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  • Twitter

    Twitter's chairman and one of its co-founders, Jack Dorsey, is launching a totally different company which could transform the way people buy things as much as Twitter transformed the way people communicate.

  • TV

    Today I'm reporting from the UBS Media and Communications conference where some of the biggest names in the industry are weighing in on M&A activity and the future of advertising.

  • The football-inspired drama "The Blind Side" has become the underdog hit of the season with a weekend box-office victory over "The Twilight Saga: New Moon."

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    For 60 years, TV could be watched only one way: through the television set. Now, though, millions watch shows like “Grey’s Anatomy” on demand and online on network Web sites.

  • Brian L. Roberts

    Brian Roberts is on track to run a massive, vertically integrated media giant. But unlike some of his fellow media moguls, he doesn't have high-profile family drama (Sumner Redstone), spark controversy in the media by picking fights with Google (Rupert Murdoch), and he's not a fixture on the red carpet (Bob Iger).

  • President and Chief Executive Officer of NBC Universal Jeff Zucker speaks at a press conference.

    Mr. Zucker, who was a lightning rod in the television business long before he became chief executive of NBC Universal in 2007, now finds himself at the center of one of the biggest deals in media.

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    Comcast’s impending acquisition of NBC Universal will certainly set off an effort to turn Versus into a viable alternative, if not a full-fledged competitor, to ESPN. Under Comcast’s ownership, Versus has transformed from the Outdoor Life Network to OLN, then, in 2006, into its current incarnation.

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    GE's is in the process of selling a majority stake in NBC Universal to Comcast, which will create a new vertically integrated media giant.

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    Look for consumers to have more control than ever over how when and where they access content, for social media to show continued growth and greater influence and an explosion on content on free sources.

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    Cormac McCarthy has written more than a dozen novels on a portable Olivetti manual typewriter he bought in a Knoxville, Tenn., pawnshop around 1963 for $50. With this machine starting to break down, McCarthy  agreed to auction it donate the proceeds to the Santa Fe Institute, a nonprofit interdisciplinary scientific research organization with which both men are affiliated.

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    Cash-strapped, bargain shoppers are a great thing for Hollywood box office performance. This Thanksgiving weekend broke box office records — the highest-ever box office performance for the long five-day holiday weekend.

  • Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks posted modest gains Wednesday, but it was enough to propel the Dow and S&P to new 13-month closing highs, as economic data buoyed recovery hopes.

  • Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks clawed higher Wednesday after a report showed new-home sales rose more than expected.

  • Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks clawed higher Wednesday after a report showed new-home sales rose more than expected.

  • Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    US stock index futures climbed further Wednesday after a batch of data signaling that the US economy was building on strength but also that the recovery would be gradual.

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    Facebook is getting ready to connect powerful brands and the customers who love them for Black Friday. Facebook has 300 million plus users, and they're all potential customers for the hundreds of thousands of retailers and brands with a presence on the Facebook site.

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    Facebook is slowly inching its way to an IPO. CEO Marc Zuckerberg has long said that the company wants to stay independent, rather than be acquired, and he wants to stay at its helm.

  • Modern Warfare 2

    As we head into the holiday shopping and entertainment season, a funny thing is happening to Hollywood and Silicon Valley heavyweights. Once rivals, they're now key partners in a new kind of "if you can't beat 'em join 'em" approach to digital entertainment.

  • Rupert Murdoch

    Rupert Murdoch's latest gambit has the potential to have huge impact on the value of content industry wide; he could also risk losing a huge chunk of News Corp's readership.

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    "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" has set a box-office record for midnight screenings.  Summit Entertainment estimated Friday that it earned $26.3 million after opening early in the morning.

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