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5 Reasons Stephen Colbert Is a Smart Pick for 'The Late Show'

While it's not yet clear if and how Colbert will repurpose his Comedy Central-bred persona for network TV, he is bound to make 'The Late Show' all his own.

Have an Idea for a Sitcom? NBC Is Listening.

The network has launched an online talent competition to find its next comedy hit.

Ad-Hungry Yahoo Hopes to Strike Gold With an Original Comedy Series

Taking a page from Netflix, Amazon and Hulu, Yahoo is reportedly entering the content production arena.

This Startup Says It Can Fully Charge Your Smartphone in 30 Seconds

Israel-based tech company StoreDot claims to have a new product that can move your smartphone's charge-o-meter from that red sliver of death to full-on green in well under a minute.

Aereo CEO: 'We're on the Side of the Angels'

Aereo, which snatches over-the-air TV signals and streams them on the internet for a few dollars a month, is determined to prevail over the TV networks trying to bring it down.

What Elon Musk Really Thinks of 'Silicon Valley'

The billionaire behind Tesla and SpaceX thinks the creators of the new HBO series 'Silicon Valley' need to spend a little bit more time at Burning Man.

Changing Channels: With Fire TV, Amazon Enters the Blazing Set-Top Box Arena

Amazon is looking to differentiate itself from competitors with a video-streaming device you can talk to.

Fans, Rejoice: DailyCandy and Television Without Pity Archives to Remain Open

NBCUniversal is jettisoning the lifestyle and TV recap sites, but vocal fans prompted the company to reverse its decision to keep the sites' archived content from the public.

By Cutting Out Content Providers, Is Aereo Gaming the System?

Startup's streaming of live TV content on the internet will be at the center of a Supreme Court case soon.

Aereo to Supreme Court: Our Streaming TV Service 'Falls Squarely Within the Law'

The bold startup once again slams big broadcasters for claiming its business model thrashes copyright laws, setting the tone for its defense in a federal court battle that begins next month.

Quiznos Is Bankrupt, But It Made an Awesome 'House of Thrones' Mashup

The bankrupt sandwich chain attempts to tap into the television zeitgeist in an ad that combines characters from cult TV shows 'Game of Thrones' and 'House of Cards.'

Apple and Comcast in Talks to Create Priority TV Streaming Service

Apple would like its streaming content separated from the rest of the web in order to ensure an uninterrupted experience.

E*Trade Ditches Its Famous Talking Baby

After featuring talking babies in its much-beloved ad campaigns for seven years, E*Trade is moving in a new direction.

This Wildly Popular Facebook Page Is Becoming a TV Series

Forget pilot season. The Science Channel is developing a new TV series inspired by the 'I F--ing Love Science' Facebook page.

Samsung's Gesture-Operated TVs May Soon Switch On Your Living Room Lights

How's this for an 'Internet of Things' -- a new crop of Samsung television sets may soon allow for gestural operation of other nearby devices, too.

Millennials Spend 18 Hours a Day Consuming Media -- And It's Mostly Content Created By Peers

A new survey shows adults 18 to 35 are more plugged in than ever. Here's what brands need to know.

Robert Rodriguez on Building a Kick-Ass Network

The Austin-based director behind El Mariachi and Sin City will launch a new Hispanic entertainment network this month. We talked to him about the challenges and his goals for the project.

An Unlikely Icon: With 'Drag Race,' RuPaul Rounds Another Victory Lap

Decades after landing on the mainstream radar, RuPaul is experiencing a career renaissance with his smash-hit 'RuPaul's Drag Race' in its sixth season on Logo.

Netflix Co-Founder Not a Fan of 'Binge-Watching'

Netflix's Mitch Lowe says releasing original series all at once isn't a long-term solution for building an audience.

Advertising Will Soon Reach a Digital Tipping Point

Online marketing is putting increasing pressure on legacy ad businesses, with more people logging in than tuning in.

Chipotle's New Series Feels Like House of Cards, But Without the Good Parts

Chipotle premiered the first episode of its comedy series Farmed and Dangerous this Monday on Hulu.

Comcast CEO Says Time Warner Cable Buy Is ‘Pro-Competitive’ and ‘Pro-Consumer’

In an interview on CNBC this morning, Comcast CEO Brian Roberts said that the two companies wouldn't be pursuing the merger if they didn't realistically think they would get it would get regulatory approval.

Amazon Wants a Hit Series of Its Own

For the second year in a row, Amazon is utilizing a crowdsourcing model to determine which of 10 series pilots currently available for live streaming will ultimately be given the green light.

Sony Now Predicts a $1.1 Billion Loss, Shuts Down PC Business

The struggling Japanese electronics maker is undergoing a costly restructuring.

What You Could Learn From Budweiser's Heart-Melting Ad

The beer company has been on a roll. Here's how you can apply its success to your marketing.

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