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  • Internet entrepreneur Bob Pittman has gone back to his radio roots in a new venture with Clear Channel, in which he will help extend radio brands, such as Z100 and Kiss FM, to the Internet and mobile devices.

  • Comcast

    Comcast is bringing "TV Everywhere" mobile. The cable giant just announced a new Xfinity TV app, to allow digital TV subscribers to watch TV and program their DVRs, first on Apple's iPad and iPhone, with versions coming for Android devices later this year.

  • Marc Andreessen

    Since the dawn of Web 1.0 Marc Andreessen has been one of Silicon Valley's heavy hitters, and now he's behind some of the most innovative companies defining the web's future. He's on the board of Facebook, he invested in Twitter, earlier this year his fund invested in FourSquare, and now he's backing a new social search engine called RockMelt.

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    As Lionsgate continues its battle with Carl Icahn and its push to merge with MGM, it reported that it swung to a second quarter loss. The studio announced its earnings after the bell Tuesday — a net loss of 22 cents per share, down from a net profit of 26 cents per share in the year-earlier quarter, and 25 percent higher revenue of $456.3 million.

  • Mickey Mouse

    Today Disney CEO Bob Iger was joined by Mickey Mouse and Mayor Bloomberg to cut the ribbon on Disney's new flagship store.

  • Netflix

    Netflix’s last call that, as nuanced as it may be,  could be an important clue about what management is thinking.  And I’m not convinced that analysts, who are only allowed to ask questions via email, picked up on it.

  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid

    You don’t have to have a whole platform—game, website or even a balloon in the Macy’s parade—to promote a book, but it hasn’t hurt the Diary of a Wimpy Kid, which has sold 42 million books since 2007.

  • CBS

    After being bashed for being too dependent on advertising, now CBS is benefiting from its share of the ad market — advertising is back, up 10 percent in the quarter.

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    Despite reporting earnings that were just in line with expectations, DirecTV shares have been trading off about 3 percent all day. Why? The satellite TV provider's earnings were in line with expectations, but the stock has gained 15 percent since August, without a pause.

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    Earnings from giant Time Warner Cable and the smaller Cablevision told a very specific story about the cable business and about the state of the American consumer.

  • Rupert Murdoch

    Rupert Murdoch didn't come on News Corp's earnings call, which meant there were no dramatic statements about the future of subscription models or the importance of tablets like the iPad.

  • Facebook

    When Mark Zuckerberg took the stage at Facebook for a secret mobile announcement he didn't hesitate to squash the rumor that Facebook is building a phone. Zuckerberg simply said: NO. Instead, Facebook wants to make any phone a social environment, no matter what the platform.

  • The Time Warner building.

    Digital distribution was front and center in Time Warner's earnings conference call and CEO Jeff Bewkes detailed the various opportunities the company sees in making its content available everywhere.

  • Your Money Your Vote - A CNBC Special Report

    During these mid-term campaigns, candidates from both sides of the aisle have embraced Facebook and Twitter, following President Obama's huge success engaging with voters through social media during his campaign.

  • With Election Day looming the pace of political ad spending continues to accelerate — this is sure to be a record year. Political ad spending is on track to top $3 billion; not only is that far ahead of the $2.4 billion spent during the last mid-term elections, it even exceeds the $2.7 billion spent during the 2008 presidential campaigns.

  • Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios

    MGM's hundred-plus creditors have approved a pre-packaged bankruptcy plan, according to sources close to the situation.

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    Cablevision's 3 million plus customers have not had access to Fox for the past 13 days as the companies have been locked in a standoff over retransmission fees.

  • "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows- Part 1" doesn't hit theaters until November 19, but tickets are on sale and they're going fast.

  • 1964 Aston Martin DB5, estimated at over $5.5 million.

    Arguably the most famous car in the world has sold to an American car enthusiast for £2.6 million ($4.1 million) after being put on the market for the first time ever.

  • News Corporation

    The World Series starts in a few hours and Fox, which broadcasts the game, is still dark for Cablevision's three million plus customers in the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut Tri-state region.

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Television

  • LOS ANGELES/ NEW YORK, April 28- U.S. Late-night talk shows and topical satire, including NBC's "Saturday Night Live," will be the first hit if the Writers Guild of America goes on strike next week in a stoppage that media analysts say could send viewers flocking irreversibly to streaming services. "A strike of any duration will drive audiences off broadcast and cable...

  • LOS ANGELES/ NEW YORK, April 28- U.S. Late-night talk shows and topical satire, including NBC's "Saturday Night Live," will be the first hit if the Writers Guild of America goes on strike next week in a stoppage that media analysts say could send viewers flocking irreversibly to streaming services. "A strike of any duration will drive audiences off broadcast and cable...

  • U.S. stocks traded in a narrow range Thursday

    U.S. stocks traded within striking distance of all-time highs Thursday.