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  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

    The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, the keenly anticipated Florida theme park, will open in the spring and allow visitors to tour Hogwarts, buy quidditch gear and drink butterbeer.

  • Adobe's headquarters in San Jose, California.

    Adobe, which is best known for its Photoshop, Flash, and Acrobat software, is looking in an entirely new direction with its $1.8 billion acquisition of web analytics company Omniture.

  • The Crisis: 1 Year Later - A CNBC Special Report - See Complete Coverage

    Stocks edged up Thursday, with a brighter outlook from Procter & Gamble and a better-than-expected jobless claims report, countering a dim forecast from Monsanto.

  • Stocks edged up Thursday, with a brighter outlook from Procter & Gamble and a better-than-expected jobless claims report, countering a dim forecast from Monsanto.

  • Plus, get Cramer's opinion on the mounting national debt and the growth possibilities for television providers who offer TV on your phone.

  • Mickey Mouse

    Hollywood is still reeling from the news that Disney is acquiring Marvel Entertainment and all the other media giants are trying to figure out what this means for their businesses and what other acquisitions it will prompt. One Hollywood insider who works for a rival said with a shudder: "Disney's always been an 800 pound gorilla, but now its power with retailers like Wal-Mart is going to be out of control."

  • Magazines

    The decline in newsstand magazine purchases may be an indicator of consumer confidence - people are watching their discretionary spending - but I'd argue that newsstand magazine revenues are unlikely to recover when consumer spending does.

  • Twilight

    "Twilight" is a true multi-media phenomenon. The best-selling book series spawned a low-budget runaway hit movie, grossing nearly $400 million worldwide. The sequel is set for an October release with more films in the franchise in the works. But why make obsessed teen girls wait and risk the brand losing steam?

  • Viacom's, Paramount just announced a partnership with DVD-rental company Redbox, becoming the third studio to make a deal with Coinstar's company that rents $1 DVDs through 17,000 kiosks around the country. This is far more than a simple DVD distribution deal, this is Paramount taking sides in what's become a pitched battle in Hollywood. The question now is which side Disney comes down on, it's one of the last players who hasn't picked sides.

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    YouTube, the world's most popular video sharing site, said Tuesday it will start sharing advertising cash with users who upload the most popular clips of everything from skateboarding dogs to dancing babies.

  • Cash flow is a great valuation metric to look at when calculating how solid a company may be, said Lee Eugene Munson, CIO of Portfolio Asset Management, and Michael Farr, president of Farr, Miller & Washington. They shared their best 5 stock picks with investors.

  • Nolan Bushnell

    Nolan Bushnell has re-entered the industry, co-founding Reality Gap, a publisher exploring a new in-game economic model that can be transported across multiple titles.  The idea is a simple one.

  • The battle between video rental kiosk business Redbox and the movie studios is heating up. Redbox, which is owned by Coinstar is suing Time Warner's Warner Home Video, which has the biggest DVD business in the industry. The issue: Warner Bros. is effectively banning Redbox from renting its DVDs for 28 days after they go on sale.

  • It's been a long time in coming -- Steven Spielberg's DreamWorks Studios just announced it completed its first phase of financing, allowing the studio co-run by Stacey Snider to start production.

  • DirecTV is rolling out a test in which cable customers in New York can pay $349 to watch Sunday games online.

  • AOL

    AOL, often derided as the original gated community, is now manufacturing a broad array of digital media that is free for the grabbing., the New York Times reports.

  • Cox Communications

    Cox Communications has made it no secret that it's open to selling a majority stake in Travel Channel Media and my sources tell me bids for the cable channel are due tomorrow.

  • Warner Brothers

    In Hollywood when something works, everyone jumps on the bandwagon. This summer that proven trend is movies based on toys. Now Warner Bros. is trying its hand at turning the beloved Lego brand into a movie. Lego has turned down several movie ideas in the past, but now it's agreed to work with Warner Bros. which is developing a family-friendly comedy adventure, that's a mix of live action and animation set in the Lego world.

  • Magazines

    Just as newspapers have begun to sell ads on the front pages of sections, magazines are selling space on or inside front covers.

  • John Hughes

    John Hughes, who passed away Thursday of a heart attack, brought Hollywood some of the most iconic and memorable movies of the 1980's.