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  • 'Horton Hears a Who!' Tops Weekend Box Office Sunday, 16 Mar 2008 | 4:59 PM ET

    The computer-animated adaptation "Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears A Who!" trampled its rivals at the North American box office Sunday with weekend sales of $45.1 million, the biggest opening of the year.

  • Pops & Drops: Mastercard, Yahoo!... Thursday, 13 Mar 2008 | 6:33 PM ET

    Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Mastercard and Continental Airlines popped while Yahoo and Time Warner dropped.

  • If Microsoft's play for a tiny chip of Facebook helped value the company at a staggering $15 billion, then AOL's play for social networking site Bebo makes perfect sense, even at $850 million.

  • AOL to Buy Bebo Social Network for $850 Million Thursday, 13 Mar 2008 | 10:08 AM ET

    Time Warner's AOL Internet division said Thursday it will buy social network Bebo for $850 million in cash, bolstering its consumer Internet offerings even as the media conglomerate mulls splitting off the business.

  • Tech’s Late Adopters Prefer the Tried and True Wednesday, 12 Mar 2008 | 10:54 AM ET
    Netscape

    The technology industry thrives on its ability to sell new products to consumers at an ever-increasing pace. But millions of users of nearly every type of Internet service and technology, from Netscape and AOL dial-up to old e-mail systems, still cling to older technologies.

  • Chief of AOL’s Parent Is Open to Deal Wednesday, 12 Mar 2008 | 9:30 AM ET
    The Time Warner building.

    On Tuesday, Time Warner's chief executive of Time Warner, AOL’s parent company, acknowledged weakness in the online pioneer's business and said he was open to combining AOL with another company.

  • Iger:  Disney Strong, No Downturn Yet Wednesday, 12 Mar 2008 | 8:41 AM ET

    The president and chief executive of the Walt Disney Company says his company is not recession-proof, but it is positioned well enough to avoid being badly hurt in an downturn.

  • Rupert Murdoch On Economy and Yahoo Bid Monday, 10 Mar 2008 | 2:04 PM ET
    Rupert Murdoch

    Rupert Murdoch CEO of News Corp, spoke at Bear Stearns annual media conference today, weighing in on the U.S. economy. He said he's now "more pessimistic" about the economy. Though he also said that News Corp is well positioned to weather an economic downturn because only about 20 percent of the company's business comes from advertising...

  • ShoWest: Movie Theaters Moving Towards Digital Monday, 10 Mar 2008 | 11:53 AM ET
    Showest

    ShoWest--the annual conference for movie distributors (divisions of media companies) and exhibitors (movie theater chains)--is underway in Las Vegas. This is where the movie studios show off their big products they hope will be blockbusters to get the theater owners excited to fill their seats.

  • Hollywood's day in Federal Court Thursday, 6 Mar 2008 | 7:21 AM ET

    After years of grand jury testimony, the trial of Anthony Pellicano, erstwhile private eye-to-the-stars, starts this week. Jury selection is underway in downtown Los Angeles.

  • Stocks Rebound; Oil Hits $104 Wednesday, 5 Mar 2008 | 9:18 PM ET

    The Dow snaps a losing streak as oil hits another all-time high. Get the news behind the headlines in the Word on the Street.

  • Yahoo's Microsoft Tactic: Delaying the Inevitable Wednesday, 5 Mar 2008 | 3:12 PM ET
    Yahoo

    When in doubt, delay! That appears to be the strategy at Yahoo, where the company's board has authorized a deadline extension for outsiders to nominate their own slate of directors, which would have been next week. The new deadline will now be 10 days after the company announces the date of its annual shareholder meeting. This clock indeed is ticking...

  • Yahoo Scrambles to Fend Off Microsoft Deal Wednesday, 5 Mar 2008 | 10:37 AM ET
    Yahoo!'s headquarters in California.

    Yahoo has extended a deadline for nominating candidates to its board, giving the struggling Internet pioneer more time to search for a white knight to help it fight off an unwanted takeover bid from Microsoft.

  • Yahoo, Time Warner Step Up Talks: WSJ Wednesday, 5 Mar 2008 | 6:47 AM ET
    Yahoo!'s headquarters in California.

    Yahoo and media conglomerate Time Warner have stepped up talks to create an alternative to Microsoft's offer to take over the Web company, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday citing people familiar with the matter.

  • Are Newspapers Dead? Tuesday, 4 Mar 2008 | 6:30 PM ET

    How do you profit as the business of print starts to perish?

  • Will Ferrell Shoots Air Ball with Movie 'Semi-Pro' Sunday, 2 Mar 2008 | 3:24 PM ET

    Will Ferrell stumbled at the North American box office Sunday with his latest sports comedy, "Semi-Pro." The basketball spoof narrowly took the No. 1 spot with disappointing ticket sales of $15.3 million, its struggling distributor New Line Cinema said

  • TW's New CEO Makes His First Cuts Thursday, 28 Feb 2008 | 5:43 PM ET
    Jeffrey Bewkes

    Time Warner's new CEO, Jeff Bewkes just showed Wall Street that he means business about cost cutting and getting the company on track. He just made his first big move-- consolidating Time Warner's New Line studio into its separate and larger Warner Bros.

  • Warning Writedown Ahead Monday, 25 Feb 2008 | 6:35 PM ET

    Banks begin reporting earnings March 10th. Will they issue warnings of further write-downs this week ahead of earnings? Also, your retail trades and options action in Cogent.

  • The Oscars

    The 80th Annual Academy Awards brought the glamour and champagne back to Hollywood after a grim 100-day strike. John Stewart cracked the requisite jokes about the work stoppage -- calling the Oscars the "makeup sex" for the industry.

  • 'Vantage Point' Hits Target at Box Office Sunday, 24 Feb 2008 | 7:47 PM ET

    The new assassination thriller "Vantage Point" shot to the No. 1 spot at the weekend box office in North America while Oscar nominees "Juno" and "There Will Be Blood" enjoyed solid sales ahead of Sunday's Academy Awards ceremony.