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  • Zombies

    Back to your coffins, vampires, it's zombie time. The latest sign that zombies are invading our popular consciousness — one university is offering a course on the shuffling flesh eaters.

  • Stocks rose Thursday after encouraging readings on jobless claims and the trade deficit. Financials led the way, while McDonald's capped gains on the Dow.

  • Madden 2010

    Sales numbers will be released roughly two hours after the market closes Thursday – and they’re expected to be grim. Michael Pachter, managing director of Wedbush Securities, predicts software sales will drop 6 percent compared to 2009 to $445 million.

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    "Duke Nukem Forever" is the Rasputin of the video game world.

  • Stocks closed higher for the fourth straight session Friday after a better-than-expected jobs report gave investors another reason to think the U.S. economy is beginning to turn around. JP Morgan rose.

  • Stocks were heading to the best results for a week before Labor day since 2006 after a series of economic reports gave investors reason to think the U.S. economy is beginning to turn around.  JP Morgan rose and McDonald's fell.

  • Apple Store

    Apple might have shined its spotlight Wednesday on Apple TV and the new iPods, but at the same time, it had a clear message for the video game industry: We’re coming for you.

  • Amazon Kindle

    By the end of this year, 10.3 million people are expected to own e-readers in the United States, buying about 100 million e-books, the market research company Forrester predicts. This is up from 3.7 million e-readers and 30 million e-books sold last year.

  • Stocks began September by soaring more than 2.5 percent after strong U.S. and Chinese manufacturing reports relieved some of the mounting worries over the global economy.  Bank of America and Caterpillar rose. 

  • Apple CEO Steve Jobs holds the new, smaller Apple TV device as speaks during an Apple Special Event in San Francisco.

    Steve Jobs announcements today about Apple's new iPods and streaming TV rentals through a new Apple TV will have ripples throughout the entertainment industry.

  • Stocks rose sharply higher on the first day of September, after signs emerged of a strengthening global economy. Art Cashin, director of floor operations at UBS Financial Services, and Gordon Charlop, managing director at Rosenblatt Securities and CNBC market analyst, discussed their outlooks.

  • SONY READER

    Whoever said technology was dehumanizing was wrong. On screens everywhere — cellphones, e-readers, A.T.M.’s — as Diana Ross sang, we just want to reach out and touch.

  • U.S. stock index futures pointed to a sharply higher open Wednesday ahead of the first trading day in September and after signs of strength in the global economy.

  • Sony Building

    Sony will begin its latest attempt to fight back against Apple’s dominance in the digital media field on Wednesday, when it unveils a new music and video subscription service to run across a range of its devices. The FT reports.

  • Kindle 3

    ,Amazon unveiled what everyone (except Amazon) is calling the Kindle 3. You might call it Amazon’s iPad response. The New York Times takes a look.

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    Target has kicked off a pilot program in Northern California allowing customers to trade in their used video games, a lucrative market currently dominated by Gamestop.

  • MGM Studios

    MGM's on the verge of announcing its bankruptcy and management plan, in the process of hammering out the final details right now with its 100 plus creditors.

  • 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.

  • 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.