Tech Gaming

  • Google Dropping Hardware Partners With New Chromebook?

    Google is planning to roll out a Google-branded touchscreen model Chromebook, according to a report.

  • Bad News for Videogame Industry: Players Going Mobile

    The holiday shopping season is always a crucial one for the videogame industry. But this year the explosion of the number of mobile devices and tablets is changing the game.

  • Apple Teases Its Black Friday Sale for 2012

    Apple on Nov. 23 kicked off the holiday shopping season with its annual Black Friday sale. Visitors to the company's online retail site or in-store locations around the country will be treated to one-day discounts.

  • Analysts Had Questioned Autonomy’s Accounting Years Ago

    The accounting problems at Autonomy were hard to miss, noted short-sell Jim Chanos told CNBC’s “Squawk Box” on Wednesday, and HP should have seen them.

  • Last Call: U.S. Customs Drops the Blackberry

    The National Transportation Safety Board, which investigates plane crashes, has become the latest federal agency to drop its BlackBerry smartphones in favor of iPhones for reliability.

  • Instagram Beware, Photo-Filtering for Twitter Is Here

    Move aside Facebook and Instagram, filters for Twitter photos have arrived.

  • Hewlett-Packard Walloped by Charge Relating to Fraud

    Let's take a look at three of HP's main businesses as we think about whether they'll really rebound in fiscal 2014 the way management is projecting.

  • Intel's 'Bench', Strategy Right for Post-Otellini Era: Barrett

    The early retirement of Intel's CEO Paul Otellini is not really surprising, but company's combination of talent and strategy is enough to carry it into a new era, said its former CEO.

  • Why Paying Up for YES Network Makes Sense for News Corp.

    As expected, News Corp. is acquiring a 49 percent equity stake in the Yankees Entertainment and Sports Network, known as the YES Network.

  • Last week, the scrappy Nokia revealed its latest effort to hoist itself back into American consumer relevance, and this time the company chose one of the most volatile areas of personal technology: the smartphone maps app.

  • Twitter Sees a Surge in Retailer Activity

    We're heading into the most important holiday season ever for Twitter. This year three times the retailers are using the service as did last year.

  • Oprah Tweets Love for Microsoft Surface...From Her iPad

    Oprah Winfrey sent out a tweet Monday in which she gushed about her love for Microsoft's Surface tablet. Just one teensy problem: It was from her iPad.

  • Retailers Are Hoping for a Pinterest Holiday

    This holiday shopping season will mark a turning point for Pinterest. It’s actively trying to help brands cash in. And this all-important shopping season companies are increasingly using it to drive online sales.

  • Video Game Industry: No Rules Left to the Games

    System launches from Nintendo tend to be smooth running affairs, but the ambitious nature of the Wii U has presented a few stumbling blocks for the company.

  • The Tablet Market Grows Cluttered

    Holiday shoppers with a tablet computer on their gift list this year might be forgiven for feeling a bit overwhelmed. This year, it's no so simple to make a choice.

  • 'Twilight' Does It Again: A Record-Breaking Final Bow

    The fifth and final film in the franchise grossed an estimated $30.4 million from Thursday night and midnight shows in North America.

  • Here's How the Kindle Fire HD Stacks Up Against Rivals

    Amazon.com started shipping a larger version of its Kindle Fire HD tablet computer on Thursday. Here's a look at how it compares with the iPad and other tablets with similar screens.

  • Viacom Beats Expectations, Pushes to Tackle DVR Issue

    Viacom shares traded higher on Wednesday after the media giant reported better-than-expected earnings, on lower costs. But one problem plaguing the company is a drop in ratings thanks, in part, to DVR viewing.

  • Nintendo Profit Outlook Weakens Ahead of Wii U Launch

    It's shaping up to be a very Nintendo holiday season, but what happens once the holidays are over?

  • Apple Sells Out of White iPad Minis During Pre-Orders

    Two thieves skirted security at JFK International Airport and got away with part of a cargo shipment of Apple's iPad minis worth $1.5 million, according to a report from the New York Post.

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