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Sony

Sony

A Japanese company that manufactures a wide range of electronic goods, such as TVs, computers and MP3 players. The company was founded in 1946 by Masaru Ibuka and Akio Morita. The company currently employs 168,000 people worldwide.

# sony - Tuesday 1 April, 2014

From Business ETC So a lot of tech companies had fun with April Fools Day today For The Day That's In It

So a lot of tech companies had fun with April Fools Day today

Especially Google, but that was already expected.

# sony - Monday 24 February, 2014

From Business ETC Sony’s waterproof flagship phone bets big on HD video Upgrades

Sony’s waterproof flagship phone bets big on HD video

The Xperia Z2 will be able to record footage in 4K, a quality similar to what you would find on Ultra HD TVs, and includes a function for stabilising shaky video footage.

# sony - Tuesday 18 February, 2014

From Business ETC Sony has sold 5.3 million Playstation 4 consoles worldwide Console Wars

Sony has sold 5.3 million Playstation 4 consoles worldwide

The company has sold another 1.1 million consoles this year, adding to the 4.2 million consoles it sold in 2013.

# sony - Tuesday 7 January, 2014

From Business ETC Sony announces game-streaming service Playstation Now All Access

Sony announces game-streaming service Playstation Now

The service will allow Sony users to stream and play old Playstation games on their PS4, PS3, PS Vita, Bravia TVs, smartphones, and tablets.

# sony - Wednesday 11 December, 2013

From Business ETC Microsoft sells more than 2 million Xbox One consoles in 18 days Console Wars

Microsoft sells more than 2 million Xbox One consoles in 18 days

The Xbox One has sold an average of 111,111 units a day since it first launched.

# sony - Friday 6 December, 2013

From Business ETC Spotify to introduce free mobile music service next week Free Streaming

Spotify to introduce free mobile music service next week

The music streaming company will let mobile users play a limited number of tracks on its app for free.

# sony - Tuesday 3 December, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Over 2 million Playstation 4s have been sold in three weeks Console Wars

Over 2 million Playstation 4s have been sold in three weeks

In the next generation of the console wars, it’s first blood to Sony.

# sony - Friday 29 November, 2013

From Business ETC A brief history of the Sony Playstation PSX

A brief history of the Sony Playstation

It’s come a long way since the original arrived back in 1995.

# sony - Wednesday 27 November, 2013

From Business ETC Sony patents smart wig that vibrates whenever you get a message Wearable Tech

Sony patents smart wig that vibrates whenever you get a message

The wig could help people navigate their surroundings, alert them to new messages, and check blood pressure.

# sony - Friday 22 November, 2013

Playstation and Xbox had this cute exchange on Twitter

Two multinational corporations, getting cosy. AWWWW.

From Business ETC Playstation 4 Vs Xbox One: Which comes out on top? Console Wars

Playstation 4 Vs Xbox One: Which comes out on top?

With the Xbox One released today and the PS4 a week away, which one should you invest your time and money in?

# sony - Monday 18 November, 2013

Sony sold one million PS4s in 24 hours

The company expects to sell 5 million by March.

# sony - Sunday 17 November, 2013

From Business ETC Five smartphones battling for your Christmas stocking Smartphone Wars

Five smartphones battling for your Christmas stocking

If you’re thinking of a phone as a Christmas gift, here are a few you should be considering.

# sony - Friday 15 November, 2013

6 things to worry about as the PS4 launches in the US

The console launched in the US at midnight.

# sony - Thursday 12 September, 2013

Breaking Bad spinoff ‘Better Call Saul’ is actually happening

It will be a prequel to the hit series.

# sony - Saturday 6 July, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Aaron McKenna: Thanks to the government, internet censorship is alive and well Opinion

Aaron McKenna: Thanks to the government, internet censorship is alive and well

Ireland has bent over backwards to accommodate the wishes of copyright holders by blocking file-sharing websites – but there isn’t as much effort put into the voluntary blocking of child porn, such as exists in the UK or Norway, writes Aaron McKenna.

# sony - Friday 28 June, 2013

From Business ETC Bruton insists ‘Pirate Bay’ ruling will not mean bans on legal content Irish SOPA

Bruton insists ‘Pirate Bay’ ruling will not mean bans on legal content

The enterprise minister says the rights of legal internet users are taken into account before any website can be blocked.

# sony - Wednesday 12 June, 2013

5 reasons the new Playstation beats the new Xbox…

… according to the internet

From TheJournal.ie High Court orders six Irish internet providers to block The Pirate Bay Piracy

High Court orders six Irish internet providers to block The Pirate Bay

UPC, Imagine, Digiweb, Vodafone, Three and O2 have been given 30 days to block users’ access to the piracy website.

# sony - Thursday 16 May, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Four LulzSec hackers sentenced to jail for “cowardly and vindictive” attacks Hacktivists

Four LulzSec hackers sentenced to jail for “cowardly and vindictive” attacks

“You cared nothing for the privacy of others but did everything you could through your computer activities to hide your own identities while seeking publicity,” a judge told the four men.

