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Top papers to charge online, but how?

Three of the world's most influential newspapers have finally come to terms with the notion that charging readers online is the only way to survive.

Deficit-cut plan falls short, offers framework

A bold plan to slash the U.S. budget deficit fell short on Friday of winning support needed from a presidential commission to trigger congressional action, but it was expected to help shape future budget debates.

Media groups boost dividend hopes

Investors in European media groups have reason to hope for fatter dividend payouts as companies with stronger-than-expected earnings seek to reward them for bearing with slow topline growth.

Future of TV? Snapping, swiping and surfing

Fall back on your sofa in five years, snap your fingers to turn on a TV that's thin as paper and stretches across a wall, then ask it to switch to your favorite sports channel so you can watch the day's baseball game in 3-D -- no glasses required.

Viacom CEO sees ad market improving

Viacom Chief Executive Philippe Dauman is bullish on advertising revenue growth for this quarter and next year as high ratings from shows like "Jersey Shore" help bring in new advertisers.

Motorola eyes home streaming to mobile

Motorola Mobility plans next year to sell a product that lets consumers stream video to mobile devices such as tablet computers and cellphones in their home, a top executive for the company said on Wednesday.

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