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Will anybody push the 'up' button?

Mar 15, 2007
Commentator and Web entrepreneur wannabe Rob Long wants you to hear the "elevator pitch" for his new website. He knows you're busy. He'll keep it simple. . . . Go!
Posted In: Entertainment, Entrepreneurship

Old media sues new media

Mar 13, 2007
Media conglomerate Viacom has sued Google and YouTube for a cool billion dollars, complaining about what it calls YouTube's brazen disregard for intellectual property law. Lisa Napoli reports.
Posted In: Crime, Entertainment

Dollars for dialing

Mar 9, 2007
The British government is looking into TV talent contests and call-in quiz shows, which may have engaged in televised rip-offs. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Entertainment

Box office rebound and then some

Mar 9, 2007
Hollywood's box office has returned to health despite all the doomsday predictions of two years ago. And Daily Variety's Mike Speier says we ain't seen nothin' yet — 2007 promises to be a huge year.
Posted In: Entertainment

Singin' the payola blues

Mar 6, 2007
They don't admit wrongdoing, but four major radio broadcasters have agreed to a major FCC fine to settle accusations that they regularly accepted cash from record labels in exchange for airplay.
Posted In: Crime, Entertainment

The House gets Sirius over a satellite merger

Feb 28, 2007
Sirius CEO Mel Karmazin tried to smooth out House concerns over the company's merger with XM. The satellite broadcaster is forging a $13 billion deal. Kai Ryssdal has more.
Posted In: Entertainment

CBS tries to play YouTube's game

Feb 28, 2007
As part of its coverage of the NCAA men's basketball tournament, the network is inviting fans to post videos on its website. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Entertainment, Sports

Not the happiest place on Earth

Feb 27, 2007
Disneyland is suing its hometown of Anaheim, Calif. The park wants to make sure no new housing goes up within two miles of its front door. Pat Loeb reports.
Posted In: Crime, Entertainment, Housing

All the glamour you can rent

Feb 26, 2007
Did Helen Mirren's handbag catch your fancy? Some of the styles seen on the red carpet on Sunday will be headed to a store near you. Not to buy, but to rent. Nancy Farghalli reports.
Posted In: Entertainment, Retail

Hedging on Hollywood

Feb 23, 2007
Hedge funds and private equity groups are becoming the stars of Hollywood film financing, to the tune of billions of dollars. Pat Loeb reports.
Posted In: Entertainment, Investing

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