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    Over the next 12 months, as much as 10 percent of U.S. households could cancel their cable or satellite TV, based on the popularity of Netflix and other streaming services, according to the latest surveys from the Consumer Electronics Association and Credit Suisse. If a rumored Apple-made HDTV is released, pay-TV subscription losses could be even greater, investors said.

  • A massive new effort to crack down on intellectual property theft spans industries and every point of the content creation and distribution chain. It's called "Copyright Alert System" and it aims to stop people pirating from pirating content online, by very simply preventing them from surfing the web.

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    As the videogame industry celebrates Monday's U.S. Supreme Court ruling, which formally recognized videogames as entitled to First Amendment protection, many are assuming the political fight that has loomed over the industry for years is finally over.

  • Netflix

    Netflix just can't stay out of the spotlight-such is the plight of a company whose stock is up 106 percent in the past 12 months and whose technology could pose a major threat to satellite and cable TV operators, not to mention TV networks.

  • Microsoft Kinect

    One bright spot at Microsoft is the company's gaming and home entertainment division. It is relying on Xbox 360 and Kinect to create new buzz and consumer demand for a firm that has struggled in recent years.

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    A British teenager has been arrested by officers investigating the LulzSec and Anonymous hacker groups, believed to be responsible for attacks on Sony, the U.S. Senate, the CIA, Britain's Serious Organised Crime Agency and News Corp.

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    You can say all kinds of nice things about Google’s Chromebook laptop concept. You can say it’s ahead of its time. Or that it’s thinking way, way outside the box. Or that, as failures go, at least this one swung for the fences the New York Times reports.

  • Ever since Bruce Jenner appeared on a Wheaties box in 1977, companies have used endorsements by top athletes to boost their sales. As a result, major sports stars routinely receive multimillion-dollar paydays for lending their names to products, and the practice has become so competitive that a player’s endorsement income can sometimes dwarf his or her salary or winnings.Click ahead to see top athletes who supplement their income with lucrative endorsement deals.

    Ever since Bruce Jenner appeared on a Wheaties box, companies have used top athletes to boost sales. Check out our list of top athletes with lucrative endorsement deals.

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    After a surprisingly strong April, the video game industry crashed and burned in May.

  • Smurfs Movie

    Mark your calendars. June 25th is Global Smurfs Day. I know, I know! Thank goodness someone told me. To celebrate the birthday of Peyo, who created the Smurfs, Sony hopes to set a world record for the most people dressed up in Smurf outfits at the same time.

  • Nintendo 3DS

    After spending a week looking into the future, the video game industry must once more face the reality of the present.

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    Citigroup’s revelation that hackers stole personal information from more than 200,000 credit card holders makes it one of the largest direct attacks on a major bank, the New York Times reports.

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    The tail risk of a cyber disruption to markets cannot be ignored. Investors had better hope that the banks and exchanges are much better organised than Sony; and, perhaps, keep some hard cash in the mattress, Gillian Tett writes in the FT.

  • E3 Electronic Entertainment Expo - A CNBC Special Report

    Jack Tretton, President of Sony Computer Entertainment America, finnaly broke his silence about   the recent hacker attack which resulted in the theft of personal information.

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    Our beloved two party political system is currently negotiating an increase to the debt ceiling, all in the name of fiscal responsibility.

  • Nintendo Unveils Wii U at E3

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin has the story on new console announcements at E3.

  • Stocks gave up all of the day's earlier gains Tuesday to close lower for a fifth straight session, after Fed chairman Ben Bernanke acknowledged the economic slowdown, but didn't imply any further monetary stimulus ahead.

  • Nintendo Wii U Console Demo

    Nintendo unveiled its new console, the Wii U at its big press conference, with a new high-tech motion-sensor control and a slew of more hard core games.

  • Activision

    Activision Blizzard didn't host a big press event at this year's E3, but its games had a huge presence in all the console makers presentations. I sat down with CEO Bobby Kotick in a first on CNBC interview right before Nintendo's big presser.

  • Stocks remained higher in the final hour of trading Tuesday amid light volume, ahead of Fed chairman Ben Bernanke's speech on the economic outlook.