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Microsoft’s No. 1 rival is a household name, Google. But a strong candidate for No. 2 is a company that is scarcely known outside the technology industry: VMware.
Wikipedia, one of the 10 most popular sites on the Web, was founded about eight years ago as a long-shot experiment to create a free encyclopedia from the contributions of volunteers, all with the power to edit, and presumably improve, the content.
Nolan Bushnell has re-entered the industry, co-founding Reality Gap, a publisher exploring a new in-game economic model that can be transported across multiple titles. The idea is a simple one.
GameStop executives, who led the call for price reductions on the PlayStation 3 earlier this year, say they were a bit surprised with the timing of Sony’s actions earlier this week. But now that Sony has capitulated, they're expecting Microsoft and Nintendo to react.
A lawsuit filed on Wednesday against some of the most shadowy Internet criminals — gangs based in Eastern Europe that electronically break into business computers, steal banking passwords and transfer themselves money - is being used to pry information from a group that is nearly as reclusive as the hackers: banks whose computers have been compromised.
Sony, hoping to regain its momentum in the video game space, will lower the price of the PlayStation 3 video game console by $100 starting Wednesday.
The back-to-school shopping season has begun and although spending is expected to decrease in most categories, industry analysts anticipate seeing growth in PCs and consumer electronics.
This year, though, it’s the game that publisher Electronic Arts hopes will turn around what has, so far, been a disappointing 2009.
Video game sales continued their downward spiral in July, the fifth consecutive month of declines in an industry many have referred to as “recession resistant.”
Driven by the pressure to innovate, companies facing major technological change have wholeheartedly embraced management gurus’ advice on how to develop creative, breakthrough products. As a result, corporate America is flush with incubators, skunk works and innovation silos.
Carol A. Bartz, chief executive of Yahoo, has been hobbled, the New York Times reported.
Sony and Nintendo may tell anybody who will listen that they’re not planning to drop console prices this year, but judging by the results from each company’s first fiscal quarter, neither video game console maker may have a choice.
With video game sales already 12 percent behind last year's pace, video game publishers and retailers have been counting heavily on a strong holiday season to help turn things around. More and more, though, that's looking unlikely.
Microsoft posted a steeper-than-expected 17 percent drop in quarterly revenue and said its business continued to be hurt by the weak global PC and server markets, sending its shares tumbling.
Microsoft says it is now sending computer makers the final programming code for Windows 7, its new operating system.
If you’ve got some lingering recession rage, you’re going to want this app, a videogame for your iPhone or iTouch that let's you squash shady bankers and CEOs.
Video game sales in June posted the biggest year-over-year decline in nine years, rounding out a very weak first half for the industry.
Investors are predictably slamming shares of Take Two Interactive Software after Monday’s downwardly revised revenue guidance, with the focus primarily on the financial impact.
While video game sales top Hollywood’s annual box office receipts these days, they still have a lot to learn from the movie industry.
As the Markey-Waxman bill on carbon emissions cap-and-trade makes it way through the Senate, a new carbon-counting reality may soon be here for American businesses.
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Matt Hunter is the senior technology editor at CNBC.com.
Working from Los Angeles, Boorstin is CNBC's media and entertainment reporter and editor of CNBC.com's Media Money section.
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Josh Lipton is CNBC's technology correspondent, working from CNBC's Silicon Valley bureau.