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Media CEOs are Facebook and BlackBerry users

Facebook is good for keeping up with high-flying buddies, MySpace is for teenage offspring and the BlackBerry is a full-time addiction, according to top media executives who were quizzed on their personal media habits at this week's Reuters Media Summit.

EA chief sees fewer big industry mergers

Most of the consolidation in the video game industry has already taken place, but there is potential in fast-growing areas such as subscriptions and advertising, Electronic Arts Inc Chief Executive John Riccitiello said on Thursday.

Mobile game market slowdown self-inflicted: EA

A failure by game publishers to focus on the fast-growing smartphone segment helped dampen demand for mobile games over the summer, Electronic Arts Inc Chief Executive John Riccitiello said on Thursday.

Media CEOs are Facebook, BlackBerry users

Facebook is good for keeping up with high-flying buddies, MySpace is for teenage offspring and the BlackBerry is a full-time addiction, according to top media executives who were quizzed on their personal media habits at this week's Reuters Media Summit.

Video game industry has turned corner: EA

The video game industry has turned a corner after a lengthy hardware transition, with new console purchases expected to reach 200 million units in five to six years, the head of Electronic Arts Inc said on Thursday.

GroupM sees lower ad growth

Media buyer GroupM is cutting its growth forecast for 12-month U.S. advertising spending to a range of 3.7 percent to 3.8 percent due to economic concerns arising from the housing crisis.

Sports leaders unfazed by TV ratings decline

Four U.S. sports commissioners said their television ratings were down due to the multitude of gadgets and services consumers have to entertain themselves, but argued their games are no less popular.

Strike may punish primetime TV ratings

A drawn out strike by Hollywood's screenwriters could send prime-time ratings at the major U.S. television networks plummeting 20 percent, a top media buyer said on Thursday, at a time when the industry is already struggling to satisfy viewers and advertisers.

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