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Microsoft just announced the technology it hopes will drive the next generation of video game growth.
Is there a connection between Warren Buffett and Carl Fredricksen? Buffett is a 78-year-old billionaire and financial sage who flies in a private jet when he leaves his Omaha home. Fredricksen is a 78-year-old balloon salesman who takes his midwestern home with him when he goes flying. They're both characters, but Carl is fictional.
Time Warner is set to announce a separation of its AOL Internet division as soon as Thursday, the Wall Street Journal reported.
Even with Pirate Bay convicted, the studios need to figure out a digital strategy.
In Hollywood, hard times are summoning a distinctly local response: maintaining a fabulous facade on the cheap while paring expenses behind the scenes. The New York Times reports.
Octogenarian media mogul Sumner Redstone has been plagued with debt problems. He reassured investors in the two companies of which he's chairman, Viacom and CBS, that everything is under control.
As Hollywood has taken on more sports movies in recent years, a growing niche of full service helpers has emerged.
The upfront ad sales period isn't for another two weeks, but NBC is getting ahead of the game.
After many years of fervent lobbying and deal-making in China, American media companies have little to show for their efforts there and are increasingly shifting their attention instead to India.
Stocks advanced but ended off their highs Wednesday after the Federal Reserve said the recession appears to be easing.
Futures pared gains Wednesday after the first look at first-quarter GDP showed the economy contracted at a sharper pace than expected.
Tribeca Film Festival kicked off with a party last night, but it's anything but a festive time for independent filmmakers.
The movie industry is a rare bright spot in the economy. But the billions of production dollars and the business they generate are at risk of going overseas. Studios rely on tax breaks to bring movie budgets down, and if they don't find them stateside, then "Sayonara." Nearly $250 million in federal tax breaks were eliminated from the stimulus bill and now key state incentives could be cut due to budget shortfalls.
Earth Day isn't just about environmentalism, it's also about leveraging consumers interest in green to make some serious green. Envrionmentally-oriented programming is generally a double win for media companies: people are increasingly interested in nature (and respecting the world around them) and it's a great boost for corporate image.
It's been a long 10 months since the Screen Actors Guild's contract with the major studios, the AMPTP, expired. But the long battle certainly didn't guarantee a victory. The proposed contract that SAG's board voted to approve Sunday is pretty darn similar to the deal the AMPTP offered nearly a year ago.
YouTube announced that it is teaming up with several movie studios to offer full-length movies and TV shows on its site for free.
There's no question that journalism needs a new business model. But until now, no one has come up with the solution. Three veterans of print publications are teaming up to launch their solution to the media-monetization problem.
France is determined to shut down Internet piracy, and President Nicolas Sarkozy won't take no for an answer. Sarkozy is working to pass a "Three Strikes" rule that would kick anyone who illegally downloads three times off the Internet...
This weekend's boffo box office sends Hollywood a message about what strategy to take and gives moviegoers a hint about what kind of films they can expect at their local multiplex.
In Hollywood, it's common knowledge that positioning a movie correctly can make the difference between a blockbuster and a mega blockbuster.
Amur the tiger was supposed to eat Timur the goat. Instead the pair is sharing an enclosure at a Russian safari park.
Singapore filmmaker Eric Khoo and Yuni Hadi, executive director of the Singapore International Film Festival, talk to CNBC about local films.
Miss World Canada,Anastasia Lin, tells CNBC she was stopped in Hong Kong and denied entry into China for the beauty pageant.
Tequila is seen as a party drink. Upscale brands are using marketing to millenials to change perception.
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...
The NFL has been talking about selling its rights for Thursday night games, reports CNBC's Julia Boorstin.