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Play it again Starbucks

Jun 5, 2007
And again and again. Paul McCartney's latest album debuts today, and Starbucks will be playing the first release from its new Hear Music label at all 10,000-plus coffeehouses all day long. Jeremy Hobson has the story.
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Study: DVRs no big threat to advertising

Jun 1, 2007
A study says TV viewers with DVRs don't fast-forward through commercials as much as advertisers feared, but they still skip them more than half the time. And, viewing of prime-time shows has increased. Janet Babin reports.
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Endless summer spinoffs

Jun 1, 2007
Ready for Shrek 4? This year's crop of sequels are money-making machines, and that's got the attention of studio bosses eager to make shareholders happy. But the Daily Variety's Mike Speier says that's not always a bad thing.
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Ticket scalping: markets vs. mark-ups

Jun 1, 2007
In New York, the shady practice of scalping tickets may get a little sunshine. The governor is poised to make the practice legal, after a fashion. But is it fair to let the market decide a price?
Posted In: Entertainment, Entrepreneurship, Sports

NBC tries to catch up to new media realities

May 30, 2007
A 36-year-old wunderkind is being elevated to co-chair at NBC, charged with figuring out how to lift the Peacock Channel out of fourth place. The internet and "long tail" marketing may be key. Alisa Roth reports.
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Some media just sing louder

May 28, 2007
CD sales are at another record low, but Aaron Pressman of BusinessWeek magazine says it may just be because our attention is elsewhere. He discusses the music industry with Bob Moon.
Posted In: Entertainment, Retail

Star Wars sequel: The 30th anniversary

May 25, 2007
Thirty years after a galaxy far, far away transformed the summer blockbuster and prompted sales of $14 billion in merchandise, its fans are celebrating at a convention in L.A. Jeff Tyler checked it out.
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Mash on over to StarWars.com

May 25, 2007
Lucas Films couldn't help but notice that people are creating all sorts of unauthorized Star Wars mash-ups on YouTube. So they're releasing hundreds of video clips on their own site, hoping to draw all those eyes over to their advertisers. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Entertainment, Science

Declare war on TV

May 18, 2007
Former M_A_S*H star Mike Farrell says it's time for television to end its barrage of unreal "reality" shows and provide programming with some very real material.
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Digital age puts the numbers upfront

May 18, 2007
We're still watching plenty of TV, but one of the big stories coming out of this year's upfronts is how to count all those Internet downloads when it comes to ratings and ad dollars says Variety's Mike Speier.
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