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  • Sony Pictures drops Steve Jobs film Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 5:34 PM ET
    Steve Jobs in 2002.

    In a surprise move, the studio left the Aaron Sorkin-penned film, once again leaving the project in flux.

  • Tips on getting deals during Black Friday blitz Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 2:48 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Brace yourself for the Black Friday shopping bonanza. Sure, stores have been pushing discounts on holiday merchandise since Halloween, but experts say Thanksgiving weekend still lives up to the hype of serving up the largest breadth of the season's bargains from TVs to clothing. He says consumer electronic deals are better on Thanksgiving or Black...

  • Surprise holiday hit: The ultra high-def 4K TV Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 6:59 AM ET
    Toshiba Ultra HD 4K televisions on display at the 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center, January 2014

    Consumers are expected to spend nearly $2 billion on ultra high-def 4K TVs this year. But are they worth the high price tag this Christmas?

  • Give your pet something unexpected over holidays Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 9:15 AM ET

    GoPro Inc.' s Fetch dog harness fits over Fido's chest or back and holds the small, waterproof camera known for attaching to helmets, surfboards, cars and wrists to film rugged adventures. Sony, Garmin and Kurgo also make camera mounts for dogs. The most pet-friendly camera in the GoPro Inc. line is the Hero4, which allows people to decide what the dog records and...

  • Gift Guide: Dragons, aliens, heroes for the gamer Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 3:01 AM ET

    That's good news for holiday shoppers because it has driven Microsoft and Nintendo to offer more budget-friendly holiday deals on their consoles. Microsoft Corp.' s $350 Xbox One packages have jettisoned the Kinect motion-sensing device, which some gamers didn't find appealing because it gave them more exercise than they would have liked.

  • TOKYO, Nov 19- Japanese stocks turned lower on Wednesday as investors booked profits as they took stock of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's decision to delay a sales tax hike, and the challenges policy makers continue to face to re-energise a tottering economy. Market participants said a wait-and-see mood ahead of a press conference by Bank of Japan Governor...

  • Early Movers: HD, MDT, EA, ZTS, GPRO, IBM & more Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 9:01 AM ET

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • *Sony has struggled with weak smartphone sales. TOKYO, Nov 18- Sony Corp aims to lift its movie entertainment revenues by more than a third in the next three years, its chief executive said on Tuesday as the loss-making consumer electronics firm tries to counter flagging smartphones sales. Investors are also watching for signs that Sony's restructuring under...

  • TOKYO, Nov 18- Japanese stocks had their biggest gain in two weeks on Tuesday as investors waited to see if Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will call a snap election and consider fresh steps to support the economy after it slipped into recession in the third quarter. The Nikkei benchmark closed 2.2 percent higher at 17,344.06, the biggest daily percentage gain since...

  • TOKYO, Nov 18- Japan's Sony Corp said it is aiming to lift its movie and TV revenue by more than a third in the next three years as it cuts costs and invests in potential hit films, including a new Spider-Man movie. Loss-making Sony has been under pressure to show its entertainment business can be a stronger contributor to growth after rejecting last year a proposal...

  • *Sony soars to highest since April 2011 on strong mid-term plan. TOKYO, Nov 18- Japanese stocks bounced sharply on Tuesday morning as investors waited to see if Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will call a snap election and consider fresh measures to support the economy after it slipped into recession in the third quarter. Sony Corp stole the spotlight, soaring 5.8...

  • TOKYO, Nov 18- Japan's Sony Corp said it is aiming to garner up to $11 billion in revenue from its movie business in three years time, a 36 percent increase over levels forecast for the current financial year. Sony Chief Executive Kazuo Hirai also told an investors conference that he plans to set mid-term growth targets for the whole company this business year.

  • Asian markets were mixed on the first trading day of the week.

  • 'Dumb and Dumber To' tops box office with $38.1M Sunday, 16 Nov 2014 | 11:57 AM ET

    Christopher Nolan's sci-fi epic "Interstellar" slid to third in its second week with an estimated $29.2 million. The film continues to blast off overseas, where it took in $106 million over the weekend, with sales particularly boosted by a strong opening in China. "This was a gamble," said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst for box-office tracker Rentrak.

  • Warner Music signs deal with Alibaba rival Tencent Friday, 14 Nov 2014 | 1:49 PM ET
    A microphone displays the Tencent Holdings logo during a news conference in Hong Kong.

    Warner Music has signed a distribution agreement with Chinese internet conglomerate Tencent, as the record firm tries to expand in China. FT reports.

  • Nov 14- India's Reliance Entertainment plans to begin acquiring North American and European mobile game studios starting in early 2015, in hopes of becoming a significant global player in the fast-growing mobile games industry. The company, which is the biggest stakeholder in DreamWorks Animation Studios, is in talks with bankers to identify and acquire...

  • 10 smartphones for 2014 holiday gift giving Friday, 14 Nov 2014 | 12:30 PM ET

    This past year has brought a slew of creative smartphones to the market, but these are the devices that experts recommend.

  • TOKYO, Nov 14- Japan's Nikkei share average pulled back from a seven-year high on Friday as investors turned cautious before economic growth data next week, amid mounting expectations that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe would call an early election and possibly postpone a sales tax hike. The Nikkei started rising on Oct. 31, after investors cheered the Bank Of...

  • TOKYO, Nov 14- Japan's Nikkei share average rose to a fresh seven-year high on Friday morning after Wall Street gained on rosy earnings and the weaker yen lifted exporters like Sony Corp and Honda Motor Co.. The Nikkei benchmark rose 0.7 percent to 17,520 at the open, its highest intraday level since July 2007. The dollar neared a seven-year high against the yen on...

  • Nvidia’s 'Netflix for Games' launches Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 2:06 PM ET
    The Nvidia Shield Android tablet.

    Starting this month, the graphics card company will stream games from the cloud, much as Sony's PlayStation Now service does. Re/code reports.