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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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 and EchoStar Communications are preparing a joint offer for satellite-communications provider Intelsat, The Wall Street Journal's online edition said on Thursday.
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.
Web search leader Google has broken into radio with a multi-year advertising sales agreement with the largest U.S. broadcaster, Clear Channel Radio, the companies said on Sunday.
Internet and media rivals to Google, fearing an unprecedented consolidation of power in the online advertising market, are expected to urge regulators to closely scrutinize the Web search leader's $3.1 billion deal to buy DoubleClick.
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Internet stocks lead a market rally as Google strikes a deal to sell TV ads. What's your best trade as Google, Yahoo, eBay and Amazon breakout?
Stocks closed higher across the board Tuesday as investors were encouraged by better-than-expected housing data and a steep pullback in crude oil prices. "The market was pleasantly surprised by the housing numbers," John Massey, portfolio manager at AIG SunAmerica, told CNBC.com. "That took out a significant amount of resistance and hesitation in the market, and tensions cooling in Iran led to a pullback in energy. It was a confluence of those two events."
Google has struck its first major deal to enter the television advertising business with U.S. satellite TV operator EchoStar, a move that promises to upset the cozy way TV ad impact has been measured.
Shares of Yahoo tumbled Friday amid reports that the Web portal's deal with AT&T to sell high-speed Internet access may be on shaky ground.