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Andrew Wallenstein

Sony Recasts Crackle

LOS ANGELES Sony Pictures Entertainment is ready to make Crackle pop.The studio is shaking up its online video hub with new management, headquarters and an infusion of full-length TV shows…

Google Hopes to Make a Splash With 'Poptub'

Google is mounting another experiment in content distribution that might be even more ambitious than its recent launch of original animation from Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane.The Internet giant quietly…

Lisa Kudrow to Topline Web Series

Lexus is making an ambitious foray into online entertainment with former "Friends" star Lisa Kudrow in the driver's seat.The carmaker is launching an Internet-only branded channel Tuesday stocked with a…

NBCU Web Sites See Surge in Traffic

A trio of unrelated events conspired to give NBC Universal record traffic at three Web locations: CNBC.com, NBC.com and iTunes.Instability on Wall Street this week made CNBC.com a prime destination,…

Susan Lyne Named CEO of Gilt Groupe

Susan Lyne, former top executive at Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia and ABC Entertainment, has resurfaced as CEO of e-commerce firm Gilt Groupe.Lyne, who was rumored to be considering a post…

HBO Launches Web Series

HBOlab, an experimental offshoot of the cable powerhouse focused on online programming, is launching a Web video series featuring a cast of the Internet's most popular entertainers.Jessica Rose, star of…

Zune to Pursue Original Content

Microsoft executives have been making the rounds at talent agencies and production companies in recent months in hopes of licensing exclusive original video programming for the portable media player, which…

Black Day for Web's BlueCollar

Funny or Die has suffered a death in the family.A sister Web site to the Will Ferrell-fronted humor hub that once featured the stars of Blue Collar Comedy is being…

Paramount Mines Library for Games

Paramount Digital Entertainment is adapting some of its more memorable library titles into casual games."Clueless," "Mean Girls" and "Pretty in Pink" are the first of what will be a slate…

YouTube, Lionsgate in Ad Pact

NEW YORK Lionsgate has signed a deal with Google's YouTube that will establish unprecedented cooperation between a film studio and the video-sharing Web site.It could be the first of many…

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