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Shameful: Sony raised prices on Whitney Houston’s digital music 30 minutes after her death

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As much criticism as record labels receive for how they treat artists, Sony Music might take the cake. The company pulled the ultimate in shameful activities this weekend by raising the price on Whitney Houston’s Ultimate Collection album on iTunes and Amazon within 30 minutes of her death on...
Shameful: Sony raised prices on Whitney Houston’s digital music 30 minutes after her death
Sony completes Sony Ericsson buyout

Want to own a Sony Ericsson prototype running Windows Phone? Now you can (via eBay)

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Before Sony bought out Ericsson’s stake in the company, Sony Ericsson had flaunted with the idea to introduce smartphones running Microsoft’s Windows Phone platform. Whilst the devices never made the mass market, an enterprising eBay user has put up a listing for one of its “Jolie” Windows Phone prototype handsets...
Want to own a Sony Ericsson prototype running Windows Phone? Now you can (via eBay)

Sony moves back into profit on weaker yen and cost cutting

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Japanese electronics and entertainment company reports profits of ¥43bn for the year, following four years of lossesJapanese electronics and entertainment company Sony dragged itself back to profit for the financial year ended March 31, reporting profits of ¥43bn (£280m) following four straight years of red ink. Sony's annual loss of...
Sony moves back into profit on weaker yen and cost cutting
Sony invests $644 million in Olympus for improved cameras and medical tech

AllClear ID Rolls Out First-Ever Social Security Number Blocking Service For Children’s IDs

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ID and fraud protection service AllClear ID, is launching a new feature today which aims to protect kids’ Social Security Numbers (SSNs) from being stolen and used to secure things like mortgages, loans and other big ticket items. It’s a major problem, the company says, noting in a new study...
AllClear ID Rolls Out First-Ever Social Security Number Blocking Service For Children’s IDs

BlackBerry maker RIM hires new team to meet iPhone challenge

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Mobile phone company looks to regain market share lost to AppleBlackBerry maker Research in Motion said on Tuesday that it had hired two new senior executives, including a marketing chief, as the company looks to regain market share lost to Apple's iPhone.RIM said Frank Boulben will be the new chief...
BlackBerry maker RIM hires new team to meet iPhone challenge

Sony Aims to Remake Name for Itself in Phones

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Sony on Sunday tried to make the case that it yet has a place in the crowded market for Android phones. The event is the first major product introduction for Sony since it took full control of the cell phone business that it had run jointly with Sweden’s Ericsson. That...
Sony Aims to Remake Name for Itself in Phones
Sony's purchase of EMI Publishing approved by the FTC

Sony close to making deal with cloud gaming company

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Sony is rumored to be in deep-level talks to buy out a well-known cloud gaming company, MCV learned, though exactly which one isn't known. The official announcement is expected to be made at the E3 gaming show next week, according to earlier reports. The deal "is close to being signed,"...
Sony close to making deal with cloud gaming company

Sony, Sharp Report Big Losses As LCD TV Sales Slip

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News updates all day from Fast Company.Sony has reported that despite making revenues of $19.2 billion for its last quarter it managed to make a net loss of $312 million. Incurred costs from restructuring its division containing Sony Mobile contributed to the loss, with a small loss from its gaming...
Sony, Sharp Report Big Losses As LCD TV Sales Slip

Google brings its Google Play/YouTube movie rental service to Australia

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Google has launched its movie-rental service in Australia today, giving Internet users in the country access to thousands of films through Google Play and the YouTube Australia site, according to a new post on the company’s blog. The service is already active in a number of markets worldwide — most recently...
Google brings its Google Play/YouTube movie rental service to Australia

Wipeout developer Studio Liverpool closed after 28-year run

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One of the longest-lived game development houses in all of Europe, Studio Liverpool, was abruptly closed by parent company Sony this morning. All games in development at the studio have been cancelled, affecting what an unnamed source told Eurogamer includes a Wipeout game that had been in development for 12 to...
Wipeout developer Studio Liverpool closed after 28-year run

Sony's Software Chief to Leave Company

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Sony Corp. announced that Tim Schaaff, a key deputy of former chief executive Howard Stringer in charge of the Japanese company's software and networking strategy, will leave the company at the end of the year....
Sony's Software Chief to Leave Company
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