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    To quote CBS Interactive President Neil Ashe “Historically ‘next year’ was always the year for mobile in the interactive space and this year, I think it’s actually true."

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    The premiere of “Our Little Genius,” a new quiz show featuring child contestants that was scheduled to be broadcast on Fox next week after “American Idol,” has been postponed and possibly canceled, Fox announced Thursday, over concerns about the integrity of the show.

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    This year's Consumer Electronics Show comes at a time when the economy is recovering and job losses are perhaps peaking.

  • You may not hear much about Liberty Global  in the news because all of its $11.3 billion annual revenue comes from outside the US. But if you're interested in cable operators, particularly those with potential for significant growth, it's a company worth paying attention to. Plus, with legendary cable mogul John Malone as company's chairman, it is good reason to find out what the company has in store for investors going forward.

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    Now that 3D versions of movies have proven to be cash cows at the box office, the entertainment and consumer electronics industries are hoping to cash in on the experience in people's homes.

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    The Consumer Electronics Show isn't just about tech geeks and giant 3-D TVs. None other than pop star Lady Gaga is here, replete with a woven fishnet-esque dress and giant platinum hairpiece that looks like a hat worthy of the Kentucky Derby.

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    I've always wanted go to Robert Redford's star-studded "independent" film festival in Utah. And, now, I might have a legitimate excuse to get CNBC to pay for it.

  • The Blind Side

    As the "Blind Side" continues to impress at the box office, Sandra Bullock's bank account has a better chance of growing.

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    There's a huge trend dominating the floor at CES this year, and it's not a new gadget. It's social media.

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    The Consumer Electronics Show officially opens today and though attendance will be slightly down, hopes are higher than ever that the gadgets and technology here will rev up the media business.

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    GlaxoSmithKline is getting into the movie business, pursuing an unusual and most likely controversial strategy to increase interest in a weight-loss drug. The New York Times reports.

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    2010 is going to be a big year for 3-D: on the heels of the huge success of Avatar, 3-D will expand both at theaters and in home entertainment.

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    Imagine being able to access your library of all the movies and TV shows you've purchased from any platform or gadget. That's exactly what Disney wants its "Keychest" technology to do: to make a virtual library that you can access from anywhere, a reality.

  • It's a new day, a new decade, and content creators are demanding to be paid more by cable broadcasters.

  • The Blind Side

    “The Blind Side,” the movie based on Michael Lewis’ book about offensive tackle Michael Oher, has surpassed the $200 million barrier in box office receipts, according to BoxOfficeMojo.com. That’s a tough mark to reach, considering that only five other sports movies have made that much money in their domestic take.

  • Mitch Singer, chief technology officer of Sony Pictures Entertainment

    At the Consumer Electronics Show, a big high-tech gathering that will begin Wednesday in Las Vegas, Hollywood studios and consumer electronics makers plan to lay out some steps they are taking to simplify the digital future. The New York Times reports.

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    This past week, I saw 'Invictus.' The movie seemed so perfectly timed, so relevant and so needed right now. It depicted national leadership at its best – the ability of a man, despised by so many, to rally his country together against all odds and to find the best in each other. It actually brought tears to my eyes on several occasions.

  • In 2009, the box office was remarkably robust, despite concerns about the pullback in consumer spending and competition with sophisticated home entertainment systems. People still like going to the movies — no matter what the economic environment.

  • The deal is done: Marvel shareholders have approved the company's acquisition by the Walt Disney Company.

  • Jeff Bridges and John Goodman star in "The Big Lebowski"

    “The Big Lebowski” has spawned its own shaggy, fervid world: drinking games, Halloween costumes, bumper stickers (“This aggression will not stand, man”) and a drunken annual festival that took root in Louisville, Ky., and has spread to other cities. And where cult films go, academics will follow.

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  • BERLIN— A German TV channel has canceled plans to broadcast the finals of a global tournament of the video shooting game "Counter-Strike: Global Offensive" in response to last week's slayings in Munich. Authorities say the Munich shooter, identified only as David S., was an ardent "Counter-Strike" player, sparking a debate in Germany about violent games.

  • Analyst eyes CBS's big beat

    Brett Harriss, Gabelli & Company, weighs in on CBS's quarterly results and explains why he thinks the company is the best positioned stock in the media ecosystem. Also CNBC's Julia Boorstin and Harris share their thoughts on whether CBC and Viacom will join together again.

  • CBS positioned to reap rewards of political cycle: Pro

    Brett Harriss, Gabelli & Company, discusses how the upcoming political system will impact CBS's bottom line.