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  • 'American Gangster,' 'Bee Movie' Enliven Box Office Sunday, 4 Nov 2007 | 5:36 PM ET

    A heroin pusher and a honey bee put some sting back into the movie business.

  • Seems I struck a nerve with yesterday's post on the format war involving next generation DVD's. I came into the office today, welcomed by a flood of nasty e-mails challenging the blog, the premise, the spelling (sheeesh, "their" vs. "there" -- it's been corrected!)

  • Sony Blu-ray Disc

    Could it be a "black-and-blue" Friday for Blu-ray? There are rumblings about a big announcement coming from Wal-Mart that could give a big boost to HD-DVD. I'm hearing that the company will begin selling the Toshiba HD-A2 for $98 in a special one-day, in-store secret sale. The unit sells for $198 at Circuit City and Amazon, so this is a steep discount.

  • Hollywood's Newest Hit: The Color Green Wednesday, 31 Oct 2007 | 5:03 PM ET

    In the entertainment industry, the idea of being green is very, very cool. You can't go two feet without seeing a Prius--they're even becoming the limo-of-choice for the Oscars. I myself bought a Prius in May and I love it. Not only is it eco-friendly, but it's also incredibly convenient. Not having to fill up that often saves a ton of money, and all that time wasted at the gas station. Tons of time.

  • Nintendo

    On the eve of what could be a major shift in Nintendo's family friendly approach to video-gaming, there comes word, courtesy of iSuppli, of just how big the Wii has gotten: how about #1? ISuppli reports that Nintendo has actually replaced Sony as the number one video game console vendor, surpassing the PlayStation maker in the third quarter, 2007.

  • Dassault Systemes Cuts 2007 Goals as EPS Falls Tuesday, 30 Oct 2007 | 5:36 AM ET

    French software company Dassault Systemes lowered its 2007 earnings and revenue goals to factor in a weaker dollar after it posted a 3 percent drop in third-quarter earnings per share on Tuesday.

  • Hulu: Game Changer or Just Another Site? Monday, 29 Oct 2007 | 12:47 PM ET

    NBC Universal and News Corp's HULU.COM finally launches after six months, plenty of delays, name-calling, and mocking. The joint venture between NBC Universal and News Corp's Fox was announced in March, conceived as a media company-controlled way to distribute a broad range of professionally created content--a viable alternative to YouTube.

  • Microsoft Shares Hit Six-Year High Friday, 26 Oct 2007 | 12:54 PM ET
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    Microsoft shares soared to a six-year high Friday, after issuing a muscular first-quarter earnings report and raising its full-year earnings guidance the day before.

  • Japan's Nintendo nearly tripled its first-half profit and boosted its annual earnings outlook on Thursday as its popular Wii and DS game machines outsell rival Sony's PlayStation.

  • Schwarzenegger: California Fires to Hit Economy Tuesday, 23 Oct 2007 | 9:55 PM ET

    Wildfires continued to burn out of control across Southern California for a third day on Tuesday as 500,000 people fled the San Diego area, and firefighters made a desperate stand to save a mountain town ringed by flames.

  • International Investing: Japan Tuesday, 23 Oct 2007 | 4:26 PM ET

    Japan has developed the second most technologically powerful economy in the world after the United States, and the third-largest overall economy, after the U.S. and China.

  • Sony Closes HQ Near San Diego Due to Fires Tuesday, 23 Oct 2007 | 12:21 PM ET

    The corporate headquarters of Sony Electronics has been closed Tuesday for the second day due to the wildfires ravaging Southern California.

  • Texas Instruments Profit Disappoints; Shares Slide Tuesday, 23 Oct 2007 | 8:18 AM ET

    A quarterly profit increase of 10 percent at Texas Instruments represented both good - and not-so-good news for Texas Instruments

  • Microsoft's Xbox: Coming Soon With HD-DVD? Monday, 22 Oct 2007 | 2:57 PM ET

    Sources I'm talking to at the company suggest that an announcement could come soon that Microsoft will unveil a new version of Xbox 360 featuring a built-in HD-DVD player and HD tuner. The device might be officially unveiled during Bill Gates' keynote at the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show in January, which could be a bummer since it misses this upcoming Holiday Shopping season.

  • Microsoft to Cut Xbox 360 Japan Price 13% Monday, 22 Oct 2007 | 4:57 AM ET
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    Microsoft said it would cut the Japan price of its Xbox 360 game gear by 13 percent to 34,800 yen ($305) on Nov 1 in a bid to shore up demand for the console struggling in a home turf of Nintendo and Sony.

  • Vampire Film '30 Days' Wins in Box Office Bloodbath Sunday, 21 Oct 2007 | 2:50 PM ET

    The new vampire thriller "30 Days of Night" sucked the life out of its box office rivals, opening at No. 1 with estimated weekend sales of $16 million, according to studio estimates issued Sunday.

  • 'Halo 3' and Wii Drive US Video Game Sales Friday, 19 Oct 2007 | 5:39 AM ET

    U.S. sales of video game hardware and software jumped 75 percent in September, driven by Microsoft's "Halo 3" and Nintendo's Wii console.

  • Sony to Cut Prices on PlayStation 3 Thursday, 18 Oct 2007 | 10:32 AM ET

    Sony on Thursday cut the price of its PlayStation 3 game console in the U.S. and announced an even cheaper model that will arrive before the holiday shopping season.

  • MySpace Enters Video Deal with Sony Tuesday, 16 Oct 2007 | 10:03 AM ET

    MySpace, the world's largest social networking site, said Tuesday it has signed a music video licensing deal with Sony BMG Music Entertainment supported by sharing advertising revenue.

  • Tyler Perry Winning Through Box Office Slump Monday, 15 Oct 2007 | 2:21 PM ET
    Tyler Perry

    The domestic box office has been disappointing the past two weekends, especially compared to last year's boffo openings of "The Grudge 2" and "The Departed." But actor/director Tyler Perry came out smiling, his "Why Did I Get Married" comedy from Lions Gate bringing in $21.5 million on what must have been a very small production budget.