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  • CBS

    CBS is more reliant on ads than any of the other media giants: the good news is that its results show a gradual ongoing recovery in the ad market.

  • The California economy has been suffering with devastatingly high unemployment and foreclosure rates, and a massive budget crisis. Finally, some good news.

  • Carl Icahn

    Lions Gate stock got a boost on the news that Icahn is looking to grow his 18.9 percent control of the company to 29.9 percent, offering $6 per share for 13 million shares, though as of now it hasn't hit that $6 mark.

  • After nearly six months of litigation Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group and Redbox today struck a deal. Redbox, which rents DVDs for $1 a day from kiosks in big box retailers and pharmacies, was locked in a standoff with Warner Bros., which has the largest home entertainment marketshare of any of the studios. In this new deal Redbox agrees to a 28 day window after DVDs go on sale before it starts offering those films in its kiosks.

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    The star-studded romance "Valentine's Day" has wooed audiences with a $52.4 million opening weekend.

  • Online dating isn't just about making love connections, it's about making lots and lots of money.

  • View of the BC Place Stadium which will host the Winter Olympics opening and closing ceremonies in downtown Vancouver.

    Major events like the Olympics and Oscars offer a rare opportunity for marketers in this changing media landscape.

  • Viacom Chairman Sumner Redstone is as confident as ever that "content remains and will always remain king." On the media giant's earnings call he and CEO Philippe Dauman optimistic about the value of content as well as the marketplace, and cautiously optimistic that advertising revenues would recover sequentially from throughout the year.

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    We like to think of ourselves as rational creatures. But if that’s true, why do we eat stuff we know isn’t good for us, fall for people who treat us badly and text while we drive?

  • Blockbuster games boosted Activision Blizzard despite a rough video game market. The game maker beat expectations thanks to strong sales of "Call of Duty" and "World of Warcraft."

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    Disney CEO Bob Iger had tons to say about the need to innovate when I spoke to him after the company's fiscal fourth quarter earnings. Under pressure from piracy and a mature DVD market Disney is throwing out the old rules and looking for new ways to grow revenue.

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    International growth helped Discovery Communications earnings grow 46 percent, in line with expectations, while revenue grew seven percent.

  • I sat down with Disney CEO Bob Iger for an exclusive interview after the company's fiscal first quarter earnings call.

  • Disney

    The results are really a media network's story, a sign of the improving health of the ad market and the fact that subscription fees continue to grow

  • Google presents buzz as an addition to Gmail that enables private sharing with your friends (like Facebook) or public sharing with everyone (like Twitter).

  • The morning after the big game the New Orleans Saints weren't the only big winners: advertisers cashed in on the biggest audience for any program and TV history. So who won?

  • Electronic Arts Headquarters, Redwood City, California

    It's no secret Electronic Arts has been feeling some pressure lately. And when the company reports its third quarter tonight after the bell, we'll get the best indication yet as to just how tough times have gotten for the world's biggest game publisher.

  • Cramer highlights the movie industry’s resurgent revenue driver.

  • The latest numbers, out today from Comscore reveal that the number of videos Hulu streamed quadrupled from December 2008 to December 2009. And Hulu's unique visitors grew to over 44 million, up from just 24.5 million a year earlier.

  • Time Warner beat Wall Street expectations and swung to a fourth quarter profit of 55 cents per share on higher revenue of $7.32 billion.

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