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Microsoft tablet risks alienating PC makers

With the unveiling of the Surface tablet, Microsoft is heading into unusual territory: competing with its partners, the very same companies that make Windows PCs. But Microsoft has little to lose, since PC ...

dateJun 19, 2012 in Business
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With tablet, Microsoft takes page from Apple

With its new tablet computer, Microsoft is taking a page from Apple's playbook in an effort to control both hardware and software for computers, in a strategy which carries some risk, analysts say.

dateJun 19, 2012 in Business
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US video game sales drop 25 percent in March

(AP) -- U.S. retail sales of video game hardware, software and accessories fell 25 percent in March from a year earlier to $1.1 billion. It marked the fourth month of decline as Sony Corp.'s new PS Vita handheld failed to ...

dateApr 13, 2012 in Business
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US video game sales fall 34 percent in January

(AP) -- U.S. retail sales of video game hardware, software and accessories fell 34 percent in January from a year earlier to $751 million due to the lack of new game titles, according to market researcher NPD Group.

dateFeb 10, 2012 in Business
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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 ...

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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