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  • "Google Editions" Sure to Rev Up E-Book Business Thursday, 15 Oct 2009 | 11:57 AM ET

    Google is sure to shake up the digital book business with is new platform to sell e-Books. In classic Google-fashion it's becoming a "frenemy" — both a competitor and a new driver of revenue — for the likes of Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com.

  • Google To Launch Google Editions Platform Thursday, 15 Oct 2009 | 8:52 AM ET
    Google Headquarters

    Google is launching a new service for booksellers next year called Google Editions, which will let readers buy books and read them anywhere on gadgets ranging from cell phones to possibly e-book devices.

  • The Australian dollar has hit a 14-month high against the U.S dollar, prompting investors to speculate once again, if the currency will reach parity with the greenback. According to historical charts, that outcome is unlikely anytime soon.

  • Gamestop store

    The November 2005 launch of the Xbox 360 marked not only the beginning of a new cycle of video game hardware, it also launched a new era in video game pricing.

  • Readers E-Joice for E-Books Friday, 9 Oct 2009 | 11:57 AM ET

    Good news for those of you who are waiting/hoping for more e-book choices - reports are out that Barnes & Noble plans on selling its own electronic reader possibly as soon as next month.

  • Kindle 2

    It looks like this will be the holiday shopping season of the e-reader; we'll finally see some serious competition and affordable prices, which means the niche could finally take off.

  • UK Deals Blow to Ticketmaster-LiveNation Merger Thursday, 8 Oct 2009 | 10:54 AM ET

    As the Department of Justice scrutinizes Ticketmaster and LiveNation's proposed merger here in the US overseas the UK's main antitrust regulator already decided it has some problems with the combination of the ticketing giant and the world's largest concert promoter. This morning Britain's Competition Commission provisionally ruled against the planned merger, saying it "will limit the development of competition in the market for live music ticket retailing."

  • Charting Sony: Game On! Friday, 2 Oct 2009 | 12:20 PM ET
    Sony Building

    When it comes to analyzing charts, distinguishing between coincidences and correlation will always prove to be a challenge. Japan's Sony chart poses this problem.

  • MGM Lion Roars, and Gets a Break From Debt Payments Friday, 2 Oct 2009 | 11:03 AM ET
    MGM Studios

    MGM, the debt-laden privately held film studio, has been given a temporary reprieve on its interest payments.

  • Cisco Bets on Video Again with $3 Billion Tandberg Buy Thursday, 1 Oct 2009 | 12:55 PM ET

    Cisco has agreed to buy Norwegian videoconferencing company Tandberg for $3 billion in cash, its latest bet that video will drive demand for its data transmission gear. The acquisition fills the gap between Cisco's high-end video meeting service and its WebEx tool.

  • HDTV? That’s So 2003. Here's What's Next Wednesday, 30 Sep 2009 | 3:31 PM ET
    Jvc 3D HD Television

    The holiday season is prime time for HDTV bargain hunters. Retailers, looking to draw people into the stores on Black Friday, regularly offer impossibly low prices – and the sale of those sets is often a quick barometer of the overall mood of consumers.

  • Debate on Violent Video Games May Finally Get Settled Tuesday, 29 Sep 2009 | 3:48 PM ET
    GTA: San Andreas

    The issue of whether minors should be legally prohibited from buying violent video games may soon be settled – once and for all.

  • The Google Guys Had One—What's Your 'Plan B'? Tuesday, 29 Sep 2009 | 12:37 PM ET
    Getting To Plan B

    If the founders of Google, Starbucks, or PayPal had stuck to their original business plans, we’d likely never have heard of them. Instead, they made radical changes to their initial models, became household names, and delivered huge returns for their founders and investors.

  • October To Be ‘Cruel For Markets’: Strategist Thursday, 24 Sep 2009 | 3:39 PM ET

    Stocks remained lower on Thursday after the 7-year bond auction, sending mixed signals to investors about the stability of the market. How should investors be trading? Eric Thorne, investment advisor at Bryn Mawr Trust Wealth Management and David Kelly, chief market strategist at JPMorgan Funds shared their insights.

  • Sony's Latest Gaming Device Cuts Out Retailers Thursday, 24 Sep 2009 | 10:27 AM ET
    Image of the PSP Go by Sony

    Unlike its predecessors, the new portable gaming system from Sony does not run on traditional packaged software. Any game or movie the user wants has to be downloaded — and that leaves retailers out of the loop on the most profitable part of any gaming system.

  • Nintendo's Holiday Gambit: A Wii Price Cut Thursday, 24 Sep 2009 | 7:43 AM ET
    Wii

    Following price cuts by its two rivals, Nintendoreduced the price of its Wii video game system by $50 later this week. The widely expected move could help the company reverse slowing momentum as it heads into the holiday sales period.

  • Nintendo Expected to Cut Wii Price by $50 Wednesday, 23 Sep 2009 | 5:14 PM ET
    Wii

    Following price cuts by its two rivals, Nintendo is expected to reduce the price of its Wii video game system by $50 later this week. The widely expected move could help the company reverse the company’s slowing momentum as it heads into the holiday sales period.

  • 'Chance of Meatballs' Rolls to Top of Box Office Sunday, 20 Sep 2009 | 6:32 PM ET

    The forecast was bright at the box-office for "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs," which earned $30.1 million to lead this weekend's films.

  • Microsoft Looks to ‘Halo’ Once More for Profits Friday, 18 Sep 2009 | 10:11 AM ET
    Halo

    When Microsoft released “Halo 3” a little shy of two years ago, it was a certifiable entertainment event. The conclusion of the hit franchise’s trilogy would ultimately sell 5.9 million copies, making it one of the top selling games of this generation of video game systems.

  • Why Are Options Still Bullish on Kodak? Friday, 18 Sep 2009 | 8:27 AM ET

    Eastman Kodak fell 11 percent yesterday on a plan to dilute its shares, but options action took a bullish turn for the second time this week.