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Headline Roundup: That'$ Entertainment Edition

Posted by Peter Feld on September 3, 2009 10:36 AM

Mixed retail sales and weak back-to-school numbers, including the teen apparel sector, raise fears for the upcoming US holiday shopping season [NYT]

When brands might not collide after all: Europe to review Oracle's takeover of Sun. [WSJ]

Amazon and Google square off in court over book rights. [AP]

YouTube talks to Hollywood about streaming movies for a fee. [NYT]

Or, just use Yoostar to edit yourself into one of the classics. Co-star with Marilyn or Gable! [David Pogue]

A brandcameo with some shelf-life: Santa Barbara's wine region weathers the recession, thanks to the 2004 comedy "Sideways." [LAT]

iPhones strain AT&T's network, angering customers. [NYT]

Desperate dads invent apps to turn your iPhone into a kiddie distraction device. [LAT]

World Wildlife Fund ad comparing 9/11 with the Tsunami backfires. [Ad Age]

Gee, that was fast! Michael Jackson to be buried tonight. [MTV]

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