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  • Sell Block for Thursday, March 15 Friday, 16 Mar 2007 | 9:49 AM ET

    Despite what you’re hearing these days, tech isn’t going to bottom any time soon. Don’t get bamboozled by hopeful analysts – hope is not a part of the equation.

  • Billion-Dollar Battle of the Behemoths Tuesday, 13 Mar 2007 | 5:34 PM ET

    Call it a billion-dollar battle of the behemoths, and we the consumers will be caught in the middle. Viacom, owner of MTV, VH1, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, Paramount and Dreamworks, lets the litigation fly, filing a $1 Billion lawsuit against Google's YouTube alleging the company "harnessed technology to willfully infringe copyrights on a huge scale," with "brazen disregard" of intellectual property laws.

  • CBS Cuts Redstone's Salary, Settles Litigation Tuesday, 13 Mar 2007 | 2:01 PM ET

    CBS said on Tuesday it would cut Executive Chairman Sumner Redstone's salary and link his compensation more closely to the media company's stock price, settling shareholder litigation over its compensation practices

  • Media conglomerate Viacom  sued Google  and its Internet video-sharing site YouTube for more than $1 billion on Tuesday in the biggest challenge yet to the Web search leader's strategy to dominate the online video market.

  • The Changing Landscape for Advertisers Wednesday, 7 Mar 2007 | 2:02 PM ET
    Microsoft

    When it comes to technology it seems like everyday we focus on big-screen this, or big-screen that, but today, thanks to Microsoft, I want to take a look at the small screen in your den or the tiny screen in your pocket.

  • The Motion Picture Association of America released data Tuesday showing that 63 movies grossed more than $50 million in 2006.

  • 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
    Telstra

    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.