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  • *Panasonic soars to the highest since Nov 2008. *Toshiba tumbles after SanDisk cut outlook. TOKYO, March 27- Japan's Nikkei share average edged up on Friday morning in choppy trade as investors bought stocks on the dips after the previous day's falls, while Panasonic Corp attracted buying after it announced an acquisition plan.

  • March 26- GameStop Corp forecast a weaker-than-expected profit for the full year, as demand for the new PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles fail to make up for falling sales of earlier versions. GameStop's new video game hardware sales fell 30.2 percent to $808.8 million in the fourth quarter ended Jan. 31, lower than the $844.8 million analysts had expected,...

  • NEW YORK, March 26- Verizon Communications Inc may rely largely on advertising for revenue from its upcoming online video service, Chief Financial Officer Fran Shammo said in an interview. Original online programming on Verizon's service could use an "advertising-type" model, "not necessarily a consumer-pay model," Shammo said in the recent interview.

  • TOKYO, March 26- Japanese electronics supplier Panasonic Corp said it was ready to spend 1 trillion yen on acquisitions over the next four years, emboldened by a stronger profit outlook for its automotive and housing technology businesses. Chief Executive Kazuhiro Tsuga said at a briefing on Thursday that Panasonic doesn't have specific acquisition...

  • *Market cautious on developments in Yemen; oil firms gain. TOKYO, March 26- Japan's Nikkei share average dropped on Thursday as investors sold semi-conductor and other hi-tech shares after their U.S. peers were sold off sharply following soft U.S. economic data. News that Saudi Arabia and Gulf Arab countries had launched military operations in Yemen to beat back...

  • Nikkei tumbles as semi-conductor shares take hit Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 10:34 PM ET

    *Market cautious on developments in Yemen; oil firms gain. TOKYO, March 26- Japan's Nikkei share average dropped on Thursday as investors sold semi-conductor and other hi-tech shares after their U.S. peers were sold off sharply following soft U.S. economic data. Oil-related shares bucked the trend and rose 1.0 percent as oil prices firmed after Saudi Arabia and...

  • Buy now! Three business models disrupting retail Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 5:07 PM ET
    Earth moving disruption

    Retail technology venture capitalist Kyle Fugere offers up three business models disrupting retail as we know it.

  • And Reed Hastings' brainchild still dominates, with reports that even one of the most innovative companies in the world, Apple, will soon step into streaming-style video technology that Netflix pioneered. Cantor Fitzgerald's Youssef Squali calls Netflix the "clear winner" as the sound of cables being cut grows louder and said Tuesday that he expects the...

  • Adam Schiff, the ranking Democrat on the committee, who briefed reporters on the bill with Chairman Devin Nunes. The information sharing is badly needed, backers say, so that government agencies can help the private sector defend itself against sophisticated cyberattacks, many of which are undertaken by intelligence agencies in countries such as Russia,...

  • Cyber 'threat-sharing' bill introduced in House Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 1:09 PM ET
    The US Capitol building

    The long-awaited legislation is intended to enhance information sharing between private companies and intelligence agencies.

  • Amazon’s video game platform just got hacked Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 4:04 AM ET
    Visitors stream online computer games on the Twitch Interactive stand at Gamescom video games trade fair in Cologne, Germany.

    Twitch, the video game streaming site that Amazon bought for $970 million last year, has been hacked, the company admitted on Monday.

  • Shanghai shares chalk up 10-day winning streak Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 3:12 AM ET

    Asian stocks traded mixed late Tuesday as negative impact from the weaker-than-expected China data subsided.

  • Lionsgate's "Insurgent," starring Shailene Woodley and Theo James, opened to more than $52 million in ticket sales. Warner Bros.' "Run All Night," starring Liam Neeson and Ed Harris, earned just over $5 million in its second week of release, followed closely by Open Road's "The Gunman." 1. "The Divergent Series: Insurgent," Lionsgate, $52,263,680, 3,875 locations, $13,487...

  • Nikkei, Shanghai Comp end at new highs Monday, 23 Mar 2015 | 4:28 AM ET

    Equity markets in Tokyo and Shanghai outperformed the region to scale fresh multi-year highs on Monday, drawing strength from a strong finish on Wall Street last week.

  • 'Insurgent' seizes top spot; 'The Gunman' misfires Sunday, 22 Mar 2015 | 12:06 PM ET

    The second installment in the "Divergent" series easily topped the box office with $54 million from 3,875 theaters, according to Rentrak estimates Sunday. Penn's geopolitical thriller stumbled with only $5 million. Many predicted a bit of growth for this second film, which sees the return of stars Shailene Woodley, Theo James, and Kate Winslet to author Veronica...

  • NEW YORK/ BOSTON, March 20- Rapid7, LogRythm and Mimecast are joining a growing list of cybersecurity firms planning to go public in 2015 to capitalize on investor interest following a spate of hacker attacks, according to people familiar with the matter. Shares of publicly traded cybersecurity firms have outperformed the market in recent months, as...

  • LOS ANGELES— When a pair of filmmakers first approached video game publisher Capcom about crafting a live-action movie based on their popular zombie series "Dead Rising," they were asked to prove themselves in a very specific way: The creators behind such video game franchises as "Street Fighter" and "Resident Evil" handed the movie producers a game controller.

  • Sony's PS4 goes to China: Will it succeed?   Friday, 20 Mar 2015 | 1:34 AM ET
    Sony's PS4 goes to China: Will it succeed?

    Ajay Sunder, senior director at Frost and Sullivan, says sales of the PlayStation 4 in China may get a boost from the console's global success, but warns of risks from the limited game selection.

  • Why Sony's PS4 could be a success in China   Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 | 11:32 PM ET
    Why Sony's PS4 could be a success in China

    Atul Goyal, senior analyst at Jefferies, explains why Chinese consumers will like Sony's PlayStation 4 videogame consoles despite limited digital availability.

  • Finally, Sony's PS4 debuts in China   Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 | 8:41 PM ET
    Finally, Sony's PS4 debuts in China

    Walt Mossberg, co-executive editor of Re/code, says the sale of PlayStation 4 videogame consoles is an opportunity for Sony.