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  1. Mobile World Congress in Barcelona: 5 Take-Aways and Game Changers

    February 28, 2014 4:15 PM EST Appearances by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Viacom International Media Networks CEO Bob Bakish, buzz about latest gadgets and a focus on bringing more wireless gear and content to the developing world – they were all part of this year's M ...

  2. Kazuo Hirai, New Sony CEO/President, Meets Fear, Hope at Shareholder Meeting

    June 29, 2012 9:01 AM EDT TOKYO (AP) -- The record 9,000 shareholders that packed Sony's annual meeting was no cause for celebration. After four years of losses and a halving of the share price, some angry investors doubt even a new CEO can pull the entertainment and ...

  3. Linkin Park Song To Appear In 'Abe Lincoln: Vampire Hunter'

    June 13, 2012 3:28 PM EDT Linkin Park's "Powerless," the song that closes their June 26 Warner Bros. release "Living Things," will play over the end credits of the 20th Century Fox film "Abe Lincoln: Vampire Hunter." "Abe Lincoln&quo ...

  4. CTIA Wireless Assoc. Kicks Off Annual Trade Show With Mobile Wallets

    May 08, 2012 7:20 AM EDT NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- CTIA Wireless, the U.S. cellphone industry's annual trade show that starts Tuesday, is drawing heavy participation not just from the cellphone industry, but from MasterCard, Visa, and other companies in the business of mov ...

  5. Randy Goodrum, U.S. Songwriter, Making Bid for Eurovision 2012

    February 10, 2012 11:30 AM EST When the second heat of Sweden's Melodifestivalen 2012 takes place Saturday night at the Scandinavium arena in Gothenburg, there will be at least one American at the venue - Arkansas-born songwriter Randy Goodrum, a rare U.S. visitor at this ...

  6. Sony Headed for Fourth Straight Year in the Red, Reports $346 Mil. Quarterly Loss

    November 02, 2011 8:16 AM EDT TOKYO (AP) - Sony reported a 27 billion yen ($346 million) loss for the latest quarter and downgraded its annual earnings forecast Wednesday to stay in the red for the fourth year straight, battered by the strong yen and poor sales of flat panel T ...

  7. Even More Sony Websites Hacked

    May 24, 2011 5:29 PM EDT Sony Corp's shares bounced back from two-month lows after the electronics conglomerate said this year's operating profit would match last year's, easing worries about the impact of the March earthquake. Separately, Sony said on Tues ...

  8. Sony Ericsson Sees Big Smartphone Growth In China

    September 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Mobile phone maker Sony Ericsson it expects half of all mobile phones sold in China to be smartphones by 2015, as prices for handsets fall amid growing popularity. Sony Ericsson, a joint venture between Sony Corp and Sweden's Ericsson, also a ...

  9. Smartphones Boost Sony Ericsson Q2

    July 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Mobile phone maker Sony Ericsson posted a second consecutive quarterly profit on Friday (July 16) as sales of more expensive smartphones ramped up but it stuck to its view of only slight market growth this year. After a dismal 2009, when consumers ...

  10. China 3G Standard Phone Sales To Surge

    April 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Sales of cellphones using China's own 3G standard (TD-SCDMA) will grow seven-fold this year, boosted by China Mobile's push of new phones and services, said research firm Strategy Analytics. The research firm did not unveil total sales e ...

  11. @CTIA: TuneWiki, FunMobility Apps, Android Phones Unveiled

    March 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The CTIA International Wireless convention is underway in Las Vegas, bringing together the leaders of the mobile phone industry to talk policy, technology and new devices and services. With smartphone sales skyrocketing worldwide, the music and en ...

  12. Google, Apple Pile Pressure On Phone World

    February 12, 2010 12:00 AM EST At next week's mobile trade show in Barcelona you can find a program that measures how high you can throw a Nokia smartphone, an apt metaphor for Nokia's efforts to raise its game. But gravity might not favor the world's biggest mak ...

  13. BMG Rights Management Expands Into Sweden

    January 29, 2010 12:00 AM EST BMG Rights Management has reached an agreement to acquire the music publishing rights of Scandinavian Songs AB as well as the master rights of Hawk Records. Following the deal, BMG Rights Management also decided to establish an office in Sweden to ...

  14. Apple Turns Up Heat In Nokia Battle

    January 18, 2010 12:00 AM EST Nokia said it would defend itself vigorously against Apple's new complaint to the United States International Trade Commission. The two phone giants are in the midst of a major legal battle, which started last October when Nokia charged Apple ...

  15. Sony Ericsson Q3 Loss Narrows On Cost Cuts, Margin

    October 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Mobile phone maker Sony Ericsson posted a smaller than expected third-quarter pretax loss on Friday, boosted by big cost cuts, but said it expected the market to remain tough for the rest of the year. The global handset market has been slammed by ...

  16. Sony Corp Reports Loss

    May 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Sony Corp reported a second straight quarterly loss hurt by a firmer yen, sluggish sales and restructuring costs, and it projected another year of red ink during which it will close eight factories worldwide. Consumer electronics makers around the ...

