Electronics

  1. Belgian Consumer Group Loses Court Battle

    May 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Belgian consumers' watchdog group Test-Achats/Test Aankoop today lost the court case it launched against four of the major record companies for installing copy-control mechanisms in CDs that hinder pl Belgian consumers' watchdog group Te ...

  2. Ringtones Left Out Of Digital Music Price Wars: Report

    May 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A recent price war has made Internet song downloads cheaper while the price tag on a mobile phone ringtone has barely budged, and in some cases, is creeping up, according to a new report. A recent price war has made Internet song downloads cheaper ...

  3. Ringtones Left Out Of Digital Music Price Wars: Report

    May 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A recent price war has made Internet song downloads cheaper while the price tag on a mobile phone ringtone has barely budged, and in some cases, is creeping up, according to a new report. A recent price war has made Internet song downloads cheaper ...

  4. Sony Connect Set To Ink Euro Content Deals: Sources

    May 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony Corp.'s digital music service Sony Connect is poised to announce its first label agreements ahead of its planned launch in Europe, Billboard.biz has learned. Sony Corp.'s digital music service Sony Connect is poised to announce its ...

  5. Sony Connect Set To Ink Euro Content Deals: Sources

    May 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Service eyes indie content from U.K., France, Germany. Sony Corp.'s digital music service Sony Connect is poised to announce its first label agreements ahead of its planned launch in Europe, Billboard.biz has learned. According to sources, Co ...

  6. 321 Banned From Selling DVD-Copy Software

    May 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Macrovision has won a preliminary injunction against 321 Studios, which bars 321 from selling its DVD-copying software. LOS ANGELES--Macrovision has won a preliminary injunction against 321 Studios, which bars 321 from selling its DVD-copying soft ...

  7. EC Issues Objections To Sony BMG Merger

    May 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Bertelsmann AG and Sony Music Entertainment confirmed today (May 24) that they have received the European Commission's Statement of Objections concerning the proposed merger of their recorded music di Bertelsmann AG and Sony Music Entertainme ...

  8. EC Issues Objections To Sony BMG Merger

    May 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Bertelsmann AG and Sony Music Entertainment confirmed today (May 24) that they have received the European Commission's Statement of Objections concerning the proposed merger of their recorded music di Bertelsmann AG and Sony Music Entertainme ...

  9. Sony, Vodafone In Multimedia Pact

    May 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Vodafone Group and Sony Music Entertainment have struck a content-distribution agreement that will provide ringtones and other content from hundreds of Sony artists to Vodafone and its partners' custo Vodafone Group and Sony Music Entertainme ...

  10. Sony, Vodafone In Multimedia Pact

    May 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Vodafone Group and Sony Music Entertainment have struck a content-distribution agreement that will provide ringtones and other content from hundreds of Sony artists to Vodafone and its partners' custo Vodafone Group and Sony Music Entertainme ...

  11. Sony, Vodafone In Multimedia Pact

    May 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Vodafone Group and Sony Music Entertainment have struck a content-distribution agreement that will provide ringtones and other content from hundreds of Sony artists to Vodafone and its partners' custo Vodafone Group and Sony Music Entertainme ...

  12. Portable TV, DVD Recorder Debut At N.Y. Conference

    May 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Home Entertainment systems in the near future will be driven by themes of convergence and portability, illustrated by a handful of new products on display at the Home Entertainment Show, held May 20-2 Home Entertainment systems in the near future ...

  13. Federal Judge Grants Another 321 Injunction

    May 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Decision reached in Macrovision case. Decision reached in Macrovision case. News ...

  14. Federal Judge Grants Another 321 Injunction

    May 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Judge Richard Owen of the Federal Court for the Southern District of New York found that 321's "DVD X" line of software violates the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) of 1998 and Macrovision's c Macrovision has won a prel ...

  15. Federal Judge Grants Another 321 Injunction

    May 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Decision reached in Macrovision case. Macrovision has won a preliminary injunction against 321 Studios which bars the company from selling its DVD-copying software. Judge Richard Owen of the Federal Court for the Southern District of New York foun ...

  16. Ringtone Buzz Continues

    May 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT WMG senior VP predicts industry's revenue to triple. The mobile ringtone industry will double or triple its revenues over last year, predicted Warner Music Group's senior VP of Internet strategy and business development Michael Nash. Nas ...

