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  1. Business Matters: Sony's Electronics Division 'Worth Zero,' Says Analyst

    May 28, 2013 3:36 PM EDT Competition from Apple and other hardware makers have helped render Sony’s electronics business utterly worthless, says one equity analyst. “Electronics is its Achilles’ heel and, in our view, it is worth zero,” Jeffries analyst Atul Goyal expla ...

  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. Sony Stock Dips Below 1,000 Yen, First Time Since 1980

    June 04, 2012 8:14 AM EDT TOKYO (AP) -- Sony's stock price fell below 1,000 yen Monday for the first time since 1980 in a symptom of weak global markets and the company's decline after huge success with the Walkman three decades ago. Battered by competition from ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Will Sony's New Walkman MP3 Player Win big? Or Fall Flat?

    August 05, 2011 1:40 PM EDT As brand names go, Sony's Walkman is the ultimate survivor. The brand that virtually defined the portable music market back in the days of the cassette has since endured multiple format changes through the years?from the CD, to the short-li ...

  6. Business Matters: Google's Music Plans, Walkman Outsells iPod and more

    September 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Opinion and analysis of the day's music news. GOOGLE'S MUSIC PLANS: MOBILE, BROWSER Google's music plans are being welcomed by executives who have heard the pitch, according to an LA Times article. The article gives away only two ti ...

  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. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. Sony BMG Preps Calling Card Give-A-Way

    November 20, 2008 12:00 AM EST In an effort to spur music sales during the holiday season, Sony BMG in Colombia and Colombian wireless carrier Comcel have launched a strategic alliance dubbed "Minutos Comcel" (Comcel Minutes), that gives free calling cards to customer ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. French Digital Briefs: Zaploop, Ayo, Jamendo

    July 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Warner Music France has reached an agreement with French music community platform Zaploop, which will enable the service's users to sell music from Warner catalog through widgets in a licensed "super-distribution" scheme. Warner M ...

  17. Sony Strikes Agreements With Napster, 7digital

    June 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Hardware giant Sony has struck separate deals with Napster and 7digital.com that enables free music to be bundled with certain Walkman-branded portable music devices. A video collaboration between Sony U.K. and digital media deliver firm 7digital ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. 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 ...

  20. 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 ...

  21. 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 ...

  22. Digital Briefs: Sony, HMV, MixRevolution, AOL

    December 19, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Sony Electronics has teamed up with HMV stores to offer anyone buying Walkman-branded MP3 player a free three-month trial of the HMV digital music service. The promotion does not include Walkman branded phones, however. - MixRevolution.com is a ...

  23. Sony BMG Lifts Off With Airport Download Trial

    December 03, 2007 12:00 AM EST Sony BMG is involved in a music campaign intended to make time fly for airline passengers waiting for their plane. Visitors to the Dixons electronic goods retailer at London Heathrow Terminal 1 can plug into a new service which powers-up and loads ...

  24. 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 ...

  25. Sony, KDDI Team Download Project

    October 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Sony and KDDI, Japan's second-largest mobile-phone operator, are joining forces to launch a new music-download service that will allow mobile users to copy onto digital music players tracks they've downloaded from the Internet and stored ...

  26. 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 ...

  27. Sony To Shutter Connect Music Store In March

    August 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Sony Corp. will begin shuttering its Connect Music Store starting in March, the company confirmed today. Rumors of the impending shutdown began in June after the company laid off 20 people and allocated remaining staff and resources to the PlaySta ...

  28. 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 ...

  29. 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 ...

  30. 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 ...

  31. New Devices To Give Boost To Mobile Gaming Music

    May 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music in mobile games is merely an afterthought today, but is expected to become of greater importance as more media-centric phones hit the market. This ZDNet Asia story , reprinted in BusinessWeek, points to such devices as the Walkman series fro ...

  32. Sony Launches Video Sharing Site

    April 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Sony Corp. on Friday launched a video-sharing Web site in Japan that is seen as a potential rival to YouTube. The eyeVio service enables users to download clips from the Web site onto personal computers as well as portable devices such as Sony ...

