings co-founders Paul Liberman, Jason Robins and Matthew Kalish

    Disney is getting into the fantasy sports business—a global market set to reach $1.7 billion by 2017—infusing $250 million into DraftKings.

  • BOSTON, May 12- Investors in some top U.S. media companies have had a rough ride as their shares have lagged the rest of the market. The CEOs of 11 major media companies were given median compensation of $32.9 million for 2014, much higher than any other industry group in the Standard& Poor's 500 index, according to regulatory filings posted in the first four months...

  • What Disney, Apple, and Facebook have in common Monday, 11 May 2015 | 11:47 AM ET
    People silhouetted against Facebook logo

    In a strange coincidence, the charts for several top names are showing patterns that may be flashing a warning sign for stocks.

  • Early movers: DISH, ACT, ROSE, HLT, BID & more Monday, 11 May 2015 | 7:50 AM ET
    Trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • Why this hot market is suddenly cooling off Monday, 11 May 2015 | 6:50 AM ET
    Employees and sellers of the online marketplace Etsy stand with CFO Kristina Salen on the floor of the Nasdaq as the company went public on April 16, 2015.

    Five of the 50 companies on CNBC's 2014 disruptor list have gone public or been acquired—half the number that graduated from our 2013 list.

  • Stocks could rally this week Monday, 11 May 2015 | 5:58 AM ET
    Traders work the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Stocks could march into record territory in the week ahead—unless the economy starts to look too strong, or then again, too weak.

  • Stocks could rally this week Monday, 11 May 2015 | 4:37 AM ET
    Traders work the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Stocks could march into record territory in the week ahead—unless the economy starts to look too strong, or then again, too weak.

  • 'Avengers 2' won't stop beating up competition Sunday, 10 May 2015 | 3:25 PM ET
    A scene from "Avengers: Age of Ultron"

    The Avengers sequel topped the domestic box office for the second weekend in a row with an estimated $77.2 million according to data.

  • The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled against the Federal Communications Commission, which last year asked various U.S. media companies to disclose their contracts with pay-TV providers to help with the reviews of Comcast Corp's now-withdrawn proposed merger with Time Warner Cable Inc and AT&T Inc's proposed acquisition of...

  • Nintendo coming to Universal theme parks Thursday, 7 May 2015 | 11:04 AM ET
    A statue of Nintendo's video-game character Mario

    Nintendo and Universal have teamed up to bring Nintendo characters to the parks in the form of theme rides and character appearances.

  • Verizon Communications Inc is the latest distributor to challenge the traditional pay-TV universe when it launched in April a new slimmed-down package of channels with the option to add on genres such as sports, kids or news. Fox, along with Comcast Corp's NBC Universal, said Verizon's service violates their contracts that allow Verizon to carry their...

  • Maker chief: The real stars are on video sites Wednesday, 6 May 2015 | 4:22 PM ET
    Ynon Kreiz, CEO of Maker.

    If you want to know who the big stars of the future will be, you'll have to do a lot more than keep up with the Kardashians.