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  • Hollywood's summer rebound, revenue up 10 percent Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 9:39 AM ET
    Scene from "Monsters University"

    Despite massive bombs at the box office, this summer had 15 movies that earned over $100 million, compared with 13 last year.

  • Twitter hires former Ticketmaster chief Tuesday, 27 Aug 2013 | 3:07 PM ET
    Nathan Hubbard speaks at the International Entertainment Buyers Association Conference and Hall of Fame in Nashville, Tenn.

    Twitter is focused on a larger commerce play on Twitter itself, and hiring Hubbard will focus on building a platform, to draw in retail partners to sell physical and digital goods.

  • Nasdaq vs. NYSE: Who will win battle of tech IPOs? Friday, 23 Aug 2013 | 4:59 PM ET

    In the wake of Nasdaq's latest trading snafu, it begs the question: Will the next wave of tech IPOs, which includes Twitter, head for the NYSE?

  • Zuckerberg to make Internet available, affordable Wednesday, 21 Aug 2013 | 12:52 AM ET

    CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced the launch of internet.org, what Facebook calls "a global partnership with the goal of making Internet access available to the next 5 billion people."

  • Disney's new video game: To Infinity and beyond? Friday, 16 Aug 2013 | 4:44 PM ET

    It brings together characters from far-flung Disney and Pixar worlds in an unprecedented mashup, and it ditches a strategy of creating stand-alone console games.

  • Steve Case: Four lessons for entrepreneurs Wednesday, 14 Aug 2013 | 3:43 PM ET

    Julia Boorstin sat down with Steve Case at the V2V conference. They discussed common traits among successful entrepreneurs and where he sees growth opportunities.

  • Show me the money: Start-up investment dilemma Tuesday, 13 Aug 2013 | 6:06 PM ET

    South by SouthWest's V2V conference aims to help entrepreneurs navigate the often-contentious relationship with investors.

  • Time Warner, AOL & Groupon in Focus Wednesday Wednesday, 7 Aug 2013 | 12:36 AM ET

    Time Warner second quarter results due out Wednesday morning are expected to benefit from growth in advertising and subscription revenue at its cable networks.

  • Tweeting about a TV show? It's affecting ratings Tuesday, 6 Aug 2013 | 1:43 AM ET

    Data is said to help TV programmers reference high Twitter engagement to boost advertising rates, even if ratings aren't high, it should make Twitter a valuable tool to marketers.

  • Why ESPN is key to Disney's upcoming earnings Monday, 5 Aug 2013 | 11:11 AM ET
    French-born model and actor Gilles Marini poses with Mickey Mouse at ESPN Wide World of Sports at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida

    ESPN faces tough comparisons to a year ago. But the advertising recovery should benefit the valuable sports network as well as Disney's other networks.

  • Content is key in CBS-Time Warner Cable battle Friday, 2 Aug 2013 | 11:08 AM ET
    CBS Chief Executive Les Moonves

    The increasing value of CBS' content is precisely why CEO Les Moonves is standing firm in his negotiations to be paid more for his channels for subscribers in New York, Los Angeles and Houston.

  • Viacom earnings: Focus on ratings, ads, movies Thursday, 1 Aug 2013 | 1:05 PM ET

    Most of its revenue is from the cable networks, where ad revenue is expected to rise year over year, as well as from the prior quarter.

  • Earnings preview: Time Warner Cable, DirecTV Wednesday, 31 Jul 2013 | 4:06 PM ET

    After Comcast's better-than-expected results, reports from Time Warner Cable and DirecTV will be in focus on Thursday.

  • Facebook allowing embedded posts, like Twitter Wednesday, 31 Jul 2013 | 3:24 PM ET

    The move to embedded posts is designed to shift toward the kind of public conversation that has made Twitter so popular, and to make Facebook more relevant.

  • James Franco joins Hollywood's crowdfunding craze Tuesday, 30 Jul 2013 | 8:07 PM ET

    James Franco is the latest filmmaker to jump into the crowdfunding game, following Zach Braff. Spike Lee is also going this route in lieu of conventional funding.

  • Facebook nearing its IPO price. Here's why Tuesday, 30 Jul 2013 | 4:10 PM ET
    Facebook headquarters

    Facebook stock had a rocky first year but on Tuesday, it came within pennies of its IPO price of $38. What made investors suddenly "like" it again?

  • Strong ratings could boost Comcast earnings Tuesday, 30 Jul 2013 | 2:50 PM ET
    The Comcast Corp. logo is seen as Brian Roberts, chairman and chief executive officer of Comcast Corp., right, speaks during a news conference at the National Cable and Telecommunications Association (NCTA) Cable Show in Washington, D.C.

    The cable giant is on track to benefit from growth of its broadband business, improved ratings for NBC and box-office hits.

  • Get ready: Here come media and oil earnings Friday, 26 Jul 2013 | 3:27 PM ET

    It's the last heavy week of earnings, with five Dow components and 135 of the S&P 500 companies expected to report next week. From the oil giants to content companies, what to watch.

  • Zynga folds on U.S. gambling bet, shares plunge Friday, 26 Jul 2013 | 4:14 PM ET

    Zynga said Thursday it will largely abandon its long-running efforts to build a real-money gaming business in the United States, prompting shares to drop.

  • Facebook surges as 'mobile first' pays off Thursday, 25 Jul 2013 | 2:47 PM ET
    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said teen use of the social-networking site is holding steady and that, when you include Instagram, it's growing quickly.

 

  • Working from Los Angeles, Boorstin is CNBC's media and entertainment reporter and editor of CNBC.com's Media Money section.