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  1. Jim Meyer Appointed Interim CEO of SiriusXM, Mel Karmazin Officially Steps Down

    December 19, 2012 9:48 AM EST SiriusXM Radio today named James E. Meyer Chief Executive Officer, on an interim basis effective immediately following the announced departure of Mel Karmazin. Mr. Meyer, who was SiriusXM's President of Sales and Operations, will also join th ...

  2. Business Matters: U.S. Retail e-Commerce Up 11% Last Quarter

    February 04, 2011 2:57 PM EST Ecommerce: Increasingly The Real Deal -- U.S. retail ecommerce reached $43.4 billion in the fourth quarter of 2010, according to comScore. That makes for an 11% increase over the fourth quarter of 2009. It was the second time in 2010 a quarter had ...

  3. MP3 Logo To Raise U.K. Awareness

    November 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST Key digital music retailers in the U.K. have joined together in support of a new campaign to increase consumer awareness about the MP3 format. The home pages of seven companies -- 7digital.com, Digitalstores.co.uk, HMV.com, Play.com, Tescodigital. ...

  4. Thomson Launches New Digital Unit

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT In an effort to expand its services from the analog world into the digital, Thomson will be announcing a new division dedicated to digital cinema and electronic content distribution to the home. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- In an effort to expand i ...

  5. EC Reopens Microsoft, Time Warner Inquiry

    February 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST The European Commission said Feb. 11 that it had reopened its investigation into Microsoft and Time Warner's plan to take over anti-piracy software firm ContentGuard Holdings Inc. BRUSSELS (The Hollywood Reporter) -- The European Commission s ...

  6. Sonopress Joins Blu-ray Disc Assn.

    January 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST Bertelsmann-owned disc replicator Sonopress has been named a contributing member of the Blu-ray Disc Assn. The BDA is responsible for establishing format standards as well as development and promotion Bertelsmann-owned disc replicator Sonopress ha ...

  7. Apple Profits Quadruple As iPod Sales Soar

    January 12, 2005 12:00 AM EST First-quarter earnings beat projections. Apple Computer Inc.'s first-quarter earnings more than quadrupled, dramatically exceeding Wall Street expectations, based on strong holiday sales of laptop computers and its wildly popular iPod music p ...

  8. Apple Profits Quadruple As iPod Sales Soar

    January 12, 2005 12:00 AM EST Apple Computer Inc.'s first-quarter earnings more than quadrupled, dramatically exceeding Wall Street expectations, based on strong holiday sales of laptop computers and its wildly popular iPod music Apple Computer Inc.'s first-quarter e ...

  9. Disney Has Blu-ray Vision

    December 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Citing superior quality and overwhelming backing by consumer electronics manufacturers, the Walt Disney Co. on Tuesday (Dec. 7) said it will throw its content support behind the Sony-backed Blu-ray hi Citing superior quality and overwhelming backi ...

  10. This Week's Top Stories

    November 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST <UL> <LI>Labels, Sharman Face Off In Oz</LI> <LI>Thomson Joins Microsoft/Warner Anti-Piracy Venture</LI> <LI>Behind the Deal: A Checklist for Charity Requests</LI> <LI>U.K. Distributors Win Ruling O ...

  11. JVC Jumps On Blu-Ray Bandwagon

    October 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT JVC has become the 14th manufacturer to join the Blu-ray Disc Assn. (BDA), the group that is developing the high-definition Blu-ray DVD format. JVC has become the 14th manufacturer to join the Blu-ray Disc Assn. (BDA), the group that is developing ...

  12. Fox Gets On Board With Blu-Ray

    October 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Twentieth Century Fox has joined the Blu-ray Disc Founders Group. Fox becomes the first major studio to collaborate on the high-definition home-video format outside of Sony Pictures, whose sister comp Twentieth Century Fox has joined the Blu-ray D ...

  13. Tech Firms Announce Video Anti-Piracy Technology

    September 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT NDS, STMicroelectronics and Thomson said today (Sept. 10) they will develop new encryption technology to foil video piracy, a $3.5 billion problem for broadcasters and movie studios. NDS, STMicroelectronics and Thomson said today (Sept. 10) they w ...

  14. iPod Boosts Apple Third-Quarter Earnings

    July 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT With sales of Cupertino, Calif.-based Apple Computer's iPod digital-music player up 124% from last year to $249 million, the company reports a net profit of $61 million, or 16 cents per diluted share, With sales of Cupertino, Calif.-based App ...

  15. iPod Boosts Apple Third-Quarter Earnings

    July 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT With sales of Cupertino, Calif.-based Apple Computer's iPod digital-music player up 124% from last year to $249 million, the company reports a net profit of $61 million, or 16 cents per diluted share, With sales of Cupertino, Calif.-based App ...

  16. DVD Filtering Software In Copyright Dispute

    June 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Nissim Corp. has filed a lawsuit against ClearPlay, alleging that the defendant's software -- which filters out scenes with violence, sex or foul language from films on DVD -- infringes on its patents LOS ANGELES -- Nissim Corp. has filed a l ...

  17. UMG Sues Insurers Over Costs From TVT Case

    June 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group (UMG) has filed suit against three subsidiaries of New York-based American International Group Inc. (AIG): American Home Assurance Co., National Union Fire Insurance Co. of Pitts UMG Sues Insurers Over Costs From TVT Case NIP ...

  18. Time Warner's Net Income Doubles in Q1

    April 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Time Warner Inc.'s net income more than doubled in the first quarter, driven by a gain from the sale of its music company, strong results from film and TV and improved profitability at America Online. Time Warner Inc.'s net income more t ...

  19. Sirius Satellite Radio Swings To 1Q Loss

    April 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Subscriber base up to 350,000. Sirius Satellite Radio Inc. returned to an operating loss in the first quarter of 2004. A year ago, a gain on debt restructuring pushed the company into the black for the first quarter. In financial statements releas ...

  20. New DVD Players Can Filter Movie Content

    April 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT People wanting to automatically mute the foul language in "Seabiscuit" or skip the violence in "The Patriot" have a new option -- a DVD player from RCA that filters content deemed objectionable. People wanting to automatically ...

  21. Clear Channel Pulls Stern From Six Channels

    February 26, 2004 12:00 AM EST Clear Channel Communications put Howard Stern on ice yesterday (Feb. 25) as the nation's largest radio station group made good on its promise to clean up the airwaves. Clear Channel Communications put Howard Stern on ice yesterday (Feb. 25) a ...

  22. Clear Channel Profit Up Slightly

    February 24, 2004 12:00 AM EST Clear Channel Communications Inc. posted a slim increase in fourth-quarter profit as weak local advertising at radio stations was offset by gains in its billboard business. Clear Channel Communications Inc. posted a slim increase in fourth-quarter ...