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  Wednesday, 12 Oct 2011 | 12:41 PM ET

Apple iCloud: Too Pricey for Media Addicts?

Posted By: Brian Sullivan
Apple’s iCloud launches today. And even as someone with a self-admitted Apple addiction, the iCloud isn’t yet something I’m willing to ingest. »Read more
  Wednesday, 12 Oct 2011 | 12:05 PM ET

The 10 Biggest Videogame Movie Flops

Posted By: Chris Morris, Special to CNBC.com
There are some familiar franchises on this list of the biggest game-to-movie stinkers, proving that even if a studio options a game with an enormous fan base, it can't assume those players will show up at the box office. »Read more
  Wednesday, 12 Oct 2011 | 11:54 AM ET

Hollywood Taps Videogames as Source of Inspiration

Posted By: Chris Morris|Special to CNBC.com
For the past dozen years or so, Hollywood has leaned on classic (and not so classic) TV shows as the source catalog for new films. As that trend comes to a close, studios are focusing more and more on the videogame industry. »Read more
  Wednesday, 12 Oct 2011 | 11:48 AM ET

The Biggest Videogame Movie Hits

Posted By: Chris Morris, Special to CNBC.com
The history of financially successful videogame-to-movie conversions is a pretty short one. Here are eight examples of gaming franchises that have managed to succeed on the big screen. »Read more
  Tuesday, 4 Oct 2011 | 2:57 PM ET

Live Blog: Apple's 'Let's Talk iPhone' Event

Posted By: Jon Fortt
This is a live blog from CNBC Tech Correspondent Jon Fortt, reporting from Apple's "Let's Talk iPhone" event at the company's corporate headquarters in Cupertino, California.  »Read more
  Wednesday, 28 Sep 2011 | 2:56 PM ET

Mastering Social Media & Music

Posted By: Mary Catherine Wellons|Producer
D.A. Wallach was one of the first few thousand people to use Facebook, and he's been a social media pioneer for artists ever since. »Read more
  Wednesday, 28 Sep 2011 | 3:04 PM ET

The Kindle Fire: Will It Burn Apple or Google?

Posted By: Jon Fortt
Now that we've seen the Kindle Fire, the big question: Is it an iPad killer? »Read more
  Friday, 23 Sep 2011 | 9:43 AM ET

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg Talks Business and Tech

Posted By: Jon Fortt
Facebook is becoming quite Formidable. So is its CEO, Mark Zuckerberg. I sat down with Zuckerberg for a one on one interview after his keynote address at the f8 conference, and before his general Q&A with the press. »Read more
  Wednesday, 21 Sep 2011 | 9:56 AM ET

The Top Selling Video Games of 2011 — So Far

Posted By: Chris Morris|Special to CNBC.com
Perhaps more than any other entertainment field, video games are seasonal. While an occasional blockbuster is released in the first or second quarter, the Sept.-Dec. timeframe is when publishers really make their bank. »Read more
  Wednesday, 21 Sep 2011 | 9:51 AM ET

The Best Selling Video Games of 2011

Here's a look at the top 10 videogames through the end of August, based on U.S. sales (though when the year's over, expect several to be displaced). »Read more