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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

Win a copy of Vegas Pro 11 from Sony Creative Software
Win a copy of Vegas Pro 11 from Sony Creative Software By Pocket-lint Promotion

We have teamed up with folks at Sony Creative Software to offer a lucky reader the chance to win a copy of its latest professional video and audio editing software; Vegas Pro 11.Vegas Pro 11 is the perfect production software for those wanting to create... Read more

Sony Japan ID badges can be read by Samsung Galaxy Nexus
Sony Japan ID badges can be read by Samsung Galaxy Nexus By Ian Morris

Pocket-lint recently flew to Japan to get the inside info from Sony about its TV ranges for 2012 and beyond. And, although it's no surpise that Sony HQ is a haven for all sorts of cool tech, while we were there we had a bit of fun with the firm's ID cards... 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

Sony posts poor Q2 results, can a move into mobile stop the rot?
Sony posts poor Q2 results, can a move into mobile stop the rot? By Ben Crompton

Sony has just posted its Q2 earnings report and it doesn't look great as the the electronics multinational blames the Thai floods, a rising Yen and poor sales of TVs and PCs.Sony's quarterly loss constituted of  $346 million and is projecting a $1.1... 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 continues the healing process with free Q Music Unlimited for PSN users
Sony continues the healing process with free Q Music Unlimited for PSN users By Paul Lamkin

Sony continues to seek forgiveness from its online customers, with another gesture aimed at getting PSN users back onside.The latest deal is a 180 free trial to the Q Music Unlimited on PS3 (yep, Q - we're not sure if this means that Sony is ditching... 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

Sony hackers threaten more naughtiness
Sony hackers threaten more naughtiness By Paul Lamkin

Following its attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment last week, internet bad-boy Lulzsec (or good-boy depending on your viewpoint) has made it clear that it isn't finished with the Japanese giant - proclaiming on Twitter that the hacking is set to continue,... 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 iTunes rival set for IFA launch
Sony iTunes rival set for IFA launch By Paul Lamkin

According to a report in the Financial Times, Sony is all set to launch an iTunes competitor over in Berlin at its IFA press conference.The subscription based music and video service is reportedly on course for a 2011 launch, with deals with the major... Read more

Nigerian government complains about Sony advert
Nigerian government complains about Sony advert By Duncan Geere

Sony has had its knuckles rapped by the Nigerian government, which complained after a recent PS3 ad featured the phrase "You can't believe everything you read on the internet, otherwise I'd be a Nigerian millionaire by now". The comment is in reference... Read more

eMusic adds older Sony catalogue
eMusic adds older Sony catalogue By Duncan Geere

Sony Music Entertainment has agreed to allow MP3 store eMusic access to its back catalogue. It's the first of the four major labels to strike a deal with the website. However, there's a catch. Only tracks more than 2 years old will be added. That includes... Read more

Sony reports first annual loss in 14 years
Sony reports first annual loss in 14 years By Duncan Geere

Sony has announced its first annual loss in 14 years, going $1 billion into the red. The company has also joined other Japanese heavyweights, like Toyota and Hitachi, in seeing a bleak outlook for the coming year. To help turn the business around, the... 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 profits triple to record high
Sony profits triple to record high By Amy-Mae Elliott

Sony Corp. has announced that its annual net profit has nearly tripled to hit a record high. Overall revenue has increased by 6.9% to an all-time high of 8.87 trillion yen, the company revealed. The financial success is being credited to "brisk" sales... Read more

Sony BMG music available for free on We7.com
Sony BMG music available for free on We7.com By Amy-Mae Elliott

A new on demand music service, launched at www.we7.com, gives music fans access to over 500,000 tracks from Sony BMG and a variety of independent artists and labels, "legally, safely and in a format they want". Music fans can listen now to the music they... Read more

Sony to acquire Gracenote
Sony to acquire Gracenote By Amy-Mae Elliott

Sony Corporation of America has announced that it has signed a merger agreement with Gracenote, Inc and will pay around $260 million for the company, that used to be known as CDDB, in a deal expected to go through late May. "Gracenote is a global leader... Read more

Sony reinvents Connect music service
Sony reinvents Connect music service By Katie Scott

Connect may have not been the big money spinner it wanted, but Sony BMG is not giving up on the music download business. According to The Register, Sony CEO Rolf has launched what bloggers are calling "Son of Connect" - a new service that will give access... Read more

Sony BMG boss talks subscription service
Sony BMG boss talks subscription service By Amy-Mae Elliott

Sony BMG is considering launching a stand-alone subscription service for its catalogue of music. The company currently offers its songs DRM-free through Amazon MP3 in the States, but this would be a European offering too. "We are working on an online... Read more

Sony sells off Sony Center in Berlin
Sony sells off Sony Center in Berlin By Amy-Mae Elliott

The Sony Corporation has announced that it has decided to sell all shares in Sony Berlin GmbH which owns and operates the urban entertainment complex the Sony Center am Potsdamer Platz in Berlin, to real estate funds managed by Morgan Stanley and two... Read more

