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  • Newspapers

    Newspaper publishers face huge challenges—the decline in subscriptions and ad revenue, and the flight of readers to the web. So it comes as a surprise that newspaper stocks have led media in the fourth quarter, rising 22 percent. Many of these stocks are still off for the year, but they've seen a pretty remarkable rebound in the past quarter.

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    This year there's no doubt that Facebook and Twitter both had a huge year, each hitting a new level of success.

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  • Netflix

    There's no question that Netflix has had a dizzying run—it's one of the best performing stocks of the year up 238 percent over the past 12 months. And the CEO of Netflix believes it's worth every penny.

  • Tron Legacy

    When the studio watches the box office returns this weekend, it isn't just thinking about whether or not this film will be a theatrical hit, it will be evaluating whether "Tron" will become the kind of brand Disney can exploit across all its platforms, from action figures and video games, to a show on Disney XD, the cable channel which targets boys, to an attraction at the theme parks.

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    I sat down with Hulu CEO in an exclusive interview and he shared some new stats on Hulu's growth. The streaming video service will generate $260 million in revenues this year.

  • Twitter

    It'll be a big 2011 for Twitter — the company just closed a new round of $200 million in financing that values the company at $3.7 billion.

  • US Capitol Building with cash

    You thought the tax debate in Congress this week was about extending the Bush tax cuts, right? Or unemployment insurance? It’s also about a long list of smaller tax provisions that have been salted into the bill, unrelated provisions that benefit special interests.

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    Lionsgate's annual shareholder meeting yielded a big win for the studio — all 12 of its directors were elected and none of Icahn's five nominees.

  • Carl Icahn

    Lionsgate's battle with Carl Icahn comes to a head Tuesday at the company's annual shareholder meeting and today Icahn made a major decision to pull his $7.50 takeover offer for the company.

  • Groupon.com

    Google is reportedly interested in buying Groupon for $6 billion. That rumored number is huge, to say the least, twice any of Google's other acquisitions. It's also twice the $3 billion valuation at which Groupon's been raising funding. So how does this deal-a-day company with 30 million registered users get to a $6 billion valuation?

  • The Chronicles of Narnia: the Voyage of the Dawn Treader

    Fox is opening "Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader" on 3500 screens nation-wide Friday, and its rivals will be watching carefully to see how it performs compares to its two predecessors which were released by Disney.

  • A girl gestures towards a Tyrannosaurus Rex at the media call for Walking With Dinosaurs - The Arena Spectacular at The Entertainment Quarter in Sydney, Australia.

    Hugh Jackman is up, Anthony LaPaglia is out and a group of robotic dinosaurs have roared into top place on BRW magazine’s annual list of Australia’s richest entertainers.

  • Greg Maffei

    Liberty Media CEO Greg Maffei has been busy, between finalizing his swap with Diller's IAC, and planning ahead to when Starz contract with Netflix expires.

  • Activist investor Carl Icahn and Lions Gate Vice Chair Michael Burns had harsh words for one another on Tuesday's "Fast Money."

  • The economy has stabilized, which is why Viacom has grown "almost month by month” over the last four quarters, its president and CEO, Philippe Dauman, told CNBC Monday.

  • Google

    Google's making a big play in the fast-growing $1 billion e-book market — its Google's long-awaited bookstore, ebooks.com, is up and running.

  • The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

    With the opening this Friday of “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader,” comes a study in one of the most difficult challenges a studio can face: fixing a broken movie.  The New York Times reports.

  • Groupon.com

    With last week's ongoing rumors of Google hopes to buy Groupon for $6 billion, there's been a rash of interest in local companies — this could be the beginning of a a mini local bubble.

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