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  • YouTube and Warner Music Group have been stuck in a stand-off since December, when Warner pulled all of its artists' clips - both professional music videos and user-generated content using its songs - from the site.

  • Disney's First Digital Subscription: Online Books Tuesday, 29 Sep 2009 | 10:19 AM ET
    Disney

    Today Disney announced the first-ever digital children's book platform, which also happens to be the media giant's first digital subscription business.

  • Anheuser-Busch's Next Sponsorship Play: Ping Pong Friday, 25 Sep 2009 | 11:25 AM ET
    Ping Pong

    As Advertising Week wraps up here in New York, one major marketer, Budweiser, is sponsoring what it hopes will be the next hot sport to succeed Poker - Ping Pong!

  • Can Direct Marketing Make a Comeback? Thursday, 24 Sep 2009 | 2:06 PM ET

    In this era of Facebook ads and company-customer interaction through Twitter, direct marketing that shows up in your mail box seems incredibly outdated. I mean, junk mail? Really?

  • Michael Moore's New Doc Takes on 'Capitalism' Wednesday, 23 Sep 2009 | 11:22 AM ET
    Capitalism: A Love Story

    As CNBC spends the month examining the economic melt down one year ago and how far we've come, Michael Moore takes the one-year anniversary to release his new documentary, "Capitalism: A Love Story" which skewers the financial system. The documentary doesn't look at the big banks that failed, but at the people who suffered. And yes, the title is ironic: Capitalism is the bad guy.

  • Facebook, Nielsen Partner to Prove Ad Value Tuesday, 22 Sep 2009 | 12:17 PM ET

    The most popular social network-Facebook- is teaming up with the most powerful media measurement giant-Nielsen-to prove that social media ads work. At Advertising Week in New York I sat down with Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook's Chief Operating Officer in her first live TV interview since taking the post last year.

  • Tim Armstrong's Plans for AOL's Content Empire Monday, 21 Sep 2009 | 5:01 PM ET

    At Advertising Week in New York I had a chance to sit down with AOL CEO Tim Armstrong in his first TV interview since taking over the troubled company. As AOL heads towards an IPO, spinning off from Time Warner before the end of the year, Armstrong is hard at work turning the division known for its subscription web mail service - a revenue stream that no longer exists - into an ad-oriented, content-driven company.

  • Guitar Hero CEO on Growing Market Share Monday, 21 Sep 2009 | 2:12 PM ET

    Guitar Hero may not be ad supported but the music video game brand certainly knows about using ads to lure consumers; that's the subject of the panel its CEO, Dan Rosensweig, participated in during Advertising Week's morning session today.

  • Ad Week Kicks Off With Cautious Optimism Monday, 21 Sep 2009 | 12:52 PM ET

    The sixth annual Ad Week kicks off today at the New York Times building in midtown Manhattan. Everyone who was here last year can't help but reminisce about the financial meltdown that unfolded during September 2008's event. Last year ad spending was already starting to decline, so this year the big question is whether the ad dollars are coming back and, if so, where will they go?

  • 'Chance of Meatballs' Rolls to Top of Box Office Sunday, 20 Sep 2009 | 6:32 PM ET

    The forecast was bright at the box-office for "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs," which earned $30.1 million to lead this weekend's films.

  • Disney Enters New Era as Studio Chief Steps Down Saturday, 19 Sep 2009 | 4:22 PM ET
    Disney

    After nearly four decades with the company, Dick Cook has announced that he's stepping down as studio boss immediately.

  • Why Is Dick Cook Leaving Disney? Saturday, 19 Sep 2009 | 4:21 PM ET
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    Even Hollywood insiders were shocked by the news late Friday that Dick Cook, the Walt Disney veteran and beloved chairman of Walt Disney Studios is stepping down immediately.

  • Record Labels Develop a Taste for Vampires Thursday, 17 Sep 2009 | 3:54 PM ET
    Twilight Movie poster by Summit Entertainment.

    For the music industry, the soundtrack for last year's vampire romance movie Twilight" was practically a miracle.  So like vampires drawn to the scent of blood, record labels, publishers and artist managers have spent much of the last year aggressively pursuing “The Twilight Saga: New Moon,”  which opens on Nov. 20.

  • Google's Text-Savvy Tech Acquisition Thursday, 17 Sep 2009 | 3:48 PM ET

    Google just doesn't stop with the book-related news. Also this week Google has acquired a start-up called reCaptcha, that aims to be a win-win for the web giant.

  • Dan Brown - Davinci Code

    There's no question that the publishing industry is struggling and Dan Brown's latest book is providing a much-needed jolt of energy. The author of "Da Vinci Code" still has the magic touch six years later; his latest book sold over a million hardcover copies in the US, UK, and Canada since its Tuesday release. Bertelsmann's Random House says this is its best first day of sales for an adult fiction-title ever.

  • New Harry Potter Theme Park Set for Orlando Wednesday, 16 Sep 2009 | 12:27 PM ET
    Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

    The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, the keenly anticipated Florida theme park, will open in the spring and allow visitors to tour Hogwarts, buy quidditch gear and drink butterbeer.

  • Adobe Buys Omniture Inc. For $1.8 Billion Wednesday, 16 Sep 2009 | 10:46 AM ET
    Adobe's headquarters in San Jose, California.

    Adobe, which is best known for its Photoshop, Flash, and Acrobat software, is looking in an entirely new direction with its $1.8 billion acquisition of web analytics company Omniture.

  • Twitter's New Terms and its New Business Tuesday, 15 Sep 2009 | 10:34 AM ET
    Twitter

    Silicon Valley's watching Twitter to see whether and how it turns its popularity into profits. The social media site's new terms of service have everything to do with the goal of improving the service and starting a revenue stream.

  • Dan Brown's Bestseller Tuesday, 15 Sep 2009 | 9:43 AM ET
    Dan Brown - Davinci Code

    It's been six years since Dan Brown's "Da Vinci Code" debuted, which has since sold more than 40 million copies, and now he's trying to break records and wow booksellers yet again.

  • Jay Leno and NBC's Primetime Gamble Monday, 14 Sep 2009 | 11:39 AM ET
    Jay Leno

    Today NBC launches Jay Leno's new hour-long primetime show at 10 pm as part of a plan for the network to bring down costs and take a different approach to its primetime lineup.

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  • NEW YORK— New York City police say a Brooklyn man caught on camera waving what appeared to be a handgun behind a television reporter during a live broadcast has been arrested. Police say Khanukov waved the weapon-like object while standing behind a WNBC-TV reporter during a live broadcast in front of Brooklyn Supreme Court. It happened Wednesday afternoon as...

  • Media stocks tumble

    Discussing pressure on media stocks Viacom and Disney, and whether to bet on each company's pipeline, with Tuna Amobi, S&P Capital senior equity analyst.

  • Disney's big concern

    Brian Wieser, Pivotal Research Group, weighs in on Disney's earnings and shares his thoughts on the outlook for the company.