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  • Holidays to Boost Video Game Industry: Nintendo Exec Friday, 13 Nov 2009 | 4:59 PM ET

    With a crucial holiday approaching for video game makers, Reggie Fils-Aime, President and COO of Nintendo America, said he expects the close release dates of big-name titles "Call of Duty" and "Super Mario Bros. Wii," out Sunday, to revive the industry from its sales lag.

  • Video Game Sales Plunge, but Have They Hit Bottom? Thursday, 12 Nov 2009 | 7:02 PM ET
    Modern Warfare 2

    After a brief sales increase in September, video game sales took another nosedive in October — but the bad news may finally be over.

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    On the surface, a video game opening a virtual pet store doesn’t sound like something investors should care too much about. But when that game is “World of Warcraft,” the stakes change.

  • Modern Warfare 2

    Analysts expect the game could sell 4.5 to 5 million copies globally on its first day. That would shatter the 3.6 million record currently held by Take Two Interactive Software's "Grand Theft Auto IV" — and it would mean revenues of $270 million to $300 million for Activision.

  • iPhone Has Become Threat To Nintendo: 'Doom' Creator Friday, 6 Nov 2009 | 12:14 PM ET
    Doom Classic for the iPhone

    While there are now over 100,000 apps in the Apple App store, the vast majority of them were created on a shoestring budget. With customers flocking toward lower-priced program, it just doesn’t make business sense to spend big development dollars—especially on games, the App store’s most crowded category.

  • Activison CEO: Consumer Spending Still a Worry Friday, 6 Nov 2009 | 12:08 PM ET

    Activision Blizzard CEO Robert Kotick said a change in the video game maker's release schedule caused the company to forecast a weaker than expected fourth quarter, but he spoke confidently about the upcoming release of games such as DJ Hero and Band Hero.

  • Microsoft Slashes 800 More Workers Worldwide Wednesday, 4 Nov 2009 | 2:42 PM ET

    Microsoft says it is cutting 800 more jobs. That's in addition to the 5,000 layoffs it announced in January.

  • Video Game Industry Braces for Ugly Earnings Season Tuesday, 3 Nov 2009 | 2:22 PM ET
    Madden 2010

    The third quarter of 2009 was a pretty horrendous one for the video game industry. Year over year sales plummeted amid a lack of ‘must have’ games. Now, as earnings season draws near, game makers are about to face the consequences.

  • Despite Slump, Venture Firm Sets Up $575 Million Fund Tuesday, 3 Nov 2009 | 12:59 PM ET

    Even amid the contraction of the venture capital industry, which fertilizes the seeds of new technology start-ups, some firms are expanding.

  • Time to Adjust Your Tech Portfolio Wednesday, 28 Oct 2009 | 11:41 AM ET
    Intel Core 2 Extreme Quad-core processor

    There’s a transition occurring in the tech sector. The traditional sector bellwethers—computer hardware, desktop software, consumer electronics—are no longer the areas of growth. Instead, it’s all about the enterprise.

  • Tech Growth May Be Driven By Lesser-Known Firms Monday, 26 Oct 2009 | 1:03 PM ET
    Intel Core 2 Extreme Quad-core processor

    The tech sector has been among the market’s top performers this year, and analysts believe the hot streak may continue. But the usual suspects may not be leading the way.

  • Netflix to Stream Movies on the PS3 Monday, 26 Oct 2009 | 12:46 PM ET

    Streaming movies are coming to the PlayStation 3. Netflix (NFLX) and Sony (SNE) on Monday announced a partnership that will let owners of the gaming system instantly watch roughly 17,000 movies and TV shows.

  • Microsoft Should Fear This Rival: Tech Experts Thursday, 22 Oct 2009 | 3:15 PM ET

    Microsoft launched its newest software program—Windows 7—on Thursday, aiming to win back customers and strengthen its grip on the PC market. So will the new operating system roll a lucky 7 for the software giant? Katherine Egbert, tech analyst at Jeffries & Co. and Molly Wood, executive editor at CNET.Com shared their views.

  • Windows 7 Open; Ballmer on the Outlook Thursday, 22 Oct 2009 | 6:23 AM ET

    Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer sat down with me at company headquarters for a wide-ranging, 30-minute interview about the Windows 7 operating system.

  • Consumers Buried Paul: 'Beatles Rock Band' a Sales Dud Tuesday, 20 Oct 2009 | 6:10 PM ET

    Despite an extensive marketing campaign, positive reviews and some of the most widespread media attention ever given to a video game, “The Beatles: Rock Band” had a relatively lackluster first month on store shelves.

  • Video Game Sales Rebound in September, but Barely Monday, 19 Oct 2009 | 6:39 PM ET

    The good news: After six consecutive months of negative numbers, the video game industry finally had a month that topped 2008’s sales figures. The bad news: It only did so by the skin of its teeth.

  • Gamestop store

    The November 2005 launch of the Xbox 360 marked not only the beginning of a new cycle of video game hardware, it also launched a new era in video game pricing.

  • Tamminen: Measuring Carbon—Just Imagine Monday, 12 Oct 2009 | 1:22 PM ET
    The Carbon Challenge - A CNBC Special Report - See Complete Coverage

    New standards and models are being developed around the world for how to measure things that don’t have a smokestack, driving even more business to this new business of carbon counting.

  • Cisco Gets Upgrade On Deals, Economic Recovery Wednesday, 7 Oct 2009 | 11:33 AM ET

    Cisco Systems is winning new deals and benefiting from a broad economic recovery, a William Blair analyst said Wednesday as he upgraded the company's stock.

  • Polycom Shares Fall as Cisco Acquires Tandberg Thursday, 1 Oct 2009 | 4:55 PM ET

    Polycom shares fell Thursday as Cisco Systems ramped up competition in the video-conferencing market with its $3 billion acquisition of Norway's Tandberg ASA.

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