TOKYO— Sony's online PlayStation store and Microsoft's Xbox site suffered disruptions to users on Christmas Day in the latest possible cyber-attacks on the companies. A notice on Microsoft's Xbox website said it knew some users were having trouble signing in. it said, "We're aware of this issue, and we're working to find a fix ASAP!" That followed a cyberattack on...» Read More
Bill Gates is calling this period in the company's history the dawn of a new digital decade, and his annual, keynote address at CES is chock full of news, both technologically and financially.
Sony's game console sales figures for the holiday shopping season reached more than 3.9 million units in North America, but Playstation 3 is still well behind Microsoft's Xbox 360.
Awareness. That's the word CES exhibitors use most when you ask what they hope for out of the show. Everyone turns out all the stops to alert everyone else to their presence—and everyone does it at the same time. That's why "CES Unveiled," a pre-show press event, takes on the air of a Tunisian bazaar or a Chicago futures trading floor
George Lucas' video game company is set to unveil two of the most anticipated titles the industry as seen since "Halo 3." And these games may herald the next generation of films from the legendary producer.
Here we are on the eve of the massive Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, a kind of senior prom for the tech industry, when everyone seems to feel really good about themselves and the innovations they're bringing to the market.
Late Thursday night, Microsoft was touting the company's apparently monumental success with Xbox sales this holiday shopping season, even though the industry's gold standard of market research, the NPD numbers for December, are still weeks away.
It's just hours till the start of what promises to be the biggest Consumer Electronics Show in recent memory. Sure, Silicon Valley is known the world over as the world's high tech capitol, but beginning Sunday night, with Bill Gates' keynote, Las Vegas will hold that distinction; at least for a week.
There's an intriguing rumor floating through the web this morning that Apple is getting into the music business. Some would say Apple's already in the business with its iTunes web site selling well over 2 billion songs these last few years. Or that selling well over 100 million iPods makes Apple a music company.
CNBC Contributor David Pogue shows off four new professional quality cameras for semipro prices.
DVD-by-mail service Netflix will begin delivering movies and other programming directly to televisions later this year through a set-top box that will pipe entertainment over a high-speed Internet connection.
Just when you thought it couldn't get any worse for Advanced Micro Devices, Banc of America kicks the company when it's down, right in the teeth. And the report is sending a shudder through all of big-cap chip stocks.
This past year was a busy one for tech, including Apple's iPhone release; Halo 3; Xbox vs. Wii vs. PlayStation; HD-DVD vs. Blu-ray: Google's new mobile strategy; Intel's surge at AMD's expense; all things wireless; Oracle and Microsoft's blockbuster earnings; Yahoo's CEO shakeup; VMWare's IPO; the ongoing shake-up at Dell; and of course my favorite: Star Wars celebrating its 30th anniversary.
Internet phone company Vonage Holdings and Canadian telecommunications equipment maker Nortel Networks have settled their patent disputes, the companies said Monday.
Shawn Wang, chief financial officer of top Chinese Internet search firm Baidu.com , died in an accident on Dec. 27, the company said.
Wal-Mart Stores Incquietly canceled its online video download service less than ayear after the site went live, a company spokeswoman saidThursday.
We award 10 Pogie trophies — not to products, but to individual features within them. The envelope please.
Apple's stock crossed $200 per share Wednesday, but settled back. Today, a kind of two-steps-forward-one-step-back approach, as Apple blows through $200 with a lot more conviction. Will it finally close above the psychologically, financially important plateau?
Online retailer Amazon.com has signed on Warner Music Group to its music download service, which aims to compete with Apple's industry-dominating iTunes online store.
If you haven't heard of iLike yet, you will. The site is combining two of the hottest things going right now: social networking and digital entertainment. Already, acts like 50 Cent, Beyonce, John Mayer, Evanescence and former Motley Crue member Nikki Sixx have signed on.
There are rumors all over the web that Apple will announce staggering handset unit sales at Macworld next month. And while I fully anticipate strong numbers, I'm a little skeptical that they'll measure up to some of the wild estimates making the rounds.