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CNet Networks, one of the original online media companies, would typically write about all the gossip and speculation at the Consumer Electronics Show this week in Las Vegas. Now, however, the company is likely to be the one talked about.
Google enjoyed one of its biggest monthly gains in U.S. Web search market share in October, building on consistent gains over the past two years, according to industry data out on Wednesday.
Who says breaking up is hard to do besides Neil Sedaka? IAC/InterActive Corp (IACI) is splitting into 5 separate companies. And Kraft (KFT) may sell its cereal business. What's the trade?
Stocks closed lower as credit worries about Citigroup and other big financial institutions sparked a broad selloff.
Barry Diller's IAC plans to spin off HSN, which includes HSN TV and hsn.com; Ticketmaster; Interval International, which will include its CondoDirect unit; and LendingTree, which will include its RealEstate.com site.
CBS and Viacom report earnings Thursday and Friday, respectively, kicking off the season for Big Media.
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?
A federal judge blocked the sale of software that lets users flood the Ticketmaster Web site with requests and snap up tickets in bulk, beating people who log in manually to buy tickets.
Pop star Madonna is close to leaving her long-time Warner Bros. Records label for a wide-ranging $120 million deal with concert promotion firm Live Nation, a source familiar with the talks said Wednesday.
Yahoo is making Web search faster by introducing new ways of predicting what users are looking for, while seeking to keep pace with rivals by including video, audio and picture results as answers to text searches.
Seeking to narrow the gap with Google, Microsoft unveiled a retooled Web search service that aims to deliver more relevant results and combines text, video and other information onto a single page.
Two giants in the music world are poised to duke it out over the ticket selling business. Although Ticketmaster (IACI) has dominated the concert business for years, it’s apparently hit a wrong note with Live Nation (LYV), a concert promoter. Now they want to start a rival operation. So what’s the trade?
IAC/InterActive Corp reported its second quarter earnings today and net income was up 78%, but Wall Street wasn't impressed -- the jump was thanks solely to divestiture and lower acquisition costs. Looking only at continuing operations (excluding stock compensation and those divestiture costs), the quarter's earnings were 31 cents, a penny less than the year-ago quarter, and two cents less than the analyst consensus. Revenues grew six percent, less than analysts expected.
General Electric and Pearson may challenge News Corp.'s $5 billion bid for Dow Jones & Co. with a plan that could let Dow Jones's controlling Bancroft family keep an interest in the company, the Financial Times and The Wall Street Journal reported on their Web sites.
Searching on the web has been hot forever, or at least since Google created its nifty homepage. But now Ask.com is coming up with a crazy new way to compete--Ask3D, a new search platform. It can't really be 3-D if it's on your computer screen, but it is a 3-panel interface, that delivers results with both Web links and video, images, and links to things like music, all one one page. Sort of like if you searched all of Google's categories (news, images, video) all with one click.
Friday--today--is the last day of Trading With The Stars--and only transactions that were input by 4 pm ET Thursday will make a difference in their standings. As the Dow fell almost 150 points, Ernie Hudson was the only celeb to show a portfolio gain Thursday--on Gmarket. Jonathan Tucker regained the top spot, and Stephen Collins fell back into second on heavy losses in Golden Telecom. Meanwhile, Chris Moneymaker got crushed on Allscripts Healthcare, which has cost him $181,862.60 since he purchased it on 5/8, and he is now in last place. James Cromwell was hit hard by Knot Inc. which cost him $160K dropping him from 4th to 8th.
Wow--can Stephen Collins pick em or not. As we mentioned in an earlier post on contest stocks--best performong stock Foster Wheeler let the actor soar into first place in Trading With The Stars--with a $78K gain on FWLT--which was up 19.96% Wednesday. He now has a total portfolio value of $1,237,825.31 which gives him a $14K lead over Jonathan Tucker with 2 days remaining in the contest. Lots of hooray's for Stephen from the "Morning Call" Team--the show he's playing for.
The top 4 celebrities remain constant with Jonathan Tucker holding onto his lead with only $62,581.29 separating him from Stephen Collins. Poker champion Moneymaker is betting on Allscripts Healthcare to move him up from 4th on strong earnings after the bell Tuesday. And Hall of Famer Johnny Bench is counting on American Oriental Bioengineering to continue to perform--as he's in 5th place.
CNBC’s Mary Thompson reports that a survey of CEO compensation at 452 large companies found the pay of executives hired from outside is 20% higher than top officers promoted from within.
The lawsuit, filed in the Los Angeles Superior Court, said StubHub induced artists' representatives or promoters to demand tickets from Ticketmaster's venue clients as part of a deal to bring an act or sports team to a location.