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Sep 7, 2012

Amazon takes on Apple with larger, cheaper Kindle Fires

SANTA MONICA, California (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc unveiled larger Kindle Fire tablets on Thursday, challenging Apple Inc’s dominant iPad with lower prices and a trove of digital content that Amazon hopes will win it a bigger share of the booming tablet market.

The world’s largest Internet retailer lifted the lid on devices with price tags ranging from $159 to $599. The new tablets come with ads known as “special offers” that appear when screens are locked and in the corner of the home screen, helping Amazon keep prices low.

Sep 6, 2012

Amazon unwraps larger Kindle Fires, takes on Apple

SANTA MONICA, California (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O: Quote, Profile, Research) showed off larger and higher-resolution Kindle Fires on Thursday, for as much as $499, taking aim at a fast-growing market now dominated by rival Apple Inc (AAPL.O: Quote, Profile, Research).

Chief Executive Jeff Bezos, taking the stage in Santa Monica, California, unveiled an 8.9-inch version called the Kindle Fire HD. The costliest, 4G-ready version will go for $499, while a Wi-Fi version is $299.

Sep 6, 2012

Amazon introduces new Kindle Fire, starts at $159

, Sept 6 (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc
showed off the first of several Kindle gadgets expected
to be unwrapped on Thursday, a “paperwhite” e-reader with a much
sharper screen and longer battery life.

Chief Executive Jeff Bezos, taking the stage at a launch
event in Santa Monica, California, is expected to unveil later
on Thursday the new Kindle Fire tablet, which takes aim at a
market dominated by Apple Inc.

Sep 6, 2012

Amazon unveils “paperwhite” e-reader, Fire still to come

SANTA MONICA, California (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc showed off the first of several Kindle gadgets expected to be unwrapped on Thursday, a “paperwhite” e-reader with a much sharper screen and longer battery life.

Chief Executive Jeff Bezos, taking the stage at a launch event in Santa Monica, California, is expected to unveil later on Thursday the new Kindle Fire tablet, which takes aim at a market dominated by Apple Inc.

Aug 2, 2012

CBS profit tops expectations despite ad sales drop

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – CBS Corp’s (CBS.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) quarterly profit beat forecasts as the company recorded higher affiliate and subscription revenue at its TV networks and cut costs to offset a dip in advertising sales.

The also company said on Thursday its networks will benefit from demand for political commercials ahead of the November U.S. president election, while its outdoor advertising business will receive a lift from the London Olympics.

Jul 31, 2012

DreamWorks talking to distributors about family channel

LOS ANGELES, July 31 (Reuters) – DreamWorks Animation
, the studio behind the “Shrek” and “Madagascar”
franchises, is talking with distributors about a new cable TV
channel it may create with “Casper the Friendly Ghost,”
“Bullwinkle” and other characters it recently acquired.

CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg said on Tuesday his company was in
“aggressive exploration” to start a family-oriented channel
after its recent purchase of Classic Media, owner of “Casper,”
“Rocky and Bullwinkle,” “Lassie” and other franchises.

Jul 30, 2012

‘Dark Knight Rises’ wins sluggish weekend box office

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Batman movie “The Dark Knight Rises” earned $64.1 million at U.S. and Canadian theaters during its second weekend, topping box office charts in a sluggish overall market facing Olympic television coverage and the impact of the Colorado shooting.

The finale in director Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy starring Christian Bale added $122.1 million from international markets and has pulled in $248.2 million overseas since its July 20 debut, distributor Warner Bros. said.

Jul 30, 2012

“Dark Knight Rises” wins sluggish U.S. weekend box office

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Batman movie “The Dark Knight Rises” earned $64.1 million (40.7 million pounds) at U.S. and Canadian theatres during its second weekend, topping box office charts in a sluggish overall market facing Olympic television coverage and the impact of the Colorado shooting.

The finale in director Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy starring Christian Bale added $122.1 million from international markets and has pulled in $248.2 million overseas since its July 20 debut, distributor Warner Bros. said.

Jul 29, 2012

‘Dark Knight’ wins sluggish post-shooting box office

LOS ANGELES, July 29 (Reuters) – Batman movie “The Dark
Knight Rises” earned nearly $64.1 million at U.S. and Canadian
theaters during its second weekend, le adin g a slump ing b ox
office fol lowing a fatal shooting at a Colorado movie theater.

The finale in a Batman trilogy starring Christian Bale added
$122.1 million from international markets and has pulled in
$248.2 million around the world since its July 20 debut,
distributor Warner Bros. said.

Jul 29, 2012

“Dark Knight Rises” tops box office, sales drop 60 percent

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Batman sequel “The Dark Knight Rises” topped movie box office charts this weekend with nearly $64.1 million in U.S. and Canadian ticket sales, a 60 percent drop from its debut last week in the wake of a fatal shooting in a Colorado movie theater.

The reduction in ticket sales for the movie starring Christian Bale as the comic book crimefighter trailed the performance of its 2008 predecessor “The Dark Knight,” which fell 53 percent in its second weekend to earn $75 million.