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Following are Thursday's biggest winners and losers. Even with today's rough market, there were a number of pops, such as an internet florist, a Canadian fast food chain and a certain star athlete making the move to the Big Apple.
The next generation of gamer now has the same opportunity to develop early arthritis. The game is called "Beijing 2008" and its developed by Sega for XBox 360 and Playstation 3.
Nine-time gold medalist Carl Lewis will always be remembered for what he did on the track. Unfortunately, he'll also be remembered for what some might call the worst public singing of our National Anthem.
The big news: the company has taken the financial and strategic decisions in order to split the businesses, enabling them to sell the parts.
Time Warner said it would split AOL's dial-up Internet and advertising businesses into separate divisions by early 2009, a move that could ease a sale or merger of either business.
News Corp's fiscal fourth quarter earnings beat analysts estimates, thanks to strong DVD sales, higher licensing fees for cable networks and the sale of the company's stake in Gemstar-TV Guide International.
Marvel Entertainment's second quarter came in solid, posting a 60 percent increase in net income, and raising its full-year forecast on the boffo performance of "Iron Man" and "The Hulk".
News Corp reports earnings after the bell and the big questions are: how are its advertising-reliant assets weathering the ad downturn? And is CEO Rupert Murdoch delivering adequate return on investment?
It's late Sunday night and I've got a very tired 7-year-old boy in the back seat of my car. Driving home from the media screening of the upcoming "Star Wars: Clone Wars" animated feature due in theaters Aug. 15.
It's now been a month since the Screen Actors Guild's contract with the producers association (the AMPTP) has expired. Actors are working without contract, and the movie studios have been holding back film production, not wanting to be shut down by more labor conflict.
CBS reported a 1.1% increase in second-quarter net income and .6 percent growth in revenue over the year ago quarter. But the stock traded down on the news, Wall Street focused on CBS' outlook, which is increasingly negative, revealing greater weakness in advertising markets.
The company's media networks division grew 8 percent with its cable networks driving the company's growth. ESPN's profit grew nine percent, and revenue up more than 10 percent, as the company brings in higher revenue and higher cable affiliate payments.
Disney reports after the bell today, and Wall Street's expecting revenues of $9.1 billion, up one percent from a year ago, and projecting earnings up 5 percent to 61 cents per share.
Viacom's second quarter results beat Wall Street estimates-- coming in at 64 cents per share (for earnings from continuing operations) on revenue of $3.86 billion, compared to Thomson's projected earnings of 58 cents a share on $3.55 billion in revenue.
The big question: in this economic environment can cable ad sales hold up? Pressure is on: In May, Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman lowered the company's second quarter cable ad growth forecast to between three and four percent from its previous projection of seven percent
Thursday Clear Channel Communications shareholders voted to approve the company's sale to a group of private equity investors, led by Bain Capital and Thomas H. Lee Partners. Friday the company said a quick tally of votes indicated that 97 percent of the shares voted were in favor of the transaction.
Today I'm blogging from ComiCon, the 39th annual comic book convention; it's sold out and tickets are being scalped online for over 400 dollars. This year 125,000 fans are expected to hit the San Diego Convention Center for four days of fanboy heaven.
With the advertising industry feeling the crunch of the economic downturn and with more demands for accountability, there's no question that digital advertising is where money is going.
Recently I blogged about Merck advertising its cervical cancer vaccine Gardasil to a captive audience during trailers for the "Sex and the City" movie.
This morning at the Fortune Brainstorm conference Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman and Verizon CEO Ivan Seidenberg took the stage to be interviewed by Fortune Magazine Managing Editor Andy Serwer.
Only 150 will be made, celebrating the 50-year association with the movie franchise, USA Today reports.
Discussing Disney's upcoming "Star Wars: Episode VII" and the impact to the stock, with Barton Crockett, FBR Capital Markets media analyst.
Disney is turning its launch of new "Star Wars" merchandise—3½ months before "The Force Awakens"—into a new kind of retail holiday.
Apple is expected to introduce a TV device with more capabilities as the company seeks a bigger presence in homes.
Digital production companies heading to TV for bigger ad budgets and larger audiences.
"Key & Peele" co-star Keegan-Michael Key, appeared at this year's White House Correspondent's dinner, and is now ending its Comedy Central TV hit sketch show to begin new endeavors.