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Another round of Blockbuster v. Netflix

Dec 6, 2006
With 25 days in the month to go, how do you reach your end-of-year subscriber goal? Poach from the competition. Lisa Napoli says, welcome to the continuing war between Blockbuster and Netflix.
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Lessons in online ticket scalping

Dec 5, 2006
Reporter Steve Knopper spent 38 days trying to turn a profit from scalping concert tickets for WIRED Magazine. He tells host Kai Ryssdal about his discoveries.
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Answering the ring with a beep

Dec 1, 2006
Despite all the warnings, people's cell phones continue to be a distraction to moviegoers. So one theater chain is taking new steps to combat the problem. Jane Lindholm reports.
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How did Robert Altman stay in business?

Dec 1, 2006
Host Mark Austin Thomas and Daily Variety managing editor Michael Speier look at why maverick director Robert Altman would have had a hard time breaking into today's Hollywood.
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And this final (musical) note . . .

Nov 28, 2006
ABBA remains one of the best-selling bands of all time, more than 25 years after their breakup. Today, organizers announced plans to build a museum in Stockholm dedicated to the Swedish super-pop group.
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Surfing for talent

Nov 27, 2006
Rising stars don't even have to leave home to get Hollywood's attention these days. Some agencies have talent scouts devoted to seeking them out online. Lisa Napoli reports.
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Holiday box office

Nov 22, 2006
Hollywood's holiday film season moves into full swing this week. Ashley Milne-Tyte looks at what's at stake.
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Cuban music copyright confusion

Nov 22, 2006
When Americans were introduced to the Buena Vista Social Club in 1999, Cuban oldies suddenly were hot. But behind the scenes, a legal battle over who owns rights to those songs was born. Dan Grech explains.
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'If I Did It' is done

Nov 21, 2006
In response to growing outrage, News Corp has canceled O.J. Simpson's book and forthcoming TV special about how he would have killed his wife and her friend if he'd done it. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
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Bring back the parents!

Nov 20, 2006
Commentator Sandra Tsing-Loh has a cameo appearance in the upcoming movie "Unaccompanied Minors" about a group of kids stuck in an airport during the holidays. And it wasn't a pretty scene.
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