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A provision banning futures trading of box office estimates was passed by the Senate Agriculture Committee Wednesday, as part of the Wall Street Transparency and Accountability Act Financial Reform Package.
With Facebook's new strategy your network and all your friends' updates and preferences will be available not just on Facebook.com but also on any website that integrates the social network's three new products announced today. They will vastly expand Facebook's presence and reach across the web.
Zynga may not be a household name, but its games are: "FarmVille" and "Mafia Wars" are two of the most popular applications on the web. Zynga's games have 235 million monthly users.
Ahead of Facebook's developer conference the social media behemoth announced some new features designed not for developers, but for users, to get them to engage even more with the site by expanding connections beyond friends.
The volcanic ash is starting to settle, but Hollywood is still taking stock of the impact of the natural disaster on the entertainment business.
In this slideshow, we take a look at different people, laws and films that played a role in shaping marijuana's image in the minds of Americans.
With Facebook's annual developers conference on Wednesday the web is buzzing about what the social network will unveil. The site already has 400 million unique users, half of which go to the site daily: so the question becomes how to extend Facebook's community beyond the website itself.
Premium cable channel Epix has finally signed its first national distribution deal—to Dish Network's 14 million satellite TV customers.
You don’t have to be the director of the world’s highest grossing film to get a meeting with the President at the White House. But it doesn’t hurt.
A new report reveals that consumers are spending less on home entertainment—but it's not all bad news. Spending on DVDs, Blu-Ray and digital distribution dropped 8 percent in the first quarter to $4.84 billion, on the heels of a 5 percent drop last year.
Twitter's moves in the past week could be seen as a direct threat to the thousand developers gathered for its "Chirp" conference.
"Chirp," Twitter's first-ever developers conference, is packed and buzzing with excitement about this technology changing the way people communicate.
I'm reporting from the Ad Age Digital conference in Manhattan, where Google Chief Economist Hal Varian spoke about the role of data in ad strategy. Varian is Google's chief number cruncher, the guy who sorts through the limitless piles of data and figures out what matters and what doesn't.
I sat down with Twitter COO Dick Costolo at the Ad Age Digital conference to hear about Twitter's long-awaited, much-debated ad strategy.
Finally, Twitter is unveiling its business plan, which is having ads designed to profit from the 55 million Tweets posted daily and the value of searching them.
Twitter is taking its time putting the final touch on its business model, but major companies have been cashing in on Twitter for years.
MGM was hoping to snag a $2 billion offer for its library of films and some big titles like 'The Hobbit' and 'James Bond.' The most MGM drew was a $1.5 billion bid from Time Warner, which simply wasn't enough for MGM creditors to sell.
With the Upfront ad sales period — a bastion of Madison Avenue — a month away, a number of green shoots are emerging from the advertising sector.
The fear is that a disappointing 3D upgrade will turn off consumers to the pricey 3-D theatrical experience, which runs an average $3 more per ticket.
Rave reviews for the iPad's e-reader are quite promising for book publishers. Now a whole slew of gadget-owners who might not have bought a dedicated eReader like the Kindle, could be the new market for eReader apps and eBooks.
With Alphabet's earnings report on the horizon, its dominant online-video platform YouTube has big shoes to fill.
Streaming platform SoundCloud may be putting itself up for sale for as much as $1 billion, Bloomberg reported.
Ahead of its release, "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" is the top pre-order for both Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports the latest of what CBS CEO Leslie Moonves has to say on the earnings call. The "Fast Money" traders weigh in.
CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports the latest from CBS's quarterly earnings conference call with Leslie Moonves, CBS CEO.
SEOUL, South Korea— LG Electronics Inc. said Thursday its second-quarter net income jumped 19 percent thanks to strong sales of high-end TVs and home appliances that outweighed another quarterly loss in its handset business. Its April-June earnings came in at 268.51 billion won, on sales of 14 trillion won. LG said its TV and home appliance divisions reported...