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  • TOKYO— Nintendo is trying to Switch it up. "Nintendo Switch is a new way to play," said Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime at a packed event in New York, where several hundred reporters tried out games including the fantasy game "Zelda: Breath of the Wild" and the fighting game "Arms" on the device. Nintendo needs the Switch to be a hit.

  • COPENHAGEN, Dec 6- Danish toymaker Lego is to appoint its first foreign CEO and give its family owners a bigger role in developing the Lego brand under an organisational shake-up that will see incumbent Jorgen Vig Knudstorp step down by the end of the year. Briton Bali Padda, currently chief operations officer, will replace Knudstorp, who was the first chief...

  • COPENHAGEN, Dec 6- Danish toymaker Lego is to appoint its first foreign CEO and give its family owners a bigger role in developing the Lego brand under an organizational shake-up that will see incumbent Jorgen Vig Knudstorp step down by the end of the year. Briton Bali Padda, currently chief operations officer, will replace Knudstorp, who was the first chief...

  • Mickey Mouse makes an appearance at Shanghai Disney Resort on June 15, 2016 in Shanghai, China.

    China's next big boom sector? Theme parks, according to a new report from Euromonitor International.

  • Oct 21- Actors who provide voice-overs for video games went on strike in the United States on Friday over pay and the refusal of employers to tell them what games they will be working on ahead of time. The actors are represented by the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Arts, which said it had been negotiating terms for a new contract...

  • TOKYO, Sept 16- This week's Tokyo Game Show is one of the world's biggest draws for gamers and developers, but the talk amid the virtual reality headsets and robot arms is of the industry giant that never turns up: Nintendo Co Ltd. It was a rare public splash, and gamers in Tokyo read Miyamoto's guest Apple appearance as a sign that executives in Nintendo's spartan...

  • Navigating the growing Muslim travel market

    Faeez Fadhlillah, CEO of Tripfez, talks about how his business integrates Salam Standard benchmarks to ensure that Muslim travelers' needs are met.

  • How tech made travel agents obsolete

    Using travel search engines to make travel bookings is second nature to value-conscious millennials, says Ross Veitch, CEO & co-founder of Wego.

  • COPENHAGEN, Sept 6- LEGO A/S reported a decline in revenue growth and profits for the first half of 2016, but only because the Danish toymaker needed time to add production capacity to meet increased demand for its colorful building bricks in North America, the company said on Tuesday. But while sales in Asia and Europe, its most mature market, grew by double digits...

  • COPENHAGEN, Sept 6- LEGO A/S reported a decline in revenue growth and profits for the first half of 2016, but only because the Danish toymaker needed time to add production capacity to meet increased demand for its colorful building bricks in North America, the company said on Tuesday. But while sales in Asia and Europe, its most mature market, grew by double digits...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 9- Top video game companies, caught off-guard by the runaway success of Pokemon Go, are wrestling with how to play catch-up to the augmented reality app that has become a worldwide phenomenon. "Today is not the right moment to release an experience," said Neil Young, chief executive of mobile game developer N3twork Inc and a former group general...

  • TOKYO, July 28- Flush with the stunning popularity of the Pokemon GO mobile game, Nintendo aims to make more from marketing popular characters such as Super Mario, taking a leaf from the Walt Disney playbook where Mickey Mouse and friends bring in billions of merchandising dollars each year. The success of Pokemon GO- created by Nintendo, Pokemon Company and...

  • July 25- The Force is with the U.S. toy industry this year. Demand for Star Wars merchandise is set to propel toy sales growth to a 17 year-high, according to industry research firm The NPD Group. "Star Wars is already at $300 million for the year," U.S. toys industry analyst Juli Lennett wrote in the report.

  • Pot for pets

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports on medical marijuana for pets

  • Sunbathers apply UV filter cream on their bodies.

    Skin cancer cases are on the rise, and experts tell CNBC the steps consumers should take to guard themselves against it.

  • Carnival Corporation's CEO and President Arnold Donald and Fathom President Tara Russell toast the passengers, the crew and the historic voyage as Carnival's Adonia pulled away from Miami, Florida on its way to Cuba.

    This week, Carnival became the first U.S. company to dock a ship in Cuba in more than 50 years. CNBC got some pictures of the occasion.

  • Possible reason why NFL chose Twitter over Facebook

    The football league may have held arguments with Facebook over the value of games.

  • Tech has never been more expensive: Analyst

    George O'Connor, senior analyst at Panmure Gordon, discusses technology stocks and the problems plaguing sports camera maker GoPro.

  • Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors

    The Golden State Warriors' torrid start to the National Basketball Association season has sparked intense demand for tickets.

  • Rollors Lawn Game

    This Air Force officer started a new lawn game. Is it worth quitting his day job (the military) over? Carol Roth has the answer.