Consumer Electronics


  • Japan's Economy to Grow by 1.5% This Year     Wednesday, 28 Mar 2012 | 11:35 PM ET

    Matthew Circosta, Economist, Moody's Analytics discusses what he thinks will drive Japan's economy for the rest of the year. He adds that Japan's revision of its sales tax is a "necessary evil" in order to expand its revenue base.

  • Lower Expectations on Best Buy?     Wednesday, 28 Mar 2012 | 5:45 PM ET

    Michael Pachter, Wedbush Securities, explains his bleak predictions for the consumer electronics megastore, and what he expects from Best Buy's earnings report tomorrow, with the Fast Money traders.

  • Hot Start-Ups: Mobile Payment Industry     Wednesday, 21 Mar 2012 | 1:43 PM ET

    Is the booming mobile payment industry a threat to credit card companies? Denee Carrington, Forrester Research senior analyst, offers her view.

  • Finding Market Value Now     Tuesday, 20 Mar 2012 | 4:16 PM ET

    Discussing HP's shakeup and sharing advice for investors on positioning their portfolios, with Keith Trauner, The GoodHaven Fund portfolio manager and Adam Parker, Morgan Stanley chief U.S. equity strategist.

  • Is the newly released iPad too hot for consumers? Paul Reynolds, Consumer Reports electronics editor, says the new device ran up to 116 degrees in CR tests, when it was plugged into the charger -- the device ran at 113 degrees off the charger. And Apple fires back at the unusual claims of too much heat.

  • Is Amazon Connecting With Consumers?     Tuesday, 20 Mar 2012 | 10:46 AM ET

    Discussing why Amazon cannot connect to customers the way Apple does when it launches a new product, with Brian Cooley, CNET editor-at-large.

  • 'The Hunger Games' Effect     Monday, 19 Mar 2012 | 4:50 PM ET

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports this weekend's premiere of "The Hunger Games" is well on its way to posting one of the biggest opening weekends ever at the box office and could hit anywhere between $70-$100 million.

  • Why Pilots Can Use iPads in the Cockpit     Monday, 19 Mar 2012 | 1:09 PM ET

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau has details on the FAA reviewing a ban on electronics during flight takeoffs and landings and why pilots are able to use iPads in the cockpit.

  • Western investors in Japan's disgraced Olympus have accused its banks of trying to take control of the boardroom by stealth, amid media reports that the firm's major creditors are set to install their own appointees in the top jobs.

  • Thinking Outside the Redbox Saturday, 18 Feb 2012 | 1:05 PM ET

    Coinstar, the self-service retail business behind Coinstar change machines and Redbox movie-rental kiosks, is preparing for the decline of movie rentals by serving up new self-service options — coffee and electronics.

  • Olympus Ex-President, Others Arrested: Media Wednesday, 15 Feb 2012 | 10:14 PM ET
    Olympus chairman Tsuyoshi Kikukawa announces the company had stripped their first ever non-Japanese president Michael Woodford of his title just six months after appointing him, at a press conference at the Tokyo Stock Exchange on October 14, 2011. Citing management differences, the camera and precision devices maker said it had demoted Briton Michael Woodford over "a big gap" between him and other board directors on company management and strategy.

    Three former executives of Japan's disgraced Olympus were arrested on Thursday over their role in a $1.7 billion accounting fraud at the maker of medical equipment and cameras, Japanese media reported.

  • Workers apply the Apple logo to the exterior of the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in preparation for an Apple special event January 26, 2010 in San Francisco, California.

    Apple shares topped $500 for the first time Monday amid a broad market advance, bringing its market capitalization to just over $460 billion.

  • Cisco Conference Call Update     Wednesday, 8 Feb 2012 | 5:16 PM ET

    CNBC's Jon Fortt has the details from Cisco's conference call, reporting the company expects to see Q3 revenue growth of 5%-7%. Also the Fast Money traders with the second derivative play on Cisco's strong earnings.

  • Cisco Shares Up on Earnings Beat     Wednesday, 8 Feb 2012 | 5:00 PM ET

    The Fast Money traders with the play on Cisco's earnings beat, and Brian Marshall, ISI Group analyst, discusses his "buy" rating on the tech giant, and the upside potential in the stock. Also, a look at the risk/reward profile of Juniper versus Cisco.

  • Michael Woodford, the former CEO of Japan's optical giant Olympus.

    Official investigations into a massive fraud at Japan's Olympus are highly likely to lead to further revelations on the scandal soon, according to the firm's former chief executive, Michael Woodford, who blew the whistle on the affair.

  • Apple Hires Former UK CEO to Head Retail     Tuesday, 31 Jan 2012 | 10:41 AM ET

    Discussing how the foreign hire will help Apple in the face of its global growth push, with Dana Telsey, Telsey Advisory Group and David Buik, BCG Partners.

  • Videogame Football Fights and Furors Wednesday, 25 Jan 2012 | 5:36 PM ET
    While the video game industry courts its share of controversy, you might expect sports games to generally avoid ruffling feathers. Uh-uh. Some of the industry's biggest controversies have involved football video games. While they have fallen short of the furor that surrounded the hidden sex in the “Hot Coffee” minigame in "Grand Theft Auto," football games have had their share of head-scratching moments for investors and fans over the years. Here' are some of the polarizing and odd moments of th

    While the videogame industry courts its share of controversy, you might expect sports games to generally avoid ruffling feathers. Here are some polarizing and odd moments of the industry's most popular sport.

  • In Videogames, Even Football Isn't Without Controversy Wednesday, 25 Jan 2012 | 3:38 PM ET

    The NFL has been a part of the landscape for about as long as videogames have been around – and anything with such longevity tends to ruffle some feathers among both players and publishers.

  • Apple Earnings Preview     Monday, 23 Jan 2012 | 1:46 PM ET

    Apple will report earnings after tomorrow's closing bell. Andy Hargreaves, Pacific Crest Securities sr. analyst, weighs in on Tim Cook: "He's not Steve Jobs, but nobody is."

  • RIMM Slides on CEO Reshuffle     Monday, 23 Jan 2012 | 11:05 AM ET

    Research in Motion stock is down on news that the company's co-CEOs are stepping down. Shaw Wu, Sterne Agee senior technology analyst, discusses the stock's movement.