Media

Why Iger’s Contract Extension With Disney Matters

In a filing this morning with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS) said it has extended Chairman and CEO Robert Iger's contract from a ...
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Stock Market Ignores War Between Big Tronc Shareholders

There is a war for control of newspaper publisher Tronc Inc. (NASDAQ: TRNC). It pits Tronc's two largest shareholders against one another. Whether or not the speculation about the fight ...
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Analyst Sees Little Impact as Google Advertisers Suspend YouTube Ads

Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOGL) is caught in a bind between some major advertisers and some of the content creators it depends on to attract a younger audience. Telecom giants AT&T ...
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How Much Would You Pay to Stream a New, First-Run Movie?

Movie studios and theater owners are talking about shortening the between a movie's first theatrical release and the first day the movie may be streamed. The gap between the so-called ...
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Will Tronc Vice Chairman Offer $18 a Share?

There is speculation by the Los Angeles edition of the American Business Journal that Tronc Inc. (NASDAQ: TRNC) Vice Chairman Patrick Soon-Shiong may make a bid for the entire company. In ...
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20% of Digital Ad Dollars Were Wasted in 2016

Of an estimated ad spend totaling $66 billion last year, some $12.5 billion (20%) was wasted as a result of fraud or invalid traffic. The total lost to fraud was ...
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More Cost Cuts Likely For Newspaper Industry–Moody’s

The traditional newspaper business in the U.S. will continue its decline, according to Moody's Investor Services. One of the few points of relief will be the ability to cut costs. ...
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Why Yelp Shares Remain a Bargain

Yelp Inc. (NYSE: YELP) has performed incredibly over the past year with shares up over 60%, but this is also withstanding a pullback of about 10% in 2017 alone. However, ...
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Even a Buy Rating Barely Helps Snap

Snap Inc. (NYSE: SNAP) has fallen a long way since its initial public offering (IPO), but it seems that more analysts are starting to come around and support the stock. ...
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Tronc Vice Chair Soon-Shiong to Leave Board

Tronc Inc.'s (NASDAQ: TRNC) Vice Chairman Patrick Soon-Shiong will not stand for reelection, according to a list of directors in the current company proxy statement. The statement also shows he ...
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‘Beauty and the Beast’ Opens With $170 Million in Ticket Sales

"Beauty and the Beast," released last week by Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS), broke several ticket sales records as it opened with sales of $170 million. No other movie has ...
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Snap Market Cap Only Double Twitter’s

The insult of the drop in Snap Inc. (NYSE: SNAP) shares to its supporters has increased as more and more analysts downgrade the stock. The problem is so severe that ...
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Has One of the Biggest Bears Finally Come Around on Netflix?

Netflix Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) hit new all-time highs this past week after more analysts raised their price targets for the online streaming firm. What stood out from the price hikes ...
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American Media Buys Us Weekly in Challenge to People

Time Inc.'s (NYSE: TIME) People has held the top tier of the celebrity magazine business for decades. American Media has made a deal to challenge that. The company bought Us ...
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Why Netflix Is Looking to India and Germany to Drive Growth

Netflix Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) is continuing to press new highs as more and more consumers are adopting its streaming platform as part of their lives. The most recent blizzard on ...
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