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  • New 'Call of Duty' Continues to Shred Sales Records Thursday, 18 Nov 2010 | 2:14 PM ET
    Call of Duty Black Ops

    Activision’s latest “Call of Duty” game continues to set records for the company. The video game publisher announced Thursday that in its first five days on store shelves, “Call of Duty: Black Ops” has generated sales of $650 million.

  • Amazon Goes Hollywood Thursday, 18 Nov 2010 | 12:16 PM ET
    Amazon.com

    The movie business is notoriously fickle, expensive and challenging, to say the least. But Amazon spacer is jumping right in to what it sees as a totally new opportunity — leveraging the power of "aggregated opinions" to cull the best ideas to submit to Hollywood. Amazon just launched "Amazon Studios" — the new site invites amateur screenwriters and filmmakers to submit screenplays or home-made movies, which they're calling 'test films.'

  • How We Shop—A New Revolution Wednesday, 17 Nov 2010 | 9:49 AM ET

    In the new book, SPEND SHIFT: How the Post-Crisis Values Revolution is Changing the Way We Buy, Sell, and Live the authors John Gerzema and Michael D’Antonio, say since 2007 — even before the crisis — there has been a spending revolution in the making.

  • Comcast Takes Its Content to the iPad Monday, 15 Nov 2010 | 1:00 PM ET
    Comcast

    Comcast is bringing "TV Everywhere" mobile. The cable giant just announced a new Xfinity TV app, to allow digital TV subscribers to watch TV and program their DVRs, first on Apple's iPad and iPhone, with versions coming for Android devices later this year.

  • Child Advocates Calling for Jeff Bezos' Head Friday, 12 Nov 2010 | 7:04 PM ET

    The backlash over Amazon selling "The Pedophile's Guide to Love and Pleasure" shows no signs of dying down, even after the company apparently pulled the controversial book from circulation.

  • Amazon.com's fulfillment center in Fernley, Nevada.

    Before the book was pulled in the wee hours of the morning, the pedophile guide had been propelled to the top 100 rankings among paid Kindle titles on Amazon.com. Less than 24 hours earlier, the virtually unknown digital book ranked well north of 157,000 on Amazon.

  • The office of Alibaba (China) Technology Co.

    Alibaba Group, owner of China's largest e-commerce site Alibaba.com, reported a 55 percent jump in third quarter profit, driven by a rise in subscribers and strong growth in value-added services. However, the firm warned of falling growth rates due to an expected slowdown in China's exports.

  • Stocks Close Lower; Disney Falls, Dollar Rises Thursday, 11 Nov 2010 | 4:50 PM ET

    Stocks closed down Thursday soon after Walt Disney released worse-than-expected results into a market already weakened by disappointing results from Cisco and a rise in the dollar as European debt troubles continued to roil currency markets.  Cisco and Disney fell, Chevron rose.

  • Stocks Decline as Dollar Rises; Disney Falls Thursday, 11 Nov 2010 | 3:56 PM ET

    Stocks declined ahead of the close Thursday, as Walt Disney released worse-than-expected results into a market already weakened by disappointing results from Cisco and a rise in the dollar as European debt troubles continued to roil currency markets.  Cisco and Disney fell.

  • Amazon—In Violation of Masha's Law? Thursday, 11 Nov 2010 | 2:25 PM ET
    Amazon.com

    After outrage and boycott threats by consumers, Amazon has pulled the controversial e-book "The Pedophile's Guide to Love and Pleasure".

  • Amazon No Longer Selling Book for Pedophiles Thursday, 11 Nov 2010 | 1:45 PM ET
    Amazon.com

    Amazon is no longer selling a self-published guide for pedophiles.

  • It’s a Tablet. It’s Gorgeous. It’s Costly. Thursday, 11 Nov 2010 | 11:44 AM ET
    Samsung Galaxy Tab

    The most hotly awaited Android tablet is the Samsung Galaxy Tab, a sleek, sturdy slab, 7.5 by 4.7 by 0.5 inches. The glass front is a 7-inch multitouch screen; the back is off-white plastic.

  • Amazon Under Pressure for Selling Pedophilia Book Wednesday, 10 Nov 2010 | 6:09 PM ET
    Amazon.com

    Amazon is standing behind the first amendment in the face of a social media firestorm over a self-published digital book on its site titled "The Pedophile's Guide to Love and Pleasure: A Child-lover's Code of Conduct."

  • Stocks End Mixed as Dollar Rises; Banks Fall Monday, 8 Nov 2010 | 4:36 PM ET

    Stocks took a breather Monday after hitting two-year highs last week, as the dollar rose amid worries over European sovereign debt troubles. Boeing and Home Depot fell, while BofA and HP rose.

  • Stocks Hold Losses Ahead of Close; Energy Rises Monday, 8 Nov 2010 | 3:57 PM ET

    Stocks took a breather Monday after hitting two-year highs last week, as the dollar rose amid worries over European sovereign debt troubles. Boeing and Home Depot fell, while BofA and HP rose.

  • This Vampire Thing is Getting Out of Hand Monday, 8 Nov 2010 | 1:12 PM ET

    Vampire mania has spawned offspring like "True Blood" and "The Vampire Diaries", though nothing may be better than the original campy "Dark Shadows" or the fun moxie displayed in "Buffy the Vampire Slayer". America's got it bad for the fangs. Always has. But...do we have it this bad?

  • Stocks Decline as Dollar Rises; HP Gains Monday, 8 Nov 2010 | 12:10 PM ET

    Stocks were mostly lower Monday as the dollar rose amid concerns over European soveign debt troubles ahead of a meeting of G-20 leaders that will address currency policies.  Boeing and Home Depot slipped, while HP rose.

  • Publishers Weekly Best Books of 2010 Monday, 8 Nov 2010 | 11:47 AM ET

    Trade magazine Publishers Weekly is out with its list of the year's top 100 books.

  • For the Geek: Hot Holiday Gadgets 2010 Monday, 8 Nov 2010 | 10:10 AM ET
    Someone, somewhere on your holiday shopping list is going to want a gadget this year – and odds are they won’t be alone. Consumer electronics are the most dependable category in the retail space during the holidays, but the sheer volume of gadgets on the market can be confounding. Here are a few sure-fire choices for your favorite gadget hounds.

    Someone, somewhere on your holiday shopping list is going to want a gadget this year—and odds are they won’t be alone. Here are a few sure-fire choices for your favorite gadget hounds.

  • The Surefire Holiday Hit: Gadgets Monday, 8 Nov 2010 | 10:09 AM ET

    Consumers may be planning to spend less on gifts overall this holiday season, but that frugality seemingly won’t apply when it comes to consumer electronics.