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  • Nintendo's Wii Becomes Major Player In Console Wars Friday, 6 Jul 2007 | 2:44 PM ET

    As Microsoft continues to miss its unit sales numbers, Nintendo's Wii continues to soar. It's the "big elephant" in Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California--the home of next week's E3 conference. Funny though: that wasn't the competitor Microsoft was likely worried about during the opening salvos of last year's big console wars. It seems Microsoft was only concerned about what Sony's PlayStation III would do.

  • Xbox 360

    On the eve of the big (though decidedly more intimate) Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) next week in Los Angeles, Microsoft drops a bombshell: all those bloggers complaining about the hardware crashes on Xbox 360 were heard in Redmond, Washington. Microsoft will set aside between $1.05 and $1.15 billion dollars to cover a new, 3-year extended warranty program to cover repairs for the device.

  • Microsoft said it would take a more than $1 billion charge in the most recent quarter due to costs for a new extended warranty program for its Xbox 360 video game console.

  • GE, Apple, GM Find "Green Pastures" On Live Earth Friday, 6 Jul 2007 | 10:58 AM ET

    Tomorrow, the NBC Universal Family brings us Live Earth--with a three hour primetime special on NBC, plus 18 hours of coverage of Bravo and seven hours on our very own CNBC. Plus coverage on all sorts of other channels in the family--including Telemundo, Mun2, Universal HD, and the Sundance Channel. A sign of the power of the Live Earth message, NBC has attracted some top-notch (huge and influential) advertisers--General Motors, Apple, and American Express.

  • CNBC's Domm: Today's Agenda in the Markets Friday, 6 Jul 2007 | 8:27 AM ET

    Jobs data will drive direction on what would otherwise be a quiet summer Friday. For now, Wall Street looks firmly higher and world stock markets are mostly in positive territory. China's Shanghai index bounced back after a 5.5% decline yesterday.

  • Norwegian Hacker Says He Can Bypass AT&T on iPhone Friday, 6 Jul 2007 | 3:03 AM ET
    Apple iPhone

    A well-known hacker claims to have overcome restrictions on Apple Inc.'s iPhone, allowing highly technical users to bypass AT&T Inc.'s network to use the phone's Internet and music features.

  • Know What You Own Tuesday, 3 Jul 2007 | 4:01 PM ET

    Never confuse a rally in an industry for a rally in a sector. Cramer learned this lesson the hard way so you don’t have to.Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.

  • Know What You Own Tuesday, 3 Jul 2007 | 11:17 AM ET

    Never confuse a rally in an industry for a rally in a sector. Cramer learned this lesson the hard way so you don’t have to.Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.

  • Larry Ellison's NetSuite Files for $75 Million IPO Tuesday, 3 Jul 2007 | 4:54 AM ET
    NetSuite's headquarters in San Mateo, California.

    NetSuite, billionaire Larry Ellison's software company that sells computer programs accessed over the Web, filed on Monday to raise up to $75 million in an initial public offering.

  • Mexican tycoon Carlos Slim.

    Mexican tycoon Carlos Slim is the world's richest man, worth an estimated $67.8 billion, after overtaking Microsoft Corp. founder Bill Gates, according to a respected tracker of Mexican financial wealth on Monday.

  • Universal Music Declines Long-Term iTunes Deal Monday, 2 Jul 2007 | 9:47 AM ET

    Universal Music Group, the world's largest music company, has declined to sign a long-term deal with Apple's iTunes music store, leaving open the possibility for exclusive deals with other services, an industry source said on Sunday.

  • Nintendo's Wii Outsells PS3 Six to One in Japan Sunday, 1 Jul 2007 | 10:19 PM ET

    Nintendo's Wii game console outsold Sony's PlayStation 3 by a ratio of over six to one in June in Japan, a game magazine publisher said, solidifying Nintendo's leading position.

  • Apple’s iPhone has the potential to change everything in the handheld market, but won’t instantly turn competing devices into antiques, making them candidates for the Smithsonian.

  • Apple iPhone: Should You Buy It? Q&A To Help You Decide Thursday, 28 Jun 2007 | 1:57 PM ET
    Boy in front of Apple Store

    So, here we are a day away now from Apple Inc.'s iPhone release, and after months of hype and endless coverage, consumers still have some questions, like the day-to-day issues that could determine whether this phone is right for you. So, here are some questions and answers that may help you make up your mind.

  • Red Hat Profit Improves on Growing Linux Demand Thursday, 28 Jun 2007 | 12:27 PM ET

    Red Hat reported higher profit Wednesday on higher sales of its version of Linux software that companies are increasingly choosing over rival products to run business computers and data centers.

  • Video Games "Play" Into Hollywood's Picture Wednesday, 27 Jun 2007 | 11:45 AM ET
    Wii Cars Video Game

    The businesses of movie making and video game making are tighter than ever. Today, they're rubbing shoulders at the Hollywood and Games Summit. These are two industries that need each other more than ever. Movie studios count on the reliable licensing fees that come from selling 5 million video games. And the video game makers like the fact that by paying a licensing fee they can tap into a guaranteed fan base, and all those marketing dollars the studios have spent. Virtually every big summer movie is also a video game: "Pirates," "Spiderman," "Shreck," and coming up "Ratatouille," "Transformers," and "Harry Potter."

  • Pacific Northwest Real Estate: What's Up? The Prices Wednesday, 27 Jun 2007 | 10:12 AM ET
    Seattle, Washington

    National stats out this week from various agencies that track real estate showed prices nationwide are falling, falling like a ton of bricks. But like I always say, all real estate is local, and staring out at me from the list of minus signs were two startling plus signs: Seattle, Wash., and Portland, Ore.

  • Judge Defers to Feds on Google Complaint Tuesday, 26 Jun 2007 | 3:31 PM ET

    The judge overseeing Microsoft antitrust settlement said Tuesday she would not immediately address complaints Google has made about Microsoft's Windows Vista software.

  • CNBC's Domm: Today's Agenda in the Markets Tuesday, 26 Jun 2007 | 9:17 AM ET

    Stock futures are perking up this morning after three sessions of selling. Housing starts for May are reported today and there are a few earnings reports to make headlines.

  • iPhone Ushers in New Age of Touch-Screen Technology Monday, 25 Jun 2007 | 11:24 AM ET
    Apple iPhone

    Get your fingers ready. Apple's iPhone is leading a new wave of gadgets using touch-sensitive screens that react to taps, swishes or flicks of a finger. The improvements promise to be slicker and more intuitive than the rough stomp of finger presses and stylus-pointing required by many of today's devices.

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