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Paramount to add 500 films to YouTube rentals

(AP) -- YouTube and Paramount Pictures have reached a deal to make nearly 500 films available to rent online, even while their parent companies continue to feud over a $1 billion lawsuit.

Apr 04, 2012
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Viacom 1Q earnings shredded by 'Rock Band'

(AP) -- Viacom Inc., the owner of Paramount Pictures, MTV and Comedy Central, on Thursday posted a 65 percent drop in net income for the latest quarter, as it took a charge related to the "Rock Band" series ...

Feb 02, 2012
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Apple CEO Tim Cook could top pay list in 2011

(AP) -- Tim Cook could well end up being the highest paid CEO in America in 2011, after Apple Inc. granted him a million restricted stock units last August for taking the reins shortly before co-founder Steve Jobs died.

Jan 10, 2012
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Viacom to NY court: Scrap YouTube copyright ruling

A lawyer for Viacom Inc. warned an appeals court panel Tuesday that there will be greater exploitation of copyright material on the Internet if the court lets YouTube get away with a business built on "rampant copyright infringement."

Oct 18, 2011
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Hulu no longer for sale, owners say

After months of being courted by technology giants and TV signal providers, online video service Hulu is no longer for sale, its media company owners said Thursday.

Oct 14, 2011
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Sony's 'Smurfs,' 'Friends' to be UltraViolet-ready

(AP) -- Sony Corp.'s movie studio said Tuesday that "The Smurfs" and "Friends With Benefits" will be the first movies it releases on home video that will be compatible with the UltraViolet view-anywhere system.

Sep 21, 2011
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Viacom, Cablevision settle suit over iPad TV app

(AP) -- Cablevision Systems Corp. and Viacom Inc., the owner of MTV and other cable TV channels, have settled a lawsuit over software that lets subscribers view Viacom channels and individual shows on demand on their iPads.

Aug 11, 2011
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Viacom sues Cablevision over iPad video app

(AP) -- Viacom, the owner of MTV, Comedy Central and other television channels, is suing cable TV distributor Cablevision over an iPad app that Viacom says streams video of its channels without permission.

Jun 23, 2011
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Judge echoes Google critics in digital book ruling

(AP) -- As Google Inc. evolved from being an endearing startup to an Internet empire, the company has become used to critics depicting it as a copyright scofflaw and pushy monopolist. It's different when the unflattering ...

Mar 23, 2011
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Party over for 'Guitar Hero,' but not music games

(AP) -- "Guitar Hero" made ordinary people feel like rock stars, and its plastic guitars have redefined how people consume music and entertain themselves at house parties for the past half-decade. Yet its ...

Feb 10, 2011
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