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  • Yahoo

    Former NBC Entertainment chief Ben Silverman and Barry Diller's IAC/Interactive Corp teaed up last fall to launch a new studio called "Electus" to create entertainment, ads and branded content. Now we're finally seeing what this merger of new and old media has up its sleeve.

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    CES is all about innovation. 3D TVs, touch screen PCs and interactive video games are the stars of the show here. They're the heavy weights. The must have gadgets that every nerd and techy worth their salt rushes out to buy.

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    I grabbed Comcast CEO Brian Roberts for an interview at CES. After walking the show floor he says it seems that the *consumer* is king, as all these technologies on display give increasing flexibility for how, when, where and what consumers can watch.

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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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    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.

  • Julia Boorstin with Lady Gaga

    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.

  • Weatherproof billboard featuring President Barack Obama

    A garment company in New York known for publicity stunts has seized the attention of the Obama administration.

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    GlaxoSmithKline can fuggedaboutit. If New York radio listeners have a problem with the company's new ad campaign for Nicorette, then how will it possibly play in Peoria?

  • 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.

  • Fairgoers wear special '3D' glasses as they watch a movie on a 3D TV screen.

    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.

  • Leaked Image taken of Nexus One by Google.

    Google’s expected unveiling on Tuesday of a rival to the iPhone is part of its careful plan to try to do what few other technology companies have done before: retain its leadership as computing shifts from one generation to the next. The New York Times reports.

  • 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.

  • Tiger Woods impersonator Canh Oxelson (r) with a fan.

    Business hasn’t been good for Canh Oxelson of late. That’s because he’s a lookalike for Tiger Woods. “I was supposed to be a stand-in for a commercial a week after this all came out and that never came to fruition,” Oxelson, whose day job is the dean of students at a high school in southern California. “And since then, I’ve had other people pull contracts off the table.”

  • 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.