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  • Microsoft nears $2B deal for 'Minecraft': WSJ Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014 | 6:05 PM ET
    Minecraft

    Microsoft Corp is in serious discussions to buy Mojang AB, the Swedish company behind the popular "Minecraft" video game, The Wall Street Journal said.

  • CUPERTINO, Calif., Sept 9- Apple Inc unveiled a watch, two larger iPhones and a mobile payments service on Tuesday as Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook seeks to revive the technology company's reputation as a wellspring of innovation.

  • CUPERTINO, Calif., Sept 9- Apple Inc unveiled the "Apple Watch" alongside two new iPhones with sharper and larger displays on Tuesday, calling the wearable device the next chapter in its history. Bernstein Research analyst Toni Sacconaghi estimated on Tuesday that if Apple were to sell 30 million watches at $250 each, it would add about $7.5 billion to its revenue.

  • CUPERTINO, Calif., Sept 9- Apple Inc unveiled two new iPhones on Tuesday with sharper and larger displays, moving into a market segment dominated by arch-rival Samsung Electronics. Apple is expected to introduce its first new product since the iPad in 2010, a smartwatch, later on Tuesday.

  • Sept 9- Apple Inc is expected to unveil its first new device in four years, the iWatch, in a gala event on Tuesday that may also mark its long-awaited entry into mobile payments and deliver a larger iPhone.

  • Apple set to unveil smartwatch, bigger iPhone Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014 | 11:07 AM ET

    Sept 9- Apple Inc is expected to unveil a smartwatch, its first new device in four years, in a gala event on Tuesday that may also mark its long-awaited entry into the mobile payments sphere and deliver a larger iPhone.

  • Early movers: HD, AAPL, MCD, DHI, RL, T, BA & more Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014 | 7:58 AM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

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

  • Asian stock markets were mostly higher on Tuesday amid light volumes as markets in South Korea and Hong Kong were closed for the Mid-Autumn Festival.

  • TOKYO, Sept 9- Japanese stocks edged up on Tuesday after the yen dropped to a six-year low against the dollar, lifting exporters such as Honda Motor Co and Sony Corp, but weak crude oil prices weighed on energy shares. The Nikkei share average ended 0.3 percent higher to 15,749.15, moving close to its seven-month high of 15,829.38 hit last week.

  • TOKYO, Sept 9- Japan's Nikkei share average rose modestly on Tuesday after the yen dropped to a six-year low against the dollar, lifting exporters such as Honda Motor Co and Sony Corp, but weak crude oil prices weighed on energy shares. Honda gained 1.2 percent and Sony added 1.3 percent, while Advantest Corp advanced 2.5 percent.

  • A federal lawsuit filed on Monday accuses Walt Disney Co, Sony Pictures and others of conspiring to suppress wages in the industry through "no-raid" agreements.

  • Billion-dollar 'Destiny' for 'Halo' creators? Monday, 8 Sep 2014 | 2:33 PM ET
    Scene from "Destiny"

    The company that made the Master Chief a household name is introducing a new game, and they hope it will become the next billion-dollar franchise.

  • Sept 8- Media company Studio 8, run by former Warner Bros executive Jeff Robinov, entered into a distribution deal with Sony Pictures Entertainment on Monday and said it planned to raise $1 billion in financing. Sony will also become an investor in Studio 8, which was founded in partnership with China- based investment group Fosun Group.

  • What a smartwatch could do for Apple Monday, 8 Sep 2014 | 9:17 AM ET

    With just a day to go until Apple's launch event, hype surrounding what the tech giant could unveil has reached fever pitch.

  • Now they're hoping that Apple will do it for them. Next week, Apple Inc is expected to stride into the market for wearable accessories that link wirelessly up to phones and create a template for other firms that have struggled to create products consumers would want to be seen in.

  • Hot new devices from IFA 2014 gadget show Friday, 5 Sep 2014 | 7:58 AM ET

    CNBC highlights the major products that are drawing the crowds at this year's IFA event.

  • Asian stocks outside of Shanghai declined on Friday amid caution ahead of a key U.S. jobs report.

  • Microsoft targets budget consumers with new phones Thursday, 4 Sep 2014 | 10:27 AM ET
    Nokia Lumia 830

    Microsoft unveiled its Windows Phone 8.1-based Lumia 730 and Lumia 830 that aim to give budget consumers high-end camera features. Re/code reports.

  • Trading in Asia was cautious on Thursday with central bank decisions in Japan and Europe in focus.

  • Sony CEO: Why we need to stay in smartphones Thursday, 4 Sep 2014 | 12:39 AM ET
    President and CEO Kazuo Hirai delivers a keynote address at the 2014 International CES at The Venetian Las Vegas on January 7, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

    Sony is committed to the smartphone sector despite calls for it to cut its losses, CEO Kazuo Hirai told CNBC at the IFA 2014 tech show in Berlin.