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Topic: Sony

Sony's PlayStation 4 follows Mac OS X lead, in contrast to Apple's Post-PC direction

02/21/2013, 07:02 am

Sony's plans for its new PlayStation 4 gaming console closely follow Apple's development path for Mac OS X over the last decade. However, Apple's focus has shifted from OS X to iOS, following a "Post PC" trend that began to emerge in 2007.


Sony's 'PlayStation App' for PS4 to extend second screen capabilities to iOS devices

02/20/2013, 10:02 pm

In a follow-up to Sony's PS4 announcement on Wednesday, the company released a statement regarding the platform's "second screen" abilities, noting that Apple's iOS devices will be supported.


Sony announces PS4, touts unification of hardware, software, internet capabilities

02/20/2013, 06:02 pm

President and Group CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment Andrew House on Wednesday introduced the company's next-generation platform, the PlayStation 4, which will leverage advancements in hardware, software, and Internet-based technologies to, Sony hopes, create a game experience that will pull it out of its current third-place position in the console race.


Apple accounts for 20% of all 2012 US consumer technology sales revenue

02/19/2013, 08:02 am

Apple was the third-largest consumer technology retailer in the U.S. in 2012, while its products accounted for the largest share of revenue among consumer tech companies.


Apple & Samsung capture 103% of handset profits as rivals lose money

02/06/2013, 12:02 pm

Together, Apple and Samsung accounted for 103 percent of mobile phone profits in 2012, a number made possible because of losses incurred by rivals Motorola, Sony and Nokia.


Jury rules Apple's iPhone infringes on three MobileMedia patents [u]

12/13/2012, 11:12 am

A U.S. District Court has ruled that Apple's iPhone infringes on three patents owned by non-practicing entity MobileMedia Ideas a company jointly owned in part by smartphone makers Sony and Nokia [updated]


Tim Cook believes Apple's 'laser focus' will keep it from becoming Sony

12/06/2012, 10:12 pm

In an extensive interview with journalist Brian Williams, Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook said why he believes Apple will remain relevant for years to come, rather than slipping into irrelevance like companies that became cultural phenomenona in the past.


UN roundtable tackles wireless patent disputes between Apple, Samsung, others

10/10/2012, 02:10 pm

Apple was joined by Google, Microsoft, Samsung and others in a meeting in Switzerland on Wednesday that discussed the potential patent litigation reform in the lawsuit-saturated wireless industry.


Sony releases Sound Forge Pro audio editor for Mac

09/07/2012, 10:09 am

Sony Creative Software on Friday announced the release of Sound Forge Pro Mac 1.0, the newest addition to its line of award-winning audio and video production software products.


Apple strikes back at Samsung with 2005 iPhone prototype design

07/30/2012, 09:07 am

Countering Samsung's allegations that the iPhone borrowed design elements from Sony, Apple has revealed an iPhone prototype dating back to 2005 that shares many design elements with the iPhone 4 released in 2010.


Apple climbs past Sony to become No. 2 brand in Asia

07/05/2012, 01:07 am

Apple climbed four places to No. 2 in a recent survey of the top brands in Asia, while rival Samsung took the top spot.


E3 2012: Sony partnering with HTC for 'PlayStation Mobile' Android gaming

06/04/2012, 11:06 pm

Sony revealed on Monday at E3 that it is partnering up with Taiwanese handset maker HTC for the first non-Sony devices to feature its newly-renamed "PlayStation Mobile" Android gaming platform.


Samsung, Sony begin enforcing minimum prices on HDTVs to grow margins

05/23/2012, 08:05 am

Sony and Samsung, two of the world's largest TV makers, have begun enforcing minimum prices on their sets, in an effort to aid brick-and-mortar retailers and improve margins in the cutthroat HDTV business.


Apple remains most valuable global brand with 19% growth to $183 billion

05/22/2012, 04:05 am

A new survey again placed Apple as the world's most valuable brand, even as nearly half of the top 100 global brands, including rivals Google and Microsoft, lost value over the past year.


Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak hired as 'tutor' for Sony's Steve Jobs film

05/17/2012, 11:05 pm

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has been brought on as a "tutor" to coach Sony Pictures on its adaptation of the biography of the late Steve Jobs.


Apple grows to 7.9% of all mobile phones sold worldwide

05/16/2012, 08:05 am

Though it only sells smartphones, Apple represents nearly 8 percent of all worldwide mobile phone sales, making it the third-largest handset maker.


'Social Network' scribe signs on to adapt official Steve Jobs biography

05/15/2012, 09:05 pm

Aaron Sorkin, the award-winning writer who wrote the screenplay for The Social Network, has agreed to adapt Walter Isaacson's authorized biography of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs.


Sony shedding 10,000 jobs as new CEO promises change

04/12/2012, 04:04 am

Sony's new CEO Kazuo Hirai announced on Thursday an aggressive plan to turn around the ailing electronics titan that will result in 10,000 job cuts.


Sony takes full control of mobile business to better compete with Apple

04/04/2012, 08:04 am

After paying $1.4 billion to take sole control of its mobile business, Sony has named a new head of its smartphone division, as the company hopes to better compete with rivals like Apple and Samsung.


Apple, Sony sued over data vending patent infringement

03/28/2012, 04:03 pm

An inventor is suing Apple and Sony claiming that the two companies' respective online media distribution systems infringe on a data vending patent issued in 2004.