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  • Video Game Maker EA to Cut 1,000 Jobs Friday, 19 Dec 2008 | 1:07 PM ET

    Video game publisher Electronic Arts Inc. said on Friday it will cut 1,000 jobs, or 10 percent of its work force, as part of a restructuring plan that will save around $120 million a year.

  • The Best and Worst Video Games for 2009 Tuesday, 2 Dec 2008 | 9:42 PM ET

    One gaming insider picks the titles you should buy and those you should stay away from in the coming year.

  • Microsoft's Xbox Sees Big Green on Black Friday Monday, 1 Dec 2008 | 8:20 PM ET

    I've been covering the massive Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas for longer than I care to remember. Before that, it was Comdex. I've been doing this for the better part of 15 years, and I've seen my fair share of stunning developments at the show.

  • Xbox Vs. PlayStation With Netflix Caught In The Middle Wednesday, 19 Nov 2008 | 3:14 PM ET
    Netflix

    It's a big day for Netflix with the service going live on Microsoft's Xbox 360 platform. But there's one big thing lacking and you can thank the heated rivalry between Sony and Microsoft for it and I'm getting an earful from some of you.

  • EA Shares Plunge as Game Firm Cuts Profit Outlook Thursday, 30 Oct 2008 | 4:51 PM ET

    Video game publisher Electronic Arts says its second-quarter net loss widened as development and marketing costs grew, and the company's shares dropped sharply as it cut its earnings outlook.

  • The Final Chapter In PS3 Vs. Xbox 360? Monday, 29 Sep 2008 | 8:54 AM ET

    I know most of you are beyond caring, but in the interest of full disclosure, my son this weekend threw in the towel on his Sony PlayStation 3 and returned to the Microsoft Xbox 360. Like an errant husband crawling back to his wife, he said, "I guess I should've thought this through."

  • RIM Readies Earnings Facing "Brutal Competition" Wednesday, 24 Sep 2008 | 12:27 PM ET

    Thursday will be a big day for Research in Motion as the company prepares to release its second fiscal 2009 quarterly earnings into a climate that's either really good, or really bad, for the wireless leader, depending upon who you believe on Wall Street.

  • EA's Game Plan Friday, 19 Sep 2008 | 4:01 AM ET

    I got a chance to play a game with Jon Niermann, while filming Managing Asia and I was hooked right from the start except that I kept crashing out. But Niermann was nice enough to try and save me every time.

  • EA Plays the Microsoft Game Sunday, 14 Sep 2008 | 7:24 PM ET

    If Electronic Art's unsolicited bid for Take-Two Interactive sounds a lot like Microsoft's unsolicited play for Yahoo — complete with both EA and Microsoft ultimately walking away — think again.

  • RIM's Balsillie Still Interested In NHL Friday, 12 Sep 2008 | 3:17 PM ET

    The background is this: Balsillie has been Jonesing for an NHL team for the past several years. He looked close to getting a deal done for the financially strapped Pittsburgh Penguins. When that didn't work out, he started to focus on the Nashville Predators.

  • Big Profits From Big Cap Stocks Friday, 12 Sep 2008 | 1:14 PM ET

    Christian Andreach, managing director at Manning and Napier Equity Fund, told CNBC it's a good time to take advantage of what big-cap stocks offer.

  • Microsoft to Slash Xbox 360 Price in Japan: Nikkei Monday, 1 Sep 2008 | 1:03 AM ET
    Xbox 360

    Microsoft will slash the price of its Xbox 360 game console in Japan by about 30%, below Nintendo's Wii and Sony's PlayStation 3 as it tries to boost its market share, a newspaper reported on Monday.

  • Steve Jobs' Mark Twain Moment: "Reports of My Death..." Thursday, 28 Aug 2008 | 12:47 PM ET
    Steve Jobs

    The news business can be an ugly business sometimes. Just ask Apple and its CEO Steve Jobs—the subject of an erroneous obituary report Thursday. We in the news business sensationalize, we rationalize, we sanitize, we get things wrong, and sometimes we stick with stories far too long. But the ugly little truth is that the news business can actually (mis-)manage the news itself...

  • Intel Sees Strong 2008—And No Slowdown Monday, 25 Aug 2008 | 10:46 AM ET
    Exterior view of Intel headquarters in Santa Clara, California.

    Intel CFO Stacy Smith joined the "Squawk Box" crew live on set Monday morning for the first time, and it was a good visit. In many ways.

  • Verizon Searches for Google Friday, 22 Aug 2008 | 1:38 PM ET
    Verizon

    Here's an intriguing tidbit, courtesy of The Wall Street Journal: Google and Verizon are on the verge of a deal, whereby Google would be the default search engine for the carrier, and the two would split ad revenue. While the deal isn't done yet, it offers up interesting scenarios -- and would represent another loss for Microsoft.

  • Apple's "Mac vs. PC" ads are advertising legend now, and in 30 seconds can do more to spotlight the differences between Apple and Microsoft than just about anything else. So effective, they even annoyed Bill Gates. Microsoft's counter-attack? Jerry Seinfeld (!)

  • Apple's Back-to-School Bonanza Wednesday, 20 Aug 2008 | 4:16 PM ET
    Back to school

    There has been so much written about Apple and the iPhone recently: the 3G issues, the MobileMe mess, the so-called Apps Kill Switch controversy, the iPod and its battery/BBQ issues, the company's $20 billion in cash, and a stock that continues to try to claw its way back from the doldrums. What investors ought to be focusing on, instead, is the back-to-school shopping season.

  • Palm Strikes Curious Treo Deal Wednesday, 20 Aug 2008 | 10:01 AM ET
    Palm Treo Pro

    The Palm Treo Pro is one of the most anticipated product releases in the company's history. Riding the wave of the Centro smartphone, Palm was in a position to capitalize nicely on its marketplace momentum with Treo Pro's release Wednesday. But there's a hitch...

  • IPhones, Videogames & The New War For Music Royalties Tuesday, 19 Aug 2008 | 5:41 PM ET

    If you're a music lover, you'll fall for Pandora, an online music service that allows its 1 million daily listeners to custom-create the equivalent of a radio station tailored to their taste.

  • Inside Intel Today Tuesday, 19 Aug 2008 | 4:36 PM ET
    Intel's headquarters in Santa Clara, California.

    This is an important week for Intel, a company at a kind of competitive and technological crossroads. The company is hosting its annual developers' forum in San Francisco, with chairman and former CEO Craig Barrett delivering today's keynote.