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Newsweek chairman Sidney Harman dies

Audio equipment businessman Sidney Harman, who bought Newsweek magazine last year and oversaw its merger with The Daily Beast, has died in Washington. He was 92.

Playboy ends dispute with DirecTV

From The Hollywood Reporter | Playboy Enterprises will take a $13 million charge on its fourth-quarter earnings after having ended its legal dispute with DirecTV, the company said in a filing Thursday.

Naperville firm charged in spam texting suit

A suit filed Tuesday in federal court alleges that a Naperville marketing firm has been spamming cell phone users with text messages in an attempt to sell magazine subscriptions for the publishers of US Weekly, Rolling Stone and Men’s Journal.

The suit claims that the unsolicited text messages not only represent “an especially pernicious form of marketing” but also are in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, which barsĀ  companies from making unsolicited calls to cell phones. Get the full story »