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  • Google Unveils Web Bookstore in Challenge to Amazon Monday, 6 Dec 2010 | 2:21 PM ET
    Google

    Google is making the leap from digital librarian to merchant in a challenge to Amazon.com Inc. and its Kindle electronic reader.

  • Video Game Sales Surge: Is the Turnaround Here? Tuesday, 30 Nov 2010 | 11:38 AM ET
    Microsoft Kinect

    Analysts acknowledge that the numbers are welcome news, but warn that investors looking for a return to the industry’s glory days could be in for a disappointment.

  • "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1" remained the No. 1 movie with $50.3 million over Thanksgiving weekend, closely followed by the animated musical "Tangled" with $49.1 million, according to studio estimates Sunday.

  • Black Friday marks the official kick off to the holiday shopping season and the battle over the gaming space is no child's play. This is serious business and it has come a long way from its meager beginnings in 2000 when total video game sales including PC games totaled $7.98 billion. According to researchers at NPD, game sales at brick-and-mortar retail alone has since grown more than 250 percent in recent years.

  • Google’s Growing Troubles With Google TV Tuesday, 23 Nov 2010 | 12:08 PM ET
    Google TV

    As Viacom joins the growing ranks of content providers blocking access from the Google TV set-top box, there is now less and less programming to watch on the device ahead of the critical holiday season.

  • The workplace needs more than a little "tweaking." Customers are frustrated, brands are unraveling, executive turnover is accelerating and workers are disgruntled. Now more than ever according to award-winning author Stephen Denning, what we need now is a radically different kind of management.

  • October a Mixed Bag for Video Game Sales Tuesday, 16 Nov 2010 | 6:52 PM ET

    Buoyed by strong performances by “NBA 2K11” and “Fallout: New Vegas,” the software side of the video game industry managed to push out of its slump in October, but the good fortune did not extend to the rest of the industry.

  • Focus Is on EA, Sony as Oct. Video Game Sales Loom Tuesday, 16 Nov 2010 | 2:02 AM ET

    After being severely disappointed in September, the video game industry is warily eyeing October’s retail sales numbers.

  • Beatles Finally for Sale on Apple’s iTunes Store Monday, 15 Nov 2010 | 8:15 PM ET
    The Beatles

    The Beatles look set to make their music available for the first time on Apple’s industry-leading iTunes digital entertainment store, the company behind the iPod and iPhone is expected to announce on Tuesday, signaling an end to the company’s disputes with the best-selling band. The FT reports.

  • Hasbro Betting Apple Users Want 3D on the Go Monday, 8 Nov 2010 | 4:19 PM ET
    Hasbro.com

    The nation's second-largest toy maker is set to unveil to investors on Tuesday a handheld device called My3D that attaches to iPods and iPhones.

  • The Surefire Holiday Hit: Gadgets Monday, 8 Nov 2010 | 10:09 AM ET

    Consumers may be planning to spend less on gifts overall this holiday season, but that frugality seemingly won’t apply when it comes to consumer electronics.

  • Woman shopping for clothes

    Setting an encouraging tone for the upcoming holiday season, retail sales in October continued the momentum that was seen in the prior month, according to a report by MasterCard Advisors' SpendingPulse.

  • Five Things Your Kids Need to Know About Money Tuesday, 2 Nov 2010 | 2:48 PM ET
    Child holding dollar currency notes

    It used to be taboo to talk to your kids about money. Now, if you're not talking to them about money, you're making a huge mistake. Don't feel the need to tackle it all at once. Here are Five Things Your Kids Need to Know About Money.

  • Video Games on Holiday Wish Lists 2010 Tuesday, 2 Nov 2010 | 11:40 AM ET
    Retail sales might be in the tank, but that doesn’t mean 2010 has been a year of bad video games. It’s quite the opposite, in fact. While shoppers have been more picky about what they buy – and spending more time with games that have extensive multiplayer elements – there are a lot of highly-rated titles on shelves and others coming soon. The good news? That makes it easy for gift-buyers to find something for everyone. Here are some suggestions that can't be overlooked.

    Retail sales might be in the tank, but that doesn’t mean 2010 has been a year of bad video games. It’s quite the opposite, in fact. Here are some suggestions that can't be overlooked.

  • Friday Look Ahead: Watching Economic Data, Fed Thursday, 28 Oct 2010 | 10:13 PM ET
    New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)

    Markets turn their focus back to the economy when third quarter GDP is released Friday, ahead of the market open.

  • Earnings Roundup: Oct. 29 Thursday, 28 Oct 2010 | 5:38 PM ET

    What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Friday, Oct. 29.

  • Why Markets Will Continue Rallying: Strategists Thursday, 28 Oct 2010 | 12:00 PM ET

    The upcoming mid-term elections and the Federal Reserve’s announcement on quantitative easing are likely to have a major impact on your investment strategy. How should you be prepared? Gordon Charlop, managing director at Rosenblatt Securities and CNBC markets analyst and Terence Dolan, CEO of Benjamin & Jerold Brokerage discussed their insights.

  • Stocks End Mostly Flat; Materials Drag Tuesday, 26 Oct 2010 | 4:18 PM ET

    Stocks ended slightly higher, but remained at about the same place where they started Tuesday as investors held steady under a raft of earnings in anticipation of next week's elections and likely announcement of a new economic stimulus program from the Federal Reserve.

  • Stocks Rise Ahead of Close; Materials Drag Tuesday, 26 Oct 2010 | 3:31 PM ET

    Stocks rose ahead of the market close Tuesday, led by consumer cyclical stocks. Stocks were pressured for most of the afternoon as investors held steady under a raft of earnings in anticipation of next week's elections and likely announcement of a new economic stimulus program from the Fed.

  • Pros: ‘This Acquisition’ Makes Sense For Apple Tuesday, 26 Oct 2010 | 1:54 PM ET

    Apple's $51 billion cash stockpile has led many investors to ponder a possible takeover move. But this company makes the most sense.