Category Archive: CNBC

For a workplace productivity boost, ban these 10 websites

The internet might be a valuable tool to most offices, but it’s also an incredibly efficient way to goof off. Whether it’s social media, streaming video or a random collection of funny cat… Continue reading

Experts warn of hacking threat at Rio Olympics

World-class athletes aren’t the only ones preparing for the Olympic Games. World-class cybercriminals are also hoping to walk away with some gold. Brazil is a country that was already notorious for its large… Continue reading

Nintendo’s profits from Pokemon Go are likely to be modest, for now

“Pokemon Go” is a fully fledged phenomenon now. Thousands, perhaps millions, of players are congregating in parks and walking the streets with their noses buried even further in their smartphones trying to catch… Continue reading

Pokemon Go, Nintendo’s comeback begins

Five years ago, there was no more vocal opponent of mobile games than Nintendo. Today, the company is positioning itself as a leader in the field. “Pokemon Go” has become a phenomenon in… Continue reading

10 high-profile cyberhacks still impacting consumers today

This year is not even half over, and it’s already looking like a banner year for hackers. A rash of high-profile digital breaches and large-scale data dumps has affected hundreds of millions of… Continue reading

Star Trek, Star Wars memorabilia fetch top dollar at auction

There was nearly a mutiny on the Starship Enterprise last week. On Friday—the third day of an auction of a large assortment of Hollywood memorabilia from Profiles in History, a Calabasas, Calif.-based auctioneer… Continue reading

Sony: Expect PlayStation VR shortages

Sony’s taking pains not to compare the launch of PlayStation VR to that of a new video game console, but Andrew House, president and group CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment, is warning fans… Continue reading

‘Grand Theft Auto’ maker ambivalent about VR

You can’t walk 15 feet down the halls of the E3 show floor without someone thrusting a virtual reality headset at you this year. If there’s one overlying theme at the videogame trade… Continue reading

EA’s strategy to maintain its momentum

In his three-year run as CEO of Electronic Arts, Andrew Wilson has done the seemingly impossible. In 2013, core gamers held a hostile view of the company – and investors weren’t much happier.… Continue reading

Rough skies may be ahead for Activision’s ‘Skylanders’

Five years ago, Activision created another multi-billion dollar empire with “Skylanders” — a brilliant fusion of video games and real world toys that immediately captivated players of all ages and engaged young players… Continue reading