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  • Twitter

    It'll be a big 2011 for Twitter — the company just closed a new round of $200 million in financing that values the company at $3.7 billion.

  • US Capitol Building with cash

    You thought the tax debate in Congress this week was about extending the Bush tax cuts, right? Or unemployment insurance? It’s also about a long list of smaller tax provisions that have been salted into the bill, unrelated provisions that benefit special interests.

  • lions_gate_logo.jpg

    Lionsgate's annual shareholder meeting yielded a big win for the studio — all 12 of its directors were elected and none of Icahn's five nominees.

  • Carl Icahn

    Lionsgate's battle with Carl Icahn comes to a head Tuesday at the company's annual shareholder meeting and today Icahn made a major decision to pull his $7.50 takeover offer for the company.

  • Groupon.com

    Google is reportedly interested in buying Groupon for $6 billion. That rumored number is huge, to say the least, twice any of Google's other acquisitions. It's also twice the $3 billion valuation at which Groupon's been raising funding. So how does this deal-a-day company with 30 million registered users get to a $6 billion valuation?

  • The Chronicles of Narnia: the Voyage of the Dawn Treader

    Fox is opening "Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader" on 3500 screens nation-wide Friday, and its rivals will be watching carefully to see how it performs compares to its two predecessors which were released by Disney.

  • A girl gestures towards a Tyrannosaurus Rex at the media call for Walking With Dinosaurs - The Arena Spectacular at The Entertainment Quarter in Sydney, Australia.

    Hugh Jackman is up, Anthony LaPaglia is out and a group of robotic dinosaurs have roared into top place on BRW magazine’s annual list of Australia’s richest entertainers.

  • Greg Maffei

    Liberty Media CEO Greg Maffei has been busy, between finalizing his swap with Diller's IAC, and planning ahead to when Starz contract with Netflix expires.

  • Activist investor Carl Icahn and Lions Gate Vice Chair Michael Burns had harsh words for one another on Tuesday's "Fast Money."

  • The economy has stabilized, which is why Viacom has grown "almost month by month” over the last four quarters, its president and CEO, Philippe Dauman, told CNBC Monday.

  • Google

    Google's making a big play in the fast-growing $1 billion e-book market — its Google's long-awaited bookstore, ebooks.com, is up and running.

  • The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

    With the opening this Friday of “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader,” comes a study in one of the most difficult challenges a studio can face: fixing a broken movie.  The New York Times reports.

  • Groupon.com

    With last week's ongoing rumors of Google hopes to buy Groupon for $6 billion, there's been a rash of interest in local companies — this could be the beginning of a a mini local bubble.

  • And 2 ways to play it, acording to Simon Baker of Baker Avenue Asset Management.

  • As the S&P 500 index rose by 1 percent Thursday, these market movers caught the attention of the "Fast Money" traders.

  • Groupon

    I've just confirmed that Groupon takes, on average, HALF of all the dollars spent on Groupon coupons on its site. That's right, Groupon's margins on each deal are 50% of what consumers pay.

  • Today FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski unveiled his proposal to regulate the Internet — a proposal the FCC will vote on December 21st.

  • A man with 3D glasses on.

    Gamemakers battle it out, consumers lose interest in 3-D technology and celebrities monetize their brands.

  • Airstream Interstate 3500

    Shipments of RVs, an economic indicator, for 2011 are expected to be up 8.2 percent from those this year. Currently, about 8.3 million households now own an RV.

  • Oscar Awards

    The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences is departing from tradition: it picked Anne Hathaway and James Franco to host the 2011 Oscars.

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