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  • Oscar Awards

    After three days, 5,800 ballots, 24 categories and one windowless conference room, it all comes down to two.  Two, as in people, and that’s the number of individuals who know the identity the 2011 Oscar winners, before the Academy Awards show, that is.

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    We're set up on the red carpet, which is actually on Hollywood Blvd. And with the threat of rain, the red carpet is covered in white plastic and the giant gold statuettes are covered in giant clear plastic bags.

  • Togetherville

    Today it announced that it's buying 'Togetherville' a social network for kids 10 and under. Togetherville is as squeaky clean as its name implies — it's designed to avoid all the bad stuff that open adult social networks bring, with careful monitoring of content, and parental supervision controls.

  • When it comes to effectively marketing a movie, it’s hard to do better than the Academy Award for Best Picture. Driving Miss Daisy sold a respectable number of tickets in general release, but when it won the Oscar for Best Picture of 1989, its box office receipts jumped by almost 30%. However, while it’s true that no Oscar winner for Best Picture has ever lost money, there are some movies that even Hollywood’s most coveted award can’t turn into blockbusters, and others that have won the award an

    Click to see our list of the 15 lowest-grossing Oscar winners of all time, according to BoxOfficeMojo.com.

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    Last year was the biggest year for the global box office — EVER — if you're looking at total money spent. But in the US, the number of people attending movies is on the decline.

  • As Academy Award season approaches, it’s not uncommon to hear talk about the “Oscar Jinx." Click to see the actors and actresses whose careers declined once they won the Academy Award.

  • Amazon.com

    After months of rumors and speculation Amazon s launching its long-anticipated instant video streaming service — a direct competitor to Netflix.

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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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