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  • Branding Changing The Face Of Online Advertising Tuesday, 9 Sep 2008 | 4:35 PM ET
    Seth MacFarlane

    It looks like a win-win-win: content creators get a new forum for their business, sponsors get to entertain their consumers, slipping in some positive associations with their brand, while Google gets to expand it's Ad Sense content network's reach and importance.

  • Microsoft Zune and Radio Broadcasters Team Up Tuesday, 9 Sep 2008 | 2:29 PM ET
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    Microsoft is trying to make gains against Apple's iPod, and the radio industry is trying to find new ways to boost listeners to help their bottom line. Voila: Microsoft and major radio broadcasters, including ClearChannel and CBS Radio, are working together to bring listening to the radio into the digital age.

  • Real DVD: Upload Movie Discs On Your Computer Monday, 8 Sep 2008 | 2:23 PM ET
    RealNetworks

    With this $50 software (the introductory rate is cheaper) users can upload unlimited DVDs onto one hard drive. This allows someone who's constantly on the go to load up all their favorite DVDs onto their laptop for entertainment on those long flights.

  • Serena Williams

    Last night, Serena Williams won the U.S. Open title with a victory over Jelena Jankovic. With that, most Americans will now forget about watching tennis for another three months. But when women's tennis comes back in 2009, WTA CEO Larry Scott is changing up a whole lot of things.

  • Michael Moore

    Moore has an agenda; to convince non-voting "slackers" to head to the polls this election. And he has some support, the download distributed by Brave New Films, the production company run by political activist Robert Greenwald.

  • Gillette Stadium

    Today, we were live from Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass., with Patriots owner Bob Kraft co-hosting the show. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell stopped by to talk about the state of the league.

  • Abu Dhabi Going Hollywood Thursday, 4 Sep 2008 | 9:23 AM ET
    Dhabiwood

    Whip out the red carpet for Big Oil: Abu Dhabi is heading to Tinseltown. Wednesday the Emirate announced big plans to invest $1 billion in movies and new media.

  • Abu Dhabi Puts More Cash on the Line in Hollywood Wednesday, 3 Sep 2008 | 10:40 AM ET

    Last September, Abu Dhabi Media Company, an arm of the government in the city-state capitol of the United Arab Emirates, reached a $1 billion deal to make movies and video games with Warner Brothers, the big Hollywood studio owned by Time Warner. A year later, the two partners have announced just one movie, but that has not stopped Abu Dhabi Media from spreading even more money around the movie busines, says the New York Times.

  • '90210' Returns: My CW CEO Interview Tuesday, 2 Sep 2008 | 1:04 PM ET
    The new 90210

    The zip code that launched a zeitgeist and defined a generation of TV-watchers is returning to the air waves. On Tuesday September 2, the CW Network is launching a new version of the hit "Beverly Hills 90210" that ran for 10 seasons on News Corp.'s Fox. I interviewed Dawn Ostroff, the CEO of the CW, about the network's decision to resurrect the concept.

  • LPGA English Issue: Readers Respond Thursday, 28 Aug 2008 | 5:31 PM ET

    There's been plenty of reaction to the LPGA's English mandate that I wrote about yesterday. Here are some of the comments I received from my readers...

  • Schwarzenegger's Plan to Jumpstart Hollywood Spending Tuesday, 26 Aug 2008 | 6:07 PM ET

    You'd think the streets of Los Angeles would be constantly buzzing with movie shoots. But right now, there's only one major film shooting in the City of Angels. Compare that to the seven films shooting last August. What's to blame?

  • The Olympics Final Gold Goes to NBC Tuesday, 26 Aug 2008 | 12:19 PM ET

    CNBC's parent company NBC Universal did quite well with the Olympics. More than 211 million Americans watched the games -- that's more than 70 percent of the country -- making them the most-watched ever, beating the 209 million viewers who watched the 1996 Atlanta games.

  • The Presidential Candidates and their Star Power Tuesday, 26 Aug 2008 | 11:12 AM ET
    John Mccain on The Jay Leno Show

    Barack Obama is at the Democratic National Convention in Denver, with a cadre of celebrity supporters from Jennifer Lopez to Kanye West scheduled to make appearances around town. Meanwhile, John McCain is drumming up star power of his own. How does this all add up?

  • Can This Startup Turn Politics into Profits? Monday, 25 Aug 2008 | 4:30 PM ET
    Eventful.com

    Barack Obama and John McCain are about to accept the formal nominations at their respective conventions. But they didn't do it on their own -- they had the help of a startup called Eventful.com.

  • SAG Pushes Vs. Movie Studios Again Friday, 22 Aug 2008 | 6:59 PM ET

    I can't believe this Hollywood labor strife is still dragging on. Thursday night the Screen Actors Guild board again rejected the movie studios' final offer.

  • Interview with Nike Brand President Charlie Denson Friday, 22 Aug 2008 | 12:53 AM ET
    Nike

    I talked to Nike's brand president Charlie Denson about Nike's participation in the Beijing Olympics and how it's fared in sponsoring the likes of basketball player Kobe Bryant and hurdler Liu Xiang.

  • Most Marketable Sports Names Friday, 22 Aug 2008 | 12:08 AM ET
    Jamaica's Usain Bolt passes by the scoreboard as he sets a new world record to win the gold medal in the men's 100-meter final during the athletics competitions in the National Stadium at the Beijing 2008 Olympics in Beijing, Saturday, Aug. 16, 2008. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)

    On Wednesday, I wrote that Usain Bolt could be the most marketable sports name ever, but I enlisted your help to try to seek out others. Here are the Top 10 submissions.

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    Warren Buffett may make some brief appearances in a new documentary film that paints a bleak picture of America's financial future, but he didn't quite follow the script in a live discussion beamed to hundreds of movie theaters for the film's premiere.

  • Pizza Delivery Is Guaranteed Again Thursday, 21 Aug 2008 | 11:09 PM ET

    Since there is plenty of sports business going on here in Beijing, I've tried to keep the cultural posts to a minimum, but before I leave here I have to tell you one major thing: Domino's delivery here is 30 minutes or less -- guaranteed.

  • Microsoft's $300 Million Makeover Thursday, 21 Aug 2008 | 6:35 PM ET

    You know those Apple commercials that skewer Microsoft: "I'm a Mac, I'm a PC." They're helping Apple sell more computers, but they're not helping Microsoft any. Now Microsoft is fighting back with its own message, investing $300 million in a new campaign for Windows.

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