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  1. Omnifone & GEMA Announce Germany Deal @ MIDEM For Sony's Qriocity

    January 24, 2011 12:00 AM EST CANNES, France -- Omnifone, a provider of cloud-based music services announced a deal on Sunday, Jan. 23 with German collection society GEMA to license Sony's cloud based music service "Music Unlimited Powered by Qriocity." The new ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Mobile World Congress: Operators Challenge Apple's App Store

    February 15, 2010 12:00 AM EST Twenty-four telecom operators have formed an alliance to build an open platform that will deliver applications to all mobile phone users in an effort to compete with Apple's successful apps store. The move is supported by three of the world&# ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Sony Ericsson To Host Shakira Chat

    December 14, 2009 12:00 AM EST Sony Ericsson will host a live chat with Shakira tonight (Dec. 14) in Miami. The chat can be accessed via prodigy.msn.cyloop.com/sonyericsson and is part of Sony Ericsson's partnership with Shakira for Latin America tied to the release of her ...

  8. PlayNow Plus Debuts In Brazil

    December 11, 2009 12:00 AM EST Sony Ericsson has launched its PlayNow Plus music service in Brazil. Aliado Digital reports that the service, available on W508 Walkman phones via wireless operator Vivo, includes 1,000 pre-loaded songs and unlimited DRM-protected track downloads ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Austria Gets Unlimited Sony Ericsson Service

    June 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Sony Ericsson's unlimited music download service PlayNow Plus has launched in Austria. The service, powered by London-based Omnifone, is available on pre-licensed Sony Ericsson handsets in partnership with mobile network Orange, beginning wit ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. Sony Ericsson Unveils New Mobile Phone Strategy

    February 17, 2009 12:00 AM EST Sony Ericsson unveiled a new strategy for its struggling mobile phone business in an attempt to share content on its handsets with other devices in the home. Called Entertainment Unlimited, the initiative seeks to integrate mobile phones with such ...

  16. Digital Music Revenue Doubles In Brazil

    January 27, 2009 12:00 AM EST A recent report by international music trade group IFPI re-affirms Brazil as Latin America's top digital music market, with revenues doubling in 2008. According to IFPI's "Digital Music Report 2009," digital accounts for more t ...

  17. UMPG, SACEM Unveil Digital Deals

    January 19, 2009 12:00 AM EST The Universal Music Publishing Group and Society of Authors, Composers and Publishers Of Music (SACEM) celebrated their one-year old Pan-European licensing agreement by christening it: "D.E.A.L" (Direct European Administration and Licens ...

  18. Sony Ericsson, Universal Promote New Talent

    January 18, 2009 12:00 AM EST Sony Ericsson is to partner with Universal Music Publishing to provide the publisher's emerging artists with a platform to promote their music to the mobile vendor's customers. The deal was announced during the MidemNet digital music bus ...

  19. Price Cut On Nokia's Comes With Music

    January 16, 2009 12:00 AM EST Three months after its launch in the U.K., the price of Nokia’s unlimited music pre-licensed handset has been slashed from £127.10 ($189.90) to £82.18 ($122.79). The move comes amid speculation that the service, set for a roll out in other territo ...

  20. IFPI Digital Report Urges Action On Music Piracy

    January 16, 2009 12:00 AM EST The IFPI has estimated that 95% of music downloads are illegal, according to its 2009 Digital Music Report. The estimation is the result of a three-year study in 16 countries, which also indicated more than 40 billion files were illegally file-sha ...

  21. 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 ...

  22. Sony Ericsson Unveils Unlimited Music Service

    September 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Mobile phone manufacturer Sony Ericsson introduced an all-you-can eat music subscription service called PlayNow Plus in a bid to compete against rival Nokia's pending Comes With Music service. The PlayNow Plus offer is simply a repackaged ver ...

  23. Sony Ericsson To Roll Out Music Service In Weeks

    September 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Sony Ericsson will launch a mobile phone service with unlimited music downloads within weeks, Lennard Hoornik, head of marketing at the firm, said on Tuesday. Play Now Plus, which will compete with Nokia's Comes with Music service, will give ...

  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. Sony Ericsson Preps AM/FM Radio Device

    July 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Sony Ericsson is preparing to launch its first-ever device that incorporates AM/FM radio. The R300 Radio and the R306 Radio phones were designed for the global market and will be launched in selected countries worldwide and throughout Latin Americ ...

  26. Madonna's 'Candy' A Treat For Sony Ericsson Users

    June 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Madonna's new chart smash "Hard Candy" is to be pre-loaded or carried alongside Sony Ericsson handsets across 27 countries, through a new agreement struck between Warner Music International and the cell phone manufacturer. From this ...

  27. Usher Partners With Sony Ericsson For Phone, Tour

    May 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Usher has teamed with Sony Ericsson to become the face of the mobile phone maker's new Walkman music phone, which will be available later this year. The partnership covers the United States, Canada and 20 European countries, according to Ushe ...

