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US video game sales drop 21 percent in December

(AP) -- U.S. retail sales of video game hardware, software and accessories fell 21 percent in December from a year ago to $3.99 billion as players bought fewer games for their aging consoles, according to market researcher ...

dateJan 13, 2012 in Business
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Sony's Stringer 'to step down' as president

Howard Stringer, the Welsh-born American head of Japanese games, music and electronics giant Sony, is to step down as the firm's president, reports said Saturday, while remaining CEO and chairman.

dateJan 07, 2012 in Business
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Cult video gaming firm closer to IPO

Leading video game hardware company Razer has secured $50 million from a Beijing-based venture capital fund that takes it potentially closer to a public listing, the company said Wednesday.

dateDec 21, 2011 in Business
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Streamlining chip design

In the same way that computing power moved from mainframes to the desktop in the 1980s, it’s now moving from the desktop to handheld devices. But that’s putting new demands on chip designers. Because handhelds are ...

dateDec 08, 2011 in Computer Sciences
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NPD: October video game sales rise 1 percent

(AP) -- U.S. retail sales of video game hardware, software and accessories rose 1 percent to $1.08 billion in October, helped by sales of "Battlefield 3," market researcher NPD Group said Friday.

dateNov 11, 2011 in Business
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NPD: US retail video game sales fell in September

(AP) -- U.S. retail sales of video game hardware, software and accessories dipped 4 percent to $1.13 billion in September, according to market researcher NPD Group. Sales of the games themselves grew somewhat, but this was ...

dateOct 14, 2011 in Business
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Oracle uses Sun to put heat on IBM, HP

Oracle chief executive Larry Ellison boasted that the acquisition of business computer equipment firm Sun Microsystems had helped turn up the heat on rivals IBM and Hewlett-Packard.

dateOct 03, 2011 in Business
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