  33. 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, ...

  34. Japan's KDDI Readies Sony Walkman Mobile

    May 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Handset will store 500 songs. KDDI, Japan's second-largest mobile operator, is to launch in June a mobile handset with a built-in Sony Walkman music player capable of storing some 500 songs. The Walkman Keitai W42S handset, which KDDI develop ...

  35. Music Phones Triple Sony/Ericsson Earnings

    April 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Driven largely by strong sales of Walkman line. Driven largely by strong sales of Walkman line. News ...

  36. 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 ...

  37. 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 ...

  38. 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. ...

  39. Reports: Euro Online Biz Failing Its Users

    November 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST BEUC blasts 'commitment to cultural diversity.' A pair of damning reports published today (Nov. 10) concludes that European consumers are being served poorly by online retailers and content providers. The studies were commissioned by the ...

  40. New MP3 Players Hit The Market

    August 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sony, Samsung introduce new models. Both Sony Electronics and Samsung have introduced several new MP3 players in their ongoing campaign to catch up to Apple Computer in the digital music race. Sony unveiled a new line of flash-based devices called ...

  41. BellSouth Gives Customers Free MP3 Players

    August 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT New DSL subscribers also offered Napster To Go. Telecom giant BellSouth is offering its new DSL subscribers free MP3 players and trial memberships to Napster To Go. New customers choosing either of the two highest DSL packages BellSouth offers wil ...

  42. U.K. Telco Orange Ramps Up Music Offering

    July 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The U.K. arm of the Orange mobile phone network is bolstering its music-compatible handsets with a customized device, due to roll out this week. Separately, the telecoms giant is also supporting a Son The U.K. arm of the Orange mobile phone networ ...

  43. U.K. Telco Orange Ramps Up Music Offering

    July 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The U.K. arm of the Orange mobile phone network is bolstering its music-compatible handsets with a customized device, due to roll out this week. Separately, the telecoms giant is also supporting a Son The U.K. arm of the Orange mobile phone networ ...

  44. Motorola Unveils New iTunes Phone

    March 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST Device stores eight hours of music. Telecoms group Motorola said today (March 10) it is working on several mobile phones that are compatible with Apple's iTunes music service and some of which can store eight hours of songs. One model, the E7 ...

  45. Sony To Bow Flash-Memory Audio Players

    March 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Hoping to regain some of its luster in a market dominated by the iPod, the company that brought us the Walkman is coming out with a big lineup of portable music players. SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- Hoping to regain some of its luster in a market domi ...

  46. Sony Ramps Up Development Of Digital Service, Players

    December 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST New unit combines Japanese, U.S. operations. Sony Corp. reportedly has set up an operating unit that will focus on developing portable hard-drive players and corresponding digital entertainment services for music, movies and more. The new division ...

  47. Sony Takes On iPod With New Hard Disk Walkman

    December 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sony Corp unveiled its first MP3-compatible, hard-disk Walkman music player yesterday (Nov. 30) in an attempt to recover ground lost to Apple Computer's iPod. Sony Corp unveiled its first MP3-compatible, hard-disk Walkman music player yesterd ...

  48. Apple's iPod Minis Drop Worldwide July 24

    July 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Apple Computer will make its iPod mini digital-music player available internationally starting July 24. A spokesperson for the computer giant says prices will vary for each territory. The mini portabl Apple Computer will make its iPod mini digital ...

  49. Apple's iPod Minis Drop Worldwide July 24

    July 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Apple Computer will make its iPod mini digital-music player available internationally starting July 24. A spokesperson for the computer giant says prices will vary for each territory. The mini portabl Apple Computer will make its iPod mini digital ...

  50. Sony Connects With U.K., France, Germany

    July 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Connect, the online music store operated by Sony Corp.'s Sony Network Services (SNS), quietly entered the European market today (July 5). The download service, which was expected to roll out in June, Connect, the online music store operated b ...

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