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  • Can the WTO get China to Open up to Hollywood? Thursday, 13 Aug 2009 | 12:45 PM ET

    Finally there's progress in Hollywood's push to enter China. The WTO issued a 460 page ruling that demands that the Chinese government ease its restrictions, and among other things allow U.S. content companies to work with any distributors, not just those controlled by the government.

  • Can Warner Bros Turn LEGO Into a Blockbuster? Wednesday, 12 Aug 2009 | 4:18 PM ET
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    In Hollywood when something works, everyone jumps on the bandwagon. This summer that proven trend is movies based on toys. Now Warner Bros. is trying its hand at turning the beloved Lego brand into a movie. Lego has turned down several movie ideas in the past, but now it's agreed to work with Warner Bros. which is developing a family-friendly comedy adventure, that's a mix of live action and animation set in the Lego world.

  • Studios Win, RealNetworks Loses DVD Copying Case Wednesday, 12 Aug 2009 | 11:51 AM ET

    Score one for the movie studios in their ongoing battle to fight digital piracy and protect intellectual property.

  • Publicis Exec Talks Razorfish Tuesday, 11 Aug 2009 | 1:41 PM ET

    The battle between the ad giants and the tech giants - Microsoft and Google - is really heating up. Publicis spacer, one of the world's biggest ad agencies, shelled out $530 million for Microsoft's interactive Razorfish.

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    Lionsgate wowed Wall Street with higher fiscal first quarter results than the same quarter last year that easily beat Wall Street Estimates.

  • Twitter

    Though Facebook and Twitter service seems to be up and running after the two social sites struggled with a denial-of-service attack yesterday, the battle isn't over yet.

  • The Killer App? Porn Going 3-D Friday, 7 Aug 2009 | 2:26 PM ET
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    The push for 3D in theaters is growing fast. Now the porn industry is pushing 3D to homes.

  • CBS Optimistic as Profit Drops Friday, 7 Aug 2009 | 9:43 AM ET

    CBS Corp stock traded up after hours on CEO Les Moonves' optimism about recovery after the company released earnings that suffered from the advertising recession.

  • Director John Hughes Passes Friday, 7 Aug 2009 | 9:36 AM ET
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    John Hughes, who passed away Thursday of a heart attack, brought Hollywood some of the most iconic and memorable movies of the 1980's.

  • Twitter Tells Me It's Under Attack Thursday, 6 Aug 2009 | 11:38 AM ET

    The blogosphere is abuzz with complaints that Twitter service has been down for the past few hours, yet another indication of how addictive the fast-growing service is. What's wrong? No, not a service outage. Not even a "Fail Whale"

  • News Corp Earnings

    News Corp suffered from the economic downturn as expected, with revenue dropping to $7.67 billion. But what really hurt NewsCorp's quarter was $680 million in impairment and operating charges, mostly at MySpace's division, Fox Interactive Media.

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    Discovery Communications this morning reported that its earnings from continuing operations doubled from the year-ago quarter to 32 cents a share. Including a net tax gain of $46 million from selling half of Discovery Kids, earnings per share quadrupled.

  • Social Climbers: Companies' New Social Savvy Tuesday, 4 Aug 2009 | 10:35 AM ET

    Business has always been based on relationships. But now so many of those inter-personal interactions - cocktail parties, conferences, even hiring company meetings - can be replaced, or at least augmented, by virtual services. Trade all that handshaking for the click of a mouse and your network can expand beyond your backyard to the entire world.

  • Twittering for Profits Monday, 3 Aug 2009 | 2:31 PM ET

    Twitter's popularity is exploding; there are no official stats, but it has in the ballpark of 35 million users. So how can all this attention can be turned into profits? As of now the company has zero revenue.

  • Social Climbers: Facebook Grows Up Monday, 3 Aug 2009 | 1:19 PM ET

    Facebook isn't just a tool for college students to socialize. Now every demographic uses the website, making the service a key way for companies to reach consumers. What better way to target ads than with the information you give about yourself on your profile?

  • Social Climbers: What's Next for Social Media? Monday, 3 Aug 2009 | 10:58 AM ET
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    Social media - networks like Facebook and LinkedIn and communication services like Twitter- are more popular every day. But the next big thing in the social space is unlikely to be yet another network or gadget; instead it'll be developments that make the entire web social.

  • Judd Apatow: Hollywood's Billion Dollar Funny Man Friday, 31 Jul 2009 | 2:59 PM ET
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    Universal Studios is hoping that its latest Judd Apatow comedy, "Funny People" will rule the box office this weekend.

  • Washington Post's Profit, No Thanks to Newspapers Friday, 31 Jul 2009 | 2:52 PM ET

    The Washington Post Company reported that its quarterly earnings swung to a profit from a loss a year ago, but don't take that as an indication that newspapers are rebounding. The print journalism business is still suffering from the industry-wide downturn in advertising. It's also falling prey to a shift of newspaper readers from the paper to online, where they yield much less advertising revenue and for the most part, no subscription revenue.

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    Cost cutting and strong brands helped Disney moderate the effects of the downturn and beat analyst expectations. The weak ad market and slower consumer spending on everything from theme park extras to DVDs took their toll.

  • Disney Profit Tops Forecasts, but Revenue Falls Short Thursday, 30 Jul 2009 | 5:39 PM ET

    Walt Disney reported lower quarterly earnings that topped analysts' forecasts, but the company's shares declined in extended trading as its revenue missed predictions.



  • Nov 25- Tegna Inc, the broadcast and digital company that split from Gannett Co Inc earlier this year, has assembled a group of employees to make local broadcast television, including news, more interesting to a younger audience. The McLean, Virginia- based company is also trying to create more original programming and discussing ways to better integrate its...

  • Bidding war for Thursday Night Football

    The NFL has been talking about selling its rights for Thursday night games, reports CNBC's Julia Boorstin.

  • LOS ANGELES— If you're shopping for a TV, get out a tape measure and do some quick calculations before you head to the store. And count the number of gadgets you'll want to connect to your screen. If you're sitting far away, a regular HD set will be just fine— for $100 to $200 less.