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  • Microsoft Looks to ‘Halo’ Once More for Profits Friday, 18 Sep 2009 | 10:11 AM ET

    When Microsoft released “Halo 3” a little shy of two years ago, it was a certifiable entertainment event. The conclusion of the hit franchise’s trilogy would ultimately sell 5.9 million copies, making it one of the top selling games of this generation of video game systems.

  • Zippier Zune Takes Aim at iPod... Again Thursday, 17 Sep 2009 | 1:37 PM ET
    Microsoft Zune

    The new Zune, which replaces the old models, is Microsoft’s version of the iPod Touch — a gorgeous multitouch screen dominates the front. Its handsome, beveled metal case weighs next to nothing, yet still feels expensive and solid in the hand.

  • Do-Over: Microsoft Tries Again With Zune HD Tuesday, 15 Sep 2009 | 4:41 PM ET
    Zune 2009

    Initially rolled out by Microsoft in 2006, the Zune was positioned as a wannabe iPod killer – and was promptly squashed by Apple’s popular system. Now the Zune HD, a redesigned, flashier version of the system, is hitting retail shelves.

  • New Warning About Internet Ad Scams Tuesday, 15 Sep 2009 | 3:38 PM ET

    Exploiting weaknesses in online ad systems is an increasingly common approach for computer criminals around the globe who hope to make a quick buck from the audiences of the sites they attack.

  • Video Game Sales Slide Again for Sixth Straight Month Thursday, 10 Sep 2009 | 7:07 PM ET

    August was supposed to be the month video game sales turned around. Instead, they extended their slide for the sixth consecutive month.

  • Driver Texting Now an Issue in Back Seat Wednesday, 9 Sep 2009 | 10:33 AM ET
    Texting and driving

    Differences of opinion about distractions behind the wheel are creating disputes among family members and friends.

  • Software Mogul Attacked by Elephant During Safari Thursday, 3 Sep 2009 | 12:02 PM ET
    Tom Siebel

    Silicon Valley billionaire Tom Siebel says he's recovering from broken ribs and legs after an elephant charged at him and a tour guide in the Serengeti a month ago.

  • Customers Angered as iPhones Overload AT&T Thursday, 3 Sep 2009 | 10:10 AM ET
    New iPhone 3GS

    More than 20 million other smartphone users are on the AT&T network, but other phones do not drain the network the way the nine million iPhones users do.  Howls of protest are more numerous in the dense urban areas with higher concentrations of iPhone owners.

  • Digital Nation: We're All Gadget Geeks Now Wednesday, 2 Sep 2009 | 11:27 AM ET

    For decades, the adoption and use of the latest technologies was limited to  “tech enthusiasts” or “gadget geeks”  but a new study says a shift has taken place. What used to be the pursuit of a few has become decidedly mainstream.

  • Sun's Server Share Hit as Antitrust Scrutiny Looms Wednesday, 2 Sep 2009 | 3:51 AM ET
    Sun Microsystems's headquarters in Santa Clara, California.

    Uncertainty about Sun Microsystems' future appears to have contributed to serious erosion in the company's market share for computer servers in the latest quarter, according to new data being released Wednesday.

  • Challenging Microsoft With a New Technology Monday, 31 Aug 2009 | 11:02 AM ET

    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 to Limit Changes to Articles on People Tuesday, 25 Aug 2009 | 11:16 AM ET

    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.

  • Atari Founder Looks Forward; Gets Back Into the Game Friday, 21 Aug 2009 | 12:02 PM ET
    Nolan Bushnell

    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.

  • PS3 Price Cut is Just the Start: GameStop Execs Thursday, 20 Aug 2009 | 3:05 PM ET
    Sony Playstation 3

    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.

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    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 Cuts PlayStation 3 Price, Unveils Redesigned Model Wednesday, 19 Aug 2009 | 2:58 PM ET
    Sony PS3

    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.

  • China Retail

    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.

  • Madden: Video Game Blitz or Holiday Scramble? Friday, 14 Aug 2009 | 8:39 AM ET
    Madden NFL 10

    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 Slide for Fifth Straight Month Thursday, 13 Aug 2009 | 6:32 PM ET

    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.”

  • Technology: Staving Off a Spiral Toward Oblivion Sunday, 9 Aug 2009 | 8:10 AM ET

    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.

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  • Co-CEO, Revere Digital; Co-Executive Editor, Re/code; and Co-Executive Producer, The Code Conference. Re/code is part of the CNBC network.