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Topic: Sony

Sony inks 'iRadio' deal, giving Apple all 3 major labels

06/07/2013, 09:06 am

Sony Music has reportedly signed a deal with Apple for its anticipated "iRadio" streaming music service, marking the last of the three major music labels to reach an agreement.

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Sony to consider spinning off its entertainment division

05/22/2013, 09:05 am

Japanese electronics and entertainment conglomerate Sony could drop one of those divisions in the near future, as the company's board will soon discuss spinning off its entertainment division in order to help its electronics arm better compete against Apple and Samsung.

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Revenue from iOS, Android gaming apps now three times greater than portable consoles

05/17/2013, 04:05 pm

The trend that's seen portable gaming shifting largely to devices like Apple's iPhone continues apace, according to a new report that pegs revenue from gaming on iOS and Android devices at three times the size of revenue on dedicated portable gaming consoles.

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Sony hopes to counter smartphone games with free PlayStation Vita developer tools

05/08/2013, 05:05 pm

Hoping to counter a trend that's seen its portable devices struggling against competitors like Apple's iPhone, Sony on Wednesday announced that it would be removing barriers to publishing for independent developers by doing away with their licensing fees.

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Sony targets iPhone users with new Xperia Transfer software

03/10/2013, 04:03 am

Troubled Japanese electronics giant Sony is looking to attract iPhone converts to its Xperia handsets by making it easy to move data and media off Apple's smartphone using a newly released version of its Transfer software.

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Study finds mobile gaming on the rise among developers, interest in consoles waning

02/28/2013, 03:02 pm

Mobile platforms running iOS and Android are increasingly popular among North American game developers, according to a new study, while traditional consoles and their portable counterparts are seeing less interest.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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]

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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