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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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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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    First-time home buying is well documented as an arduous process, and much of that can be attributed to the sheer number of new and unexpected issues. Therefore, the more you know, the better you’re likely to fare. Here, briefly, are some aspects buyers should consider when shoring up finances to buy a house.

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    Strength at Viacom's cable channels wasn't enough to offset declines in home entertainment.

  • News Corp.'s headquarters in New York.

    A rebound in advertising and strong performance at News Corp's networks led the media giant to beat expectations. Adjusted earnings came in at 29 cents per share, a penny higher than analysts expected and up from adjusted EPS of 25 cents a year ago.

  • Charlie Sheen

    CBS stock moved south starting at around 2:15 pm, at one point off as much as 2 percent. It happens that at 2:20pm Eastern TMZ posted a report that Charlie Sheen was rushed to the hospital this morning on a stretcher. Charlie Sheen happens to be the highest-paid actor on television, and the star of the top TV sitcom, CBS' 'Two and a Half Men.'

  • Netflix

    On the heels of yesterday's earnings the stock is up around fifteen percent today. And it's not just the higher-than expected subscriber numbers and earnings: a slew of analysts have upgraded the stock and their price targets today. These analysts are not spooked by a sky-high valuation - Netflix's current p/e is 79.

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    There's nothing like a celebrity romance to stir up a little publicity, especially when the star in question is very public about his affections. As Mattel prepares to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the Ken doll, it is staging an effort to prove that Ken truly is the ultimate boyfriend as he woos back Barbie.

  • Netflix

    Netflix has had a dizzying run in the past year - its stock is up over 270 percent. The big question on investors minds: will it maintain its growth and justify its valuation? Netflix reports fourth quarter earnings after the bell and will give its guidance for EPS and revenue for Q1 and the full year 2011.

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    Large corporate clients are aiming to do business with the first consumers in the developing world, the CEO of the ratings consumer ratings enterprise Nielsen Company, David Calhoun, told CNBC Wednesday, on the day of its long-awaited IPO.

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