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  • Sony CEO: 'We can turn electronics around' Thursday, 30 May 2013 | 3:31 PM ET
    Sony CEO: We Can Turn Electronics Biz Around

    Jon Fortt speaks to Sony CEO Kazuo Hirai about Dan Loeb's call to split the company.

  • What Should Apple Make Next? Wednesday, 29 May 2013 | 2:15 PM ET
    What Should Apple Make Next?

    Todd Haselton of TechnoBuffalo and CNBC's Jon Fortt discuss what "gamechangers" Apple could have up its sleeve.

  • Sony’s Bread and Butter? It’s Not Electronics Tuesday, 28 May 2013 | 2:27 PM ET

    Though Sony is best known for consumer electronics and a few say it needs to revive that business, some analysts argue that it would just be throwing good money after bad.

  • GameStop CEO: Profitability Has Been Stable Thursday, 23 May 2013 | 4:48 PM ET
    GameStop CEO: Profitability Has Been Stable

    GameStop shares took a hit after Microsoft unveiled its Xbox One and it said it wouldn't play used games, or would charge a fee to do so. Paul Raines, CEO of GameStop, offers insight on the quarter and the console business.

  • Sony Spin-Off Wouldn't be Transformational: Pro Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 9:20 PM ET
    Sony Spin-Off Wouldn't be Transformational: Pro

    Steve Durose, senior director and head of APAC TMT Ratings at Fitch Ratings, doubts that a spinoff of Sony's entertainment business would deliver significant focus or capital to its electronics unit.

  • Disaster Devices: Charging Up When Trouble Hits Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 9:54 AM ET
    A New Jersey community after Hurricane Sandy.

    When disaster strikes, communication can be a lifeline. That's made phone chargers a new addition to the emergency preparedness kit.

  • Spinoff Proposal Talk Sends Sony Shares Higher Tuesday, 21 May 2013 | 2:52 PM ET

    Shares of Sony moved higher Tuesday on heavy volume as reports circulated that it is considering a spinoff proposal from billionaire investor Dan Loeb.

  • Is IBM's Watson the answer for consumers? Tuesday, 21 May 2013 | 7:18 AM ET

    Watson, the IBM computing system that conquered "Jeopardy!" on television, is launching an app business called the Watson Engagement Advisor that can be used to help consumers get answers on mobile devices.

  • Samsung Beats Google to Android Profits: Report Thursday, 16 May 2013 | 5:26 AM ET
    Samsung Galaxy S4 smartphone

    Samsung has become the "undisputed king" of the Android smartphone industry, creating more profit from the software than Google, according to new research.

  • Music Streaming, Gaming Among New Google Services Wednesday, 15 May 2013 | 1:06 PM ET
    Attendees line up to enter the Google I/O developers conference at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California.

    Google's sixth annual conference for software developers opened Wednesday with a chance for the company to showcase the latest mobile devices running its Android software.

  • Hey Vodafone, Take It or Leave It, Verizon Says Friday, 3 May 2013 | 7:15 AM ET

    Verizon Communications wants to buy out Vodafone from their wireless joint venture, but will not do so at any cost, its chief executive said.

  • Why I 'Chickened Out' of Buying a Samsung: Analyst Monday, 29 Apr 2013 | 11:10 AM ET
    Samsung Galaxy S4 smartphone

    In a note to clients Sunday, ISI analyst Brian Marshall explained how he "chickened out" when trying to replace his Apple iPhone 5 with a Samsung Galaxy S4.

  • Nokia Shares Tumble Despite Lumia Sales Pick Up Thursday, 18 Apr 2013 | 6:24 AM ET
    The Nokia Lumia 720

    Finnish mobile phone maker Nokia trimmed its losses in the first quarter, thanks to stronger Lumia smartphone sales.

  • Foxconn Sales Down as Apple's iPhone Disappoints Wednesday, 10 Apr 2013 | 12:38 PM ET

    Hon Hai, more commonly know by trade name Foxconn and the main manufacturer of Apple products, posted a 19 percent decline in sales in the first quarter.

  • Google, Microsoft Being Disrupted by Mobile Apps: Pro Wednesday, 10 Apr 2013 | 8:40 AM ET

    The current crop of big tech players - Google, Microsoft and Apple - are being disrupted by the burgeoning mobile app industry, an expert said.

  • Samsung to Enjoy Market Dominance: Pro Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 7:40 PM ET
    Samsung to Enjoy Market Dominance: Pro

    Mehdi Hosseini, Senior Analyst and Senior VP of Semiconductors at Susquehanna Financial Group discusses the outlook for Samsung Electronics after the tech giant topped forecasts for Q1 net profit.

  • Best Buy Slashes iPad Price, Sets Samsung Store Date Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 8:19 AM ET

    Retailer Best Buy is offering a 30 percent discount on its current stock of Apple iPad 3 tablets in the United States, a spokeswoman for the world's largest consumer electronics chain said.

  • Amazon Move Could Hint at Smartphone Ambitions Tuesday, 2 Apr 2013 | 5:02 AM ET

    Amazon has hired a 20-year Microsoft veteran who most recently worked in its Windows Phone unit, fueling speculation that the online retailer and Kindle maker may be developing a smartphone. The Financial Times reports.

  • The Hidden Profits Behind Free Videogames Friday, 29 Mar 2013 | 11:09 AM ET
    Star Wars The Old Republic

    Free to play games don't make a lot of sense to some investors but free-to-play titles are fast becoming one of the most lucrative areas in gaming.

  • EA Betting Big on 'Next Gen Consoles' Thursday, 28 Mar 2013 | 12:19 PM ET
    CEO of Electronic Arts (EA Sports) John Riccitiello

    After a rocky few months, EA is hoping that new consoles will help breath new life into its gaming business.