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  • LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cable channel TBS has bought sports news website Bleacher Report in a strategic move meant to help sell more ads and cover the cost of expensive sports programming.
    TBS airs games from professional basketball, baseball, auto racing, golf and the NCAA March Madness college basketball tournament.
    TBS' president of sales distribution and sports said in a statement Monday that the acquisition "reflects our continuing commitment to bring fans greater content across all screens throughout the entire year."

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 21, 2012, 12:06 AM EDT
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  • A man walks past a ThinkPad logo during a promotional event for the new Thinkpad X1 Carbon laptop in Beijing Monday, Aug. 6, 2012. The Chinese computer maker unveiled the lighter, quicker ThinkPad notebook computer inspired by the convenience of tablets and smart phones.

    BEIJING (AP) — Lenovo has unveiled a lighter, quicker ThinkPad notebook computer inspired by the convenience of tablets and smartphones.
    The Chinese computer maker displayed the new ThinkPad X1 Carbon on Monday and said it would go on sale later this month.
    A Lenovo vice president, Dilip Bhatia, said it will have a longer battery life and lighter weight. He said that was in response to demands by customers who want a tablet's convenience but need a notebook's wider range of functions.

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 21, 2012, 12:06 AM EDT
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  • In this May 9, 2011 file photo, LinkedIn Corp., the professional networking Web site, displays its logo outside of headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. LinkedIn said Wednesday, June 6, 2012, it is investigating reports that more than six million passwords have been stolen and leaked onto the Internet.

    LinkedIn had strong revenue in the second quarter thanks to growth from ads and the fees it charges for deeper access to its vast trove of professional profiles.

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 20, 2012, 5:15 PM EDT
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  • The AT&T, Inc. logo is seen on on of the company's buildings in a San Antonio file photo from April 25, 2006. The Federal Communications Commission is putting off for a day its consideration of AT&T Inc.'s proposed takeover of BellSouth Corp., a mega-deal that some government officials want to examine more closely.

    AT&T Inc. has agreed to buy NextWave Wireless Inc., a company that holds the right to use sections of the wireless spectrum that could be used for broadband.

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 20, 2012, 4:41 PM EDT
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  • This July 15, 2012 file photo shows the Olympic rings displayed outside the basketball arena in the Olympic Park before the start of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. The Summer Olympics opening ceremony takes place Friday, but the first of 5,535 hours that NBC is showing of the games begins Wednesday with qualifying rounds in women's soccer.

    NBC's researchers are finding that people who know the results of London Olympics events before they are shown on tape delay are more — not less — likely to watch them.

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 20, 2012, 4:41 PM EDT
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  • The DirecTV logo is seen atop the company's building in El Segundo, Calif., Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2006. DirecTV Group Inc., the country's largest satellite TV operator, said Tuesday second-quarter earnings nearly tripled because of an accounting change, and revenue rose 10 percent.

    DirecTV, the country's largest provider of satellite TV services, is losing subscribers for the first time, as the company tightened credit policies and consumer appetite for pay-TV services appears to have plateaued.

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 20, 2012, 4:41 PM EDT
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  • Jeff Weiner, second from right, LinkedIn's CEO, celebrates the company's listing, Thursday, May 19, 2011 at the New York Stock Exchange. LinkedIn, based in Mountain View, Calif., is an internet-based social networking rolodex for business people.

    The professional networking site LinkedIn is expected to post sharply higher second-quarter earnings and revenue when it posts results after the market closes Thursday.

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 20, 2012, 4:41 PM EDT
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