Video Game Sales Plummet 17% in April?



From PC World: So there's bad news, and then there's some more bad news. First, the bad news: April video game sales are poised to clock in around $550 million, down 17% year-over-year, says Wedbush Morgan analyst Michael Pachter.

The other bit of bad news is actually kind of...

Report: EU set to levy big fine on Intel



From CNET News.com: A number of reports say the European Commission will levy a large fine on Intel this week for violating antitrust rules.

The decision to fine the world's largest chipmaker will be handed down on Wednesday, according to Reuters. This action has been...

Google Boss Refuses to Quit Apple Job Amid Probe



From DailyTech: Google chief executive Eric Schmidt is under investigation by the Federal Trade Commission for his potentially improper relationship with electronics giant Apple. The FTC believes that Mr. Schmidt's directorships at the two companies, which compete in at least...

Vizio Surpasses Samsung as Top LCD TV Shipper in U.S.



From DailyTech: Along with computer companies, one of the other products facing hard times in the current economy is large-screen TVs. When consumers have less money to spend, they don’t go shopping for luxury items like HDTVs.

Engadget reports that budget LCD TV maker Vizio...

Google: The Next Antitrust Target?



From DailyTech: When it comes to antitrust concerns, one name typically springs to mind -- Microsoft. The massive software company has faced allegations of blocking competition repeatedly over the years. Microsoft isn’t alone in fighting antitrust issues in America and some...

Google Chrome ads coming to TV



From CNET News.com: Google plans to make its first foray into the old-fashioned world of television advertising with spots promoting its Chrome browser this weekend.

Google Japan had already released a 30-second video promoting Chrome on YouTube, but the company will...

YouTube slowly building ad-friendly content



From CNET News.com: One of these days, Google is going to need to find a way to wring money out of YouTube, but at least it has a lot of room to grow.

If you're a glass half-full kind of person, then a report out Friday from Bernstein Research's Jeffrey Lindsay (as spotted...

Blu-ray Growing, but 58% Still Confused



From Tom's Hardware: For our shiny 1080P HDTVs, there’s nothing better for them than a Blu-ray Disc movie (or HD DVD, if you’re feeling nostalgic). And it appears more people are getting onboard the high-definition movie train.

According to the latest NPD data collected from...
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