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  • Video Game Downloads Could Reinvent the Industry Friday, 16 May 2008 | 5:14 PM ET

    Rather than having to pitch a video game idea and hope for funding, developers and skilled hobbyists can now create the game they want on the side—then let the market dictate whether their idea had merit.

  • As a fan of competitive eating, and first sideline reporter to ESPN's coverage of the Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest, I'm proud to let you know that, as of today, competitive eating can be downloaded on your Wii.

  • Microsoft's Ho-Hum Report Leaves Investors Hungry Thursday, 24 Apr 2008 | 6:18 PM ET

    Microsoft follows Apple's lead -- when have you heard that before? -- reporting a good, but not good enough, quarter. And investors are taking profits off the table. Microsoft did beat Street expectations on the bottom line. ... So where was the weakness? That's the issue...

  • Nintendo Sells 720,000 Wii in US in March Friday, 18 Apr 2008 | 1:17 AM ET
    Nintendo Wii

    U.S. sales of video game hardware and software rose 57 percent from a year earlier, industry data showed on Thursday, evidence that the industry has so far been immune to wider economic woes. 1st paragraph of story should go here

  • Secrets From The Pros Tuesday, 15 Apr 2008 | 4:57 PM ET

    From evaluating a bank to investing in a retailer – how do the Fast Money pro’s do it? Following are their secrets.

  • “Good Enough” Trade Pt. 2 Thursday, 27 Mar 2008 | 4:58 PM ET

    Some cash conscious consumers are now buying what’s “good enough” rather then higher end counterparts. Can you trade the trend?

  • Lightning Round: Boeing, McDonald's, Disney and More Wednesday, 26 Mar 2008 | 6:57 PM ET

    Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.

  • US Video Game Sales Jump 34% in February Thursday, 13 Mar 2008 | 10:01 PM ET

    U.S. sales of video game hardware and software hit $1.33 billion in February, up 34 percent from a year earlier, with Sony's PlayStation 3 topping Microsoft's Xbox 360 for the second month in a row.

  • Brother, Can You Spare A Trade Wednesday, 27 Feb 2008 | 6:40 PM ET

    The Toll Brothers CEO said Wednesday the constant talk of a recession may in fact put us into a recession. If that’s happening, which stocks are most likely to weather the tough times?

  • Electronic Arts is desperate; and desperate times call for desperate measures. Look no further than the company's multiple bids for Take-Two Interactive, a company with such a checkered financial past, pandering to the lowest common denominator of entertainment, but that apparently commands a 64 percent premium that in Take-Two's estimation still isn't enough.

  • My Take On Take-Two And EA Monday, 25 Feb 2008 | 11:07 AM ET
    The Electronic Arts headquarters in Redwood City, California.

    So we've just learned that Electronic Arts made a $2 billion bid to take over Take-Two last Tuesday. EA went public with the news Sunday after Take Two's board denied the deal. The notion of such a deal probably makes sports gamers cringe, much in the same way that trading card buffs feared Upper Deck's attempts at buying Topps last year

  • Microsoft's Xbox Live: Now You Can Create And Share Games Wednesday, 20 Feb 2008 | 5:40 PM ET

    After rumors of everything from partnering with Netflix  to buying Epic Games (neither are true), the big news from the Microsoft keynote speech at the Game Developers Conference: now you can create your own games and put them on Xbox Live to share.

  • Tech Titans Back California Bike Races Tuesday, 19 Feb 2008 | 2:49 PM ET
    Chris Carmichael

    I'm writing from the road this week, taking some time off to attend legendary coach Chris Carmichael's cycling training camp in Buellton, Calif. The camp takes place at the same time as the huge Amgen Tour of California pro cycling race, and both are boasting their fair share of some pretty spectacular technology. Carmichael made a name for himself training Lance Armstrong...

  • Sony Playstation 3

    For Sony, it's about time. For Microsoft, "worry time" might be upon it. What's stunning, however, is how long it took for Sony to re-assert itself in the video game console market and shift the tide that swallowed up its industry lead.

  • The 'Fast Company' Top 50 Firms (Pt. 3) Friday, 15 Feb 2008 | 2:54 PM ET

    Fast Company Magazine is issuing its annual list of the world's 50 most innovative companies.  Do you own a company on the list -- and should you? (PART 3)

  • HD DVD's "Unofficial" Official Death--Blu-ray Lives Friday, 15 Feb 2008 | 11:16 AM ET

    It's official, or as official as this is going to get: HD DVD is dead; long live Blu-ray! All along, industry pundits have compared the next-generation DVD format war to the Beta vs. VHS conflict when VCRs first burst on the scene. I didn't realize just how true that comparison truly was.

  • Motorola Hangs Up on Handsets Thursday, 31 Jan 2008 | 6:22 PM ET
    Motorola, Inc.

    It is a stunning move by the pioneering name in mobile phones and the best data yet about just how deep the company's problems run: Motorola announced late Thursday that it is seeking alternatives for its handset business that likely will mean a sell-off of the division.

  • Microsoft Recession Proof? Could Be! Friday, 25 Jan 2008 | 7:22 PM ET
    Microsoft

    If you believe the media -- and you should, every word ;)  -- you'd think this nation was spiraling toward recession. But it's not necessarily so. Take Microsoft as an example...

  • When Microsoft's earnings came out yesterday, I had to do a double-take because it was hard for me to process just how strong these numbers truly were. I knew the company was poised for a strong quarter, but it was the breadth of its success, and optimistic guidance that took me, and so many investors, by surprise.

  • Nintendo Doubles Operating Profit, Raises Outlook Thursday, 24 Jan 2008 | 3:50 AM ET

    Robust holiday sales of Wii and DS game machines helped Japan's Nintendo more than double its operating profit in the nine months to December and prompted it to raise its outlook beyond market expectations.