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For much of the world, the United States is now on sale at discount prices. With credit tight, unemployment growing and worries mounting about a potential recession, American business and government leaders are courting foreign money to keep the economy growing.
They are easily the most anticipated numbers of the year by Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony: NPD's year-end sales figures for the video games industry. And what a story they tell. NPD reports tonight a record $17.94 billion was spent on non-PC game hardware, software and accessories; a staggering 43 percent better than 2006.
If you have a high definition DVD player you surely spent hours trying to figure out whether to buy HD DVD or Blu-ray. Or maybe like me you don't have a player to go with your HD TV because it was too confusing and the fear of being left with a Beta player too high.
Maria Sharapova trounced a resurgent Lindsay Davenport on Wednesday at the Australian Open. The drubbing gave Davenport only four games in a match that was deemed as an unfortunate second-round draw for the tennis world's most marketable star. Yes, folks, whether it's fair or not, Sharapova will pull in more dough off the court this year than Roger Federer will.
Sony Ericsson, the world's No.4 mobile phone maker, posted better-than-expected fourth-quarter earnings on Wednesday as it shipped more phones, and said its share of the global handset market had increased.
This is the text of my live blog from the Steve Jobs speech at Macworld. It was fun to do and I hope you enjoy reading it for the first time, or re-reading it again.
Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman narrowly took the No. 1 spot at the weekend box office in North America with their comedy "The Bucket List," according to studio estimates issued Sunday.
The industry is at the technological and financial crossroads. With high definition TV here to stay, porn distributors and producers have to decide whether to adopt an expensive and potentially embarrassing new technology that promises to squeeze already shrinking profit margins.
Companies are picking up on Nintendo's motion-sensing technology, incorporating it into new electronic products, some of which go beyond the realm of video gaming.
In-car technology is all the rage and the major automakers are looking for the right partners to make a big splash. Forget about simple GPS. We're talking computing. (Full story)
Small businesses exhibiting at CES can get lost in the crowd but hard work and the right strategy can help their products stand out.
Games such as Activision's "Guitar Hero" are off the charts, but they have led to an odd phenomenon: Not only are real guitar players competing against fake guitar players. Real guitar companies are now making fake guitars
Sony Chief Executive Howard Stringer said on Monday the media and electronics conglomerate had a "very good" holiday season but the current quarter may present challenges.
Certainly one of the hottest technologies at this year's CES is the 27-inch Organic Light Emitting Diode television by Sony, which is just three millimeters thick.
CES is all about gadgets, but this year more than ever it's about getting CONTENT on those gadgets. What's the point of a gorgeous huge, super skinny high def TV, if not to watch high def movies at the touch of your fingertips. And all these fancy mobile devices, aren't they all just means to watch clear video on that tiny screen?
It's been a raucous 24 hours at the Consumer Electronics Show and the show floor hasn't even opened yet. I touched down in Vegas Sunday at 10:45 a.m. after being up all night because of the Northern California storms, and headed straight for the Las Vegas Convention Center so I could put the finishing touches on our story NBC Nightly News.
There are two stories I'm looking forward to investigating as the crowds hit the floor Monday. First, there's the state of the struggle between Toshiba, with its HD DVD high-def disc format, and Sony's rival Blu-ray format. Secondly, there's a new batch of electronics that incorporate motion-based controllers similar to Nintendo's Wii.
Nicolas Cage's "National Treasure" sequel was the top draw at North American movie theaters for a third consecutive weekend, while a pregnant schoolgirl delivered another healthy box-office bundle.
Warner Bros. has become the latest studio to back Blu-ray exclusively. The announcement scheduled for Monday at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas instead leaked out today with the studio now confirming the news.
For years, everyone's been waiting for an indication that either Sony's Blu-Ray or Microsoft and Toshiba's Blu-Ray format would emerge triumphant and the other would go the way of the BETA deck. Today, finally, a crucial tipping point in this battle in which the $20 billion dollar home video market is at stake.