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  1. Qello Comes To PS3

    November 27, 2013 6:12 AM EST Qello is bringing its library of streaming concert films and music documentaries to the PlayStation 3. PS3 users can subscribe for unlimited access to the HD streaming library for $4.99 a month, or try-out the service with a 15-day free “All-Acces ...

  2. Sony Sells Over 1 Million PlayStation 4s On First Day

    November 18, 2013 10:26 AM EST Sony says it sold more than 1 million of its PlayStation 4 video game consoles during their first 24 hours on the market. The consoles went on sale Friday in the U.S. and Canada. Andrew House, president and group CEO for Sony Computer Entertainm ...

  3. Sony One-Ups Microsoft With $399 PlayStation 4 Price at E3

    June 11, 2013 1:04 AM EDT Sony Corp. drew cheers Monday night when it announced the price of its upcoming PlayStation 4 console at the annual E3 video game convention in Los Angeles. At $399, the PlayStation 4 will be $100 less expensive than Microsoft Corp.'s nex ...

  4. Morning Fix: One Direction & Rihanna Top Charts: Mog CEO Steps Down; Salaam Remi to Sony

    November 21, 2012 8:15 AM EST Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's Morning Fix email and other music-business newsletters FREE ONE DIRECTION'S 'TAKE ME HOME' DEBUTS AT NO. 1 ON BILLBOARD 200 WITH 2012'S THIRD-BIGGEST SALES WEEK: One Direction scores i ...

  5. Tim Schaaff, Sony's President of Network Entertainment Int'l, Stepping Down

    November 08, 2012 10:05 AM EST The head of Sony Corp.'s Sony Network Entertainment International unit, Tim Schaaff, will step down at the end of the year, with Andy House taking on oversight of Sony's online platforms, which Schaaff has overseen, the company said Thur ...

  6. Sony Introduces Inexpensive Tier for Music Unlimited Service

    August 29, 2012 4:22 PM EDT On Wednesday Sony Network Entertainment International announced a €4.99/US $4.99 per month tier, called "Access," to its Music Unlimited subscription service. Sony is employing a familiar marketing strategy by placing a premium on mobili ...

  7. Sony Corp's Losses Grow, Cuts Earnings Forecast

    August 02, 2012 8:41 AM EDT TOKYO (AP) -- Sony's red ink worsened in the April-June quarter and it lowered its full-year earnings forecast as it battles a strong yen and declining sales of liquid crystal display TVs and video game machines. The Japanese electronics and ...

  8. Sony Music Unlimited, More Open Than Ever, Takes the iOS Plunge on Friday

    May 22, 2012 3:08 PM EDT Sony Music Unlimited for iOS, not pictured here, will likely have the same "offline mode" that allows this Android version to store music for playback without a data connection. When Sony Entertainment Network chief Tim Schaaf told Evolv ...

  9. Michael Jackson's Unreleased Tracks Among 50,000 Songs Stolen From Sony By Hackers

    March 05, 2012 6:58 AM EST Hackers have reportedly stolen more than 50,000 music files from Sony Music, including Michael Jackson's entire back catalog and a large number of unreleased songs from the late King of Pop. According to British newspaper The Sunday Times, th ...

  10. Sony Reports $2 Billion Loss in Third Quarter

    February 02, 2012 11:18 AM EST TOKYO - Sony announced net losses of 159 billion yen ($2.04 billion) for the third quarter, while Sir Howard Stringer defended his record as CEO as he handed over the reins to Kazuo Hirai. The end of year period should be the company's best q ...

  11. Business Matters: Sony's Music Unlimited Coming to iOS Devices

    January 12, 2012 6:54 PM EST Business Matters: Sony's Music Unlimited Coming to iOS Devices -- Sony's Music Unlimited subscription service will be available for the iOS platform this quarter. Tim Schaaff, head of Sony Entertainment Network, broke the news at CES Wed ...

