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Viacom Profit Jumps as Ad Sales Recover

A ratings recovery at Viacom Inc.’s cable networks, as well as a turnaround at its film studio, sparked a 24% jump in the company’s net income in its fiscal fourth quarter.

Is YouTube Too Big to Have a Really Big Show?

If you have a billion viewers, it’s going to be hard to please all of them all the time. But the first few minutes of last night’s show were pretty great, period.
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How Twitter Is Going to Take a Billion Dollars From YouTube

All Twitter needs to do is host long-form video, and it’s off to the races.
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Eminem and ESPN Take a Page From Miley Cyrus and MTV

No twerking! But entertaining in its own, fake-shock way. And now we are talking about it on the Internet, which is the point.
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Tune-In Was Big for MTV’s VMAs — What’s Twitter Got to Do With It?

Can Twitter prove its effect on live broadcast events to brands and networks?
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Coder’s Site Tracks Trending Twitter GIFs in Real Time

Welcome to Twitter — in animated pictures.
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Twitter Adds Viacom to TV Ad Lineup

Twitter is linking up with Viacom in an ad partnership; the cable giant joins a list of media partners, including ESPN, Fox and Discovery, in Twitter’s TV/video push. Twitter users should see the first set of Viacom video ads in August, during MTV’s Video Music Awards, which has become a hotbed of Twitter activity.

MTV Finally Brings Its Shows to Your iPhone and iPad

TV Everywhere still isn’t, but here’s another (partial) step forward.
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Hollywood Goes Digital — But Not Too Digital. Sony Boss Michael Lynton’s Candid Dive Into Media Interview.

Technology changes everything about media, except for the stuff it doesn’t. A thoughtful chat with the studio boss behind “Skyfall” and “Zero Dark Thirty.”
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YouTube Is Ready to Invest in Vevo, but the Deal Isn’t Done

A deal will let YouTube hang on to its most popular content, and provide real money for Vevo and music label owners.
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25 Things About Luke Wood