Fox (NASDAQ:NWS) and Comcast’s (NASDAQ:CMCSA) Universal Pictures released their respective films Ice Age: Continental Drift and The Lorax in the U.S. on different dates to avoid eating into each other’s ticket sales; not so in China, where government-controlled distributor China Film Group is doing the unthinkable – releasing the two films together on July 27.
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The once highly-valued Internet start-up Digg was sold off in bits and pieces – LinkedIn (NYSE:LNKD) bought 15 of the company’s patents for $3.75M-$4M, The Washington Post (NYSE:WPO) took over Digg’s team for $12M and the website was sold to private company Betaworks for $500K-$725K.
Box Ships (NYSE:TEU) will sell $30 million of common stock in a public offering and use the proceeds to repay high cost existing debt; shares are off 16 percent fearing the dilution.
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