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Technology: Trends

  • Microsoft Jumps Into Music With the XBox Monday, 15 Oct 2012 | 12:43 AM ET

    Microsoft wants to turn XBox into an entertainment brand — one powerful enough to sway consumers picking a phone or video game console. To do that, it's launching its biggest bet on music yet — XBox Music.

  • Videogame Sales Suffer as Users Await New Consoles Friday, 12 Oct 2012 | 5:42 PM ET

    NPD Group's September videogame retail numbers tell a very clear story: Gamers are waiting for new consoles, and free mobile games are raising the bar for retail sales.

  • Apple Will Unveil New iPad Mini Oct. 23: Report Friday, 12 Oct 2012 | 11:49 AM ET

    Apple will hold an invite-only event Oct. 23 to unveil a smaller iPad, according to a report.

  • Vice President Joe Biden and Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan.

    While a range of topics were discussed during the vice presidential debate, many Americans were most curious about what exactly Joe Biden was referring to when he called Paul Ryan's statements "malarkey."

  • Softbank in Talks to Buy Sprint Nextel, Shares Tank Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 8:38 PM ET

    Softbank shares plunged on news it is in talks to buy a majority stake in Sprint Nextel for more than $12.8 billion, adding yet another potential shake-up to the fast-changing U.S. wireless market.

  • Bad News for Videogame Industry: Players Going Mobile Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 4:13 PM ET

    Mobile gaming is exploding, according to a new report from The NPD Group, and that could pose a threat to traditional gaming companies.

  • US Internet Ad Spending Slows But Hits Record: Data Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 3:46 PM ET

    U.S. Internet ad spending slowed sharply in the first half of the year after a strong recovery in 2011, but still hit a new high of $17 billion as smartphones and tablet devices became more popular.

  • Japan's Softbank Is in Talks to Buy Sprint Nextel Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 12:54 PM ET

    Japanese mobile carrier Softbank is in talks to buy a majority stake in U.S. operator Sprint Nextel for more than $12.8 billion, according to a source with direct knowledge of the matter, adding yet another potential shake-up to the fast-changing U.S. wireless market.

  • Facebook Wants You to Pay to Promote Personal Posts Wednesday, 3 Oct 2012 | 4:47 PM ET

    Facebook is testing out a new paid service that allows users to pay to promote their personal posts, the company announced on its site Wednesday.

  • Ed Tech Startups Transform Learning Tuesday, 25 Sep 2012 | 10:58 AM ET

    A slew of startups are turning education as we know it upside down, using technology to make it more effective and more accessible.

  • What's Behind the Tech Rally? Not Just Apple Sunday, 26 Aug 2012 | 6:57 AM ET

    Apple has been the story in U.S. tech this year. The stock is up nearly 64 percent, helping lead the sector to a 19 percent gain year-to-date versus an 11 percent rise for the broader S&P 500. But enterprise IT companies have also had an impressive run.

 

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