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.
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 hold an invite-only event Oct. 23 to unveil a smaller iPad, according to a report.
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.
Mobile gaming is exploding, according to a new report from The NPD Group, and that could pose a threat to traditional gaming companies.
Yahoo's CEO Marissa Mayer is apparently back at the office, almost two weeks after giving birth to her first child, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal's All Things D.
A U.S. appeals court overturned a preliminary injunction banning the sale of Samsung Electronics Galaxy Nexus smartphone on Thursday, sending the case back to a California court for reconsideration.
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.
Sales of personal computers worldwide declined a shocking 8% in the third quarter, according to technology research firm Gartner.
Apple largest contract manufacturer has been pushing for a Chinese worker left brain-damaged in a factory accident to be removed from hospital in a case that throws a harsh new spotlight on labor rights in China.
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.
A slew of startups are turning education as we know it upside down, using technology to make it more effective and more accessible.
The number of Twitter followers of President Obama is growing at more than four times the rate of GOP challenger Mitt Romney. Is it a case of people's preferences, bad algorithms or something else?
David Ebersman is Facebook’s well-liked, boyish-looking 41-year-old chief financial officer. He’s not as well known as Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s founder and chief executive, or Sheryl Sandberg, its chief operating officer and recently appointed director but the catastrophic IPO is being laid firmly at his door. The New York Times reports.
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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Working from Los Angeles, Boorstin is CNBC's media and entertainment reporter and author of CNBC.com's "Media Money" blog.
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