Vivendi Universal's new chief operating officer, Ken Cron has helped take two companies public in the past five years. He has been CEO of VU Games for about a year and a half, after a brief stint as…
Consumers attacked videostores Tuesday to get their hands on the latest DVD installment of the Star Wars franchise, "Episode 2: Attack of the Clones."
British music major EMI has opened the floodgates on its licensing rights for digital music services, cutting deals with no fewer than nine netcos at once for a range of options that includes…
European Union culture ministers have agreed to extend the cultural diversity program to cover Internet content, raising the specter of quotas for the interactive media sector.
U.S. video retailer Blockbuster will open its first store in Norway this month.
A clever marketing gimmick for MGM's James Bond juggernaut is providing a high-profile demo for a new technology that could create markets for promotional and one-time-rental DVDs.
Netco MusicMatch has inked licensing deals to use the digital catalogs of four of the five major label groups, clearing the way for the upcoming launch of its online subscription service, Artist on…
The tricky question of whether scenes from pics such as "Traffic" or "American Beauty" appearing on the Internet are harmful to minors will once again be reviewed by the U.S. Supreme Court in a…
America Online head of programming James de Castro, who oversaw the company's massive AOL 8.0 rollout, has ankled his post after just seven months on the job, marking the latest in a slew of…
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Motion graphics vet Rex Cook has founded motion-graphics and design studio AvatarLabs, based in Encino. The company's initial projects are for graphics on "Still Standing" on CBS and "James Cameron's…