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  • WSJ.com Hits 1 Million Subscribers, Print Falls Sunday, 4 Nov 2007 | 11:29 PM ET

    The Wall Street Journal said on Sunday that its Web site now has 1 million subscribers, a milestone for a site that charges for access even as other sites are throwing themselves open for free.

  • 'American Gangster,' 'Bee Movie' Enliven Box Office Sunday, 4 Nov 2007 | 5:36 PM ET

    A heroin pusher and a honey bee put some sting back into the movie business.

  • Week Ahead: How Dangerous Is The Financial Sector? Sunday, 4 Nov 2007 | 1:30 PM ET

    Stocks could be setting up for a bit of a bounce back but first investors need to decide just how radioactive the financial sector has become. Heading into the weekend, market rumors of lurking credit issues plagued bank and brokerage stocks.

  • Sony Blu-ray Disc

    Could it be a "black-and-blue" Friday for Blu-ray? There are rumblings about a big announcement coming from Wal-Mart that could give a big boost to HD-DVD. I'm hearing that the company will begin selling the Toshiba HD-A2 for $98 in a special one-day, in-store secret sale. The unit sells for $198 at Circuit City and Amazon, so this is a steep discount.

  • Fox has broadcast nine of the last 10 World Series matchups and, thanks to the Boston Red Sox sweep of the Colorado Rockies last night, Fox has now broadcast four sweeps in that period of time (40 percent chance of sweep).

  • Hulu: Why It Should Have Been Here Before Now Monday, 29 Oct 2007 | 1:23 PM ET

    Better late than never, but when it comes to NBC and Fox and the new Hulu, it's about time. I say about time because I wonder just how long big media is going to sit around and bemoan upstarts like YouTube muscling in on their territory. Woe is me, these companies have complained: They're stealing our content. They're breaching our copyrights.

  • Hulu: Game Changer or Just Another Site? Monday, 29 Oct 2007 | 12:47 PM ET

    NBC Universal and News Corp's HULU.COM finally launches after six months, plenty of delays, name-calling, and mocking. The joint venture between NBC Universal and News Corp's Fox was announced in March, conceived as a media company-controlled way to distribute a broad range of professionally created content--a viable alternative to YouTube.

  • Fox And World Series "Shameless" Moments Thursday, 25 Oct 2007 | 1:12 PM ET
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    First let me say that I rarely cover other media since it gets a little tricky, but I'm going to make an exception here. I like Joe Buck and Tim McCarver. I think that for the most part they do a great job. But the Fox sales team is getting a little too aggressive for my World Series taste.

  • Microsoft-Facebook Deal Done, But Worth It? Wednesday, 24 Oct 2007 | 5:19 PM ET

    We now have a definitive agreement: Microsoft gets a stake in Facebook for $240 million, and now valuing the company at $15 billion. For a company that will do $30 million in profits on $150 million in revenue, that's a nifty valuation!

  • Facebook, Microsoft: Deal Raises Questions About Value Wednesday, 24 Oct 2007 | 5:17 PM ET

    After much negotiation, and a tussle with Google, Microsoft snagged a new deal with Facebook. MSFT already handles Facebook's ad sales in the U.S., for the next few years at least. This extends the contract to Facebook's international business--already over half its ad business is overseas, and this is the area that has the biggest growth potential.

  • MySpace To Facebook: "Game On" With Oberon Deal Wednesday, 24 Oct 2007 | 8:47 AM ET

    News Corp's MySpace is trying to retain a hold on its users who may be tempted by newer, hipper Facebook. So, MySpace is staking a claim in online gaming, partnering with Oberon Media, a company that creates and distributes online games. MySpace's games section will launch in January with hundreds of free "casual" games.

  • Stock Picks From a 3-Star Fund Manager Tuesday, 23 Oct 2007 | 12:35 PM ET

    Steven Neimeth, portfolio manager of the SunAmerica Value Fund, sees plenty of positives in this turbulent market. The strategist offered CNBC his view of the economy -- and named the stocks he likes.

  • Wondering Who You Are? New Site Wants to Tell You Tuesday, 23 Oct 2007 | 4:32 AM ET

    A new Web site called GeneTree.com wants to help answer the question "Who am I?" by combining DNA data with information-sharing technology popularized by News Corp's MySpace.com and Google' YouTube.

  • MySpace's Own TV Show And Murdoch's Future Monday, 22 Oct 2007 | 5:17 PM ET

    Fox knows how to produce content--and now its interactive division is producing a special kind of content for the web. But, these aren't just ordinary 'mobisodes:' this is a show created solely for MySpace TV, which is of course owned by News Corp.

  • Vampire Film '30 Days' Wins in Box Office Bloodbath Sunday, 21 Oct 2007 | 2:50 PM ET

    The new vampire thriller "30 Days of Night" sucked the life out of its box office rivals, opening at No. 1 with estimated weekend sales of $16 million, according to studio estimates issued Sunday.

  • Hollywood Writers: Strike Or Treats This Halloween? Friday, 19 Oct 2007 | 2:29 PM ET

    The Hollywood screen and TV writers have all cast their votes on whether or not to strike--the deadline was yesterday. And today, at about two or three pm pacific time, the WGA is expected to announce that they've gotten authorization to strike--a nice threat to have in their pocket when they go into the 11th day of negotiations with the Producers on Monday.

  • Media Firms Team Up On Online Copyright Guidelines Thursday, 18 Oct 2007 | 2:20 PM ET

    Media companies including Viacom, Microsoft, News Corp.'s Fox and MySpace units and others have agreed to guidelines aimed at protecting copyrights online, a source familiar with the matter said on Thursday.

  • EBay: Will It Keep Its Rally Going? Wednesday, 17 Oct 2007 | 10:58 AM ET

    Check a chart of eBay these last three months and you'll see a company in rally mode; a rally that is continuing in a big way today and today's momentum comes from an ironic source. Earlier this quarter, eBay wrote down its Skype investment by about 50%...

  • MySpace, Skype to Offer Calls on Social Network Tuesday, 16 Oct 2007 | 7:07 PM ET

    Top social network site MySpace and Web-calling leader Skype will offer MySpace members free Internet phone services in a bid to expand their user bases while fending off rivals, company officials said on Tuesday.

  • Google's biggest challenge for its online video site YouTube, is getting professionally-created content on board. That means having a serious anti-piracy plan. So, YouTube has finally unveiled its new filtering tools to find copyrighted material.