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A More Formidable iTunes?

The Lala purchase and an iTunes overhaul could tighten Apple's already dominant stranglehold on the music industry's digital-downloading segment. Apple may see a fundamental shift in technology, and it's trying to get out in front.

Comcast and NBC Universal Merge

Comcast Corp. (CMCSA) Thursday officially announced its long-awaited deal to gain control of NBC Universal from General Electric Co. (GE). The parent company of the NBC television network and Universal Pictures will be run through a joint venture.