  12. Is Kazuo Hirai Succeeding Howard Stringer as President of Sony Corp?

    January 09, 2012 7:15 AM EST Sony's deputy president Kazuo Hirai will succeed Howard Stringer as president of Sony Corp. as early as April, according to Japan's largest business newspaper, Nikkei . Hirai, the officer in charge of consumer products & services bus ...

  13. Business Matters: Spotify Rising, Now at 10.2 Million Monthly Average Users

    December 14, 2011 6:48 PM EST Spotify Rising, Now at 10.2 Million Monthly Average Users -- Spotify has added about 2.5 million global monthly average users (MAU) in the last month, according to figures available at AppData.com . On Tuesday Spotify's MAU stood at 10.2 mill ...

  14. Tim Schaff, Chief of Sony Digital Music: Eight Reasons to Be Optimistic

    December 09, 2011 2:43 PM EST Anyone paying attention to digital music over the past ten years might wonder why Sony would ever bother with digital music again. The company's past is littered with abject failure and spectacular catastrophe - everything from MP3 players th ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. Business Matters: The Orchard Branches Out to Action Sports Video

    October 28, 2011 6:20 PM EDT The Orchard Branches Out Into Action Sports Video -- Digital distributor The Orchard has branched out into sports by creating an Action Sports & Lifestyle Film Distribution division. The new division, reported to be launching next week, will b ...

  17. Sony PlayStation Accounts Hit By Unauthorized Access

    October 12, 2011 7:10 AM EDT TOKYO (AP) - Sony said Wednesday (Oct. 12) intruders staged a massive attempt to access user accounts on its PlayStation Network and other online entertainment services in the second major attack on its flagship gaming site this year. The Tokyo-ba ...

  18. Business Matters: Sony Rebrands Qriocity Music Service as Music Unlimited

    September 01, 2011 6:59 PM EDT Sony Rebrands Qriocity Music Service as Music Unlimited -- Say goodbye to the Qriocity brand name and one of the oddest product names in recent memory. Sony has unified its online music, video and game services under a division called Sony Enterta ...

  19. Sony Corp Announces $199 Million Quarterly Loss on Disasters

    July 28, 2011 7:00 AM EDT TOKYO (AP) - Sony Corp. sank to a 15.5 billion yen ($199 million) quarterly loss, hurt by the disasters in northeastern Japan, a massive online security breach and plunging TV prices. The Tokyo-based electronics and entertainment company said Thur ...

  20. Sony Q1 Results Expected To Show Recovery

    July 26, 2011 8:15 AM EDT reports fiscal first quarter earnings Thursday that are expected to reflect a gradual recovery, despite the damage from the March earthquake and an embarrassing online security breach. WHAT TO WATCH FOR: The aftermath of March 11 quake and tsunami ...

  21. FBI Arrests 16 'Anonymous' Hacking Suspects in Nationwide Sweep

    July 19, 2011 6:32 PM EDT More than a dozen hackers allegedly from Anonymous, the group that claims responsibility for some of the recent attacks on Sony systems , have been arrested. The FBI raided multiple homes in New Jersey, New York, California and Florida in relation ...

  22. Sony CEO Howard Stringer Sees 16% Pay Cut

    June 29, 2011 8:12 AM EDT NEW YORK - Sony Corp. chairman and CEO Howard Stringer's compensation for the fiscal year ended in March declined 16 percent to 345 million yen ($4.27 million) as the entertainment and electronics conglomerate posted its third straight year o ...

  23. Sony Faces Jittery Shareholders at Annual Meeting

    June 28, 2011 7:30 AM EDT TOKYO (AP) - Sony Corp. Chief Executive Howard Stringer credited "very loyal" PlayStation Network gamers for flocking back to the service in big numbers, as he sought Tuesday to reassure shareholders following a series of embarrassing ha ...

