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  • The Warner Bros. comedy "Get Hard" starring Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart arrived in second place with $33.8 million. 1. "Home," 20th Century Fox, $52,107,731, 3,708 locations, $14,053 average, $52,107,731, 1 week. 2. "Get Hard," Warner Bros., $33,803,253, 3,175 locations, $10,647 average, $33,803,253, 1 week.

  • Best Buy warns of profit hit as it consolidates Monday, 30 Mar 2015 | 12:20 PM ET
    People walk by a Best Buy store in New York City.

    Best Buy plans to close some stores and consolidate its operations in Canada.

  • NEW YORK— Spotify is coming to the PlayStation, replacing Sony's own Music Unlimited service, as the company continues to expand the game console into an entertainment hub beyond video games. Sony says partnering with Spotify expands its music service to 41 countries, rather than the 19 available with Music Unlimited, and offers better tools for playlists and...

  • NEW YORK— Business was brisk at the weekend box-office, where the DreamWorks animated alien adventure "Home" beat out the Will Ferrell-Kevin Hart comedy "Get Hard" with a resounding debut of $54 million, according to studio estimates Sunday. Though a distant second, "Get Hard" also opened strongly with an estimated $34.6 million, rewarding the Warner Bros. pairing of...

  • CHICAGO, March 28- Best Buy Co Inc plans to close some stores and consolidate its operations in Canada, the U.S. electronics retailer's second-largest market, in a move that will hurt earnings this year, the company said on Saturday. The move to a single brand will cut 500 full-time and 1,000 part-time jobs, and cost the company about US $200 million to US $280 million...

  • Communication startup Slack reports data breach Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 4:49 PM ET

    Slack provides communication tools that integrate with several third-party applications such as Google Inc's Hangout and Twitter. It counts New York Times Co, Spotify and airbnb among its customers. Cybercrimes have emerged as one of the biggest threat to businesses, with companies such as Sony Corp and Target Corp finding themselves at the receiving end in...

  • *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...

  • Incoming Dish CEO: 'We are not suicidal' Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 1:31 PM ET
    Charles Ergen

    Incoming CEO Charlie Ergen says Dish Network isn't in any rush to unload the vast amounts of broadcast spectrum it has amassed since 2008.

  • Netflix, Amazon, Hulu: Streaming 'upstarts' no more Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 7:22 AM ET
    The Netflix logo is displayed on an iPhone 5s in this photograph taken in Washington.

    As more players join the online streaming field, companies like Netflix and Hulu find themselves in a new role, the NYT reports.

  • 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.