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  • Twitter Sees a Surge in Retailer Activity Tuesday, 20 Nov 2012 | 11:35 AM ET

    We're heading into the most important holiday season ever for Twitter. This year three times the retailers are using the service as did last year.

  • Retailers Are Hoping for a Pinterest Holiday Monday, 19 Nov 2012 | 4:36 PM ET

    This holiday shopping season will mark a turning point for Pinterest. It’s actively trying to help brands cash in. And this all-important shopping season companies are increasingly using it to drive online sales.

  • Nintendo Hits a Few Hurdles in Wii U Launch Monday, 19 Nov 2012 | 12:35 PM ET

    System launches from Nintendo tend to be smooth running affairs, but the ambitious nature of the Wii U has presented a few stumbling blocks for the company.

  • The fifth and final film in the franchise grossed an estimated $30.4 million from Thursday night and midnight shows in North America.

  • 'Star Wars' Figures, Dominoes Enter Toy Hall of Fame Thursday, 15 Nov 2012 | 2:54 PM ET

    The latest toy legends to ascend into the vaunted Toy Hall of Fame are "Star Wars" action figures and Dominoes.

  • No More Twinkies? It. Can't. Happen. In. America. Thursday, 15 Nov 2012 | 2:03 PM ET

    A world without Twinkies is like a world without a fluffy sugary fake creamy center. Hostess Brands says it will stop operations and liquidate the entire company if striking workers don't get back on the job by tonight.

  • Viacom Beats Expectations, Pushes to Tackle DVR Issue Thursday, 15 Nov 2012 | 1:24 PM ET

    Viacom shares traded higher on Wednesday after the media giant reported better-than-expected earnings, on lower costs. But one problem plaguing the company is a drop in ratings thanks, in part, to DVR viewing.

  • Zynga Does a Management Shakeup Tuesday, 13 Nov 2012 | 5:29 PM ET

    Zynga is doing a major management shakeup as it shifts to focus more on mobile.

  • Mark Cuban Takes Issue With Facebook Tuesday, 13 Nov 2012 | 4:20 PM ET

    Mark Cuban started a firestorm on Tuesday when he said he’s considering alternatives to Facebook for promoting news about his team the Dallas mavericks.

  • We can expect even bigger numbers than last year’s game, which sold over $400 million worth of copies in its first day

  • Microsoft’s 'Halo 4' Sets New Record Monday, 12 Nov 2012 | 4:00 PM ET

    Microsoft’s "Halo 4" sold $220 million worth of games in the first 24 hours. That beats the record "Halo 3" set in 2007.

  • Actor Daniel Craig as James Bond in Skyfall.

    The North American launch of "Skyfall," the latest James Bond flick, is "off to an amazing start," according to Sony. Find out who stands to cash in from its success.

  • SecondMarket Shifts Post-Facebook Friday, 9 Nov 2012 | 1:38 PM ET

    SecondMarket made a name for itself as a destination for trading shares of private companies like Facebook and Zynga before their IPOs. So it’s no surprise that in the past quarter — with all those once-high flying companies public — SecondMarket’s trading has fallen dramatically.

  • Iger Talks Advertising, Consumer Trends, and LucasFilm Thursday, 8 Nov 2012 | 6:46 PM ET

    On the heels of an earnings report that was right in line with expectations, Disney’s CEO Bob Iger says he has “great confidence in Disney’s availability to sustain growth” from its biggest business, the media networks.

  • Driven higher by retransmission fees and digital revenue, CBS beat earnings expectations with an upbeat outlook for 2013. But revenue came in lighter-than expected, dragged down by CBS Radio’s advertising declines, as well as foreign exchange rates, and the impact of the Republican and Democratic conventions pre-empting six nights of programming. But CEO Les Moonves’ projections for the fourth quarter were rosy, saying the company will benefit from higher retransmission compensation, plus more digital revenue, as well as the surge of political advertising, which shifted into the fourth quarter this campaign season.

  • Time Warner Earnings Beat Expectations Wednesday, 7 Nov 2012 | 12:08 PM ET

    Despite some tough comparisons to a year ago, Time Warner reported it beat analyst expectations on cable network gains on Thursday.

  • News Corp. is "well positioned for growth" despite "significant challenges due to economic headwinds," its COO said Tuesday, shortly after the media company reported better-than-expected quarterly results.

  • Netflix Poison Pill Aims to Thwart Icahn Takeover Monday, 5 Nov 2012 | 9:45 AM ET
    Reed Hastings, CEO of Netflix

    On the heels of corporate raider Carl Icahn accumulating a chunk of Netflix shares, the streaming video company adopted a shareholder rights plan — a poison pill.

  • Is Disney's Animation Back on Track? Friday, 2 Nov 2012 | 2:40 PM ET

    Disney Animation’s ‘Wreck-It Ralph,’ opening in 3,700 theaters, is expected to rule the box office, and gross somewhere in the $45 million range.

  • The Costs of Competitive Kids Friday, 2 Nov 2012 | 10:21 AM ET

    CNBC.com presents a list of competitive activities for kids, and what parents can expect to pay for their child’s involvement. Some are academic, some are in the arts and some are meant to develop strategic thinking. But all of them carry a price tag much higher than you’d expect.

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