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Fright has B.O. bite

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Sony horror sequel “The Grudge 2″ easily topped the weekend's box office, taking in $22 million off 3,211 playdates for a per-screen average of $6,851. But in the specialty sector, Warner…

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Geek odyssey

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For decades, Tokyoites went to Akihabara, a sprawling shopping district in downtown Tokyo, to buy everything electric -- from Christmas lights to floor fans -- at discount prices. In the heady days…

Pop-up prospects

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Hello, online. Goodbye, cruel print world. Google's purchase of YouTube offers a glittering chance for studio marketers: a way to reach the exact audience that's interested in a movie, in exactly the…

Shall Wii dance?

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Nintendo's upcoming Wii can't match the hi-def graphics of the Playstation 3 and the Xbox 360. It's not meant to be a multimedia device, and it doesn't even play DVDs.

Pandora's black box

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It's all about a simple black box. When it debuts next month, the Playstation 3 will represent an unprecedented collaboration between numerous units of Sony Corp. on a console that not only plays…

Upward mobility

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While millions of Japanese squeezed into bars this summer to catch soccer's World Cup tournament, thousands more peered into specially equipped mobile phones and car navigation systems to view…

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