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Microsoft Xbox Challenges Cable TV

Microsoft plans to use its XBox Live as a means to stream movies and TV shows into people's homes. If the extremely ambitious program eventually works as planned, customers could have no need for their cable TV.

Wall Street Has Many Things to Be Sorry About -- Just Not Corporate Jets

When JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon and Bank of American (BAC) head Brian Moynihan flew today via corporate aircraft to Washington, D.C., to testify before a Congressional panel investigating the financial crisis, their mode of transport raised some eyebrows. But the furor over corporate jets, which are often the most efficient way to transport executives, distracts from the larger issues.

Fox Appears to Win Time Warner Fee Dispute

Fox and Time Warner Cable have reached a deal keeping the network on the cable provider after Fox threatened to walk over a fee dispute. The deal's suddenness likely means Fox got the better end, as the cable giant risked having subscribers go elsewhere for Fox programming.

Five Media Changes to Watch for in 2010

What media-industry developments and market forces will make headlines in the year to come? Pay-to-read online content, tablet computers, mom-and-pop newsrooms and, oh yes -- banks taking over the magazine and newspaper game.

Top Publishers Link Arms in E-Reader Push

Five media companies that spend most of their time in bitter competition with one another are now joining forces in a new venture intended to midwife the arrival of portable digital magazines and newspapers on a mass scale.

The new Ted Turner misses the old

Sir Isaac Newton could see as far as he did, he said, because he stood on the shoulders of giants. Ted Turner, it seems, has footprints on either...

What a Time Inc. sale might look like

Pssst...wanna buy the world's biggest magazine publisher? It might be for sale very soon, if investors and analysts are correct in their hunches....

Time Warner may finally spin off AOL

Time Warner Inc. (TWX) today announced that it may spin-off AOL (the parent company of this blog), effectively undoing one of the more controversial...