Under mounting pressure to make peace with the music industry before it is shut down by court order, legally embattled file-sharing service Napster has made an offer of $1 billion in licensing fees…
NBCi, the Peacock's Internet wing, recently announced a second round of major layoffs, with pink slips going to 150 employees, or about 30% of the Netco's work force in the Burbank, Gotham and San…
It will be a long time before new-media companies in Eastern Europe catch up to the West, but the East is nothing if not aspirational. Russia is the awakening bear; Poland, Hungary and the Czech…
Behind his steely calm, Motion Picture Assn. of America prexy Jack Valenti churned with concern. Why was a federal appeals court taking so long to decide if Napster violated copyright laws?
In a major restructuring of its News Digital Media unit, News Corp. will relinquish control of its Fox-branded news, sports and entertainment Web sites, returning the reins to its TV counterparts.
Last year, optimistic estimations of broadband adoption encouraged online entertainment companies to invest millions of dollars in Web programming. Despite consumer interest in high-speed…
Sci-fi, fantasy and horror entertainment venture Fandom laid off 37 people, 20% of its staff.
While we've been sitting in front of our television screens, waiting for convergence, the revolution is already happening on the streets. Wireless technology and cool mobile devices have integrated…
It was in Miss Collins' sixth grade class that I first got interested in deciphering song lyrics. A child of the '60s, Miss Collins was all flowing hair, billowing scarves and big-bell Levi's. She…
The new economy is increasingly being targeted by what many perceive to be a distinctly old economy phenomena: organized labor.
Like most promises coming out of Washington, this one sounded like a pretty good idea. Back in 1989, the U.S. Congress held its first hearings on ways to stimulate the growth of a new television…