  24. Sony Security Problems Continue With Attack on Brazilian Music Site

    June 09, 2011 1:16 PM EDT Sony's Internet security problems continue: The website of Sony Music in Brazil is currently down after being hacked earlier this week. LulzSec , the group that had performed a handful of earlier attacks, claimed it was not behind the attack ...

  25. Sony Unveils PlayStation 'Vita' at E3

    June 07, 2011 7:35 AM EDT LOS ANGELES - Sony Corp. on Monday took the wraps off its next generation portable gaming machine, PlayStation Vita, a touch-interface and motion-sensitive handheld that outdoes its workhorse PlayStation Portable and will go on sale before the win ...

  26. E3 2011 Kicks Off In Los Angeles This Week

    June 06, 2011 7:00 AM EDT LOS ANGELES - Almost six years ago at the annual Electronic Entertainment Expo, Nintendo unveiled what would eventually become known as the Wii. But the Japanese gaming giant didn't show off the new console's distinctive motion-sensing c ...

  27. Hackers Attack Another Sony Network, Post Data

    June 03, 2011 6:41 AM EDT BOSTON/NEW YORK - Hackers broke into Sony Corp's computer networks and accessed the information of more than 1 million customers to show the vulnerability of the electronic giant's systems, the latest of several security breaches undermi ...

  28. Sony PlayStation Network Restored in US, Europe

    June 02, 2011 6:11 AM EDT TOKYO - Sony Corp. is fully restoring its PlayStation Network in the U.S., Europe and parts of Asia on Thursday after hackers stole customer data and sent services offline in April. The Tokyo-based company said in a statement that services are set ...

  29. Business Matters: Are Consumers Ready to Spend This Summer?

    May 31, 2011 7:30 PM EDT Are Consumers Ready to Spend This Summer? -- While economic indicators are mixed, it appears investors may be feeling better about this summer's concert season. Live Nation shares rose 4.44% on twice the average daily trading volume Tuesday. ...

  30. Sony to Begin Restoring PlayStation Network in Asia

    May 27, 2011 8:04 AM EDT TOKYO (Reuters) - Sony Corp said it would begin restoring its PlayStation videogame network in Japan and elsewhere in Asia on Saturday, more than a month after a massive security breach leaked personal details on tens of millions of accounts. The ...

  31. Sony Offers Identity Theft Protection Services to PlayStation, Qriocity Account Holders

    May 25, 2011 5:54 PM EDT As part of Sony's efforts to make amends for its recent massive security breach, two of the company's divisions, Sony Computer Entertainment and Sony Network Entertainment, are offering free identity-theft protection to eligible PlayStat ...

  32. 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 ...

  33. Sony Says Greece Music Site Security Breached

    May 24, 2011 7:22 AM EDT TOKYO -- Sony said it discovered a security breach affecting 8,500 user accounts in a music entertainment website in Greece that comes on the heels of a hacker attack which forced its flagship gaming site offline. Sony Corp. spokesman Shigenori Yo ...

  34. Sony to Post $3.2 Billion Annual Loss

    May 23, 2011 7:29 AM EDT Sony Corp said it expected to post a $3.2 billion net loss for the year that ended on March 31 due to a write off on tax credits, the latest in a string of grim headlines for the consumer electronics giant. The maker of PlayStation video games, Va ...

  35. Sony Finds Another Security Flaw, Shutters Site

    May 19, 2011 7:14 AM EDT NEW YORK - Sony Corp has shut down a website set up to help millions of users affected by April's massive data breach after finding a "security hole". The site had been designed to help 77 million users of its PlayStation Network re ...

  36. Sony PlayStation Begins Network Operations Following Massive Security Breach

    May 16, 2011 7:49 AM EDT Sony began restoring its PlayStation Network service in the United States and Europe on Sunday after shutting down the service almost a month ago due to a massive security breach affecting over 100 million online accounts. Restored operations are ...

  37. Sony Removes Data, Delays PlayStation Restart; CEO Stringer Apologizes

    May 09, 2011 7:33 AM EDT Sony said on Saturday it had removed from the Internet the names and partial addresses of 2,500 sweepstakes contestants that had been stolen by hackers and posted on a website, and said it did not know when it could restart its PlayStation video g ...

