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Sony starts its own crowdfunding platform for new gadget ideas
Sony starts its own crowdfunding platform for new gadget ideas By Luke Edwards

Sony has announced that it will be launching its own version of Kickstarter dubbed First Flight. This will be exclusively for Sony products.The idea behind First Flight is to help push new products from Sony while also allowing the public to pre-order... Read more

Sony ditches Music Unlimited in favour of Spotify, will offer Spotify streaming over PS4 games too
Sony ditches Music Unlimited in favour of Spotify, will offer Spotify streaming over PS4 games too By Rik Henderson

Sony has announced the death of its own music streaming service, Music Unlimited. Instead it is partnering with Spotify to offer its streaming platform to PlayStation console and Xperia phone and tablet users.Called PlayStation Music, the new hub will... Read more

How to fight breast cancer while your phone is on charge
How to fight breast cancer while your phone is on charge By Elyse Betters

Sony has teamed up with Stanford scientists to create a smartphone app that'll help fight cancer, Alzheimer's, and other diseases.The new app, which is now available from the Google Play Store, is called Folding@home. It's considered an extension of the... Read more

Sony to close 20 of 31 US stores and cut 1,000 jobs as part of restructure
Sony to close 20 of 31 US stores and cut 1,000 jobs as part of restructure By Elyse Betters

Sony Electronics has announced it will soon close two-thirds of its retail locations across the US.The Japanese-based consumer electronics company has 31 stores in the US, but 20 of them are now shutting down to maintain "competitiveness in an evolving... Read more

Sony QX10 and QX100 third-party app support arrives from Camera360
Sony QX10 and QX100 third-party app support arrives from Camera360 By Chris Hall

Camera360 has updated its popular camera app for Android, bringing with it support for the Sony QX10 and QX100 lens-style cameras.Sony announced that the API would be available for these devices alongside their announcement at IFA 2013 and Camera360 quickly... Read more

Sony takes on Spotify with Music Unlimited iPhone app
Sony takes on Spotify with Music Unlimited iPhone app By Danny Brogan

Sony has made its Music Unlimited streaming service available on both the iPhone and iPod touch, as it looks to take the fight to the likes of Spotify.The app is currently available only on the iOS platform in the US, though a UK arrival seems imminent.... Read more

PlayMemories Online launched as Sony joins the cloud storage fiesta
PlayMemories Online launched as Sony joins the cloud storage fiesta By Danny Brogan

Sony’s PlayMemories cloud storage service is now available in the UK, both online or via a downloadable mobile app.Unlike competitors such as Dropbox, Microsoft’s SkyDrive or Google Drive, PlayMemories Online is solely for videos and photos, meaning... Read more

Sony posts $2 billion net loss in quarter 3 2011 - Kaz Hirai has mammoth task on hands
Sony posts $2 billion net loss in quarter 3 2011 - Kaz Hirai has mammoth task on hands By Rik Henderson

Sony has posted its results for the third quarter fiscal year ended 31 December 2011 and has announced some shocking figures. The consumer electronics giant has revealed an operating loss of $1.176 billion for the quarter and a net loss of $2.038 billion... Read more

Sony shake-up: Sir Howard Stringer resigns as president and CEO
Sony shake-up: Sir Howard Stringer resigns as president and CEO By Rik Henderson

Sir Howard Stringer has stepped down from his roles as CEO and president of Sony. The British figurehead has called it a day after a series of scandals and misfortunes rocked the Japanese company in the last year, with Stringer himself claiming that it... Read more

LulzSec: Lessons can be learned from hacking spree
LulzSec: Lessons can be learned from hacking spree By Rik Henderson

A member of the now retired hacking group LulzSec has broken cover for an interview with the New Scientist magazine. And Sabu claims that, although originally for the "lulz", the team's attacks on several large company websites and databases have been... Read more

Sony Qriocity Music Unlimited app hits Android Market
Sony Qriocity Music Unlimited app hits Android Market By Paul Lamkin

You'd have thought what with all the negative press Sony has been on the end of as of late, with regards to its online services, that it'd be making a song and dance about the launch of the Music Unlimited powered by Qriocity app into the Android Market.But... Read more

X-Factor US hackers hit Sony Pictures Entertainment
X-Factor US hackers hit Sony Pictures Entertainment By Hunter Skipworth

Before you rush to your PlayStations and check the PSN is still running, fear not, the latest Sony hack was targeted at their movies site.Attributed to notorious hacking outfit Lulzsec, Sony Pictures Entertainment has had its website interfered with by... Read more

Sony Music latest to sign up for Apple's cloudy days
Sony Music latest to sign up for Apple's cloudy days By Rik Henderson

Like London buses, you can wait ages for one iCloud story to arrive and several appear at once. Reports are circulating that Sony Music Entertainment is the latest of the big four record labels to sign up to Apple's cloud media service.With Warner and... Read more

Sony's Music Unlimited powered by Qriocity goes global
Sony's Music Unlimited powered by Qriocity goes global By Paul Lamkin

Two months after Sony launched its Qriocity powered music-on-demand platform in the UK and Europe, it has announced the arrival of Music Unlimited powered by Qriocity in the US (and Australia and New Zealand too). The subscription-based package will... Read more

Sony's Qriocity Music Unlimited cloud rains in
Sony's Qriocity Music Unlimited cloud rains in By Paul Lamkin

A month after Sony launched its Qriocity powered video-on-demand platform, it has announced the arrival of Music Unlimited powered by Qriocity.The subscription-based package will give its users access to "millions" of songs from many of the major record... Read more

Sony Reader iPhone and Android apps arriving in December
Sony Reader iPhone and Android apps arriving in December By Paul Lamkin

Sony has revealed that it is planning on going cross-platform with its ebook reading platform, Sony Reader, by releasing an app for iOS and Android devices.There's no plans for a big screen iPad version yet, but the iPhone and Android apps will give access... Read more

Qriocity: Sony's Cloud based music and video service
Qriocity: Sony's Cloud based music and video service By Stuart Miles

Today at the IFA 2010 show in Berlin, Sony announced that “Video On Demand powered by Qriocity”, a premium streaming video service, will be available this autumn in five European countries including France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the U.K.According... Read more

Sony CEO Howard Stringer pledges future openness
Sony CEO Howard Stringer pledges future openness By Duncan Geere

"If we had gone with open technology from the start, I think we probably would have beaten Apple", claims Sony CEO Howard Stringer, referring to the iPod's dominance over his company's Walkman MP3 player. "There was a time when it made sense to divide... Read more

Sony challenges YouTube with video sharing website
Sony challenges YouTube with video sharing website By Ryan Haynes

Sony has announced that it will attempt to challenge YouTube’s video sharing dominance with the launch of a new video-sharing website in Japan. The Sony service called eyeVio, sees the company follow NBC and Universal’s move to provide some of its... Read more

Sony update SonicStage software and add AAC support
Sony update SonicStage software and add AAC support By Stuart Miles

Sony today announced the launch of its latest music file management application software, SonicStage CP that promises to fix problems experienced by some Walkman users since Christmas. The new software enables users to download music files onto a PC and... Read more