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  • Scripps Too Finds Breaking Up Is Easy To Do In Cable Friday, 13 Jun 2008 | 2:35 PM ET

    The SEC just approved the plan to split the company's fast and slow growing divisions. A common strategy in this media landscape where old media seems slow and archaic compared to dynamic web-fueled growth.

  • Network Upfronts Wrap Up--TV Ad Market Not So Grim? Tuesday, 10 Jun 2008 | 9:58 AM ET

    A big surprise considering the economic downturn and the challenges and new competition network TV faces. The broadcast networks are bringing in about $9.2 billion for their primetime lineups, up slightly from last year, while analysts expected total sales to be flat to down.

  • What Icahn Can Do for Motorola and Yahoo! Monday, 9 Jun 2008 | 6:28 PM ET

    The legendary activist investor offers just what these two struggling companies – and their investors – need.

  • New Phone? It's The Network, Stupid Thursday, 5 Jun 2008 | 12:39 PM ET
    A customer at an Apple store at Southpark Mall in Charlotte, N.C., examines the new Apple iPhone during the first day of sales for the device, Friday, June 29, 2007. (AP Photo/Jason E. Miczek).

    In spite of the built-in WiFi, the touch-screen that lets users manipulate data and an accelerometer that allows the on-screen image to rotate with the device, the reality is, without a network that allows users to fully realize its capabilities, the iPhone is only achieving a portion of its potential.

  • Yahoo's Decker in 'Ongoing' Talks With Microsoft Wednesday, 4 Jun 2008 | 10:11 PM ET
    Sue Decker, Yahoo President

    Yahoo President Susan Decker said Wednesday there are "ongoing, engaged talks" with Microsoft.

  • Weather Channel Logo

    Though the Weather Channel's owner, Landmark Communications, was originally looking for $5 billion for the asset, which includes mobile and online, now the bids are coming in at some $3.5 billion in stock and debt. Bankers telling me that the number has come down with the turmoil in the credit markets.

  • Sex And The City: Why It's A Hit At The Box Office Monday, 2 Jun 2008 | 12:09 PM ET
    Sex And The City cast members

    Warner Bros. reports that a full 85 percent of the audience its huge opening Friday night was female, a ratio that shifted only slightly over the weekend as women dragged more boyfriends and husbands along.

  • 'Sex' Sells at Theaters in America, Europe Sunday, 1 Jun 2008 | 10:08 PM ET
    Sex and The the City

    "Sex and the City" fashioned a surprisingly strong opening at the North American box office on Sunday, as frenzied female fans used the romantic comedy as an excuse for a big party.

  • NBC Universal, Blackstone Bid for Weather Channel Friday, 30 May 2008 | 4:34 AM ET

    A consortium including NBC Universal and Blackstone Group bidding for the Weather Channel is offering about $1.8 billion in equity for their bid, or roughly half the total offer, a source familiar with the matter said.

  • Best Buy's Geeks Fight Off "Sex...And The City" Thursday, 29 May 2008 | 2:13 PM ET
    Best Buy's Geek Squad

    In a clever pr stunt to exploit the tidal wave of buzz attached to the Time Warner film, Best Buy's Geek Squad is telling guys who would rather order carry-out than get "Carrie'd" away how to stay out of the theater. "Geek Squad has your back," say pamphlets which Geek Squadders will be handing in Times Square tonight.

  • For the week ending Friday, May 23, 2008, the U.S. Equity Markets ended the week down with all of the major indices off by more than 3% on continued concerns about high energy costs.  Oil and gasoline continued to hit new record highs and the dollar declined against major currencies.

  • Google's Good News Bad for Microsoft, Yahoo Thursday, 22 May 2008 | 3:20 PM ET
    Google Headquarters

    At a time when Microsoft and Yahoo publicly stumble about, trying to come up with some way to take on Google's search juggernaut, we now get more market research data showing Google continues to gobble up market share. And it's the kind of news that neither Microsoft nor Yahoo can afford to hear.

  • Sex, Brands, and the City: Mixing Movies And Products Thursday, 22 May 2008 | 3:06 PM ET
    Sex and The the City

    By all measures, this movie, from Time Warner's New Line Cinema, promises to be huge with the female demographic that so loyally watched the HBO series for six seasons. It's that die-hard female fan base that's attracted huge brands to partner with the film, and earned it the nickname usually reserved for the Oscars: the Super Bowl for women.

  • Dow Sheds 1.8% After Fed Cuts Outlook Wednesday, 21 May 2008 | 4:34 PM ET

    Stocks plunged after the Federal Reserve cut its 2008 outlook and oil finished above $133 a barrel.  The Dow shed more than 227 points, or 1.8 percent, bringing its two-day point decline to about 450.

  • Viacom's Asian Adventure: A South Korean Theme Park Wednesday, 21 May 2008 | 2:00 PM ET

    It's a joint venture between two unlikely partners: Paramount Licensing Consumer Products & Recreation Group and South Korea's Daewoo Motor Sales.

  • Time Warner Cable Spinoff And Those NBC Universal Rumors Wednesday, 21 May 2008 | 1:21 PM ET

    This morning Time Warner revealed how it plans to spin off its 84 percent ownership stake in Time Warner Cable. As part of the deal, the cable company will pay a one-time $10 per-share dividend.

  • Stocks Drop as Oil Pops Above $132; AMR Skids Wednesday, 21 May 2008 | 12:10 PM ET

    Stocks opened flat Wednesday after oil breezed past $130 a barrel, fueling inflation fears.

  • Time Warner Splitting With Cable Company Wednesday, 21 May 2008 | 8:09 AM ET
    The Time Warner building.

    Time Warner and Time Warner Cable said Wednesday they would split into two companies and pay Time Warner Cable shareholders a one-time $10.9 billion dividend.

  • Our AOL Deal and the Internet's Bedfellows Tuesday, 20 May 2008 | 1:15 PM ET

    So have you seen the news? We've done a deal with AOL! They are going to have our content on their site! What a long, strange Internet this is.

  • Cable TV "Thinks Big" And Has Ratings To Prove It Monday, 19 May 2008 | 4:02 PM ET
    Cable TV

    The theme of this year's National Cable and Telecommunications show is "Think Big." Even though this year's show in New Orleans is smaller than previous years, the theme makes sense. Cable ratings are bigger than ever, as are ad dollars, and distribution is broader than ever.