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  • 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
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    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.

  • Video Game Investors Brace for More Bad News Thursday, 12 Aug 2010 | 1:14 PM ET
    StarCraft 2

    The holiday season can’t get here quickly enough for video game publishers. July sales number for the industry will be released roughly two hours after the market closes Thursday – and analysts expect good news to be in short supply. Consensus is fairly wide this month, but the year over year drop in sales is expected to be between 7.5 percent and 15 percent.

  • E-Book Wars: The Specialist vs. the Multitasker Sunday, 8 Aug 2010 | 9:31 AM ET
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    The Kindle from Amazon.com is designed to let us do one thing very well: read.  To survive, it must excel at this, not only by jostling to stay a nose ahead of other e-readers, but also by maintaining an enormous lead over the Apple iPad and its coming competitors.

  • The Day Ahead: FTC Settles with Intel Wednesday, 4 Aug 2010 | 8:50 AM ET
    Intel

    At about 10 a.m. ET, Federal Trade Commission Chairman Jon Leibowitz is expected to explain a settlement that the government has reached with Intel, the world's largest chipmaker.

  • Ad Strength Pushes Discovery Earnings Higher Tuesday, 3 Aug 2010 | 11:01 AM ET
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    Discovery beat Wall Street expectations and raised its guidance slightly on broad-based advertising gains and international growth.

  • Stocks Finish Up Over 7% for Month of July Friday, 30 Jul 2010 | 5:52 PM ET

    Stocks ended relatively flat Friday after a disappointing GDP report but the Dow logged its best month in a year, rising more than 7 percent.

  • Stocks Slide for 2nd Day; Merck, Sony Gain Thursday, 29 Jul 2010 | 5:23 PM ET

    Stocks ended lower for a second day Thursday, led by tech and consumer shares, after some disappointing outlooks. Financial and materials rose slightly.

  • Earnings Roundup: July 29 Thursday, 29 Jul 2010 | 4:58 PM ET
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    What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Thursday, July 29.

  • Stocks Trim Losses; Banks Gain, Techs Fall Thursday, 29 Jul 2010 | 2:29 PM ET

    Stocks shaved some of their earlier losses as financials gained.  Sony and BP shares rose.

  • Job Losses

    Weekly jobless claims will again be a big event for Thursday's markets, and economists think the number will not really show any improvement.

  • Traders Position for Big Activision Rally Tuesday, 27 Jul 2010 | 10:04 AM ET

    Activision Blizzard released the potential blockbuster "Starcraft II" on Tuesday, and one large trader is playing for a rally.

  • StarCraft 2

    Normally, the release of a PC game – even a highly anticipated one – wouldn’t be a particularly big deal for investors. But when that game is “Starcraft II,” all the usual rules are thrown out the window.

  • Futures Stall Ahead; Housing News Looms Monday, 26 Jul 2010 | 8:48 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures edged lower ahead of the open Monday in the wake of a strong close for Wall Street Friday and ahead of fresh data on the housing sector.

  • Sony’s Trojan Horse Sneaks up on Microsoft Friday, 23 Jul 2010 | 2:52 PM ET
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    Microsoft has known for a while that the trick to getting the Xbox 360 integrated into people’s living rooms is to load it with non-gaming features. It’s a strategy that was worked well for the company.... Now, though, Sony is quickly following suit...which could give it an advantage as the industry prepares for a crucial holiday season.

  • Modern Warfare 2

    Digital distribution has been a hot topic in the video game industry for years – with developers, publishers and retailers trying to forecast when it will become a real threat to traditional brick and mortar stores. New data, however, shows that time might be closer than many were expecting.

  • Microsoft Sets Kinect Price at $150 Tuesday, 20 Jul 2010 | 12:00 PM ET
    Kinect, the motion controller for Microsoft's Xbox 360.

    Microsoft’s gesture-recognition controller, Kinect, set to hit stores this November, will launch with a price tag of $150, the company announced Tuesday.