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  • Hollywood dipping toes into virtual reality worlds Monday, 1 Jun 2015 | 11:58 AM ET

    LOS ANGELES— Virtual reality is creeping into our world. says Matt Lipson, senior vice president of digital marketing at Focus Features. Universal's Focus Features recently launched its first virtual-reality experience for movies, promoting the upcoming release of its "Insidious: Chapter 3" horror flick.

  • TOKYO, June 1- An influential former Sony Corp executive on Monday urged current Chief Executive Kazuo Hirai to focus on innovation than just restructuring in a letter criticizing the Japanese firm's management ahead of a shareholder meeting this month. The letter by Tamotsu Iba, a former Sony CFO and vice chairman, was sent to Sony executives the same day that...

  • TOKYO— Godzillas galore, including last year's Hollywood version, stomp on buildings, thrashing about and breathing fire, in a video game going on sale globally mid-July. In the original 1954 movie, Toho Co. studios concocted the giant animal that arose as a mutation from nuclear testing in the Pacific. That had special resonance in Japan as the only nation to have...

  • LOS ANGELES, May 31- Dwayne Johnson's "San Andreas" has delivered a dominating $53.2 million opening weekend at 3,777 U.S. locations, soaring past recent forecasts of a $40 million launch for the Warner Bros.- New Line 3 D disaster pic. "San Andreas" took in more than five times as much as the $10 million opening of Sony's romantic comedy "Aloha," which arrived at 2,815...

  • LOS ANGELES, May 31- Dwayne Johnson's "San Andreas" has delivered a dominating $53.2 million opening weekend at 3,777 U.S. locations, soaring past recent forecasts of a $40 million launch for the Warner Bros.- New Line 3 D disaster pic. "San Andreas" took in more than five times as much as the $10 million opening of Sony's romantic-comedy "Aloha," which arrived at 2,815...

  • LOS ANGELES— Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson out-muscled the competition at domestic movie theaters as the earthquake epic "San Andreas" hauled in an estimated $53.2 million over the weekend. It was Johnson's biggest debut for a non-sequel as the top-billed actor, according to box office tracker Rentrak. The action star helped the movie over-perform on the West Coast...

  • Google, GoPro team up on YouTube virtual reality Thursday, 28 May 2015 | 6:05 PM ET
    Nick Woodman, founder and chief executive officer of GoPro Inc.

    Google and GoPro have created a camera that captures 360-degree footage, to be hosted on Youtube, reports Recode.

  • China stocks plunge 6.5%, worst selloff in 4 months Thursday, 28 May 2015 | 6:06 AM ET
    Shanghai stock exchange

    Mainland markets were the biggest losers in the region on Thursday, as fears over tighter requirements on margin financing ignited risk-off sentiment.

  • NEW YORK, May 27- Charter Communications Inc executives are exploring whether to launch an online video service as part of its combination with larger rival Time Warner Cable Inc, in what would be an unprecedented move in the cable industry. Internet and cable company after Comcast Corp. Charter's top shareholder John Malone, a cable industry pioneer, is on...

  • Are you sharing too much online? It could cost you Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 3:48 PM ET
    cyber security

    Worried about data breaches? Three ways to protect your personal information online.

  • Arggh! Market is screaming for a Fed decision Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 11:47 AM ET
    Screaming man

    All this market volatility means one thing for sure: The market is SCREAMING for a Fed decision, says trader Kenny Polcari.

  • How much your records are worth on the black market Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 9:53 AM ET
    A customer uses a credit card scanner at a Target store in Miami.

    The average data breach now costs a company nearly $3.8 million, according to a new study. NBC reports.

  • Shanghai Comp, Nikkei outperform lackluster Asia Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 7:09 AM ET
    Investors observe stock market at a stock exchange corporation on April 7, 2015 in Huaibei, Anhui province of China.

    Equity markets in Shanghai and Japan outperformed the region with marginal gains on Wednesday.

  • The total average cost of a data breach is now $3.8 million, up from $3.5 million a year ago, according to a study by data security research organization Ponemon Institute, paid for by International Business Machines Corp.. Data breaches are becoming more common and significant, with high-profile attacks on Sony Corp, JPMorgan Chase and retailers Target Corp...

  • Should Sony focus its business on gaming?   Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 3:30 AM ET
    Should Sony focus its business on gaming?

    Nick Thomas, practice leader for digital media of OVUM, discusses Sony's gaming technology and the challenges in the gaming sector.

  • Is a price cut in store for Sony's PS4?   Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 12:32 AM ET
    Is a price cut in store for Sony's PS4?

    Amir Anvarzadeh, director of Japan Equity Sales at BGC Securities, says price discounts could help to maintain the PlayStation 4's sales momentum.

  • He ordered Sony and Mayimba Music, owner of the rights to the song "Loca con su Tiguere," composed by Ramon Arias Vasquez, to appear for a seven-day hearing in August on what Sony says is proof a cassette tape at the center of the copyright accusations was fabricated. Since several of Sony's new witnesses might have trouble obtaining visas to travel to the United...

  • 19 famous companies that had different names Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | 4:13 PM ET

    In many cases, a brand's name can make or break its success.

  • Nikkei's winning streak runs into profit-taking Monday, 25 May 2015 | 10:23 PM ET

    *Tomy falls after Marunouchi Capital sells entire stake. *Kyushu Electric rises after nuclear reactor restart announcement. TOKYO, May 26- Japan's Nikkei share average edged down on Tuesday morning, snapping a seven-day winning streak as investors took profits after the recent gains made on optimism over the economy's recovery and higher shareholder...

  • May 25- Time Warner Cable Inc is nearing an agreement to be acquired by smaller peer Charter Communications Inc for about $55 billion, combining the second and third largest U.S. cable operators, people familiar with the matter said on Monday. A deal would create a major rival to Comcast Corp, the biggest operator in the U.S. cable and broadband market, and marks a...