  17. Ericsson Says Sony Logical Buyer For SE Stake: Report

    May 07, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Ericsson chief executive Carl-Henric Svanberg said partner Sony would be a "logical buyer" for Ericsson's half of handset making joint venture Sony Ericsson, the Financial Times reported on Thursday (May 7). Steep losses from the ve ...

  18. Ericsson Q1 Core Profit Weak

    April 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Swedish telecom gear maker Ericsson posted weaker-than-expected underlying earnings, hit by a slumping global mobile phone market and cutbacks in investments by operators. The world's top mobile equipment maker, however, took a more optimisti ...

  19. Sony Ericsson Posts Heavy Q1 Loss

    April 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Mobile phone maker Sony Ericsson said on Friday it plans to cut one in five jobs this year in its battle to return to profit as a sluggish market brought a hefty first-quarter loss, as expected. The world no.4 handset manufacturer, owned by Sweden ...

  20. Billboard Mobile Entertainment Live: Smartphones Driving Ad Revenue

    April 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Is advertising the key to making mobile content pay? That's the question that speakers and attendees of Billboard's Mobile Entertainment Live conference in Las Vegas were asking themselves March 31, where the hype over the mobile enterta ...

  21. Sony Ericsson Warning Stuns Ailing Mobile Sector

    March 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Sony Ericsson sparked fresh fear of crumbling consumer demand on Friday (March 20) when the world's No 4 handset maker said it would sell barely half of the phones it sold last quarter. Shares across the wireless sector dropped sharply on the ...

  22. Sony Ericsson CEO Preparing For Tough '09

    January 08, 2009 12:00 AM EST The chief executive of Sony Ericsson, a venture of Sony Corp and Ericsson, sees a tough cell phone market through the end of 2009, with unit sales down by about 5-6% as consumer demand slows in the weak global economy. But Hideki Komiyama, who pla ...

  23. Sony Ericsson, Vodafone Back Google's Android

    December 10, 2008 12:00 AM EST Fourteen of the world's largest mobile phone and chip makers, including Sony Ericsson, Vodafone Group Plc and ARM Holdings Plc, joined the Open Handset Alliance to support the Android mobile device platform developed by Google Inc. The new me ...

  24. Sony Ericsson Launches DRM-Free Music Store

    August 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Sony Ericsson has rolled out its PlayNow arena, an over-the-air download service that will sell DRM-free music as well as games and applications. The expanded mobile music service will go live in Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Norway on Aug. 25. Eac ...

  25. Bertelsmann Exits Sony BMG

    August 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Sony Corporation has reached an agreement to acquire Bertelsmann AG's 50% stake in Sony BMG, four years after the joint venture was created. The demerged music company is to be called Sony Music Entertainment Inc and it will become a wholly o ...

  26. Def Jam Artists Headed For Sony-Ericsson Phone

    April 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Def Jam Records continues it all-out mobile push with a deal to embed content from multiple artists from its roster on a Walkman-branded Sony-Ericsson phone. The W910i, distributed only in the UK, will feature video and audio content from such art ...

  27. Napster Mobile Arrives In U.K. Through O2, Ericsson

    March 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT O2 has struck a deal with Napster that gives the wireless carrier's U.K. subscribers access to the online music firm's five million-plus track catalog. The partnership, unveiled today, is described by all involved parties as the largest ...

  28. Napster Mobile Launches In Chile

    February 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST Napster and Ericsson have teamed for the Napster Mobile music service launch in Chile. The deal is via Chilean operator Entel PCS and marks the first time Napster Mobile has been offered in Latin America. Under the agreement, Ericsson has end-to-e ...

  29. Tech Firms Respond To McGuinness Blast

    February 01, 2008 12:00 AM EST Paul McGuinness's big-hitting speech at this year's Midem has inspired a wave of reaction, not all of it positive. The U2 manager's lecture became one of the 42nd annual trade fair's hottest talking points, when he used its pod ...

  30. McGuinness Speech In Full

    January 29, 2008 12:00 AM EST The full script of the speech everyone is talking about in Cannes, as made by U2 manager Paul McGuinness at Midem. McGuinness: "Good afternoon and thank you for giving me this opportunity. I don't make many speeches and this is an import ...

  31. Digital Briefs: Napster, Ericsson, Sunrise and Nokia

    January 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST - At the MIDEM conference in Cannes, Napster and Ericsson unveiled an Italian-based Napster Mobile music service with operator Telecom Italia. This is Napster's a la carte download service, not a mobile "all-you-can-eat" subscriptio ...

  32. Beyonce-Phone Among New Devices Hitting The Market

    October 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A host of new multimedia mobile phones are poised to hit retail shelves, just in time for the holiday sales season. Just a week after Verizon unveiled a touch-screen iPhone competitor as part of its fall device lineup, Sprint pulled the curtain ba ...

