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  • Microsoft will shake up how it reports earnings Monday, 28 Sep 2015 | 6:01 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Microsoft is shaking up the way it reports its quarterly earnings to better spotlight its mobile and cloud businesses. The Redmond, Washington- based technology company said Monday that it will report revenue and operating income based on four segments, down from seven. The change will happen on Oct. 22, when Microsoft Corp. releases its fiscal...

  • YouTube launches mobile game streaming service Friday, 18 Sep 2015 | 9:55 AM ET
    An attendant prepares computers in the YouTube booth at the Tokyo Game Show 2015

    Video platform YouTube has announced it will enable mobile game streaming from its Android app.

  • *PlayStation 4 start in China no "rocket launch"- Sony gaming head. TOKYO, Sept 17- China's strict censorship rules are limiting Sony Corp's sales of PlayStation 4 in the country even after a ban on foreign gaming consoles was lifted last year, the head of the Japanese company's gaming division said. Sony started selling PlayStation 4 consoles in China in March,...

  • Why your child's Minecraft obsession may be a good thing

    Minecraft is insanely popular, with more than 20 million copies sold worldwide. Zaniac, an education company, uses the video game to teach math and physics.

  • Daily fantasy sports boom Thursday, 10 Sep 2015 | 10:22 AM ET
    Daily fantasy sports boom

    The NFL season kicks off tonight on NBC, along with the fantasy football craze. Nigel Eccles, FanDuel CEO & co-founder, discuss the success of the daily fantasy sports and growth potential.

  • Aug 27- GameStop Corp said it expected robust revenue growth in the second half, helped by a strong slate of video game releases and growth in its mobile and consumer electronics businesses. Activision Blizzard Inc's "Destiny: The Taken King", Microsoft Studios' "Halo 5: Guardians" and Ubisoft's "Assassin's Creed: Syndicate" are set to be released in the third quarter.

  • Aug 27- GameStop Corp, the world's largest retailer of video games and related products, reported higher-than-expected quarterly revenue and profit, helped by new releases such as "Batman: Arkham Knight" and "The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt". GameStop is set to benefit from a strong slate of video game releases in the second half of the year, mainly in the fourth quarter, such...

  • Game on for Youtube Thursday, 27 Aug 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    Game on for Youtube

    YouTube launches a competitor to gaming site Twitch.

  • Rovio jobs on the chopping block Wednesday, 26 Aug 2015 | 8:00 AM ET
    Rovio jobs on the chopping block

    Maker of angry birds may have some (former) workers very angry indeed.

  • Video game sales level up Friday, 14 Aug 2015 | 8:00 AM ET
    Videogame sales level up

    Videogame sales rise 5% in July.

  • *Atom set to become Britain's first digital-only bank. DURHAM, England, Aug 12- Atom Bank's mobile banking app is so commercially sensitive that its developers won't even allow it to be demonstrated. The bank, whose founder believes can transform consumer banking in Britain, is in the final stages of preparation before launching its first products later this...

  • Virtual reality is the next big trend in gaming Tuesday, 4 Aug 2015 | 11:40 AM ET
    Virtual reality is the next big trend in gaming

    Chris Slight, video games journalist, talks about trends in the gaming industry, including virtual reality and indie games.

  • 'Angry Birds 2' ruffles feathers w/ pay feature Tuesday, 4 Aug 2015 | 10:00 AM ET
    'Angry Birds 2' ruffles feathers w/ pay feature

    Rovio's "Angry Birds 2" hits 10 million downloads; introduces a "pay to play" feature.

  • Who REALLY spends money on mobile games? Monday, 3 Aug 2015 | 9:22 AM ET
    Who REALLY spends money on mobile games?

    iPhone or Android phone users? Young or old? Eric Chemi breaks down the numbers on who's buying mobile games on this week's CNBC's Big Crunch.

  • July 31- Electronic Arts Inc is back from the "dark side". EA said on Thursday that "extremely strong" preorders for "Star Wars: Battlefront" were behind its decision to raise its full-year revenue forecast to $4.45 billion from $4.40 billion. "is merely trying to rein in runaway expectations for Star Wars, during a highly competitive holiday window for first-person...

  • Angry Birds sequel takes flight Thursday, 30 Jul 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    Angry Birds sequel takes flight

    Rovio's Angry Birds 2 hits app stores today.

  • Video gamers to be drug tested Friday, 24 Jul 2015 | 10:36 AM ET

    Professional video game players will be subject to doping tests amid concerns that competitors are gaining unfair advantage using drugs.

  • Youtube's millionaire stars Friday, 24 Jul 2015 | 9:06 AM ET

    Being a vlogger can become a highly-lucrative job. Here are some of the best-paid Youtubers.

  • WTO members seal trillion-dollar IT trade deal Friday, 24 Jul 2015 | 12:00 AM ET

    Technology manufacturers like General Electric Co, Intel Corporation, Texas Instruments Inc, Microsoft Corp and Nintendo Co are among companies expected to benefit from the deal. "That definitely impacts Intel and that's important but also as important are the other technologies that it covers that were not even dreamt of when the original ITA was...

  • Video game league cracks down on doping: Report Thursday, 23 Jul 2015 | 11:24 AM ET
    Counter-Strike: Global Offensive video game still

    The league made the decision after Kory "Semphis" Friesen admitted he and members of his team used Adderall during a tournament.