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Sony says don’t forget about us

Sony has reported positive first quarter at 15% year-on-year growth, with the majority of business units pitching in to the party.

Yen screws Sony apparently

Sony has reported its financial results for the first half of 2016 which saw revenues drop 10.8% apparently due to a strong Yen and nothing to do with a collapsing smartphone division.

Sony acquires Altair in major LTE and IoT move

Japanese consumer electronics giant Sony has made a major move to boost its LTE capability and position itself strongly in the IoT market with the acquisition of Israeli chip-maker Altair Semiconductor.

Telco giants to demonstrate next phase of IP comms at MWC 2015

Some of the world’s leading operators are uniting with rich communication services (RCS) vendor Jibe at Mobile World Congress next week in Barcelona. IP video calling, group chat and sharing will be demonstrated based on platforms developed by Jibe, in sync with RCS specifications laid out by the GSMA.

Sony looking to scale back mobile operations

Japanese consumer electronics giant Sony indicated it may be ready to throw in the towel on mobile handsets. In review of its overall corporate strategy, Sony is trying to convince investors it is focused on profitability and “Return of Equity” and has accordingly classified its business units according to how much it thinks they will contribute to this aim.

Amazon in Fire sale, other smartphone vendors feeling the heat

Amazon has taken another hit on its faltering Fire phone, by conceding a second price slash on its first smartphone offering. The online retailer has now listed the phone for $199.00 unlocked, which also includes a full year of its Prime service worth $99.

Sony to bring STB to Europe, US

Japanese electronics giant Sony Computer Entertainment on Tuesday unveiled a set top box destined for the US and European markets that will allow users to stream content, including PlayStation game titles, straight to their TV. The PlayStation TV unit, available in the autumn, will cost $99.

Sony to tackle cloud-based gaming

Electronics giant Sony this week revealed its plans for cloud gaming company Gaikai, which it acquired in 2012. The technology has been used to build PlayStation Now – a game streaming service that will launch in the US in the summer.

All dressed up: smart wearables get fit in 2014

Smart wearables are set to be one of the sexier topics in the industry over 2014. Kicking off next week, consumer electronics trade show CES is expected to be a showcase for progress the industry has made in this nascent product category.

Sony sells smartphone IP to Technicolor

Japanese electronics firm and handset shop Sony has licensed smartphone and tablet technology to media and entertainment specialist Technicolor, whilst licensing other intellectual property from the French firm.

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