  33. Rednex On Sale For $1.5 Million

    May 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT In an unusual move, novelty Swedish pop outfit Rednex has put itself up for sale via the online auction site eBay . The Stockholm, Sweden band, best known for the international 1994 hit "Cotton Eye Joe", is listed with a starting bid pri ...

  34. Cellular One Launches Mobile Music Service

    April 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Rural wireless operator Cellular One is the latest to launch a mobile music service, using the Napster Mobile platform hosted by Ericsson. The dual-delivery full song download service will be fully interoperable with the Napster PC model. Cellular ...

  35. Sharman Exits As Napster Re-jigs Euro Ops

    February 26, 2007 12:00 AM EST Napster U.K. is whittling-down its executive team as part of a cost-saving decision to centralize its European sales, marketing and management in Frankfurt, Germany. As a result of the strategy, Napster U.K.'s VP and GM Leanne Sharman will le ...

  36. Wei Wei Launches Album Via DotMobi

    February 14, 2007 12:00 AM EST Chinese singing superstar Wei Wei is the world's first artist to launch an album exclusively via dotMobi, the first Web site address domain dedicated to mobile content. Wei Wei made a personal appearance today 3GSM Congress mobile-industry tr ...

  37. Electronics Execs Seek Reform On EU Copyright Tax

    February 14, 2007 12:00 AM EST Top electronics firms have asked the European Commission to discuss why the European Union executive body abruptly delayed reform of an "excessive and unjustified" copyright tax after lobbying by France. In December the commission delaye ...

  38. Omnifone To Launch iPhone Rival

    February 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST MusicStation, a new subscription-funded mobile-music service said to be more consumer-friendly than Apple Inc.'s iPhone offering, is scheduled to start rolling out internationally in April. Launched by privately owned London-based Omnifone, M ...

  39. Napster Mobile Comes To Ireland

    December 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Napster Mobile has made its debut in the European market via Irish wireless carrier O2 Ireland. The move means O2 Ireland's 1.6 million subscribers will be able for the first time to access Napster's catalog of 3 million full-length song ...

  40. Napster Mobile To Make Debut In Ireland

    December 12, 2006 12:00 AM EST Napster's mobile music application Napster Mobile has found a foothold in Europe and is expected to go live in Ireland on Telefonica's O2 network. The Napster Mobile application is hosted by network provider Ericsson. It allows users to ...

  41. Mobile Music Download Services Expand

    November 15, 2006 12:00 AM EST Offerings launch in Canada, Portugal. Wireless operators in Canada and Portugal are launching mobile music download services. Portuguese operator TMN Portugal is implementing the Napster Mobile service, developed in partnership with Ericsson. Japa ...

  42. Music Phones Triple Sony/Ericsson Earnings

    April 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Driven by strong sales of Walkman line. Driven largely by strong sales of its Walkman line of music phone, mobile phone manufacturer Sony-Ericsson beat analyst expectations by more than tripling its net profit for the quarter ending March 31. The ...

  43. U2 To Reschedule 'Vertigo' Dates For November

    March 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST The ten final shows of U2's "Vertigo" tour will be rescheduled for November, singer Bono told an Australian TV show tonight (March 13). An official announcement could be made as early as tomorrow, he The ten final shows of U2's ...

  44. U2 To Reschedule 'Vertigo' Dates For November

    March 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Bono suggests announcement is imminent. The ten final shows of U2's "Vertigo" tour will be rescheduled for November, singer Bono told an Australian TV show tonight (March 13). An official announcement could be made as early as tomor ...

  45. Napster Mobile Available In U.S. Soon

    February 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Service coming via SunCom Wireless. Napster’s mobile music service, created in partnership with Ericsson, will soon be available in the U.S., through a small wireless carrier called SunCom Wireless. The service allows users to buy full-song music ...

  46. EMI, Ericsson Enter Pact

    January 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST Deal for ringtones, full song downloads. EMI Music has formed an European licensing agreement with mobile network provider Ericsson for the distribution of master ringtones and full song downloads. Under the agreement, Ericsson's Personalized ...

  47. Study: Copyright Protection Biz A Sleeping Giant

    June 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT An exhaustive new study is estimating that the digital rights management industry will grow from $600 million worldwide in 2004 to $1.9 billion in 2009. After all, digitally delivered media that's so (The Hollywood Reporter) -- An exhaustive ...

  48. Napster, Ericsson Strike Mobile Pact

    June 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Online music service Napster is positioning itself in the international mobile-music market through a groundbreaking deal with communications giant Ericsson. Online music service Napster is positioning itself in the international mobile-music mark ...

  49. Napster, Ericsson Strike Mobile Pact

    June 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Online music service Napster is positioning itself in the international mobile-music market through a groundbreaking deal with communications giant Ericsson. Online music service Napster is positioning itself in the international mobile-music mark ...

  50. Ericsson To Distribute Warner Music Tones

    December 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Warner Music International is leveraging its repertoire across the European cellular market through a new agreement with Swedish telecoms giant Ericsson. Warner Music International is leveraging its repertoire across the European cellular market t ...

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