  17. Ringtone Buzz Continues

    May 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT WMG senior VP predicts industry's revenue to triple. The mobile ringtone industry will double or triple its revenues over last year, predicted Warner Music Group's senior VP of Internet strategy and business development Michael Nash. Nas ...

  18. Blu-ray Disc Group Expanding Promotion Efforts

    May 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony Corp., Matsushita, Samsung and 10 other technology firms have created a new organization to promote the next-generation Blu-ray optical disc format, according to an industry group representing th Sony Corp., Matsushita, Samsung and 10 other t ...

  19. Blu-ray Disc Group Expanding Promotion Efforts

    May 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony Corp., Matsushita, Samsung and 10 other technology firms have created a new organization to promote the next-generation Blu-ray optical disc format, according to an industry group representing th Sony Corp., Matsushita, Samsung and 10 other t ...

  20. EU Prepares Statement Of Objections For Sony-BMG

    May 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The European Commission is poised to tell Sony and Bertelsmann within days that their plans to merge music divisions must be revised to take account of anti-trust and consumer concerns, Billboard.biz The European Commission is poised to tell Sony ...

  21. EU Prepares Statement Of Objections For Sony-BMG

    May 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The European Commission is poised to tell Sony and Bertelsmann within days that their plans to merge music divisions must be revised to take account of anti-trust and consumer concerns, Billboard.biz The European Commission is poised to tell Sony ...

  22. Hitachi Will Expand Production Of iPod Disk Drive

    May 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The six-week waiting list to get an iPod Mini digital-music player from Apple Computer Inc. is likely to get shorter by the end of the year. The six-week waiting list to get an iPod Mini digital-music player from Apple Computer Inc. is likely to g ...

  23. Sony Plans Video Version Of Vaio Pocket Device

    May 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony Corp's new portable audio player competing with Apple's iPod will be accompanied this year by another device which can play video and beam it to a TV, the Japanese company said on Friday. Sony Corp's new portable audio player c ...

  24. Sony Plans Video Version Of Vaio Pocket Device

    May 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Portable player due in stores later this year. Sony Corp's new portable audio player competing with Apple's iPod will be accompanied this year by another device which can play video and beam it to a TV, the Japanese company said on Frida ...

  25. DTS Names Pioneer Vet To Board

    May 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Technology company Digital Theater Systems, Inc. (DTS) has appointed consumer-electronics industry veteran Ronald Stone to its Board of Directors. Technology company Digital Theater Systems, Inc. (DTS) has appointed consumer-electronics industry v ...

  26. Wippit, Sony Forge License Deal

    May 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony Music has agreed to license a "broad array" of repertoire to Wippit, the London-based legitimate digital-music service. Sony Music has agreed to license a "broad array" of repertoire to Wippit, the London-based legitimate ...

  27. Wippit, Sony Forge License Deal

    May 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony Music has agreed to license a "broad array" of repertoire to Wippit, the London-based legitimate digital-music service. Sony Music has agreed to license a "broad array" of repertoire to Wippit, the London-based legitimate ...

  28. Sony, Nintendo Unveil New Portable Hardware

    May 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony and Nintendo officially announced new handheld video game systems during respective Electronic Entertainment Exposition (E3) press conferences on Tuesday (May 11) in Los Angeles. Sony and Nintendo officially announced new handheld video game ...

  29. DTS Debuts 96kHz, DTS-ES Encoders

    May 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Digital Theater Systems, Inc. (DTS) will introduce a suite of three pro audio software encoders for Mac and PC to create DTS soundtracks for DVD-Audio, DVD-Video and 5.1 CD titles. The encoders will b Digital Theater Systems, Inc. (DTS) will intro ...

  30. Fire Destroys Part Of Headphones Plant

    May 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A Sennheiser headphone production facility in Tullamore, Ireland, was badly damaged last Monday (May 3) by a fire, for which a cause has not been established. No one was injured in the blaze. A Sennheiser headphone production facility in Tullamore ...

  31. EC Restarts Clock On BMG/Sony Probe

    May 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The European Commission has resumed its investigation into the planned merger between the music operations of Sony and Bertelsmann, naming a new deadline for its decision. The European Commission has resumed its investigation into the planned merg ...

  32. EC Restarts Clock On BMG/Sony Probe

    May 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The European Commission has restarted the countdown on its probe into the planned merger between the music operations of Sony and Bertelsmann. The European Commission has restarted the countdown on its probe into the planned merger between the mus ...

