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What's Important (2/21/2013)

PlayStation 4 Launch Is the release of the Sony Corp. (NYSE: SNE) PlayStation 4 (PS4) enough to turnaround the aging consumer electronics firm? No....

Intel Goes After Set-Top Box Market

One of the worst-kept secrets in the technology world was finally confirmed today. Intel Corp. (NASDAQ: INTC) is building an Internet TV set-top box...

Sony Ready to Launch PlayStation 4?

There are more rumors that Sony Corp. (NYSE: SNE) will launch a PlayStation 4 model, perhaps as early as this month. The PlayStation was once the...

Sony May Be Ready to Unveil PS4

Sony Corp. (NYSE: SNE), one of the most battered large companies in the world, may launch the next in the line of its PlayStation models - the...

New BlackBerry 10′s Odds for Success

For some reason, a number of analysts believe that the launch of a new version of the Research In Motion Ltd. (NASDAQ: RIMM) BlackBerry will reverse...

Video Game Sales Are Down: Are Apps to Blame?

A research firm that tracks video game sales reported that March hardware sales rose, but software sales plunged again. NPD claims that 23% of software sales in 2010 came from apps, but the industry isn't sure that its lagging sales figures can be entirely blamed on apps like "Angry Birds."

Microsoft's Bing Dives Into Online Shopping

Microsoft has gained on Google in search engine rankings -- if only by a little. But it is taking advantage of the momentum by launching a new Bing shopping product for phones and computers.

How My Dancing Kid Joined YouTube's Copyright Wars

When DailyFinance reporter Jon Berr's wife posted a brief video on YouTube of their 3-year-old son dancing to Survivor's "Eye of the Tiger," she never expected to become part of the complex fight over copyright and fair use on the Internet. Then came the warning email.

Face-Off: Best Buy, Microsoft, GameStop

A range-bound market has left lots of brand name companies trading at attractive levels but sometimes a stock is cheap for a reason. That's the bull vs. bear case in a nutshell when it comes to the likes of Microsoft, GameStop and Best Buy.

Nintendo Raises the Stakes

Nintendo plans to widen its advantage over the competition by launching a new version of the Wii in a package that will include accessories that it used to charge separately for.

A Pot Portfolio: Who Stands to Profit if Marijuana Is Legalized?

When the state of California announced that a marijuana legalization measure would be on its November ballot, the ensuing discussion covered a range of topics from medicine to morality. But few pundits brought up the biggest factor of them all: money. With a potential market of millions of pot smokers, decriminalization of marijuana could open the door to a vast, largely-untapped market for smoking paraphernalia, accessories, and other lifestyle accoutrements.

Awful Guidance for Electronic Arts

Electronic Arts (ERTS), the largest video game maker in the U.S., released new guidance on December 10, and the numbers were awful. GAAP sales for its fiscal 2010, which ends in March, will be well below its November forecasts.

Nintendo Wii Sales Soar

Sales of the Nintendo Wii console hit 3 million last month in U.S. compared with 2.14 million in the same month in 2008.