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  • Startup Investment Buzz Wednesday, 11 Mar 2009 | 4:17 PM ET

    The Montgomery Tech conference, packed with 1,100 attendees, is buzzing with talk about the sectors and startups that are the bests right now.

  • Media And Tech Dealmaking Charges On Wednesday, 11 Mar 2009 | 2:39 PM ET

    I'm reporting from the Montgomery Tech Conference in Santa Monica Ca, and it's surprising and refreshing to find such an excited and optimistic assortment of startups and potential investors.

  • Shareholders And The Mouse House Tuesday, 10 Mar 2009 | 1:23 PM ET

    Disney's annual shareholder meeting is underway, and the issues on the agenda are particularly telling of the big issues facing media—and all corporate giants—today.

  • Thanks to Alex Rodriguez, talk of performance-enhancing drugs has swallowed up all the spring training talk. And while fans say that the use of drugs bothers them, it doesn't bother them enough to stay away from the ballpark.

  • Accenture Hits A Hole In One With Tiger Ad Friday, 6 Mar 2009 | 11:32 AM ET

    I haven’t been too impressed with the print advertising Accenture has rolled out since they signed Tiger Woods many years ago.

  • Hollywood Tightens Its Belt Friday, 6 Mar 2009 | 10:55 AM ET

    Its obvious the studios are telling their execs to pull back on expense account spending. Just look at the crowds — or rather the lack thereof — at some of LA's most popular restaurants.

  • Is "Watchmen" Worth The Legal Battle? Thursday, 5 Mar 2009 | 5:41 PM ET

    I caught a pre-screening of "Watchmen" of one of the most hotly-contested and highly-anticipated movies of the year. Expect the power of marketing, the fanboy, and the success of the filmmaker's last film, "300," to help it prevail at the box office.

  • What Do Blockbuster's Troubles Mean For Netflix? Wednesday, 4 Mar 2009 | 1:02 PM ET

    Blockbuster's stock plummeted Tuesday on a report that it was investigating a bankruptcy filing. No doubt, the chain is struggling with competition with Netflix and the huge variety of new ways consumers can get entertainment at home, including digital distribution.

  • Disney's Bob Iger Looks Beyond Recession Wednesday, 4 Mar 2009 | 3:29 AM ET

    Disney can't ignore the reality of the recession and its impact on Disney's business (or its stock price), but CEO Bob Iger insists that the focus is on the long term. The strategy is to create high-quality branded content to leverage across its business divisions and all over the world. Iger says the biggest challenge isn't the economy, but creativity, and keeping its brands thriving.

  • America Has Gone To The Movies Tuesday, 3 Mar 2009 | 9:55 AM ET

    Despite the pullback in consumer spending and the ever-declining stock market, Americans continue to shell out big bucks at the box office.

  • I Got The Horse Right Here: Anyone Want Him? Tuesday, 3 Mar 2009 | 8:59 AM ET

    Wealthy buyers will be flocking the Fasig-Tipton horse sale today at the Calder Racetrack in Miami to bid on thoroughbreds in the two-year-old-in-training sale.

  • 2008 Media M&A Heading For A Drop Friday, 27 Feb 2009 | 1:48 PM ET

    PricewaterhouseCoopers just released a new report on merger and acquisition activity in the media and entertainment space and the outlook is grim.

  • For Nike, Tiger Never Lost Friday, 27 Feb 2009 | 9:43 AM ET

    Never has a sports star returned from major surgery with so few doubters. After an eight-month absence, Tiger Woods was a heavy 4-to-1 favorite to win the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship.

  • Facebook Asks Users To Help Shape Its Policies Thursday, 26 Feb 2009 | 2:21 PM ET

    Facebook's privacy policies have been criticized for being opaque and potentially harmful to users. Now the social network is responding with a totally new strategy — opening up its governance to users —allowing them to comment, make suggestions, and vote.

  • Seinfeld Gets His Comedy Back On, On NBC Thursday, 26 Feb 2009 | 1:18 PM ET
    Jerry Seinfeld

    NBC has lured the comedian back to its airwaves, hoping to hit the jackpot once again.

  • Disney's Recession-Era Entertainment Thursday, 26 Feb 2009 | 12:58 PM ET
    Jonas Brothers

    Disney opens its "Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience" on about 1,200 screens Friday.

  • Hollywood's Not Board With Games Wednesday, 25 Feb 2009 | 12:33 PM ET
    Clue board game

    Universal Studios is moving forward on plans to turn the board game "Clue" into a movie, again, nailing down the man behind Disney's Pirates of the Carribean hit, Gore Verbinski, to direct and produce.

  • Barney Frank Says 'Marketing Should Change' Tuesday, 24 Feb 2009 | 5:56 PM ET

    Fresh off his objection of Northern Trust's spending this past weekend, Rebecca Jarvis and I interviewed House Financial Services Chairman Barney Frank to talk about how companies that have taken bailout money should advertise.

  • Northern Trust

    Executives with Wachovia and Buick better start scaling back now because this much is now clear: If you or your parent company are receiving federal funds as part of the bailout, having big bashes and spending big money at sporting events is no longer acceptable.

  • Are Pure Play Movie Studios The Answer? Tuesday, 24 Feb 2009 | 11:17 AM ET

    With media conglomerates tanking, pure play movie studios Marvel and DreamWorks Animation look like pretty robust places to ride out the recession, on this day that both report earnings.



  • Woman with mobile phone

    Many outlets rely on snackable clips to build brand affinity. But some argue it takes away opportunities to make money.

  • Indian film company takes on streaming

    Indian motion picture production and distribution company Eros' founder and Chairman Kishore Lulla, discusses the strategy behind streaming and music service Eros Now.

  • Face of TV 'almost too good': Barry Diller

    David Zaslav, Discovery Communications CEO; Barry Diller, IAC/InterActiveCorp and Expedia, Inc. Chairman and Senior Executive; and Les Moonves, CBS chairman & CEO, weigh in on the relationship between content and distribution providers