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When you find a company that’s taking market share, that’s a stock you want to bet on - even if it means breaking some of your own investing rules.Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.
Fresh back from a week off at Disneyland with the family, I'm raring to go. And I noticed something as we cruised around the park. Cell phones were ubiquitous. People using them standing online. People using them riding rides! Kids. Adults. Everyone. Not so prevalent, but still there, were portable gaming devices. Yes, if you can believe it, kids wandering around the park, or sitting on a bench, or waiting on line for a ride, playing PSPs and Nintendo DSs.
Sony's TVs may dominate the market, but TV isn't the stable world it used to be. People watch more and more TV content on their computers, and new players like Apple (with its iTV) and Microsoft (with downloads sold over its XBox 360) are pushing into the space. So Sony's tactic is to make their TVs more like computers-- the 18 new Bravia TVs they launched today are all Internet enabled.
Sony's game unit said on Thursday it planned to cut jobs in the United States and was eyeing restructuring steps in Japan as it struggles to keep up with industry rival Nintendo.
Nintendo's Wii game console outsold Sony's PlayStation 3 by more than five to one in Japan last month, Japanese video game magazine publisher Enterbrain said.
Entrepreneurs behind Silicon Valley startup Lala.com hope to transform the CD-swapping site into a music portal where members can download songs directly to their iPods, bypassing the computer hard drives where most music is stored.
Internet television service Joost named former Cisco senior executive Mike Volpi as its new chief executive on Tuesday, choosing a telecom veteran to lead the company as it courts big media to show programming on its site.
Sony said Monday it is including a small surprise with the new Blu-ray high-definition movie disc player it is shipping this week: a price tag $100 (euro74.40) lower than previously announced.
"Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End" led the North American box office for a second weekend, while the pregnancy comedy "Knocked Up" opened at a distant No. 2 with better-than-expected sales.
The parent of MySpace is buying the media-sharing site Photobucket for about $300 million, bringing together two of the Internet's most popular hangouts.
Viacom said on Wednesday it will sell its Famous Music publishing unit to Sony/ATV Music Publishing.
Viacom Inc. said Wednesday it will sell its Famous Music publishing unit to Sony/ATV Music Publishing. The total value of the deal is $400 million, including $370 million in cash and debt of $30 million, according to a source familiar with the talks.
Private equity group Terra Firma officially launched its agreed 2.4 billion pound ($4.7 billion) bid for music group EMI on Wednesday, effectively setting a June 27 deadline for any counter-bids.
Sony says it will introduce its first HD Radio products in July, joining the growing group of companies seeking to make the next-generation digital radio technology a standard feature in audio products over the next several years.
Apple, Sony, NYSE Euronext and more...Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.
Vivendi's Universal Music won conditional approval from the European Commission on Tuesday to buy BMG Music Publishing for 1.63 billion euros ($2.19 billion), making it the world's largest music publisher.
Stocks ended mixed as the S&P 500 failed to hold above its previous record, despite another busy day of mergers and acquisitions activity. "Everyone knew that the S&P was going to reach its old record but clearly there is resistance there," said Stephen Porpora, managing floor broker at William O'Neil.
"Shrek the Third" took in $122 million in its first weekend, breaking the franchise's own record for best debut ever for an animated film, according to studio estimates Sunday. The latest adventure of the ogre shot past 2004's "Shrek 2," the previous record-holder for animated openings with $108 million.
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Shares of Sony jumped to a five-year high on Thursday after the electronics maker forecast a six-fold jump in annual profit on sales of LCD TVs and expectations for smaller losses in its game division.