  33. EC Restarts Clock On BMG/Sony Probe

    May 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The European Commission has resumed its investigation into the planned merger between the music operations of Sony and Bertelsmann, naming a new deadline for its decision. The European Commission has restarted the countdown on its probe into the p ...

  34. Sirius Names Two Presidents

    May 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sirius Satellite Radio has named two executives to newly created president roles. Scott Greenstein is now president of entertainment and sports, and James E. Meyer is president of operations and sales Sirius Satellite Radio has named two executive ...

  35. Sony Connects With Download Store

    May 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony has launched its á la carte download service in the U.S., along with a new version of the MiniDisc designed to take on Apple's iPod and similar rivals. Sony has launched its á la carte download service in the U.S., along with a ...

  36. Sony Connects With Download Store

    May 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony has launched its á la carte download service in the U.S., along with a new version of the MiniDisc designed to take on Apple's iPod and similar rivals. Sony has launched its á la carte download service in the U.S., along with a ...

  37. CNET Going Live With MP3.com

    May 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Nearly six months after acquiring the assets of MP3.com, San Francisco-based CNET Networks is set to re-launch the site today (May 3). The revamped site will not directly sell online music, and instea Nearly six months after acquiring the assets o ...

  38. SMEJ Names Enomoto CEO/Representative Director

    April 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Morita becomes senior VP at Sony Corp. Morita becomes senior VP at Sony Corp. News ...

  39. SMEJ Names Enomoto CEO/Representative Director

    April 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Kazutomo Enomoto has been appointed Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) (SMEJ) CEO/representative director, with effect from June 17. Enomoto, who is currently CEO/representative director of sister compa Kazutomo Enomoto has been appointed Sony Music ...

  40. Feds Join ClearPlay Fray

    April 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sensenbrenner wants settlement in DVD-filter case. Sensenbrenner wants settlement in DVD-filter case. News ...

  41. Ray Dolby To Be Inducted Into Inventors Hall

    April 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Ray Dolby, founder and chairman of Dolby Laboratories, will be inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame Saturday (May 1) in recognition of his invention of the Dolby noise reduction system. D Ray Dolby, founder and chairman of Dolby Labor ...

  42. Musicland Aligns With 'American Idol'

    April 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Retail giant to offer 'Idol'-branded cell phones. Retail giant to offer 'Idol'-branded cell phones. News ...

  43. Sony, Toppan Develop Disc Made of Paper

    April 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony Corp. has announced the development of a 25GB disc that is 51% paper. The disc, based on Blu-ray disc technology, was developed in conjunction with Toppan Printing Co. of Tokyo. Sony Corp. has announced the development of a 25GB disc that is ...

  44. Sony Music Entertainment Posts Fiscal-Year Profit

    April 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music bright spot in parent Sony Corp.'s down year. Music bright spot in parent Sony Corp.'s down year. News ...

  45. Sony Music Licensing Taps D'Arcy As Director

    April 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT One day after <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bb/biz/newsroom/digital/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000497199">launching a new B2B Web site</A>, Sony Music Licensing has made a key executive a One day after launching ...

  46. Sony Music Entertainment Posts Fiscal-Year Profit

    April 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony Music Entertainment rebounded in the fiscal year ending March 31 with an operating profit of &#165;19.0 billion ($175 million), following a &#165;7.9 billion ($72 million) loss in the previous ye Sony Music Entertainment rebounded in ...

  47. Sony Launches B2B Music Site

    April 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony Music Licensing has unveiled a business-to-business Web site, which is designed to simplify the process of finding and using music. <A HREF="http://www.SonyMusicfinder.com" TARGET="new">SonyMusic Sony Music Licensing ...

  48. Sony Launches B2B Music Site

    April 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony Music Licensing has unveiled a business-to-business Web site, which is designed to simplify the process of finding and using music. <A HREF="http://www.SonyMusicfinder.com" TARGET="new">SonyMusic Sony Music Licensing ...

  49. Crow Flies for United Air, Sony

    April 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony Connect, Sony Corp. of America's online music service, will launch May 4 with a promo event featuring Sheryl Crow performing live on a United Airlines aircraft traveling from Chicago to Los Angel LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter)--Sony Co ...

  50. Studer Secures Canadian Distribution

    April 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Swiss broadcast and recording equipment manufacturer Studer Professional Audio has inked a deal with Soundcraft Canada to distribute its product range in Canada. Swiss broadcast and recording equipment manufacturer Studer Professional Audio has in ...

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