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Google has announced a second limited test run of its music video/AdSense program, distributing videos from Sony BMG and Warner Music that contain ads.
Sony has unveiled a new TV feature called “Bravia Internet Video Link” that will allow most of its new televisions to access free Internet video content. Online content, including high-definition feeds, will be available from providers such as AOL, Yahoo, Grouper, Sony Pictures Entertainment and Sony BMG Music.
Dick Parsons, Time Warner CEO & Chairman, revealed in a British newspaper that the company will continue to pursue copyright infringement complaints against YouTube. This is the first potential pitfall for Google, who acquired YouTube for $1.65 billion on Monday.
Microsoft has fired another shot in its ongoing battle with Sony and the upcoming Playstation 3. Xbox UK boss Neil Thompson and Europe boss Chris Lewis made comments in an interview attacking the Japanese corporation’s choice to build its Blu-Ray DVD technology into the platform.
Sony may have gotten too big for its own good. The company has spread well beyond its traditional specialty of high-end electronics into many other business fields. This is evident to some degree in the U.S., but is particularly obvious in Japan, where Sony hawks such things as skin lotion, online banking services, and life insurance.
There’s a lot of grandstanding going on in the game console industry. Nintendo brags about its history of innovation; Microsoft is smug about its lead over the competition; and Sony says its rep alone will carry PS3. But Sony may be surprised to learn its chief rivals are holding hands and shouting things like “thief!” and “loser!”
At this point, many who follow news in the Internet community know of Sony BMG’s desperate maneuvers and unethical tactics to protect their copyrighted material. The largest forces against Sony were bloggers. The bloggers waged an assault against Sony and now Sony has relented somewhat and recalled those CDs.
The mighty warrior Toshiba continues to wield its katana against overwhelming odds. The allies of Sony continue to gather strength even while Toshiba tries aggressive and risky maneuvers. Sony got in a nasty stab with the announcement of Warner’s support of both formats after having only supported Toshiba’s HD-DVD previously.
Sony introduced its new 10.3-megapixel digital camera today. The Cyber-shot DSC-R1 is Sony’s first product to include the company’s CMOS sensors.
The new Firmware 2.0 upgrade for Sony’s PSP system has some interesting new features such as a new integrated web browser, and increased Wi-Fi security.
Sony does not want Europeans to get their hands on the PSP before it is launched this September. In an effort to prevent just this, Sony is suing online gaming retailer Lik-Sang for selling Japanese PSPs to people in Europe.
New York state Attorney General Eliot Spitzer announced a deal with Sony/BMG Music Entertainment worked in the middle of a nasty little payola for a cool $10 million. Sony BMG, one of the biggest record labels on the planet reached the settlement because of their “pay-for-play” practice with radio stations.
WorldWinner Inc will develop games based on Sony Pictures Digital’s two top syndicated series.
Based on the individual cost of components, Merrill Lynch Japan Securities analysts think the company may take a beating on first year PS3 sales.
Toshiba adds a little Microsoft firepower to the high-density DVD war going on with Sony. The two companies announced today they would further their recent collaborations as they both work to develop the future of the HD-DVD format.
Mobile phone maker Sony Ericsson announced their new players in the phone market with 5 phone products, including a new 3G phone and they have a wide variety of features to peruse, play with and pay for. No price points were mentioned but one could assume prices would be competitive with similar offerings from companies like Nokia.
Sony Ericsson rolled out a handful of new products including four new mobile phone models, a PC card, and other accessories. The company said it intends to increase its presence in the low and mid-segment market.
The warlord known as Sony rides back to camp. He tells his generals there could be no parley with the lord Toshiba. They cannot decide whose sword will rule. No compromise can be reached. He commanded his generals to ride and muster soldiers from all corners of the land to prepare for the War of the Blue Light.
Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo all let a lot of information fly at the E3 with regard to their new gaming console; PS3, Xbox360 and Revolution respectively. The specs of these systems are awesome. They’ve got massive multiplayer options inside the home or over the network. With WiFi, you can spread the play around the room. The visual capabilities will be stunning with the HD graphics capability hooked up to a new Samsung HDTV designed for the gaming experience.
This may be a defining moment of the gamer generation. Ever since Pong made its way onto our black and white twisty knobbed TVs (yes, kids, there was a time such as this-it came right after the auto-correcting typewriter-type what?)ahem, ever since Pong, Generation X led a mind-entrancing march to the synthesized rhythm of plunk plunk dink bizzow-dooht. When our younger brothers and sisters were born, we handed them a controller to pass the baton of Mario ecstasy.
Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo all let a lot of information fly at the E3 with regard to their new gaming consoles. The specs of these systems are awesome. They’ve got WiFi and wireless and downloadable systems, massive multiplayer options inside the home or over the network. The visual capabilities will be stunning with the HD graphics capability hooked up to a new Samsung HDTV designed for the gaming experience.
In a story repeated in several hundred news outlets worldwide countless times, the E3 expo featured announcements from all three manufacturers about their consoles.
Sony and Toshiba stand like two old samurai waiting for the other to flinch in the DVD duel. Toshiba seems to be getting annoyed with the powerful Sony, the Shogun of Japanese electronics firms. Parley attempts remain at a standstill and Toshiba say little ground will be gained until Sony softens its attitude on the unification of the DVD formats.
A deal inked with tech firm Snocap links EMI with the two largest music companies and may lead to legal peer-to-peer (P2P) sharing.
Sony added two new DVD burners to its offering in the 800 series. The internal DRU-800A and the external DRX-800UL burners support 4X DVD R Dual Layering technology and can burn roughly 8.5 gigs of video, audio or data onto a single DVD-R-UL. This will get you 4 hours of video.
Sony and Toshiba both express interest in coming up with a new universal standard for the next generation of DVDs. The two companies continue to develop high definition DVD systems but hope to work out this new standard which would be better for all involved.
Sony Computer Entertainment America announced that the first week sales of the PSP handheld entertainment system generated more than $150 million at North American retailers…
An announcement from Sony Computer Entertainment America provides impressive details about the Sony PSPs first few days in the North American market. According to their announcement, the portable device sold over half a million in its first two days of being available.
Sony Pictures is preparing to offer a download service featuring the company’s top 500 movies for mobile technology users. The company’s goal is to have this upcoming service ready by next year.
A ruling in a US court has caused some major upheaval for Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE). A federal district court in California ruled the SCE must cease sales of its Playstation and Playstation 2 consoles, while paying the company Immersion $90 million because of complaints stemming from a patent infringement case.