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Comcast adds Fandango to its lineup

Apr 12, 2007
Another big merger in the media business: Cable provider Comcast is buying popular movie ticket website Fandango in its quest to create a one-stop entertainment destination site coming this summer.
Posted In: Entertainment, Science

Imus out at MSNBC

Apr 12, 2007
MSNBC said today it's dropping its simulcast of "Imus in the Morning." More sponsors have pulled their ads over the host's wisecrack last week, but some are sticking around — and CBS Radio may decide it can't afford to fire Don Imus.
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Let it be MP3

Apr 12, 2007
The Beatles' music is now just a new royalties deal away from becoming available on iTunes. The band has reportedly settled a $60 million dispute with record company EMI, the final obstacle in the catalogue's journey onto Internet store shelves.
Posted In: Canada, Entertainment

'Filmanthropists' make their mark

Apr 11, 2007
Deep-pocketed investors who are more interested in finding an audience for their messages than chasing returns at the box office are changing the business model for documentary filmmaking.
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Music biz'll never be the same

Apr 6, 2007
Digital downloads are forever changing the way we find and listen to music — and that's changing the way the whole industry works, says Daily Variety's Mike Speier.
Posted In: Entertainment, Science

So long, Tony

Apr 5, 2007
This Sunday night starts the last nine episodes of HBO's "The Sopranos." What's HBO going to do now? Kai Ryssdal talks about new programming with TV critic Aaron Barnhart.
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Newest Discovery: eco-friendly TV

Apr 5, 2007
Cable's Discovery is set to launch a new channel next year focused entirely on eco-friendly living. It's betting on consumers'— and advertisers'— continued interest in everything green.
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American nerdcore

Apr 4, 2007
Music's Internet age and a wave of geek pride have led to . . . nerds rapping. About computers and video games and sci-fi. Some are even touring and making enough cash to live off. No joke yo.
Posted In: Entertainment, Science

First pillar of DRM crumbles

Apr 2, 2007
Apple had previously called on the big three record labels to remove digital rights management restrictions on their downloadable music — and this morning EMI announced that it's willing to play along.
Posted In: Canada, Entertainment, Science

'Fired' looks at getting canned

Mar 29, 2007
Thousands of people get fired from their jobs every day. There's a new documentary on Showtime tonight about the experience of getting the heave-ho. John Brady has a review.
Posted In: Entertainment, Jobs

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