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  • Cisco To Buy Social Networking Vendor Five Across Friday, 9 Feb 2007 | 9:23 AM ET

    Cisco Systems, whose core business is selling the routers and switches that direct data traffic over computer networks, said it has acquired a small social networking company that allows businesses to create MySpace-like communities on their Web sites.

  • Speaking at a media and technology conference in New York, Murdoch said there would be more details on the long-awaited channel announced soon.

  • Stocks were helped by a rally in tech shares, but a sharp drop in crude-oil prices hit energy shares and rattled investors. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed flat.

  • The Chicago Tribune  said Chicago real estate mogul Zell is in preliminary talks with Tribune Co. on a complicated proposal that may include taking an equity stake in the company.

  • Amazon, TiVo to Test Movie Downloads Direct to TVs Wednesday, 7 Feb 2007 | 3:16 PM ET

    Amazon.com and TiVo will begin testing Wednesday a service that lets users watch videos rented or bought over the Internet directly on televisions, as part of a trend to link personal computers and TVs.

  • CNBC's New Media Report Card: Who Makes The Grade? Wednesday, 7 Feb 2007 | 2:42 PM ET

    Wall Street is keeping a close eye on two media giants making news today. Disney reports earnings after the bell, while News Corp reported this morning. Although both “old” media companies are making plenty of old fashioned cash from movies and TV, we wanted to know which has the better strategy for making big bucks in new media?  Find out what our panel of experts had to say.

  • Box Office Helps News Corp. Top Profit Expectations Wednesday, 7 Feb 2007 | 2:28 PM ET

    Media company News Corp. reported fiscal fourth-quarter earnings ahead of market expectations Wednesday, as strength at the box office and in its home video business offset a drop in income for broadcast television.

  • MySpace in Talks to Team Up with eBay: WSJ Wednesday, 7 Feb 2007 | 10:53 AM ET

    News Corp.'s Web network MySpace has been in talks for several months with online auction company eBay about a partnership, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday, citing people familiar with the matter.

  • News Corp Set to Launch MySpace.com China Venture Friday, 26 Jan 2007 | 10:22 AM ET

    News Corp. is finalising a deal with partners to launch a networking Web site venture in China within a few months, venture capital and Chinese government sources said on Friday.

  • Brand Bonanza At Davos Wednesday, 24 Jan 2007 | 3:46 PM ET

    Some of the world's biggest brands are meeting in Davos this week. So it's appropriate that the World Economic Forum is discussing  new ways companies can reach consumers in an increasingly competitive market.  (More)

  • News Corp. Joins Chandlers' Bid for Tribune Wednesday, 24 Jan 2007 | 12:21 PM ET

    Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. has joined the Chandler family in its bid to buy newspaper and television station owner Tribune, a source familiar with the matter said.

  • Bloggers Join Davos Elite Wednesday, 24 Jan 2007 | 10:01 AM ET
    David Sifry

    From YouTube to MySpace, entrepreneurs in the user-generated content space join the world's top business and political leaders at the World Economic Forum's 2007 annual meeting, underscoring this year's theme "The Shifting Power Equation." WEF, in turn, is aiming to "expand the Davos conversation" with Web-based communication tools. (More)

  • Disney Not Interested in Endemol Stake Tuesday, 23 Jan 2007 | 5:24 AM ET

    Walt Disney is not interested in buying Telefonica's 75% stake in TV producer Endemol, a source close to the company said on Tuesday.

  • MTV Executives Resign in Latest Viacom Shakeup Thursday, 11 Jan 2007 | 7:12 PM ET

    Michael Wolf, a former McKinsey & Co. managing partner and well-known media strategist, will step down as MTV Networks' president after spending a little over a year at the company.

  • CES Meets Detroit: Autonet’s WiFi-On-Wheels Monday, 8 Jan 2007 | 4:42 PM ET

    The latest thing in cars isn’t being flaunted at the 2007 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. It’s in a booth at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Autonet Mobile CEO Sterling Pratz told “Squawk Box” of his company’s business model: creating “an ISP for cars.” Speaking from the Nevada gaming town, Pratz described Autonet’s system that converts autos into wireless broadband – or WiFi -- “hotspots.”

  • Internet Firms To Click This Year: Analyst Tuesday, 2 Jan 2007 | 3:10 PM ET

    Goldman Sachs' Anthony Noto told “Squawk Box” that the Web sector -- including Disney and News Corp. -- should be be even bigger, thanks to ads and interest rates.

  • Tokyo stocks closed almost flat on Christmas Day. Trade was thin, with participants citing the holidays in overseas markets.

  • Stocks Close Lower Ahead of Holiday Weekend Friday, 22 Dec 2006 | 4:05 PM ET

    Stocks bucked a trend and closed lower on the last session before the Christmas holiday on investor concerns about a slower economy.

  • Faber Report - Huge Buy Back For News Corp. Friday, 22 Dec 2006 | 9:33 AM ET

    It seems like the deals just keep coming.  This morning News Corp and Liberty Media inked a deal and CNBC's David Faber had the details.

  • News Corp., Liberty Reach Share Exchange Deal Friday, 22 Dec 2006 | 9:25 AM ET

    The deal ends two years of negotiations between long-time associates Murdoch and Liberty Media Chairman John Malone, who once helped rescue Murdoch from near bankruptcy.