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  • The Electronic Arts headquarters in Redwood City, California.

    U.S. video game giant Electronic Arts Sunday said it had made an unsolicited $1.9 billion offer for "Grand Theft Auto" publisher Take-Two Interactive Software, escalating its battle with Activision for the title of biggest video game maker.

  • The Oscars

    The 80th Annual Academy Awards brought the glamour and champagne back to Hollywood after a grim 100-day strike. John Stewart cracked the requisite jokes about the work stoppage -- calling the Oscars the "makeup sex" for the industry.

  • Xbox 360

    Microsoft said it will stop making HD DVD players for its Xbox 360 video game system after Toshiba ceded the high-definition video format battle to Sony Corp.'s Blu-ray.

  • The new assassination thriller "Vantage Point" shot to the No. 1 spot at the weekend box office in North America while Oscar nominees "Juno" and "There Will Be Blood" enjoyed solid sales ahead of Sunday's Academy Awards ceremony.

  • Hollywood

    You'd think the Academy Awards were controlled by studio moguls or movie stars. But the guys really holding the cards -- literally -- are a couple of accountants. Forget about George Clooney and Will Smith -- without Price Waterhouse Coopers, the show couldn't happen.

  • A scene from "Atonement"  featuring Keira Knightley, left, and James McAvoy.

    Hollywood is coming off a strong year at the box office, but the 80th Academy Awards ceremony on Sunday, Feb 24 will make for a merciful-- if triumphant --  end to a dreadful awards season.  As for that storied  Oscar box office bump,  a lot depends on the individual circumstances of the films.For years, there's been talk of an Oscars box office boost, but it's generally hard to quantify and a lot depends on the individual circumstances of the films.For years, there's been talk of an Oscars box office boost, but it's generally hard to quantify and a lot depends on the individual circumstances of the films.

  • Apple & American Idol

    Talk about a power duo: Apple's iTunes just became a signature sponsor and the official online content supplier for American Idol. This means if you want to hear or watch a video of a music performance, you can find it all on iTunes for 99 cents or $1.99 starting March 11. Apple is joining Coke, Ford, and AT&T...

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    Japan's Toshiba waved the white flag in the home movie war, giving up on its HD DVD format after losing the support of key studios and retailers to  Blu-ray technology backed by Sony.

  • Bill Gates

    Microsoft plans to invest heavily in Web search to compete against Google, even if it fails to acquire Yahoo, the company's chairman Bill Gates said on Monday.

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    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)

  • U.S. stocks fell deeper into the red Thursday after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke told Congress that economic growth would be "sluggish" at best in the near term.

  • Yahoo! shareholders have got to be watching their stock creep above $30 today for the first time in months. This is the first time it's been above $30 since early November, and more importantly, the first time since Microsoft made its $31 per share offer.

  • Exterior view of Yahoo! headquarters in Sunnyvale, Calif.

    Many of Yahoo's employees harbor a deep Silicon Valley-bred distrust of rival Microsoft's corporate culture. That may not matter.

  • U.S. stocks remained in the red Thursday after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's testimony in Washington.

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    Yahoo is holding talks with News Corp. about combining MySpace and other News Corp.-owned online properties with Yahoo.

  • U.S. stocks remained in the red Thursday after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's testimony in Washington.

  • Stocks rose for their third consecutive gain to complete their longest winning streak of the year so far on strength in oil, tech and other familiar trends. Also, breaking biotech news on Genentech and Biogen in the Word on the Street.

  • Blue chips finished higher for a third straight session after an unexpected increase in January retail sales. Technology stocks rallied after chip-equipment maker Applied Materials beat earnings forecasts.

  • Yahoo

    Are they or aren't they? Only their investment bankers know for sure. Today began with blog rumors of a potential asset swap between Yahoo  and Rupert Murdoch's News Corp.,or even an outright competing bid to Microsoft's $44.6 billion hostile offer.

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    When the economy rebounds, where's your portfolio going to be? UBS says that's a question to answer right now. The bank released what it calls its "'New' Nifty Fifty," a list of 50 companies from around the world that can use today's troubling market conditions to position themselves to thrive when the economy rebounds. (PART 1)