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Would-be Pirate Bay buyer ousted from stock market

(AP) -- The would-be buyer of Swedish file-sharing Web site The Pirate Bay has been kicked out of the smallcap stock exchange Aktietorget for misleading the market, the Swedish trading platform said Wednesday.

Sep 09, 2009
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Activision Blizzard: 'Call of Duty' has made $1B

(AP) -- Video game publisher Activision Blizzard Inc. said Wednesday that the game "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2" has brought in more than $1 billion in revenue since it went on sale in November.

Jan 13, 2010
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UK wants Olympic site to rival Silicon Valley

(AP) -- Britain's prime minister wants London's Olympic Park to rival California's Silicon Valley as a place where world leading technology companies can do business, and on Thursday outlined ambitious plans to lure investors ...

Nov 04, 2010
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June video game sales decline again, NPD says

(AP) -- Summer doldrums weighed on the video game industry in June, with U.S. retail sales of hardware, software and accessories down 6 percent from a year earlier, to $1.1 billion.

Jul 16, 2010
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Nintendo profits sink on Wii woes

Nintendo Co. revealed Thursday a plunge in profits and slashed its full-year forecasts as sales of its blockbuster Wii video game console take a dive in the absence of hit new games.

Oct 29, 2009
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March video game sales slump more than expected

(AP) -- U.S. video game sales slumped more than expected in March and were flat in the first quarter when compared with a year earlier - hurt by the recession, a shift in the Easter calendar and fewer big game launches.

Apr 17, 2009
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Good games get lost in year-end sales push

If game makers take anything away from 2008, it should be that sometimes you can have too much of a good thing. So many good and great games were released at the end of the year during the holiday blitz that gamers were forced ...

Dec 30, 2008
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