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  • For Video Game Makers, Bad News Could Mean Changes Thursday, 9 Sep 2010 | 10:23 AM ET
    Madden 2010

    Sales numbers will be released roughly two hours after the market closes Thursday – and they’re expected to be grim. Michael Pachter, managing director of Wedbush Securities, predicts software sales will drop 6 percent compared to 2009 to $445 million.

  • The Strange, Twisted Saga of 'Duke Nukem Forever' Monday, 6 Sep 2010 | 10:15 AM ET

    "Duke Nukem Forever" is the Rasputin of the video game world.

  • Stocks Close Higher For 4th Session; Banks Gain Friday, 3 Sep 2010 | 5:04 PM ET

    Stocks closed higher for the fourth straight session Friday after a better-than-expected jobs report gave investors another reason to think the U.S. economy is beginning to turn around. JP Morgan rose.

  • Stocks Hold Gains Before Close; Banks Rise Friday, 3 Sep 2010 | 4:10 PM ET

    Stocks were heading to the best results for a week before Labor day since 2006 after a series of economic reports gave investors reason to think the U.S. economy is beginning to turn around.  JP Morgan rose and McDonald's fell.

  • Apple Store

    Apple might have shined its spotlight Wednesday on Apple TV and the new iPods, but at the same time, it had a clear message for the video game industry: We’re coming for you.

  • Print or Pixels? Of Two Minds About Books Thursday, 2 Sep 2010 | 7:45 AM ET
    Amazon Kindle

    By the end of this year, 10.3 million people are expected to own e-readers in the United States, buying about 100 million e-books, the market research company Forrester predicts. This is up from 3.7 million e-readers and 30 million e-books sold last year.

  • Stocks Close Over 2.5% Higher; Apple Gains Wednesday, 1 Sep 2010 | 4:47 PM ET

    Stocks began September by soaring more than 2.5 percent after strong U.S. and Chinese manufacturing reports relieved some of the mounting worries over the global economy.  Bank of America and Caterpillar rose. 

  • What Apple Announcements Mean for the Entertainment Biz Wednesday, 1 Sep 2010 | 4:36 PM ET
    Apple CEO Steve Jobs holds the new, smaller Apple TV device as speaks during an Apple Special Event in San Francisco.

    Steve Jobs announcements today about Apple's new iPods and streaming TV rentals through a new Apple TV will have ripples throughout the entertainment industry.

  • Stocks rose sharply higher on the first day of September, after signs emerged of a strengthening global economy. Art Cashin, director of floor operations at UBS Financial Services, and Gordon Charlop, managing director at Rosenblatt Securities and CNBC market analyst, discussed their outlooks.

  • To Win Over Users, Gadgets Have to Be Touchable Wednesday, 1 Sep 2010 | 9:26 AM ET
    SONY READER

    Whoever said technology was dehumanizing was wrong. On screens everywhere — cellphones, e-readers, A.T.M.’s — as Diana Ross sang, we just want to reach out and touch.

  • Futures Point to Higher Open Despite Jobs Report Wednesday, 1 Sep 2010 | 9:16 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures pointed to a sharply higher open Wednesday ahead of the first trading day in September and after signs of strength in the global economy.

  • Sony to Challenge Apple with Music, Video Service Wednesday, 1 Sep 2010 | 3:27 AM ET
    Sony Building

    Sony will begin its latest attempt to fight back against Apple’s dominance in the digital media field on Wednesday, when it unveils a new music and video subscription service to run across a range of its devices. The FT reports.

  • New Kindle Leaves Rivals Farther Back Thursday, 26 Aug 2010 | 8:24 AM ET
    Kindle 3

    ,Amazon unveiled what everyone (except Amazon) is calling the Kindle 3. You might call it Amazon’s iPad response. The New York Times takes a look.

  • Target Looking for Piece of Used Video Game Market Wednesday, 25 Aug 2010 | 4:23 PM ET

    Target has kicked off a pilot program in Northern California allowing customers to trade in their used video games, a lucrative market currently dominated by Gamestop.

  • Waiting for MGM's Spyglass Deal Wednesday, 25 Aug 2010 | 11:17 AM ET
    MGM Studios

    MGM's on the verge of announcing its bankruptcy and management plan, in the process of hammering out the final details right now with its 100 plus creditors.

  • Are Weak Madden Sales Signaling Trouble in Gameland? Friday, 20 Aug 2010 | 12:06 PM ET
    Xbox 360

    Sales are down 8 percent year-to-date from 2009’s disappointing numbers. Even the most optimistic analysts are now saying that the best investors can hope for is a flat year.

  • Apple May Still Profit From TV Business: Analyst Tuesday, 17 Aug 2010 | 11:48 AM ET

    More speculation has surfaced about Apple’s “hobby,” the AppleTV, and how the company might consider creating an actual television set. Andy Hargreaves, senior research analyst at Pacific Crest Securities and Tavis McCourt, managing director and communications technology analyst at Morgan Keegan shared their insights.

  • Sylvester Stallone in the "The Expendables" which sold $35 million in tickets in its first weekend.

    “The Expendables,” an ensemble action film starring and directed by Sylvester Stallone, took in an estimated $35 million in ticket sales and beat out “Eat Pray Love," reports the NYT.

  • Video Game Sales in July: Better, but Still Struggling Thursday, 12 Aug 2010 | 7:11 PM ET
    StarCraft 2

    Video game sales weren’t quite as bad as some analysts were expecting in July, but the industry once again failed to match its performance of last year.

  • Eat, Pray, Love, and BUY Thursday, 12 Aug 2010 | 4:49 PM ET
    Julia Roberts in Eat, Pray, Love.

    Hollywood loves an established fan-base, and that's exactly what the 9 million people who bought best-seller "Eat, Pray, Love" are.