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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Facebook earnings preview: Mobile, growth in focus Tuesday, 23 Jul 2013 | 12:10 PM ET
    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg

    When Facebook reports its second-quarter earnings Wednesday, the big question will be how well it's growing its mobile revenue—an issue that dragged its post-IPO performance.

  • 'The big picture is great': Netflix's Hastings Tuesday, 23 Jul 2013 | 7:33 AM ET

    Reed Hastings tells CNBC he isn't too concerned about the mixed picture in Netflix's earnings report. "We're feeling great about the long term," he says.

  • Tempered expectations for Apple earnings Monday, 22 Jul 2013 | 1:33 PM ET

    Here are the main things to look for in Apple's earnings report, which is expected to move the stock.

  • Netflix earnings: Moderating an open call Friday, 19 Jul 2013 | 4:11 PM ET

    BTIG's Rich Greenfield, a veteran analyst, and a journalist, me, will moderate questions e-mailed and tweets.

  • Watching Netflix: Revenue is expected to soar Friday, 19 Jul 2013 | 12:39 PM ET

    Fresh on the heels of 14 Emmy nominations, the company is expected to show a revenue increase and earnings-per-share growth when it reports Monday after the bell.

  • Netflix’s 14 Emmy nods mark streaming video's rise Thursday, 18 Jul 2013 | 12:18 PM ET
    Kevin Spacey

    Prime-time TV just changed, with Netflix joining the ranks of cable heavyweights with multiple Primetime Emmy nominations. But can awards translate to more Netflix subscribers?

  • Syfy already shopping Sharknado 2 on Twitter Wednesday, 17 Jul 2013 | 6:47 PM ET

    Having found such a following for its sharks-in-a-tornado flick, the cable network took to social media to ask fans to create a tagline for the sequel.

  • Microsoft, Google expected to beat estimates Wednesday, 17 Jul 2013 | 1:30 PM ET

    Microsoft is facing some big challenges, including the industrywide decline in PC sales. The focus of earnings for Google will be on its core search business.

  • Hulu now not for sale, say parent companies Friday, 12 Jul 2013 | 3:32 PM ET

    After putting Hulu up for sale, its parent companies, Disney, 21st Century Fox, and NBC Universal, CNBC's parent company, are announcing the streaming-video company is no longer for sale.

  • Google's Schmidt Says 'Watch This Space' Friday, 12 Jul 2013 | 9:58 AM ET
    Eric Schmidt

    Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt is all fired up about Motorola's launch of the Moto X smartphone. At Sun Valley, he talks with CNBC about its launch, immigration reform and the NSA.

  • Andreessen talks tech boom, broken IPO market Thursday, 11 Jul 2013 | 4:56 PM ET
    Marc Andreessen, co-founder and partner at Andreessen Horowitz

    Marc Andreessen is bullish on startups and the economy. At the Allen Company conference in Sun Valley, he said he was most excited about is are new collaborative business models.

 

  • 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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