Sony BMG goes DRM free
Sony BMG goes DRM free By Stuart Miles

SONY BMG music entertainment has confirmed that it will offer tracks DRM free with the announcement that it is launching a new service called "Platinum MusicPass" launching on 15 January. The new service will offer a series of digital album cards that... Read more

Sony BMG could be dropping DRM
Sony BMG could be dropping DRM By Stuart Miles

Sony BMG could be about to drop DRM, the copyright protection that stops tracks being copied between devices according to a report on BusinessWeek.com. The magazine is reporting that; "Sony BMG, a joint venture of Sony (SNE) and Bertelsmann, will make... Read more

Dubai firm invests in Sony
Dubai firm invests in Sony By Amy-Mae Elliott

NewDawn GSE Asset Management Limited, a subsidiary of DIC Asset Management (DICAM) has announced that it has made a "substantial investment" in Sony Corporation. Sameer Al Ansari, Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Dubai International Capital... Read more

Sony dumps Grouper, launches Crackle
Sony dumps Grouper, launches Crackle By Amy-Mae Elliott

Sony has launched a new video-based website, Crackle. Crackle was formerly known as Grouper, a company Sony paid £65 million for to get into the user-generated video scene that did not prove to be a success. Crackle is due to take full advantage of Sony's... Read more

Last.fm adds Sony artists to recommendation list
Last.fm adds Sony artists to recommendation list By Stuart Miles

Last.fm has struck a deal with Sony that means the website services music listeners will now be able to access Sony's entire music catalogue. The service, which hit the headlines earlier this year after being bought by CBS, allows users to connect with... Read more

MySpace and Sony TV confirm Minisodes deal
MySpace and Sony TV confirm Minisodes deal By Amy-Mae Elliott

MySpace and Sony Pictures Television on have officially announced the new Minisode Network that will offer bite size classic telly episodes on MySpace. The online network will feature episodes from Sony Pictures Television hit shows edited down to between... Read more

Sony's vaionation.co.uk goes live
Sony's vaionation.co.uk goes live By Amy-Mae Elliott

Sony’s new online community promises to showcase the very best established and emerging talent from the world of music and film. Vaionation.co.uk promises weekly videos, blogs and new music from some of the UK’s coolest talent. Users can keep up to... 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 BMG compensates for damage to PCs by DRM
Sony BMG compensates for damage to PCs by DRM By Amber Maitland

Sony is being compelled by a court in California to compensate people for damage to their computers caused by the DRM used on some Sony BMG CDs.Those affected will receive only $175 each, if they can produce a description of the damage to their PCs as... Read more

Sony responds to Lik-Sang's closing statement
Sony responds to Lik-Sang's closing statement By Amber Maitland

Sony has responded to online retailer Lik-Sang's accusations that its lawsuits have forced them to close by calling them “sour grapes”. In a statement sent to GamesIndustry.biz, Sony reiterated the point the Lik-Sang didn't turn up in court and therefore... Read more

European court overturns European Commission's approval of the Sony BMG merger
European court overturns European Commission's approval of the Sony BMG merger By Amber Maitland

Europe's second highest court has struck down the decision made in 2004 to allow Sony and BMG to merge. The Court of First Instance, in a release about the new ruling, said that the European Commission's arguments in support of the merger were not of... Read more

Sony teams with Webex to facilitate web conferencing
Sony teams with Webex to facilitate web conferencing By Amber Maitland

Sony is making web collaboration easier for its Vaio Pro users by issuing all new Vaio PCs with a special free trial of WebEx. "The PC has evolved beyond mere data processing and has become an essential means of communication and collaboration", said... Read more

Final settlement on Sony BMG Rootkit case
Final settlement on Sony BMG Rootkit case By Amber Maitland

A judge has finally approved the terms of the settlement for the class action lawsuit that consumers brought against the music giant in response to anti-piracy technology that Sony BMG used to prevent illegal copying of music CDs. CDs featuring music... 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

Sony Music sued over digital download payments
Sony Music sued over digital download payments By Stuart Miles

Two bands in the US are suing Sony Music over fees earned from digital downloads. In a lawsuit filed earlier this week, the ageing rock bands Allman Brothers Band and Cheap Trick allege that they and other groups are being shortchanged by Sony Music because... Read more

Sony BMG sued over anti-piracy CD
Sony BMG sued over anti-piracy CD By Stuart Miles

Sony BMG is facing two separate lawsuits in Texas and California for installing spyware and allegedly collecting personal data without the users' permission. The software, which is installed on millions of CDs has caused the company nothing but trouble... Read more

Amazon.com offers to replace CDs with Sony anti-priacy software
Amazon.com offers to replace CDs with Sony anti-priacy software By Stuart Miles

Amazon.com is starting the long process of offering its customers a chance to replace CDs bought via the online retailer that contain Sony's XCP software. In a letter to customers the company said that: “Due to security concerns raised about the use... Read more