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Is Apple or Roku a Bigger Threat to Amazon’s Fire TV?

Does a direct comparison with competitor Roku 3 on the Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) home page indicate that the company is worried about its $99 Fire TV streaming media box? ...
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Wireless Broadband No Competition for Comcast, Time Warner Merger

One of the arguments that Comcast Corp. (NASDAQ: CMCSA) makes in support of its $45 billion merger with Time Warner Cable Inc. (NYSE: TWC) is that wireless broadband is a ...
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The Attraction of YouTube’s Multichannel Networks

When Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS) agreed in March to pay up to $950 million for Maker Studio, the acquisition was looked at as a testament to the value of ...
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Disney Heats Up at Walmart After Being Shut Out at Amazon

About a week ago Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) removed the pre-ordering option for several DVD releases of popular movies from Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS). The dispute between the two ...
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Blockbuster Is Still in Business

Years before there was Apple Inc.'s (NASDAQ: AAPL) Apple TV or Netflix Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX), there was Blockbuster, one of the largest retailers in America and the primary distribution channel ...
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Ninja Turtles Likely to Beat the Expendables at the Box Office

The summer movie season has only three more weekends to run, including this one, which features a third installment of the senior citizen action heroes, “The Expendables 3” from Lions ...
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SeaWorld Clubs its Shareholders on Earnings

SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: SEAS) has had its share of problems as the public heard criticism of its treatment of captive animals. Now, it seems these problems are directly impacting ...
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Amazon Now Playing Hardball with Disney?

Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) has apparently decided that when the going gets tough, the company will play tougher. In what appears to be the company’s latest distribution dispute, Amazon has ...
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America’s Most Successful Movie Studios

The first weekend of August is now behind us and we have a new, all-time leading August movie release weekend champion. Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” grabbed $94 million in ...
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Will an American Finally Reclaim the U.S. Open Title?

The US Tennis Open, the single biggest tennis tournament to hit American soil each year at Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York City, will be underway in less than four ...
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Is Sylvester Stallone Too Old for the Movies?

Sylvester Stallone has been in the news lately, as a version of his new movie "The Expendables 3” has been illegally downloaded by 200,000 people. The first two versions of ...
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‘The Expendables 3’ Leaked Online, Downloaded 200,000 Times

According to several media reports, upcoming movie "The Expendables 3” has been "leaked" online and downloaded by at least 200,000 people using file sharing system BitTorrent. The movie's production company, ...
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Weekend Movies: Will Scarlett Johansson Beat Up on ‘The Rock’?

Last week's big movie, "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes," pulled in more than $100 million in its first week, after an opening weekend of $72.6 million, but managed ...
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How Twitter Helps Sell Movie Tickets

At a time when the movie theater business is in jeopardy because more and more people stream premium video into their homes, an equally powerful new generation technology may help ...
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Pennsylvania Proves the Lottery Is an Idiot Tax, and Wants Even More

From time to time, 24/7 Wall St. covers the upcoming large lottery announcements and events. It is fun for most people to imagine what they would do if they won ...
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