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Video game sales rise in April on stronger lineup

(AP) -- Sales of console and portable video games grew 26 percent in April versus last year, a rise that a market research group that tracks the figures attributes to a stronger lineup of games such as "Mortal Kombat 2011" ...

dateMay 13, 2011 in Business
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Sony removes data posted by hackers

Sony said Saturday about 2,500 customers' names and partial addresses stolen by hackers had been discovered posted online as it struggled to recover from the biggest-ever Internet security break-in.

dateMay 07, 2011 in Business
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Allure of iPad, other tablets hurting PC sales

Last year, the popularity of Apple Inc.'s iPad hurt PC sales. This year, that trend is continuing, as new data from two market research firms indicate PC shipments declined in the first three months of 2011.

dateApr 14, 2011 in Business
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Y2K-style computer bug looms over Taiwan

Thousands of small businesses in Taiwan are looking with growing unease towards December 31, 2010, fearing that the New Year will trigger a local version of the Y2K "millennium bug".

dateJun 09, 2010 in Software
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NPD: October video game sales tumble 19 percent

(AP) -- After a slight reprieve in September, U.S. video game retail sales slumped again in October, unable to escape the economic turmoil that's cutting into consumer spending and swelling the ranks of unemployed.

dateNov 13, 2009 in Business
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Sun absorbs $147M loss as Oracle deal looms

(AP) -- Sun Microsystems Inc. recorded a $147 million loss while sales eroded 31 percent in the April-June period, likely the server and software maker's last full quarter as an independent company.

dateAug 29, 2009 in Business
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Server market woes likely to grow as year goes on

It was only a few years ago that the market for computer servers was one of the hottest in the tech sector as large corporations, most notably financial services companies, bulked up on the devices to run their high-end business ...

dateJul 24, 2009 in Business
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April video game sales decline 17 percent

(AP) -- Lacking the big hits that made the year-ago period a standout, U.S. video game sales dropped sharply in April for the second month in a row as customers continued to watch their wallets.

dateMay 15, 2009 in Software
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Soft hardware for a flexible chip

(PhysOrg.com) -- Technology is struggling to meet demands for high-performance, specialised computing systems. A European consortium is responding with a new kind of reconfigurable chip that is both efficient and flexible.

dateApr 21, 2009 in Computer Sciences
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Recession casts shadow over video game conference

(AP) -- The video game industry is holding up, but the gloom of the recession will be on the minds of thousands of people at this week's Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, a key event for video game ...

dateMar 22, 2009 in Business
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