# sony - Friday 26 April, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Portraits of Norway massacre survivors win Sony World Photo Award Photography This post contains images

Portraits of Norway massacre survivors win Sony World Photo Award

The overall winner scooped top prize for her portraits of survivors from the Norwegian Utoya Island massacre.

# sony - Friday 4 January, 2013

From Business ETC Irish businesses warned of ‘significantly increased’ IT security risks in 2013 Security

Irish businesses warned of ‘significantly increased’ IT security risks in 2013

Major security breaches at large international businesses such as Sony, LinkedIn, Global Payments and RSA are a warning to Irish businesses, says a leading security specialist.

# sony - Monday 1 October, 2012

Open thread: Happy 30th birthday CD player… what was your first CD?

Here at TheJournal.ie towers we’ve turned up gems from Dustin the Turkey, Boyzone and Tupac. What was your first CD purchase?

# sony - Monday 24 September, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Apple supplier Foxconn shuts plant after 2,000-worker brawl Foxconn

Apple supplier Foxconn shuts plant after 2,000-worker brawl

40 people were injured after a “personal dispute” among workers escalated into a larger dispute.

# sony - Sunday 8 July, 2012

Weird Wide Web: the week in online oddities

Some of the internet’s best offerings in social media, tech, science and weird news.

# sony - Wednesday 16 May, 2012

Aaron Sorkin to adapt ‘Steve Jobs’ film

The Oscar-winning writer is to write a screenplay for Sony based on the Steve Jobs biography by Walter Isaacson.

# sony - Monday 9 April, 2012

From Business ETC Sony “to cut 10,000 jobs worldwide” Sony

Sony “to cut 10,000 jobs worldwide”

Reports emerging from Japan say that the company will cut the jobs over the next year as it tries to return to profit.

# sony - Monday 20 February, 2012

From Business ETC Sony launches new handheld games console – the ‘Vita’ Gaming

Sony launches new handheld games console – the ‘Vita’

The €250 device has touch screens on both sides and aims to take gaming business away from smartphones.

# sony - Wednesday 12 October, 2011

From Business ETC Sony not recalling Bravia televisions despite concerns SONY Recall

Sony not recalling Bravia televisions despite concerns

Contrary to earlier reports, electronics giant Sony is not recalling 1.6 millions TVs but has offered owners free safety inspections.

# sony - Friday 2 September, 2011

From TheJournal.ie The Daily Fix: Friday Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Friday

Catch up on the day’s biggest news stories, as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed.

From Business ETC Here are the tablets Sony hopes will challenge iPad’s dominance Tablet Wars

Here are the tablets Sony hopes will challenge iPad’s dominance

Sony has unveiled two new tablets which will go on sale in Europe later this year.

# sony - Wednesday 31 August, 2011

From TheJournal.ie Sony warehouse fire “not started by rioters” Riots

Sony warehouse fire “not started by rioters”

New evidence suggests it may have been a professional heist. Stock belonging to 150 independent labels was destroyed in the blaze.

# sony - Wednesday 10 August, 2011

From TheJournal.ie Blow to music industry after Sony warehouse burns Riots

Blow to music industry after Sony warehouse burns

Dublin-based [PIAS] Ireland was one of the businesses affected. It is encouraging people to support independent labels who lost stock in the fire by downloading music from their websites.

# sony - Tuesday 19 July, 2011

From Business ETC China’s largest search engine to pay for music downloads Downloading

China’s largest search engine to pay for music downloads

Sony, Warner Music and Universal have reached a deal with Baidu. Currently almost all of music downloads in China are illegal.

# sony - Sunday 26 June, 2011

From Business ETC Hacker group LulzSec calls it a day but why? No More Lulz

Hacker group LulzSec calls it a day but why?

It could be a sign of nerves in the face of law enforcement investigations.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Sunday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Sunday

In your 9 at 9: Minister in sack threat; the universal social charge is here to stay; the end of LulzSec; the senator and the passport row; and the world’s ugliest dog.

# sony - Tuesday 21 June, 2011

From Business ETC 19-year-old Essex man arrested over CIA and Senate hacking LulzSec

19-year-old Essex man arrested over CIA and Senate hacking

An English teen is suspected of being involved in the ‘LulzSec’ hacking movement, which denies any involvement.

# sony - Saturday 18 June, 2011

From Business ETC Sega becomes the latest hacking victim Sega

Sega becomes the latest hacking victim

We didn’t even think the Megadrive could connect to the internet…

# sony - Friday 10 June, 2011

From TheJournal.ie Three alleged Sony hackers arrested in Spain Hackers

Three alleged Sony hackers arrested in Spain

The men are thought to be part of the international group of hackers who call themselves ‘Anonymous’ – alleged to be behind attacks on Sony’s PlayStation network.

# sony - Sunday 5 June, 2011

From Business ETC Hackers target Nintendo but company says no data has been lost Oh No Mario!

Hackers target Nintendo but company says no data has been lost

The makers of the Wii console revealed details of the attack today in what is the latest in a series of breaches targeting big brands.

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