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  1. Online Pirates Thrive on Legitimate Ad Dollars

    June 03, 2014 1:11 PM EDT Movie and music piracy thrives online in part because crafty website operators receive advertising dollars from major companies like Comcast, Ford and McDonald's. That's the conclusion of several recent reports that shed light on Interne ...

  2. Dottie Mattison Named CEO Of Prometheus Global Media

    July 02, 2012 6:30 PM EDT Dottie Mattison, senior managing director of Guggenheim Partners, has been named CEO of Prometheus Global Media, effective immediately. Prometheus Global Media is the parent company of Billboard as well as other media and entertainment brands Adwe ...

  3. Verizon To Launch Streaming Service With Redbox, Challenge To Netflix

    February 07, 2012 7:00 AM EST NEW YORK (AP) - Phone company Verizon Communications Inc. will challenge Netflix and start a video streaming service this year with Redbox and its DVD rental kiosks. Verizon and Coinstar Inc., Redbox's parent company, said Monday that the ser ...

  4. Apple Passes Exxon As Most Valuable US Company -- Briefly

    August 09, 2011 4:02 PM EDT Apple briefly surpassed Exxon Mobil as the most valuable company in the U.S. Tuesday afternoon before settling back slightly lower. But the two are now so close that the change of guard is likely to happen soon. Apple Inc.'s stock gained 5.9 ...

  5. Wal-Mart Offers Video Streaming Via Vudu Post Netflix Price Increases

    July 26, 2011 8:05 AM EDT NEW YORK (AP) - Now playing: Movies at Walmart.com. The world's largest retailer on Tuesday started streaming many movies the same day they come out on DVD, in a second bid for a share of popular movie rental and streaming website Netflix Inc ...

  6. Amazon.com's Profit Tumbles More Than Expected

    April 26, 2011 8:12 PM EDT Amazon.com said Tuesday that its net income fell 33 percent in the latest quarter, a steeper drop than Wall Street expected as the online retailer poured more money into expanding its operations. While Amazon's profit was a disappointment, it ...

  7. Wal-Mart Still Selling Miley Cyrus Cadmium Jewelry

    May 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Jewelry from two entire lines being sold exclusively at Walmart stores nationwide, including bracelets and necklaces branded by Miley Cyrus, contains high levels of the toxic metal cadmium, according to an Associated Press investigation. Testing o ...

  8. Best Buy Taps President/COO Dunn As New CEO

    January 21, 2009 12:00 AM EST Best Buy Co. Inc. laid out a succession plan Wednesday, saying Brian J. Dunn, its president and COO, will take over this summer as chief executive of the nation's largest consumer electronics chain. The 48-year-old, who began working at the c ...

  9. Circuit City To Shut 155 Stores

    November 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST Circuit City Stores Inc said it would close 155 U.S. stores and was considering all options to restructure in the face of a deteriorating cash position and tighter credit terms from vendors. The store closures will help to give the No. 2 U.S. cons ...

  10. Former Ramone Sues Over Song Downloads

    September 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A drummer who spent four years in one of the greatest punk bands of all time, the Ramones, filed a federal lawsuit Friday claiming he is owed nearly $1 million in royalties on songs sold over the Internet. Richard "Richie Ramone" Reinhar ...

  11. GameStop To Buy Electronics Boutique For $1.44 Bil

    April 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Videogame retailer GameStop Corp. said on April 18 it would buy competitor Electronics Boutique Holdings Corp. for $1.44 billion in cash and stock, creating a company that would rival Wal-Mart in game (Reuters) -- Videogame retailer GameStop Corp. ...

  12. FTC to Oppose Blockbuster Bid For Hollywood

    March 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Sources: Deal thought to hamper competition. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Staff of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission plan to recommend that the agency block Blockbuster Inc.'s hostile bid to buy Hollywood Entertainment Corp., sources close to the c ...

  13. Hollywood OKs $850M Movie Gallery Buyout

    January 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Video rental giant Hollywood Entertainment Corp. has agreed to a buyout offer of about $850 million from smaller rival Movie Gallery Inc. in a deal that would create a stronger challenger to the indus (AP) -- Video rental giant Hollywood Entertain ...

  14. Hollywood OKs $850M Movie Gallery Buyout

    January 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST Video rental giant Hollywood Entertainment Corp. has agreed to a buyout offer of about $850 million from smaller rival Movie Gallery Inc. in a deal that would create a stronger challenger to the indus Video rental giant Hollywood Entertainment Cor ...

  15. Wal-Mart Sued Over Evanescence Lyrics

    December 14, 2004 12:00 AM EST Wal-Mart Stores Inc., which promotes itself as a seller of clean music, deceived customers by stocking compact discs by the rock group Evanescence that contain the f-word, a lawsuit claims. HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) -- Wal-Mart Stores Inc., which promo ...

  16. Gibson Guitar Names Senior VP/General Counsel

    November 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Gibson Guitar Corp. in Nashville has named Joe Boyle as senior VP/general counsel. Gibson Guitar Corp. in Nashville has named Joe Boyle as senior VP/general counsel. Boyle was most recently senior assistant general counsel, corporate division, for ...