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    Blockbuster is heading to the auction block Monday and with bidders including billionaire investor Carl Icahn, Dish Network and SK Telecom.

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    The battle for your home entertainment dollars is heating up. Now cable and satellite TV companies are moving forward with plans to give consumers even more control over how and when they access entertainment as they look to keep subscribers from "cutting the cord."

  • Etsy

    Etsy is like eBay, but for a niche market — handmade goods. If you've not one of the site's eight million shoppers, imagine a hipster's DIY dream of handicrafts and art. Instead of buying something mass-produced from a giant corporation, you get to browse for a unique gem.

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    The 30 second spot is anything but dead - in fact advertisers are spending more than ever on ads on broadcast and cable TV. And TV ads are expected to grow even more this year, to 39.1 percent of all ad spending, around $60.5 billion, according to eMarketer.

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    Fans of Mad Men, you may have disappointment on your TV-viewing horizon. This will be the first summer since the show launched five years ago that it won't air on AMC, thanks to a standoff between show creator Matthew Weiner and cable channel AMC.

  • Apple iPhone 4

    Apple's June 6 conference in San Francisco will focus on the future of software.  Wired.com's New York Bureau Chief, John Abell, compares products and discusses the rumored iPhone5 and why consumers are willing to pay more for the Apple brand.

  • Among people who plan to travel in 2011, 83 percent will be traveling with family, and 90 percent of those traveling with family will keep their trips domestic, according to a recent TripAdvisor survey. What follows is the top 10 destinations where these travelers have the best-rated options for entertainment, dining, and accommodation. This ranking was released as inaugural Traveler’s Choice Family list, compiled based on user reviews from TripAdvisor.com. The 10 destinations were determined ba

    Here are the top 10 destinations where these travelers have the best-rated options for entertainment, dining, and accommodation.

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    Starting today we'll see if New York Times' online readers pony up the $15 to $35 per four weeks for digital access to the paper, or whether they opt for the multiple ways to circumvent the pay system.

  • Miramax Films is close to striking a deal with Netflix to stream its library of over 700 films, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal Friday.

  • Color

    A new social networking app called "Color" launches today, but it's not trying to compete with Facebook.

  • Behind the Curtain at Disney

    CNBC's Mary Thompson has the story on advisors raising questions about Steve Jobs' attendance at Disney board meetings.

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    Stocks ended down, after trading in a narrow range throughout much of the session Tuesday, as investors took a breather from a three-day rally amid rising oil prices and ongoing turmoil in Libya and the Middle East. Bank of America and GE fell, while Verizon rose.

  • CNBC - Ctia Wireless 2011- The Wireless Connection

    Stocks traded slightly lower, and in a narrow range throughout much of the session Tuesday, as investors took a breather from a three-day rally as oil prices rose amid ongoing turmoil in Libya and the Middle East.  GE and Bank of America fell, while Verizon gained.

  • Stocks turned lower as oil prices gained amid continuing unrest in the Middle East and North Africa. Verizon and Boeing rose, w hile Bank of America fell.

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    Smartphones and tablets will be the headliners at the 2011 CTIA Wireless show in Orlando, where the wireless industry convenes to chart its future the week of March 21. Here are three things to watch for during the week:

  • Black and white versions of the new iPad 2.

    The iPad 2 is entering a much different world than its predecessor. And while Apple still holds a commanding market share position, it may be in for a much tougher fight this time around.

  • The New York Times building.

    The three subscription options are designed to create a new revenue stream while protecting the websites traffic and ad revenue. The new pay model gives NYTimes.com readers 20 free articles a month before asking them to pick a subscription plan.

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    Despite the upheaval roiling the markets, Wall Street analysts continue to issue upbeat reports about media companies, and even the negative reports don't mention the headlines — they simply don't have the exposure to Japan and the rest of the market instability as many other sectors.

  • Groupon

    Groupon has built a billion dollar business around selling small businesses' daily deals, but its big national deals Gap and Nordstroms that really put the service on the map. Groupon is now teaming up with Lionsgate's to sell tickets to "The Lincoln Lawyer," which opens this weekend.

  • Netflix

    Netflix is taking a big step to compete directly with premium movie channels like HBO by moving into original programming. Netflix is in discussions to buy exclusive rights to a series called 'House of Cards,' directed by David Fincher, starring Kevin Spacey.

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