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  • Breaking Bad iconic memorabilia to go on sale Friday, 20 Sep 2013 | 9:10 AM ET

    With just two more episodes left to air of hit TV show Breaking Bad, fans can get a chance to own their own slice of TV history with an online auction of nearly 150 items from the show.

  • The Pixar logo at the main gate of Pixar Animation Studiosin Emeryville, California.

    Disney's decision to push back the release dates of two Pixar films could see some analysts revise their earnings estimate for the media powerhouse.

  • 'Grand Theft Auto V' tops $800 million on day one Wednesday, 18 Sep 2013 | 4:10 PM ET

    At about $60 a pop, that translates to more than 13 million units sold. This is the highest first-day retail sales in the company's history.

  • 'Grand Theft Auto V' seen hitting $1 billion Tuesday, 17 Sep 2013 | 4:20 PM ET

    One of the most expensive games ever made is expected to be one of the biggest this year, and could be fierce competition for Call of Duty.

  • Facebook announces newsfeed video Thursday, 12 Sep 2013 | 5:23 PM ET
    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg

    Facebook announced it will be easier to watch videos in your newsfeed.

  • Disruptors tackle retail, art, and even cocktails Thursday, 12 Sep 2013 | 10:24 AM ET
    TechCrunch Disrupt's Startup Battlefield Winners Award

    Here are four startups at TechCrunch disruptors that piqued our interest, each taking on a different business.

  • Why Netflix is at a new all-time high Wednesday, 11 Sep 2013 | 10:39 AM ET

    The Virgin Media deal in effect makes Netflix a benefit for a cable company, not just an upstart threat.

  • Is Apple's iRadio a Pandora killer? Friday, 6 Sep 2013 | 11:38 AM ET
    Apple iTunes Radio

    Despite the fact that it's going after a piece of Pandora's ad revenue, the true upside for Apple is a way to sell more music.

  • 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.

  • Spare cash? Maybe you should back a Hollywood film Monday, 5 Aug 2013 | 10:50 AM ET
    Spike Lee interviewed on CNBC at the NYSE, July 31, 2013

    Hollywood filmmakers are moving online to raise funds through crowdsourcing, with even big-name directors finding it harder to fund their movies via traditional routes.

  • 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.

 

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

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