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YouTube swamped by porn

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Reports indicate that YouTube was swamped yesterday by an abundance of pornography. A large group of users began uploading seemingly innocent clips, many with kid-friendly tags such as "Jonas Brothers" and "Hannah Montana". The...

Viacom & Microsoft Join Forces

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Viacom Incorporated and Microsoft Corporation have negotiated an agreement under which major divisions of both companies will collaborate on advertising, content distribution, event promotions and games over the next several years. Detailed financial terms were...

Google denies Viacom copyright charges

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Google has responded to Viacom's $1 billion March copyright lawsuit, arguing that it is protected by the 1998 Digital Millennium Copyright Act and has not infringed on the rights of the media company. Google believes...

Yahoo, Viacom strike search deal

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Yahoo has announced a multiyear partnership with Viacom for its new Panama search advertising platform; Yahoo will serve as the exclusive provider of sponsored search and contextual ads to all of Viacom's 33 broadband sites...

Viacom, Joost strike Content Licensing Deal

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It seems Joost has won the first battle with potential rival YouTube. Viacom, which includes entertainment companies MTV Networks' Comedy Central, Black Entertainment Television and Paramount Pictures, has announced a deal to license its programming...

Viacom Demands YouTube Yank 100,000 Clips

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Viacom Inc., parent company of popular television networks such as Comedy Central and MTV, demanded that Google remove all of its video clips from YouTube, including 100,000 video clips from Viacom-owned properties, after the two...

Viacom considering in-game advertising

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Viacom is currently thinking about making money from placing advertises and product placements in videogames, according to CFO Richard Bressler. Richard said, "I think the jury is in, people are spending a lot of time...

Blockbuster to split from Viacom parent

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After a split off financial exchange deal, Blockbuster and Viacom will no longer be together. The terms of the deal will give Blockbuster a $5 dividend, with a total payout to all shareholders of over...

Viacom Looks to Advertise in Video Games

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Viacom Inc., which has sold off parts of its video game business, is now taking another look at the potential for advertising in video games, a top executive said on Thursday. Chief Financial...

Viacom CEO Considering Taking Midway Private

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Viacom CEO Sumner Redstone is possibly making publisher Midway private in the near future, and is currently being advised on his options once his stake in shares goes past 80 percent. Redstone personally holds 72...

Viacom rules out EA takeover

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Responding to recent speculation, Viacom boss Sumner Redstone states that he has no intention of targeting EA for a takeover. According to a recent Reuters report, Viacom chairman and chief executive Sumner...

Viacom Responds to Lawsuit

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Viacom on Tuesday responded to Activision's lawsuit over its Star Trek game license - which alleges that Viacom let the franchise deteriorate by not promoting the current TV series or making new movies: "Activision's allegations...

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