U.S. futures signaled a flat-to-lower Wall Street open on Tuesday, as markets in Europe and Asia remained cautious ahead of Federal Reserve chief Ben Bernanke's testimony to the Senate.» Read More
I'll never forget what NBA commissioner David Stern said in June 2005 in a New York Times article. The piece talked about how some young kids were more interested in playing NBA video games than watching the real thing.
The video game industry had a lot to celebrate as it gathered in Las Vegas for its annual awards. Sales surged to a new record in 2006. New product launches of Nintendo's Wii and Sony's PlayStation 3 and hit franchises like Activision's Guitar Hero have rejuvenated the business, while Microsoft has taken its game to a new level.
Epic Games and Microsoft Game Studios’ "Gears of War" was the big winner at the 10th annual Interactive Achievement Awards Feb. 8, taking home eight statues, including the coveted Game of the Year.
I had the unusual opportunity to emcee Silicon Valley's first Technology Policy Summit last week in San Jose, an awesome collection of policymakers, investors, CEOs, nonprofit reps and academics. But one of the most fascinating panels included the co-founders of three of the web's most exciting start-ups. And I had the chance to interview them exclusively about the potential of their sites, and the prospects for a bigtime payday.
Microsoft is taking aim at Google's rival book-scanning project, saying the search company 'systematically violates copyright.' In prepared remarks he is scheduled to deliver Tuesday to a publishing industry group, a Microsoft lawyer also said Google is cutting into the profits of authors and publishers.
If content is king, there's bitter dissention brewing in the online kingdom, with Microsoft launching later this morning a new front in its assault against Google. Microsoft's associate general counsel Thomas Rubin will deliver a blistering attack on Google to the American Association of Publishers at a meeting in New York City later this morning....
Brian from Missouri asked wither the slide we’re seeing today in the energy markets is going to help stocks. Also, what’s with this sell-off in the Euro and do you think it will continue? Eric Bolling answered....
John from Florida asked about Amgen. This stock is hanging around a 52 week low and was down 4% yesterday on the news that the SEC is probing their anemia drug Aranesp. Given the unstable market conditions we have, I am wondering if 4% was an overreaction and if AMGN is a buy here?
A U.S. federal judge dismissed Alcatel-Lucent's patent claim against Microsoft over technology that converts speech into text.
The European Commission turned up the pressure on Microsoft on Thursday, warning the U.S. software giant of new fines and accusing it of serial defiance of an antitrust ruling made nearly three years ago.
AT&T's push into cable TV is ramping back up after a pause prompted by glitches that the company says have been resolved with key network software upgrades.
The U.S. patent process takes an average 44 months -- a woefully slow rate for the rapidly evolving technology sector. That's just one of the challenges being tackled at the first-ever Technology Policy Summit in San Jose. CNBC's Silicon Valley Bureau Chief Jim Goldman reports.
Bill Gates declared in a Washington Post op-ed piece that, "We must...make it easier for foreign-born scientists and engineers to work for U.S. companies." And that's where the "Power Lunch" discussion of immigration reform and fears of a U.S. "brain drain" began.
Stocks traded lower as selling pressure continued for financial stocks but energy stocks rose after crude oil prices moved above $61 a barrel."The market drifted lower this week on low volume and we're seeing that again today, but nothing has fundamentally changed," said Cowen and Company analyst Mike Malone.
Microsoft on Thursday lost the first of six patent lawsuits brought by Paris-based telecom equipment maker Alcatel-Lucent, and a federal district court jury set damages at $1.5 billion.
Google will begin selling corporate America an online suite of software that includes e-mail, word processing, spreadsheets and calendar management, escalating the Internet search leader's invasion on technological turf traditionally dominated by Microsoft and IBM.
Google dominated the search arena, and then seized vast chunks of the e-mail market from Yahoo! and Microsoft's MSN. Now Google is taking aim at Microsoft's nearly universal office applications. But will Google's subscription-based Apps Premier Edition shake the House that Bill Gates built? Two analysts weighed in on "Morning Call."
Coffee, tobacco, and work can each prove addictive for some executives. But CNBC's Darren Rovell says the newest monkey on C-level backs is a video game, Brickbreaker. And the supplier is the exec's very own BlackBerry handheld.
Early buying interest is putting a firm foundation under stocks so far this morning. European stocks are moving up on earnings news, and Japan ended higher, comforted by comments that the Bank of Japan will move slowly with any further rate increases.