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  • IAC/InterActiveCorp Breakup: Finally! Thursday, 21 Aug 2008 | 12:43 PM ET
    IAC

    It's been nearly a year since IAC/InterActiveCorp CEO Barry Diller announced his intention to split up the company into five pieces. It hasn't been an easy process. But it is happening, and the spinoff of four additional publicly traded companies is complete on Thursday.

  • Specialty Tape Crashes Olympics Thursday, 21 Aug 2008 | 1:59 AM ET
    U.S. beach volleyball team Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh, from left, celebrate after they won 2-0 against Brazil's team Larissa Franca and Juliana Felisberta Silva during their final match at the FIVB beach volleyball world championships in Berlin on Saturday, June 25, 2005. The FIVB Beach Volleyball World Cup 2005 runs through Sunday, June 26, 2005, in German capital. (AP Photo/ Jan Bauer)

    With Kerri Walsh and Misty May-Treanor winning women's beach volleyball today, Kinesio comes out as a big winner as well. The company hasn't paid Walsh or any other Olympic athlete a dime to wear its strange looking tape -- they just donated 50,000 rolls to 58 countries competing in Beijing.

  • Sports Illustrated Cover Statistics Thursday, 21 Aug 2008 | 1:18 AM ET

    This week's Sports Illustrated is Michael Phelps' fourth appearance on the cover. For those that are interested, here are the people that have made the most appearances on the cover of the publication. For the record, I have every cover with Michael Jordan on it.

  • Usain 'Lightning' Bolt: Best Name Ever? Wednesday, 20 Aug 2008 | 3:37 PM ET
    Usain Bolt

    Usain Bolt is the world record holder in the 100 and 200 meters. Being the first guy to win Olympic gold in both since Carl Lewis did it in 1984 is a big deal. But the name "Bolt" is marketing gold. Know a better one? Tell me!

  • Michael Phelps' Wardrobe Malfunction: Reader Poll Wednesday, 20 Aug 2008 | 1:08 PM ET
    Michael Phelps

    Michael Phelps showed up to the Bud party here in Beijing last night wearing a Lacoste shirt and a Lacoste hat. How about it, readers -- Take my poll: Should he ONLY wear his sponsors' togs??

  • IPhones, Videogames & The New War For Music Royalties Tuesday, 19 Aug 2008 | 5:41 PM ET

    If you're a music lover, you'll fall for Pandora, an online music service that allows its 1 million daily listeners to custom-create the equivalent of a radio station tailored to their taste.

  • Is Entertainment Recession-Proof? Tuesday, 19 Aug 2008 | 3:54 PM ET
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    High gasoline prices and the pullback in consumer spending are impacting Americans' entertainment habits -- but not the way you'd think. Perhaps the entertainment industry really is recession-proof..?

  • My Interview With Michael Phelps Monday, 18 Aug 2008 | 5:28 PM ET
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    Today, at a news conference announcing that Michael Phelps would be in London for the closing ceremony -- with a Visa handoff event to the 2012 games -- I had a chance to catch up with the swimming superstar.

  • Walter Dix: Hero In The Making? Monday, 18 Aug 2008 | 3:24 PM ET
    Walter Dix

    We've focused on names like Lopez Lomong, Tyson Gay and Bernard Lagat. But Monday night, Walter Dix still has the opportunity to be the only member of the U.S. track and field team to pick up three medals. I sat down with his agent, Kimberly N. Holland of Icon Management, this morning.

  • GM's Ad Pullback Hits Oscar Monday, 18 Aug 2008 | 3:11 PM ET
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    Automotive advertising has taken a nosedive across advertising mediums, hitting TV advertising particularly hard. And now one of the biggest nights on TV all year is losing its big auto advertiser, General Motors, which has been one of its biggest overall advertisers.

  • It took four of Hollywood's biggest stars to take down Batman.

  • Tom Cruise And His Studio Shake Up Friday, 15 Aug 2008 | 4:24 PM ET
    Tom Cruise

    Cruise and Wagner haven't had such a stellar track record. Their one film so far, "Lions for Lambs," had an A plus cast list, but it brought in only $15 million at the box office though it cost $35 million to produce.

  • Netflix

    Online movie rental company Netflix tells me that business is back up and running after a computer glitch knocked out its 55 distribution centers nationwide, and will offer its customers a 15 percent refund for the inconvenience.

  • License to Economize: 007 to Drive Ford Minicar? Friday, 15 Aug 2008 | 4:41 AM ET
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    Ford Motor said Thursday its redesigned Ka city car would debut in the upcoming Bond film "Quantum of Solace," scheduled for release in North America on Nov. 7.

  • Warner's 'Harry Potter' Sequel Pushed Way Back Thursday, 14 Aug 2008 | 5:58 PM ET

    Warner Bros. made a surprise announcement Thursday -- it's pushing the release of its Harry Potter sequel, "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" from November 11 to July 17, 2009. That's eight months!

  • Digital 3-D Movies Coming To A Theatre Near You? Thursday, 14 Aug 2008 | 12:52 PM ET

    The third dimension is coming soon to a theater near you. No I'm not talking about a movie, but rather a high-stakes drama involving the biggest movie studios and theater chains, enmeshed in a battle over who and how the transition to digital 3-D will be financed.

  • Netflix Goes Dark And Finds It's No Place To Be Thursday, 14 Aug 2008 | 12:33 PM ET
    Netflix

    It started this morning with an email apology from online movie rental powerhouse Netflix, confirming to its 8.4 million users that the company was suffering a shipping and distribution outage.

  • NBC Viewers Setting Olympic Records Of Their Own Wednesday, 13 Aug 2008 | 4:16 PM ET
    NBC

    NBC's site attracting the most viewers with 2,200 hours of live streaming competition. Yahoo's Olympics site attracted a solid 3.3 million users Saturday, without offering any live footage, while AOL snagged a million uniques.

  • A Film on the Trucking Life Also Promotes a Big Rig Wednesday, 13 Aug 2008 | 11:23 AM ET
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    “Drive and Deliver,” a documentary film about truck drivers that is scheduled to make its debut next week, looks like a Hollywood movie and is directed by a Hollywood director. But “Drive and Deliver” is not being bankrolled by a big studio. Rather, the estimated $2 million budget is being underwritten by a division of the Navistar International Corporation to help promote a new long-haul truck, the New York TImes reports.

  • Blockbuster Posts Another Loss Despite Progress Friday, 8 Aug 2008 | 12:41 PM ET
    Blockbuster

    Video rental company Blockbuster posted a second quarter loss of $44.7 million, or 23 cents per share, compared to an 18 cent-per-share loss in the year-ago quarter. But, thanks to improved sales the company raised its outlook, predicting a profit of between $21 million and $36 million for the whole year.

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