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    It’s an open question whether James Murdoch will one day run the News Corporation. But he could soon be responsible for about half of it, the New York Times reports.

  • Steven Spielberg

    Steven Spielberg, may be the biggest name of Hollywood, but he's been keeping a low profile at the box office, which is all about to change.

  • Just Dance 2 Wii

    It's no surprise that video game sales continue to fall — off 5 percent in January. And as expected Activision Blizzard's "Call of Duty: Black Ops" topped the list. The big surprise is the fact that dance games are thriving, with three dance games in the list of the top ten bestsellers.

  • Cinderella's Castle

    Iger kicked off the day with the key themes that are dominating the day's presentations: the value of brands and franchises, embracing technology, and growing in the US and abroad.

  • Oscar Awards

    There's no question, live events are in demand. There's plenty of speculation why, including bad weather this winter. But there's also plenty of talk about the "Twitter Effect."

  • Leslie Moonves

    CEO Les Moonves said in the earnings call that the scatter market —when marketers buy ads at the last minute—was "extremely hot in the fourth quarter and continues to be up even hotter," now up 40 percent over the upfront ad period.

  • Charlie Sheen

    Remarkably, Sheen's shenanigans haven't scared away advertisers — the show has been broadcast with a full commercial load and strong pricing every single week.

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    What's driving the growth of online dating? Growth feeds on itself: One in five relationships start online, that ubiquity sparks massive word-of-mouth. By now, it seems like any stigma surrounding online dating is gone. Plus, the growth of smartphones means that people can access their online dating services constantly, growing use and engagement.

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    Online dating has certainly changed since that robo-like voice alerted Meg Ryan about her new messages. Last month, Euro RSCG Worldwide, wanted to know just how widespread that change has been, so we surveyed American consumers about e-dating patterns and their use of technology.

  • Justin Bieber

    It's been a brutal winter for the box office — year to date box office sales are down 23.8 percent and attendance is off 25 percent, according to Hollywood.com.

  • Guitar Hero III video game set by Activision Inc.

    Kotick explained to me why it made sense to kill the Guitar Hero brand in which the company has invested millions and millions. Demand has dwindled — no question — and Kotick says he partially blames the company for not innovating more.

  • Playing Guitar Hero

    Activision Blizzard's earnings and revenue both beat estimates — Q4 was its most profitable quarter ever — but Wall Street is disappointed by the company's forecasts for the fist quarter and the full year. Shares tumbled in late trading Wednesday after the company's announcement and continued to fall Thursday morning.

  • Justin Bieber

    There's something about Justin Bieber's overnight success, natural talent, humble beginnings, and funny hair, that's struck a chord amongst tween and teen girls around the world (and their moms). Now this 'Bieber Fever' is heading to movie theaters with "Never Say Never," a 3-D documentary concert film.

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    Disney's stock is trading nearly five percent higher today on news that the company's strong brands are successfully riding the advertising recovery and return of consumer spending.

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    Following on the heels of a slew of media earnings last week, Disney expected to continue the string of news about an advertising rebound when it reports its latest earnings after the bell today.

  • Arianna Huffington

    In agreeing to buy The Huffington Post for $315 million, AOL is putting what appears to be a significant premium on the ability to attract and build a community of readers, the New York Times reports.

  • News Corp.'s headquarters in New York.

    Fox and advertisers who placed a $3 million bet on a 30 second Super Bowl spot are celebrating — last night's game was the most-viewed Super Bowl ever.

  • Superbowl XLV Logo

    Groupon, the daily deals service, is making a big nation-wide play this weekend both on TV and in Americans e-mail inboxes.

  • Geoff's Son Jack

    I haven't seen a single Bud Light ad, but I've already decided that my favorite commercial during Sunday's game will be this one from VW.

  • Redbox

    Coinstar shares fell over 8 percent after-hours, following the company's earnings announcement. The problem: a much weaker-than-expected outlook for the first quarter.

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