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Business 19 Jun 2008 | 12:00 AM

Hyundai offers 3D TV for Japan market

TOKYO (AP) - Badminton matches look so real playing on Hyundai's new 3-D TV that you may reflexively dodge the virtual shuttlecock.

Business 27 Aug 2007 | 12:00 AM

Game outsourcing firms draw venture capitalists

THE nation's thriving online game outsourcing industry is increasingly convincing venture capital firms that investment is worth the risk in what could develop into a leading global industry.

Business 09 Aug 2007 | 12:00 AM

Virgin, poised to sign deal with FAX , inaugurates flights in US

Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Group is to sign a deal with Malaysia's Fly Asian Xpress Sdn Bhd (FAX) on Friday. While questions are being asked what role Branson will play in FAX, he launched Virgin's inaugural flight in New noshade size=1 width=50%>

Business 08 Aug 2007 | 12:00 AM

Online ads seen surpassing US newspaper print ads in 2010

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. consumers are increasingly shifting their attention from traditional, advertising-supported media to entertainment such as the Internet, video games and cable TV, which consumers pay for, a new report says.

Business 20 May 2007 | 12:00 AM

Microsoft buys aQuantive for $6 billion in cash

NEW YORK (AP): Microsoft Corp., not wanting to get left behind rivals in an online advertising boom, agreed to pay $6 billion (euro4.45 billion) in cash to acquire aQuantive Inc. on Friday, a leading agency for Internet ads which also has powerful technology that serves display and banner ads to other Web sites.

Business 14 Aug 2006 | 12:00 AM

Microsoft selling software tools to create video games

DALLAS (AP) - Hoping to spur interest among video game enthusiasts, creative types and students, Microsoft Corp. said it plans to offer a consumer version of the professional software tools used to create video games for its Xbox 360 console.

Business 08 Feb 2006 | 12:00 AM

Sony ponders US$670m bonds

Sony Corp says it is considering an 80 billion yen (US$676mil) bond sale.

Business 07 Feb 2006 | 12:00 AM

Sega Sammy reports 37% profit jump

TOKYO: Sega Sammy Holdings Inc., formed by the merger between a game-maker and a pinball company, reported a 37 percent jump in profit for the first nine months of the year and raised its annual outlook on brisk Christmas sales and reduced costs.

Business 27 Jan 2006 | 12:00 AM

Sony shares jump 14% on better-than-expected earnings

TOKYO: Sony shares surged 14 percent Friday as investors welcomed better-than-expected earnings that suggest a budding recovery at the Japanese company thanks to booming flat-panel TV sales.

Business 25 Jan 2006 | 12:00 AM

Disney buying Pixar for $7.4 billion in stock

LOS ANGELES:The Walt Disney Co. said it is buying longtime partner Pixar Animation Studios Inc. for $7.4 billion (euro6.03 billion) in stock in a deal that could restore Disney's clout in animation while vaulting Pixar CEO Steve Jobs into a powerful role at the media conglomerate.