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  • 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.

  • WASHINGTON, March 19- The United States needs to step up its offensive cyber capabilities, a top security official said on Thursday, warning that looming defense budget cuts could hurt efforts to bolster the nation's cyber military facilities and make the country more vulnerable. Admiral Mike Rogers, director of the National Security Agency and commander of...

  • Tag Heuer to make smartwatches with Google and Intel Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 | 2:44 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Watch out Apple: Swiss company Tag Heuer is developing its own smartwatch with tech rivals Google and Intel. The Tag Heuer smartwatch will use technology from Intel Corp., whose Basis subsidiary already makes a fitness tracker called Peak. It will run Google Inc.' s Android Wear system, which is already used in smartwatches by Motorola, Sony, LG and others.

  • Mario Gabelli: These are the stocks I like Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 | 11:26 AM ET
    Mario Gabelli

    Value investor Mario Gabelli tells CNBC he's bullish on a few media stocks, equities exposed to European trucking, and a flavors and fragrances firm.

  • Beware: Downloading that mobile app could cost you Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 | 11:14 AM ET
    Tablet sales

    After the Sony breach, insecure mobile platforms and downloaded apps are becoming a growing, costly problem for businesses.

  • Asian stocks rise, but Nikkei lags on strong yen Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 | 3:45 AM ET
    Chinese stock investors gather at a securities firm in Fuyang, in China's Anhui province on January 7, 2015.

    Asian equities outside Japan traded higher on Thursday as investors welcomed a dovish statement from the Federal Reserve.

  • Sony unveils streaming TV service PlayStation Vue   Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 3:30 PM ET
    Sony unveils streaming TV service PlayStation Vue

    Sony has unveiled its PlayStation Vue streaming video service, announcing pricing, and its three-city launch: New York, Philadelphia and Chicago, for PS3 and PS4 users.

  • Sony unveils streaming TV service PlayStation Vue Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 12:59 PM ET
    Sony Playstation 4

    Sony has unveiled its PlayStation Vue streaming video service, announcing pricing, and launching in three cities.

  • Streaming TV services: What you get, what it costs Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 12:01 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Sony jumped into the pay-television business Wednesday with an online package of more than 50 channels starting at $50 a month. In the works for more than a year, the PlayStation Vue service could drive more people to drop their traditional cable or satellite TV offerings, especially as Sony touts such benefits as unlimited online storage for...

  • SONY'S PLAYSTATION VUE ONLINE TV SERVICE LAUNCHES AT $50 A. NEW YORK, March 18- Sony Corp on Wednesday launched its PlayStation Vue Web video service in three cities, targeting customers looking for cheaper alternatives to cable with packages starting at $50. Sony's service will have more than 85 channels, including programming from three major networks, CBS,...

  • 50 Cent opens up on a big Beats Electronics regret Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 10:30 AM ET
    Rapper Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson presents his SMS headphones in Berlin.

    50 Cent regrets how he played Jimmy Iovine and Beats. But SMS Audio is where he wants to be—and how he wants to beat—headphone rivals.

  • Stocks in Japan and China settled at new multi-year highs for the second straight session as investors awaited the Federal Reserve's policy meeting.

  • SAN FRANCISCO/ NEW YORK, March 17- Apple Inc's planned video streaming service may not be a tough sell for media companies who could be enticed by the company's ubiquitous iPhones and iPads, which represent a new stream of growth for an industry losing viewers. The Wall Street Journal on Monday reported that some broadcasters are in talks to sign on to a new Apple...

  • Apple TV service could fuel more hardware sales Tuesday, 17 Mar 2015 | 4:07 PM ET
    Watching TV on a tablet computer

    Apple is reportedly in talks with programmers to offer an online TV service—a service that could help sell more devices.

  • Apple Web TV: Home run or too confusing? Tuesday, 17 Mar 2015 | 2:55 PM ET
    Tim Cook, chief executive officer of Apple, speaks during the company's "Spring Forward" event in San Francisco.

    Apple's plans for its Web television service are really shaking things up for consumers and the cable companies.

  • Apple in talks to launch online TV service: Report Tuesday, 17 Mar 2015 | 7:14 AM ET
    Apple TV

    Apple is in talks with programmers to offer a slimmed-down bundle of TV networks this fall, the Wall Street Journal reported.

  • *Nintendo, DeNA to jointly develop, operate phone apps. *Nintendo has lost users to apps, console rivals. Nintendo, which already warned its annual operating profit would halve on weak console sales, said on Tuesday it was teaming up with online gaming firm DeNA Co Ltd to develop and operate gaming apps.