  28. Sony Ericsson To Pre-Load New Fonseca Album

    May 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Colombian singer/songwriter Fonseca has partnered with cellphone manufacturer Sony Ericsson in a multi-media promotional and retail campaign surrounding the release of his upcoming album, "Gratitud," and his subsequent Colombian and Cent ...

  29. Sony Corp. of America To Acquire Gracenote

    April 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Sony Corp. of America is acquiring music identification and technology firm Gracenote for $260 million. The merger is expected to close in late May. Gracenote is perhaps best known to the music industry for its music recognition and lyrics service ...

  30. 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 ...

  31. Labels, Aggregators Back PlayNow

    January 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST Mobile music is making a big noise at the MIDEM conference in Cannes this week. Device manufacturer Sony Ericsson so far has made the biggest splash with a major expansion of its PlayNow initiative to include more than 5 million tracks. The increa ...

  32. Musicphones Make Show Floor Noise At CES

    January 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST New mobile phones from Motorola and Sony-Ericsson, featuring music capabilities as just the start of their advanced capabilities, were introduced today today (Jan. 7) at the CES conference in Las Vegas. Sony-Ericsson launched two new Walkman-brand ...

  33. Sony Ericsson To Launch Music Store

    November 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST Shortly after news broke that Warner Music Group would not license its music to Nokia's new mobile music service, rival mobile phone manufacturer Sony Ericsson announced plans to launch its own mobile music site by the second quarter of next ...

  34. Sony, Waste Management To Launch Recycling Program

    August 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Does that Walkman walk no more, or is the original PlayStation now a doorstop? Starting next month, Sony Corp. will take them back at 75 recycling stations around the country. The electronics and entertainment company has previously accepted produ ...

  35. Sony Ericsson, Orange Launch U.K. Talent Search

    July 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Handset manufacturer Sony Ericsson and network provider Orange have joined forces to launch a new multi-media competition to unearth new musical talent in the United Kingdom. Orange linked with Sony Ericsson to sell their Walkman handsets with acc ...

  36. Sony, Orange Dial-Up U.K. Talent Quest

    July 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Handset manufacturer Sony Ericsson and mobile operator Orange have joined forces with Channel 4, the free-to-air commercial U.K. TV network, to find Britain's next great musical hope in a new talent contest. Winners of the mobileAct competiti ...

  37. Gracenote Goes Mobile

    June 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Gracenote unveiled new software today designed to give mobile phones access to its media database for search and discovery services. The technology allows users to identify songs against its database of 60 million tracks, and then offers the abili ...

  38. Swisscom Mobile Preps Napster Launch

    June 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Swiss mobile operator Swisscom Mobile is launching the Napster Mobile music service this week. Along with partner Ericsson, the Napster Mobile service allows users to search, browse, preview and purchase music tracks, as well as access the Napster ...

  39. 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 ...

  40. Sony BMG Goes Cinematic For French 'Blogsongs' Project

    March 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG France is partnering with mobile carrier Sony Ericsson and cinema advertising sales house Screenvision Europe to launch an innovative music promotion campaign in French movie theaters. From March 21 to November 27, a series of ten "B ...

  41. Sony Ericsson, Sony/ATV Partner For Mobile Push

    September 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT M-buzz.com will go live Oct. 2. Sony Ericsson and Sony/ATV Music Publishing have entered into a partnership to showcase the publisher's artists and bands through a new mobile promotion space to break new and developing artists. Called M-BUZZ, ...

  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. Robbie Dials Up Deal On Exclusive Cell Phones

    April 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT British hit-maker Robbie Williams has joined forces with cell-phone carrier T-Mobile International and handset manufacturer Sony Ericsson to launch a branded mobile phone. British hit-maker Robbie Williams has joined forces with cell-phone carrier ...

  44. Sony Ericsson, Orange Strike Music Partnership

    March 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST Sony Ericsson, Orange Strike Music Partnership Sony Ericsson, Orange Strike Music Partnership News ...

  45. Sony Ericsson, Orange Strike Music Partnership

    March 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST Integrated mobile campaign to spotlight Aguilera. Mobile handset manufacturing giant Sony Ericsson and telecommunications network Orange have cemented an "unprecedented" European brand partnership which places digital music at its core. ...

  46. Sony Ericsson, Orange Strike Music Partnership

    March 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST Mobile handset manufacturing giant Sony Ericsson and telecommunications network Orange have cemented an "unprecedented" European brand partnership which places digital music at its core. The initiativ Mobile handset manufacturing giant S ...

  47. 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 ...

  48. 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 ...

  49. Jamiroquai To Front Orange, Sony Ericsson Campaign

    August 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG U.K. has joined forces with international cell-phone operator Orange and handset maker Sony Ericsson to launch an integrated pan-European marketing campaign for British pop/urban act Jamiroqu Sony BMG U.K. has joined forces with internati ...

  50. Jamiroquai To Front Orange, Sony Ericsson Campaign

    August 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG U.K. has joined forces with international cell-phone operator Orange and handset maker Sony Ericsson to launch an integrated pan-European marketing campaign for British pop/urban act Jamiroqu Sony BMG U.K. has joined forces with internati ...

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