Sony

  • Sony Leaving The E-Book Business Behind, Will Transition Accounts And Purchases To Kobo

    Sony Leaving The E-Book Business Behind, Will Transition Accounts And Purchases To Kobo

    Sony is calling it quits in the e-book platform market, the company announced today (via Engadget). The move isn’t entirely unexpected: Sony has always occupied a relatively small portion of the market compared to the big kid on the block Amazon. And in light of recent revenue figures, and the decision to cut the much more recognizable VAIO brand, absolutely no one should be shocked by… Read More

  • Sony To Exit PC Business By Selling VAIO

    Sony To Exit PC Business By Selling VAIO

    Sony will sell off its lackluster PC division and focus on spinning off its TV business into a standalone entity by June. The company’s announcement confirms a report yesterday that Japan Industrial Partners planned to purchase the VAIO brand. The amount of the deal was not disclosed, but Nikkei reported that it may be up to 50 billion yen ($490 million). The deal will be finalized by… Read More

  • Sony Reportedly Seeking To Sell Its PC Division

    Sony Reportedly Seeking To Sell Its PC Division

    Sony is apparently looking to shed the dead weight that is its PC business. According to Reuters, relaying a report by Nikkei, Sony is in talks to sell its personal computer business to investment fund Japan Industrial Partners for up to 50 billion yen ($490 million). A new company would be formed to sell the computers, with Sony retaining a small stake in venture, the report states. Just… Read More

  • Sony’s Credit Rating Cut To “Junk” By Moody’s

    Sony’s Credit Rating Cut To “Junk” By Moody’s

    Bond credit rating agency Moody’s cut the credit rating of Sony from Baa3 to Ba1 with a stable outlook — Ba1 is also just below investment grade. In other words, Sony is considered a speculative investment right now and it will become harder for the company to borrow money. Today’s downgrade comes from its volatile net profit. Despite many staff cuts, some divisions, such as… Read More

  • Sheryl Sandberg’s “Lean In” Gets A Movie Deal

    Sheryl Sandberg’s “Lean In” Gets A Movie Deal

    In an era where movie creators simply copy books for lack of original ideas, Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In has been picked up for a movie deal. According to the WSJ, Sony Pictures Entertainment has announced that it has acquired the film rights to the Ms. Sandberg’s book, which was published last year. Read More

  • Sony Adds To Its Global Mobile Lineup With The Xperia T2 Ultra And Xperia E1 Android Phones

    Sony Adds To Its Global Mobile Lineup With The Xperia T2 Ultra And Xperia E1 Android Phones

    Sony is adding two smartphones to its growing stable of devices. Meet the Xperia T2 Ultra and the Xperia E1 — both substantial updates to Sony’s 2013 models. Best yet, both are offered in dual-sim variants. These latest phones join the Z1S and Z1 announced last week at CES. However, it seems Sony held these close to its chest last week as they’re somewhat mundane and not… Read More

  • What Games Are: Local Stream Gaming

    What Games Are: Local Stream Gaming

    Valve and Sony both made big announcements at CES, but both visions look problematic. Sony is trying to push cloud-service gaming, an idea that failed with Onlive. Meanwhile Steam Machines seem overpriced and it’s hard to know what problem they solve. Are both over-solving a much simpler problem: local streaming of games in the home? Read More

  • Xperia Z1S Water Resistance Test

    Hands On With The Xperia Z1S, And The Water Salad Test

    The Z1S is a brand new Sony Xperia smartphone the company unveiled at CES 2014. It has the same 5-inch screen as the Z1, but it’s fatter and heavier because of its 3,000 mAh extended battery. Read More

  • Sony Doubles Down On Wearable Tech With The Life-Tracking ‘Core’

    Sony Doubles Down On Wearable Tech With The Life-Tracking ‘Core’

    LG played up its push into wearable tech earlier this morning, and now it looks like Sony’s turn to do the same. Sony Mobile president and CEO Kuni Suzuki took the stage at the tail end of Sony’s CES press conference to show off what he called “the tiniest gadget Sony has ever made” — the life-tracking Sony Core. Read More

  • Sony PlayStation 4 | Fly or Die

    Fly Or Die: Sony PlayStation 4

    The console wars are in full swing, and no contender is more focused on hardcore gamers as the PS4. Sony’s next-gen PlayStation is not like the Xbox One, which is leaning more toward the media console space than ever before. Instead, the PS4 is built squarely for the gaming enthusiast. Read More

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