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  • Book Notes: A House, A Dragon Tattoo and Nice Specs Friday, 8 Oct 2010 | 5:18 PM ET
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    Here's a chance to catch up on some book news you may have missed: If these walls could talk—the true story about your house, an English party that became quite the 'spectacle', Billy Idol's doing more than dancing with himself and we're off to Sweden in search of that girl with that tattoo.

  • Can Panasonic Survive the Video Game ‘Jungle’? Friday, 8 Oct 2010 | 12:57 PM ET
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    Seventeen years ago, Panasonic tried to break into the video game industry, lasting only three years before it was forced out. Now it’s ready to try again.

  • Retail & Earnings: Winners, Losers — and Why Thursday, 7 Oct 2010 | 10:33 AM ET

    September same store sales are in, and the vast majority have to be pleasantly surprised... How surprised? Overall, September same store sales are up 2.7 percent, versus expectations of 2.3 percent, according to RetailMetrics.

  • Google Takes Aim At Apple Tuesday, 5 Oct 2010 | 5:48 PM ET

    The battle to dominate new media is heating up again with Google waging the latest assault and they've clearly got Apple in their sights.

  • Halftime: Next Stop, S&P 1200? Tuesday, 5 Oct 2010 | 1:18 PM ET

    New signs emerged on Tuesday giving bullish investors more reasons to believe the S&P will march right up to 1,200 before Election Day.

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    Throngs of moviegoers "liked" "Social Network" this weekend, making the Facebook flick No. 1 at the weekend box office with $23 million in sales.

  • 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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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.