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  • Friends and Profits: ‘The Social Network’ Friday, 1 Oct 2010 | 5:14 PM ET
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    Adult dramas seldom draw crowds for midnight screenings, and they seldom sell out showings days ahead of a film's opening. But this may turn out to be quite a unique adult drama.

  • Nintendo to Roll Out 3D Gaming System Next Year Wednesday, 29 Sep 2010 | 1:14 PM ET
    Nintendo 3DS

    Nintendo’s jump into the 3D gaming world won’t happen until 2011.

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    After two years of prodding from Hollywood, the F.C.C. agreed to let movie studios activate technology to prevent films sold through video-on-demand systems from being copied.  That could open the door to a new era, the NYT reports.

  • Is Motion Control Still the Future of Video Games? Friday, 24 Sep 2010 | 1:08 PM ET
    Playstation Move

    While Nintendo kicked off the motion control revolution four years ago and quickly dominated the field, Microsoft and Sony are betting there’s a lot of life – and money – left in the category.

  • Mark Zuckerberg

    Zuckerberg is a product of public schools and the elite Phillips Exeter Academy, but none of his schooling took place in New Jersey. So why Newark? Why now?

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    A new study conducted by RSR Research and sponsored by CashStar, a digital gifting and incentives company, suggests giving a digital gift card is not as easy as it could be. In fact a look at the 100 largest Internet retailers found that half didn't even allow customers to send a gift card by email.

  • Sony Raises Camera Feats to New Level Thursday, 23 Sep 2010 | 10:45 AM ET
    Sony Alpha a33 Camera

    When it made up the term “S.L.R.,” the technology terminology industry was not operating at its peak creative powers.

  • Can Nintendo Get Its Mojo Back? Wednesday, 22 Sep 2010 | 12:43 PM ET
    Nintendo DSi XL

    Four years ago, Nintendo could do no wrong in the video game world. The Wii was beginning a triumphant run at retail and the handheld DS unit had been flying off of store shelves for the past 24 months.

  • Will Sing-a-ma-jigs Be This Year's Zhu Zhu Pets? Monday, 20 Sep 2010 | 10:00 PM ET
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    It may be too early to tell which toys parents will be hunting for this holiday season, but with Christmas just months away, there is already buzz building around Mattel's harmonizing plush characters, the Sing-a-ma-jigs. These critters and 14 other toys have made Toys 'R Us' "Fabulous 15."

  • Halo Reach

    The West’s recent dominance in video games is spurring a growing group of Japanese game developers to ask a once-unthinkable question: can they learn from the West? The New York Times reports.

  • Anatomy of a Blockbuster: Moves & Video Games Friday, 17 Sep 2010 | 5:19 PM ET
    Halo - Reach

    Microsoft's "Halo: Reach" hit $200 million dollars in sales in just its first 24 hour on store shelves. That makes it the biggest debut of any movie or game so far this year. But how much will Microsoft actually make? And how does that compare to a blockbuster movie opening?

  • Video Game Turnaround, but Stocks Slide Friday, 17 Sep 2010 | 2:39 PM ET
    Halo Reach

    It's a great week for the video game industry — several pieces of positive news for investors in the game business. But despite the upbeat news, game stocks slid Thursday with Activision Blizzard down nearly 5%. So what happened?

  • Stocks are poised to rise, said Ted Parrish, co-portfolio manager at Henssler Equity Fund. He shared his market outlook and best plays with investors.

  • China Shifts Away From Low-Cost Factories Thursday, 16 Sep 2010 | 10:50 AM ET
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    Companies here in China’s industrial heartland are toiling to reinvent their businesses, fearing that the low-cost manufacturing that helped propel the nation’s economic ascent is fast becoming obsolete. The NYT reports.

  • Pro Traders: Market About To Encounter Serious Test Wednesday, 15 Sep 2010 | 5:51 PM ET

    Halfway through what's typically the worst month of the year, stocks are up sharply. Can they possibly continue to climb?

  • VMA Winners: MTV, Lady Gaga, Vivendi, and Movies Tuesday, 14 Sep 2010 | 8:51 AM ET
    Lady Gaga celebrates in the Press room after receiving receiving eight 2010 MTV Video Music Awards including 'Video of the Year' at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles

    MTV stacked the show with plenty of pop star performances, actors presenting awards, and jokes designed to stoke last year's Kanye West-Taylor Swift showdown. And MTV used one of its hottest assets to drive up numbers, debuting a new episode of Jersey Shore at 7 pm, right ahead of the awards show.

  • Microsoft Braces for a Blockbuster With Halo Reach Monday, 13 Sep 2010 | 1:16 PM ET
    Halo Reach

    When “Halo: Reach” goes on sale at 12:01 am Tuesday morning, it won’t just be the biggest gaming event of the year to date. It will likely be the entertainment industry’s biggest moment of the year.

  • Sales Fall Again for Game Makers—Is Worst Over? Thursday, 9 Sep 2010 | 6:39 PM ET
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    While the August sales figures gave the video game industry yet another dose of bad news, at least Electronic Arts had something to smile about.

  • Stocks End Higher; Banks Rise, Materials Fall Thursday, 9 Sep 2010 | 5:03 PM ET

    Stocks ended higher amid light volume for a second straight day Thursday following a pair of upbeat economic reports. Adobe jumped, McDonald's slipped.

  • Stocks Rally Ahead of Close; Banks Rise Thursday, 9 Sep 2010 | 3:26 PM ET

    Stocks rose modestly in light late-afternoon trading Thursday after a pair of upbeat economic reports. Adobe jumped, McDonald's slipped.