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  • Google Attacked Over Copyright Infringement Tuesday, 6 Mar 2007 | 12:05 PM ET

    If content is king, there's bitter dissention brewing in the online kingdom, with Microsoft launching later this morning a new front in its assault against Google. Microsoft's associate general counsel Thomas Rubin will deliver a blistering attack on Google to the American Association of Publishers at a meeting in New York City later this morning....

  • Google  may be frustrated in efforts to reach comprehensive deals with major media companies such as NBC or Viacom to put their videos on YouTube, but it is signing up hundreds of smaller media partners, The New York Times reported on Friday.

  • Viacom Profit Triples, Helped By Dreamworks Acquisition Thursday, 1 Mar 2007 | 11:05 AM ET

    Viacom profits more than tripled in the fourth quarter following the addition of the DreamWorks studio last year, which swung its movie business to a profit.

  • The Warner Bros. film was released on DVD just two weeks ago, the third of the best-picture nominees to hit retail shelves, and its Oscar buzz is likely to lead to increased sales.

  • Cramer's Game Plan for the Week of Feb. 26 Friday, 23 Feb 2007 | 10:53 PM ET

    A number of companies report earnings next week, including Gap, Sprint, Viacom, Foster Wheeler and Dynegy. This is where Cramer shows you how to play the field.

  • You Can't Take Oscar To The Bank Friday, 23 Feb 2007 | 3:34 PM ET

    For many stars, critical acclaim and commerical success don't go hand in hand and winning an Oscar may not mean big bucks or big hits.

  • Hollywood Hopefuls Friday, 23 Feb 2007 | 10:41 AM ET

    As Hollywood celebrates the Oscars, it's already counting on a big year in 2007 with a number of potential blockbusters to rally the box office.  And that’s making movie theatre companies popular with investors.

  • Pre-Oscar Parties, Democrats And A Vanity Fair Soiree Thursday, 22 Feb 2007 | 8:13 AM ET

    The Oscars aren't until Sunday, but the red carpet is already out, and the stars are getting dolled up to be seen at all the right parties. And last night the hottest star was Barack Obama, who collected some $1.3 million dollars at a fundraiser in Beverly Hills

  • Show Me The Money, Oscar Wednesday, 21 Feb 2007 | 5:26 PM ET

    This year’s Best Picture nominees grossed a mere $243 million in domestic box office sales, less than a fifth of the $1.32 billion raked in by the top five movies in 2006.

  • Possible YouTube Deal with CBS Unravels: WSJ Wednesday, 21 Feb 2007 | 9:09 AM ET

    A deal between Google and CBS that would let YouTube users watch clips from CBS shows such as "The Late Show with David Letterman," has unraveled, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday.

  • Viacom Signs Web Content Deal With Joost Tuesday, 20 Feb 2007 | 10:14 AM ET

    Viacom, a leading global entertainment company, and Internet television platform Joost said they have signed a web content deal, confirming press reports.1st Paragraph of story should go here

  • Viacom to Cut 250 Jobs at MTV Networks Monday, 12 Feb 2007 | 11:03 AM ET

    Viacom's MTV Networks, operator of music-oriented television channels, said it will cut about 250 U.S. jobs to slash costs and invest more heavily in new digital businesses and new networks.

  • Silicon Valley Chasing Hollywood Box Office Dream Thursday, 8 Feb 2007 | 11:17 AM ET

    Netflix is the latest player to provide movies via the web for users to watch on PCs or media center devices connected to their TVs, but it’s a crowded and confusing field.

  • YouTube Founders Split $650 Million in Google Payday Thursday, 8 Feb 2007 | 9:38 AM ET

    Two of YouTube's founders stand to divide shares of stock now valued at around $650 million, Web search leader Google said in a regulatory filing on Wednesday detailing the payout from its $1.65 billion acquisition.

  • Viacom Tells Google to Pull YouTube Video Clips Friday, 2 Feb 2007 | 12:01 PM ET

    Viacom  has demanded that Google's  online video service YouTube pull down all of its video clips after they failed to reach an agreement, the company said.

  • "Worked Up" Over Jobs And Global Warming Friday, 2 Feb 2007 | 8:19 AM ET

    It's all about the jobs report today, and stocks are tentative ahead of the number. The market is looking flat to positive, after a rousing performance yesterday that lifted the Dow to its 27th new record since October. Non farm payrolls are expected to increase by 167,000.

  • Silicon Valley Chasing Hollywood Box Office Dream Friday, 26 Jan 2007 | 4:49 PM ET

    Netflix is the latest player to provide movies via the web for users to watch on PCs or media center devices connected to their TVs, but it’s a crowded and confusing field.

  • Low-Budget Films "Picture" Oscar Gold Tuesday, 23 Jan 2007 | 2:55 PM ET
    Oscar Award Statue

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences released its Oscar nominations this morning, beginning a month-long period of speculation on who will win what. But today’s nominations show evidence that there are already some big winners: low-budget movies from the specialty divisions of major studios.

  • LeBron James, Kobe Bryant Join Nike Air Force 25 Drive Wednesday, 17 Jan 2007 | 7:05 PM ET

    Get ready for one of the biggest Nike marketing blitzes ever, for the 25th anniversary of the Air Force 1. A hot new commercial hits the airwaves tomorrow on MTV with all of Nike’s stars playing a pickup game in Air Force 25s. I had a chance to talk with Joaquin Hidalgo, Nike’s global vice president of marketing and Adam Roth, Nike’s U.S. advertising director about the push.

  • 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.

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