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  • Analog TV: One Year And Counting Till End Of An Era Thursday, 7 Feb 2008 | 2:13 PM ET

    A year from now, the 11 percent of American households that still get their TV over the airwaves will have their screens go black, unless they upgrade. Analog TV will be dead, as of Feb 17, 2009, and we will be living in an all-digital world.

  • TiVo Wins Patent Suit Vs. EchoStar; Stock Surges Thursday, 31 Jan 2008 | 2:48 PM ET
    Tivo

    EchoStar Communications infringed a TiVo patent in building digital video recorders and must pay nearly $74 million in damages, a court that specializes in patent cases ruled Thursday.

  • The Biggest Tech Stories of '07 -- and '08 Monday, 31 Dec 2007 | 1:21 PM ET
    iPhone

    This past year was a busy one for tech, including Apple's iPhone release; Halo 3; Xbox vs. Wii vs. PlayStation; HD-DVD vs. Blu-ray: Google's new mobile strategy; Intel's surge at AMD's expense; all things wireless; Oracle and Microsoft's blockbuster earnings; Yahoo's CEO shakeup; VMWare's IPO; the ongoing shake-up at Dell; and of course my favorite: Star Wars celebrating its 30th anniversary.

  • Paul Allen Applies to Bid in Wireless Auction Wednesday, 19 Dec 2007 | 6:31 AM ET

    A venture led by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has applied to bid in an upcoming U.S. puction of coveted wireless airwaves, according to auction documents released late on Tuesday.

  • The Fast Money Misfires Friday, 7 Dec 2007 | 7:25 PM ET

    Sometimes a stock is hot and other time it just burns. Following are the Fast Money misfires.

  • Stocks Plunge on More Credit, Housing Woes Monday, 19 Nov 2007 | 4:09 PM ET

    Stocks closed sharply lower after a brokerage downgrade of Citigroup sparked concerns that there may be more mortgage losses to come, raising doubts about the outlook for the economy.

  • US Stocks Finish Lower as Financial Shares Fizzle Monday, 12 Nov 2007 | 5:40 PM ET

    U.S. stock indexes closed lower as a rally in financial shares lost steam late Monday, pushing down markets already pressured by falling tech shares.

  • EchoStar Profit Rises, but Subscriber Growth Slows Monday, 12 Nov 2007 | 4:04 AM ET

    EchoStar Communications,  the second-largest U.S. satellite television operator, on Friday reported a rise in third-quarter profit but said subscriber growth slowed due to worsening economic conditions and increased competition.

  • Putting on a Younger Face Thursday, 25 Oct 2007 | 7:44 PM ET

    As Microsoft buys a $240 million stake in Facebook and AT&T reportedly is considering a purchase of a satellite TV company, what is the trade as the old “new” media meets the new “new” media?

  • TiVo Gets Musical With RealNetworks Tuesday, 9 Oct 2007 | 11:35 AM ET
    Tivo

    DVR giant Tivo and RealNetworks, which runs the Rhapsody music service -- are announcing a partnership. Starting today TiVo customers will be able to access Rhapsody's four million song library from the TiVo interface on their TV set.

  • Jet Use Remains Popular Perk for CEOs Tuesday, 4 Sep 2007 | 3:38 PM ET

    Many companies allow their chief executives to use the corporate jet for personal travel, according to a new study released Tuesday based on pay disclosures in new corporate proxy statements.

  • Satellite TV: Is HD Better Than "Triple Play" Option? Thursday, 9 Aug 2007 | 3:57 PM ET
    Direct TV

    DirecTV earnings came in this morning--with net income down 2 percent from last year and killed by a 22 percent INCREASE in operating expenses. This canceled out the good news that a key revenue metric for the satellite TV business was up 7% thanks to higher demand for High Definition and DVR services. It's that high definition that's DirecTV's saving grace.

  • Crazy Finish But Comeback Continues Thursday, 9 Aug 2007 | 10:48 AM ET

    Wednesday was a crazy day for the markets, but when all was said and done The Dow finished 150 points higher and Blackstone (BX) formed the largest buyout fund ever. Is a steady comeback building this week for stocks? Here's the word on The Street.

  • Riding The Rally Tuesday, 31 Jul 2007 | 11:06 AM ET

    With stocks in rally mode, it's appropriate to drill down for answers as well as take a look at some key sectors.

  • Supermarket billionaire Ron Burkle and Web entrepreneur Brad Greenspan are exploring the possibility of combining forces on a bid for Dow Jones to thwart a takeover by Rupert Murdoch's News Corp., according to a person familiar with the situation.

  • DirectTV And EchoStar: Making Nice For Bigger Deals? Friday, 15 Jun 2007 | 1:09 PM ET
    Direct TV

    DirecTV and EchoStar's Dish network are rivals, but apparently they're far less worried about each other than they are about rivals in cable and telecom. DirecTV and Dish are also the kind of rivals who once wanted to merge with each other, but since they can't, thanks to regulatory issues--they're playing nice with each other, to try to make their industry more viable.

  • Analyst actions and corporate announcements were some of the catalysts behind the most actively traded stocks on Thursday.

  • Liberty Media, Echostar to Bid for Intelsat: WSJ Thursday, 14 Jun 2007 | 5:15 AM ET

    Liberty Media and EchoStar Communications are preparing a joint offer for satellite-communications provider Intelsat, The Wall Street Journal's online edition said on Thursday.

  • No. 2 - The TV Trade Tuesday, 8 May 2007 | 8:14 PM ET

    Cable companies are striving to be everything to their customers, offering TV, internet and phone services all-in-one. But is this causing them to take their eye off the ball? What's the trade as cable and satellite companies meet in Las Vegas to discuss the future of television?

  • Craig Moffett, senior cable and satellite analyst at Sanford C. Bernstein, told CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street” that cable appears poised to beat satellite TV in the marketplace. “I wouldn’t say (satellite) is dying, but remember that it’s a one-way technology in what’s increasingly a two-way world,” Moffett said Tuesday.

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