  38. Sony Says 25 Million More Accounts Hacked

    May 03, 2011 7:17 AM EDT Sony Corp. said Monday that hackers may have taken personal information from an additional 24.6 million user accounts after a review of the recent PlayStation Network breach found an intrusion at a division that makes multiplayer online games. The ...

  39. Sony Freebies Help Soothe Anger at PlayStation Data Breach

    May 02, 2011 8:18 AM EDT Sony Corp has won over some gamers by offering free access to its PlayStation Network to compensate for the leak of personal details on 78 million user accounts, but still has some way to go to regain the trust of consumers. Many PlayStation users ...

  40. Sony Execs Apologize for Network Security Breach, Promise to Improve Security

    May 01, 2011 12:38 PM EDT Sony executives apologized Sunday for a security breach in the company's PlayStation Network that caused the loss of personal data of some 77 million accounts on the online service. "We deeply apologize for the inconvenience we have caus ...

  41. Sony Shares Slip, Company Faces Legal Action Over Data Leak

    April 27, 2011 5:37 PM EDT Shares of Sony Corp extended losses to trade down as much as 5.2 percent, hitting a one-month low on Thursday as investors worried over the widening impact of a massive leak of personal information of users of its PlayStation network. Sony said on ...

  42. Sony PlayStation Suffers Massive Data Breach

    April 26, 2011 8:32 PM EDT Sony suffered a massive breach in its video game online network that led to the theft of names, addresses and possibly credit card data belonging to 77 million user accounts in what is one of the largest-ever Internet security break-ins. Sony lear ...

  43. Norio Ohga, Former Sony President Credited With Developing CD, Dead at 81

    April 25, 2011 7:49 AM EDT Former Sony President and Chairman Norio Ohga, who gave up a career as an opera singer to join the fledgling consumer electronics maker in the 1950s and later led its expansion into movies and video games, died on Saturday, the company said. He wa ...

  44. Sony's Qriocity Music Service Launches in U.S.

    February 17, 2011 10:27 AM EST Sony Network Entertainment had promised to launch its Qriocity Music Unlimited subscription service in the U.S. before the end of the first quarter, and today that promise was met. The U.S., in addition to New Zealand and Australia, now have acces ...

  45. 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 ...

  46. @MIDEM 2011: Sony's Qriocity Turns Up The Volume

    January 23, 2011 12:00 AM EST CANNES, France -- When Sony launched its oddly named Qriocity music service last month, it did so rather quietly and with few details. Here at MIDEM, they've turned the volume way up. In addition to announcing an expansion of the cloud-based ...

  47. Sony Launches Subscription Music Streaming Service

    December 22, 2010 12:00 AM EST Sony Corp went live with its previously announced Qriocity music service today, debuting in the U.K. and Ireland. "Music Unlimited powered by Qriocity" is a subscription streaming service with access to about 6 million songs for 10-pound ...

  48. Sony's Move System Sold 4.1 Million In Two Months

    December 02, 2010 12:00 AM EST Not content to let Microsoft’s Kinect motion-based gaming system grab all the attention, Sony PlayStation released sales figures for its Move system that show 4.1 million devices were sold in the first two months of availability worldwide. Sony’s ...

  49. PlayStation Portable's Streaming Service Close To Launch?

    November 30, 2010 12:00 AM EST Looks like Sony’s promised music streaming service for the PlayStation Portable is nigh. The company last week notified users that a pending update to the device’s software will prepare it for the “Music Unlimited, powered by Qriocity” service. Th ...

  50. Sony Confirms Cloud-based Music Service

    September 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Sony Electronics introduced a new digital music service called Music Unlimited during a presentation at the IFA technology conference in Germany today. The service is part of the company’s new Qriocity (pronounced “curiosity”) entertainment networ ...

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