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  • SEOUL, South Korea— The United Nations is using virtual reality technology to help the public experience what it is like to live in a Syrian refugee camp, showing how the latest technology can be adapted for humanitarian efforts. "Clouds Over Sidra" is a short documentary film following a day in the life of a 12- year-old Syrian girl living in a refugee camp in...

  • LOS ANGELES— The ladies of "Pitch Perfect 2" hit all the right notes opening weekend, amassing a $70.3 million debut, according to Rentrak estimates Sunday. The Elizabeth Banks- directed sequel to the 2012 sleeper hit and video-on-demand phenomenon cost Universal Pictures only $29 million to produce and was expected to open in the $50 million range.

  • Customer try out an Apple iPhone 6 at an Apple store in Beijing, China, Nov. 11, 2014.

    As Apple basks in the unprecedented demand for its latest iPhones, suppliers from Tokyo to Taipei are sharing in the spoils. The FT reports.

  • Investing anxiety? Think: What would Buffett do? Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 10:51 AM ET
    Warren Buffett, chairman of Berkshire Hathaway Inc.

    Have the urge to "fix it" when investing times get tough? Hang on. Stop and think: What would Warren Buffett do?

  • NEW YORK— In his long career at CBS and then as Sony boss, Howard Stringer faced plenty of ticklish negotiations and weighty talent deals. Now 73 and himself retired as Sony's Chairman of the Board, Stringer was president of CBS when the seismic plates of late-night TV began shifting: Johnny Carson in 1992 was stepping down from NBC's "Tonight Show" after 30...

  • Asian stocks mostly advanced on Monday as China rolled out its third interest rate cut since November.

  • 'Avengers 2' won't stop beating up competition Sunday, 10 May 2015 | 3:25 PM ET
    A scene from "Avengers: Age of Ultron"

    The Avengers sequel topped the domestic box office for the second weekend in a row with an estimated $77.2 million according to data.

  • 'Avengers' sequel tops charts, crushes 'Hot Pursuit' Sunday, 10 May 2015 | 11:54 AM ET

    The Avengers sequel topped the domestic box office for the second weekend in a row with an estimated $77.2 million according to Rentrak estimates Sunday. "Avengers: Age of Ultron" also added $68.3 million internationally, bringing its worldwide total to $875.3 million. "Critics were very tough on' Hot Pursuit,'" said Rentrak's Senior Media Analyst Paul...

  • LOS ANGELES, May 10- "Avengers: Age of Ultron" iced out "Hot Pursuit" at the weekend box office, picking up $77.2 million and topping charts for a second consecutive time. With major markets such as China and Japan still left to open and domestic audiences continuing to embrace the film, "Avengers: Age of Ultron" should have no trouble becoming the second 2015 release to...

  • Oculus, the VR business bought for $2 billion by Facebook Inc last year, said this week it would start shipping a consumer version of its Rift headset in early 2016, raising hopes that investment in VR software will finally take off. "I have been waiting for virtual reality since I was a little boy 30 years ago," said Ben Schachter, an analyst at Macquarie Securities in...

  • Oculus, the VR business bought for $2 billion by Facebook Inc last year, said this week it would start shipping a consumer version of its Rift headset in early 2016, raising hopes that investment in VR software will finally take off. "I have been waiting for virtual reality since I was a little boy 30 years ago," said Ben Schachter, an analyst at Macquarie Securities in...

  • Nintendo coming to Universal theme parks Thursday, 7 May 2015 | 11:04 AM ET
    A statue of Nintendo's video-game character Mario

    Nintendo and Universal have teamed up to bring Nintendo characters to the parks in the form of theme rides and character appearances.

  • Want an Oculus Rift? You’ll have to wait until 2016 Thursday, 7 May 2015 | 7:58 AM ET

    Consumers will have to wait until at least the beginning of next year for a Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) headset, according company.

  • TOKYO/ OSAKA, May 7- Japanese videogame maker Nintendo Co Ltd forecast its long-awaited entry into smartphone games would help it double annual operating profit in the year through March, offsetting weak sales growth in its traditional consoles. Nintendo repeatedly resisted investor calls to shift focus to smartphone games to boost profitability, until it...

  • Asian stocks remained in the doldrums on Thursday, hit by a confluence of factors like a weaker finish on Wall Street overnight.

  • TOKYO, May 7- Japanese videogame maker Nintendo Co Ltd on Thursday forecast annual operating profit to double in the year through March, with its entry into smartphone games widely expected to help make up for weak sales growth of its traditional consoles. Nintendo's latest Wii U console has been a distant third to Sony Corp's PlayStation and Microsoft Corp's...

  • TOKYO, May 7- Japan's Nikkei share average fell to a one-month low on Thursday as a worldwide drop in government bond prices spread unease to Japanese stocks during this week's national holidays, compounded by a sell-off on Wall Street. Markets were closed in Japan from Monday to Wednesday for the Golden Week holidays. "Hedge funds are unwinding their positions...

  • LAS VEGAS, May 6- Billionaire investor Daniel Loeb said on Wednesday that he sees room for restaurant chain company Yum! Brands to potentially split off its China business, but said he is not pushing for that now. Keith Meister, who runs $8 billion hedge fund Corvex Management, said earlier this week that his firm had built up a stake of more than 15 million shares in...

  • World's finest: The top stocks on the planet Wednesday, 6 May 2015 | 10:21 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Check out some of the best stocks in the S&P Global 1200 index, which include Nintendo and Sony. USA Today reports.

  • Above all else, start-ups can't ignore this issue Monday, 4 May 2015 | 2:17 PM ET
    Locks on digital background

    Security is not just for established companies. One big data breach could cost you your business.