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  • Sony Secures Abu Dhabi Funds for EMI Bid Thursday, 6 Oct 2011 | 12:02 AM ET

    Sony has secured financing from Abu Dhabi’s investment fund for EMI as second-round bids for the UK music company came in before a deadline last night, people close to Citibank’s $3.5bn-$4bn auction said. The FT reports.

  • Tim Armstrong's New Strategy: Can Video Save AOL? Monday, 3 Oct 2011 | 3:08 PM ET

    Today Tim Armstrong presented a new strategy to get AOL on track, unveiling an unprecedented investment in video in an exclusive interview on CNBC.

  • With 'Kindle Touch' Tablet, Amazon Takes on Apple iPad Wednesday, 28 Sep 2011 | 9:56 AM ET
    Amazon’s Kindle Fire

    So far, no company has been able to even come close to rival the success of Apple's iPad, but with the unveiling of its version of a tablet computer Wednesday, analysts say Amazon has a real chance.

  • Can Netflix Replace Starz with DreamWorks? Monday, 26 Sep 2011 | 5:25 PM ET

    Netflix reportedly struck a streaming deal with DreamWorks Animation. But can the studio behind family hits like "Shrek" and "Madagascar" make up for the potential loss of Liberty Starz content?

  • Highest Grossing Sports Movies Monday, 26 Sep 2011 | 1:57 PM ET
    On Friday, Sept. 24, 2011, the Brad Pitt movie “Moneyball” opened across the U.S. It had the misfortune of opening alongside the 3D re-release of “The Lion King,” which easily and unsurprisingly became the highest-grossing film of the weekend. “Moneyball” was right behind it, however, earning a respectable $21 million at the box office.The movie is based on the 2003 novel of the same name. Pitt plays Billy Beane, the general manager of the Oakland A’s, whose job is to create the best possible te

    Sports movies are tales of underdogs who beat the odds. When done right, the result is often a story that remains popular long after the movie leaves the theaters.

  • Suspect Hacker Arrested in Sony Pictures Breach Thursday, 22 Sep 2011 | 7:23 PM ET

    A suspected of member of the clandestine hacking group LulzSec was arrested in Arizona on Thursday on charges of taking part in an extensive computer breach of the Sony Pictures Entertainment film studio, the FBI said.

  • Review: ‘Moneyball’ Movie Hits A Double Wednesday, 21 Sep 2011 | 3:39 PM ET
    Brad Pitt in Moneyball

    When Sony bought the rights to "Moneyball," it had a hard time finding the right script. It was all understandable. The decision was made not to bastardize the truthful nature of the best-selling book based on the Oakland A's accomplishing so much on a flimsy budget. The problem was simple: The truth wasn't good enough. And that's unfortunately what turns this film into a double, instead of a home run.

  • The Top Selling Video Games of 2011 — So Far Wednesday, 21 Sep 2011 | 9:56 AM ET
    Call of Duty: Black Ops

    Perhaps more than any other entertainment field, video games are seasonal. While an occasional blockbuster is released in the first or second quarter, the Sept.-Dec. timeframe is when publishers really make their bank.

  • On Friday the Fast traders were looking at the rapidly changing tech landscape after RIM sorely disappointed the Street. Who wins and who loses? You may be surprised!

  • Will You Follow Nintendo to Wii U? Friday, 16 Sep 2011 | 10:20 AM ET
    Super Mario

    Nintendo asks gamers to leave their comfort zone and try something new each time around. It’s usually worked for them, but not always.

  • Smurfs Buoy Sony With Their Blue Movie Monday, 5 Sep 2011 | 9:54 PM ET
    Actors dressed as Smurfs on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange during morning trading on July 29 promote the film 'The Smurfs in 3D,' before markets went into a tailspin.

    The blue stars of the unlikeliest box-office hit of the year may have made some serious enemies on Wall Street, but they have bolstered the fortunes of Sony Pictures. The FT reports.

  • With Glasses-Free Sets, Will 3D Take Off? Saturday, 3 Sep 2011 | 9:43 AM ET

    Technology companies are incorporating 3D technology into an ever-expanding array of devices, including camcorders, television sets and home cinemas. But the glasses still look nerdy and consumers have so far been reluctant to bring the technology into their homes.

  • Fallout From the Awful Jobs Report Friday, 2 Sep 2011 | 9:27 AM ET

    Stock futures, already, down 9 points, dropped an additional 10 points as nonfarm payrolls came in at zero job gains, below expecations of a gain of 70,000. This will increase the confidence of the crowd that argues we are heading into another recession—specifically that third-quarter gross domestic product will go negative.

  • 'Smart' TV War: First Salvos at Europe Tech Show Thursday, 1 Sep 2011 | 9:12 AM ET
    Visitors are reflected in glossy TV screens at Sony's booth at the 50th edition of "IFA" in Berlin at the 50th edition of "IFA" in Berlin, September 7, 2010. IFA, the world's largest consumer electronics and home appliances fair opens to the public from September 3 to 8, 2010. AFP PHOTO / ODD ANDERSEN (Photo credit should read ODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images)

    With consumers increasingly turning to the web for entertainment, televisions which allow users to download shows off the Internet will be vying for attention at the IFA technology fair in Berlin this week as technology companies make a push into a potentially huge market.

  • Stocks Log Worst Aug. in 10 Years; Dow Up for 2011 Wednesday, 31 Aug 2011 | 4:27 PM ET

    Stocks finished higher in volatile trading Wednesday to mark a four-day rally, but despite the recent gains, all three major indexes still logged their worst month since last May. The major averages also logged its worst August in 10 years.

  • Futures Hold Gains After ADP Jobs Report Wednesday, 31 Aug 2011 | 8:19 AM ET

    Futures held their gains Wednesday even after a report that the private sector hired fewwer workers than expected. Investors were encouraged following news that President Obama suggested the White House had a range of policy options that could create up to a million new jobs.

  • Chinese State TV Shows Military Cyber Hacking Clip Thursday, 25 Aug 2011 | 4:56 AM ET
    Hand using mouse with laptop

    A six-second clip on Chinese state television has provided a rare glimpse into purported cyber hacking attacks launched by the country's military, despite long-standing official denials that the government engages in such activity. 

  • Sony Playstation 3

    Sony is cutting the price of its basic PlayStation 3 gaming console by nearly a fifth in the U.S., hoping to jump-start sales of a device losing ground to Microsoft Corp's Xbox.

  • Sony's Price Cut Game Plan    Tuesday, 16 Aug 2011 | 2:50 PM ET

    Discussing the electronic giant's plan to slash the price of its PS3 gaming console, with Jack Tretton, Sony's Computer Entertainment of America president/CEO, and CNBC's Jon Fortt.

  • Anonymous

    While all eyes have been on recent swings across the global markets, the looming threat of cyber attacks has increased. The latest target is the social-networking giant, Facebook.