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    A recent data breach may affect less than 1.5 million credit cards in North America, according to the card processor involved.

  • Stocks to Watch: FDX, LULU, PCLN & More Thursday, 22 Mar 2012 | 7:58 AM ET
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    Take a look at some of Thursday morning’s early movers:

  • New iPad Prompts App Tweaks by Developers Wednesday, 14 Mar 2012 | 11:30 AM ET
    The new iPad is displayed during an Apple product launch event at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts on March 7, 2012 in San Francisco, Ca.

    Software developers are salivating over prospects for the new iPad, which sold out online within two days of its unveiling and won't ship now for up to three weeks. Apple had originally set the ship date for March 16. The new iPad goes on sale in stores on a first-come, first-served basis on Friday.

  • vudu.com

    Wal-Mart and five of the six major Hollywood studios are hoping they can beat the odds and keep alive their dying cash cow – the DVD business.

  • Virtual Economy, Real Money Thursday, 8 Mar 2012 | 3:19 PM ET
    The Smurfs' Village app

    While it might run counter to most people's common sense, the hottest trend in the video game industry these days is giving away games for free.

  • What Names Are Inside Apple’s New iPad? Wednesday, 7 Mar 2012 | 5:59 PM ET
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    Apple unveiled its new iPad to much fanfare, and one expert talked about what brand names were under the hood.

  • The Wide Lens by Ron Adner

    In his new book, "The Wide lens", award winning Dartmouth professor Ron Adner argues that we’re blind to how vulnerable a great innovation is to other players in its ecosystem. He says we need to widen our lens to see the big picture to see how the rules of innovation success change. In this excerpt Adner takes a look at Sony's eReader.

  • Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.

  • Activision-Blizzard Lays Off 600 Wednesday, 29 Feb 2012 | 2:05 PM ET
    Downsizing

    Blizzard Entertainment, the creator of "World of Warcraft" and a substantial part of the video game industry's largest publisher, announced plans Wednesday to lay off 600 employees.

  • Anonymous

    The elusive hacker movement known as Anonymous has carried out Internet attacks on well-known organizations like Sony and PBS. In August, the group went after its most prominent target yet: the Vatican.

  • Sony PS2 Vita Targets the 'Ultimate' Gamer: Executive Wednesday, 22 Feb 2012 | 3:30 PM ET
    LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 6: Kazuo Hirai, President and Group CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment America, presents the Playstation Vita at the Sony Playstation media briefing on the eve of the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) on June 6, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. More than 45,000 people are expected to attend the annual three-day convention to see the latest games and announcements from the gaming industry.

    Sony's PS Vita is the "ultimate portable gaming device" that will provide music, video, Internet access and, oh yes, 25 game titles to billions of gamers, Sony Consumer Entertainment America CEO Jack Tretton told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Sony's PS Vita Hits the U.S.   Wednesday, 22 Feb 2012 | 1:28 PM ET
    Sony's PS Vita Hits the U.S.

    Sony's powerful gaming handheld, the PS Vita, officially launches in the U.S. today, with Jack Tretton, Sony Computer Entertainment of America CEO.

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    Western investors in Japan's disgraced Olympus have accused its banks of trying to take control of the boardroom by stealth, amid media reports that the firm's major creditors are set to install their own appointees in the top jobs.

  • Sony Puts Faith in Video Game Consoles Monday, 20 Feb 2012 | 7:18 PM ET

    The Vita Hill Social Club, which opened recently on the corner of Gough and Union, in the quiet Cow Hollow district of San Francisco, has the air of an exclusive gentlemen’s club, with its green leather chesterfield sofas, potted ferns and bar. The FT reports.

  • In China Movie Pact, More 3-D, Less Reality Sunday, 19 Feb 2012 | 10:31 PM ET
    Chinese movie-goers wear 3-D glasses

    A new agreement widening access in China to films from around the world, effectively guarantees, at least for the foreseeable future, that only Hollywood’s most fantastic enterprises will be admitted to China on a favored basis, since those dominate the premium formats specified in the trade deal.

  • Low Wages Compound Japan's Grim Prospects Tuesday, 14 Feb 2012 | 9:50 PM ET
    Woman on Escalator at Midtown Tokyo

    Workers around the developed world have been complaining of a squeeze on incomes over the past 20 years, but in Japan, thinner pay packets fuel wider deflation — making it even harder for the government to rein in its debt and for the BOJ to boost growth. The FT reports.

  • Samsung Says Considering Options for LCD Business Tuesday, 14 Feb 2012 | 2:09 AM ET
    New LED 9000 series televisions by Samsung are displayed at the 2010 International Consumer Electronics Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center January 7, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The TVs have built-in 3-D and processors that can convert 2-D to 3-D on the fly. CES, the world's largest annual consumer technology tradeshow, runs through January 10 and is expected to feature 2,500 exhibitors showing off their latest products and services to about 110,000 attendees.

    Samsung Electronics said on Tuesday it is considering various options to improve competitiveness of its loss-making LCD flat-screen business but declined to comment on a media report that it may spin off the operation.

  • Whitney Houston’s Music Sales Surge Monday, 13 Feb 2012 | 4:54 PM ET
    Whitney Houston

    Whitney Houston may be gone, but she certainly isn’t forgotten. In fact, people are thinking about—and buying—her music now more than ever.

  • Sony to Set Plans for Whitney Houston Catalog Sunday, 12 Feb 2012 | 10:42 PM ET
    Whitney Houston

    Sony Music executives will meet this week in New York to determine a strategy for marketing the nine albums, soundtracks and compilations that feature Whitney Houston, the pop singer who died on Saturday at age 48, according to two people familiar with the plans.

  • What's Shaking: Wednesday's Early Movers Wednesday, 8 Feb 2012 | 8:48 AM ET
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    Take a look at some of Wednesday morning's early movers: