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12/23/14The Shadow of a Lame Cyberwar (Telecom Ramblings)

All this North Korea and Sony hacking stuff has been taking a dark turn of late.  Yesterday, North Korea was apparently vanished from the global internet by circumstances unknown.  I say unknown in the sense that the hackers who invaded Sony over the film "The Interview" remain unknown.   According to Dyn Research (we used to [...]

10/17/14Sony Power Bank India (3000mAH, 5000mAH, 10000mAH) – Review, Price and Comparison, Buy Online (Green World Investor)

Power Banks from Sony Sony is a world famous electronics company and is renowned for various breakthroughs in the technology market. Sony sells Power banks in various makes in India. Power banks are gradually becoming a necessity for business associates and corporate employees who travel regularly as a part of their job profile. Sony's power banks [...]

9/8/14Stock Update (NYSE:DIS): Lawsuit says Disney, Sony others conspired to suppress wages (Jutia Group)

[Reuters] - A federal lawsuit filed on Monday accuses Walt Disney Co, Sony Pictures and other leaders in special effects and animation of conspiring to suppress wages in the industry through "no-raid" agreements. District Court in San Jose, California also names DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc, Digital Domain 3.0 and ImageMovers LLC as defendants. Disney [...]

12/5/13Stock Update: Microsoft Corporation (NYSE:MSFT) – Microsoft partners with Sony’s Gr... (Jutia Group)

[at The Verge] - Microsoft and Sony are teaming up to help power Xbox Music. Although the music streaming service launched in October last year alongside Windows 8, Gracenote, a division of Sony, is announcing today that it now powers the Xbox Music matching feature. Xbox Music users can simply play a locally stored [...]

12/4/13Stock Update: Microsoft Corporation (NYSE:MSFT) – Indie game developers warm to Xbox One, ... (Jutia Group)

[at The Verge] - But the fact that the PS4's headlining experience is an indie game shouldn't be too surprising: the company has been actively courting smaller developers for some time now. And in the early days after the PS4 and Xbox One were revealed, it seemed clear that Sony's machine would be the [...]

11/26/13Microsoft Corporation (NYSE:MSFT) – Microsoft and Sony Still Neck-and-Neck in Console Race (Jutia Group)

[at Wall St. Cheat Sheet] - Microsoft released its Xbox One on Friday, just a week after Sony debuted its competing PlayStation 4, and the console wars are still looking too close to call. Read more on this. Microsoft Corporation (MSFT), with a current value of $312.84B, started the session at $37.54. [...]

8/5/13Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 (Venture Chronicles)

As I was packing for our recent trip to Florida I looked at my camera bag with my Canon 5D MKII, lenses, battery, filters, and assorted gadgets and thought "man I really don't want to haul that stuff when I'm really not going to have an opportunity to use it for more than casual pictures". [...]

3/15/13(SNE) Is the Game Console Market Shrinking? (Stock Blog Hub)

A new report from market research firm NPD shows that only 29% of “core gamers” will purchase the next generation of gaming consoles right after they are released. The report, named “Core Gaming 2013,” defines “core gamers” as those who spend more than five hours a week playing games and who play most genres of [...]

1/29/13How to Play the Turnaround At Sony (NYSE: SNE) (Investment U)

Sony (NYSE: SNE) may be the Rodney Dangerfield of the consumer electronics industry. It gets no respect... But that may be changing. >> How to Play the Turnaround At Sony (NYSE: SNE)

10/9/12(SNE) Will Your Next Smartphone Have Wood in It? (Stock Blog Hub)

I can remember a few years back when my grandmother was shopping for a new television. She searched through countless catalogues and was upset when she couldn’t find a TV that was “elegantly” fitted into a wooden box. It took her months to finally realize that no one produced wooden box television sets anymore – much less [...]

10/7/12Samsung is the Old Sony (Venture Chronicles)

Remember back in the 1980's and 90's when Sony could not miss with new products and existing product extensions? They owned high end televisions and despite a major failure with Betamax they recovered and established themselves as a leader in video recording and playback. Lugging around a Sony camcorder was a sign of status, reflecting [...]

9/26/12Will Your Next Smartphone Have Wood in It? (Investment U)

Wood mixed with electronics was thought to be a decorative combination of the past. But soon, a wood by-product could be used in all types of modern electronic devices. >> Will Your Next Smartphone Have Wood in It?

8/31/12SONY >>>>>CAN SONY BE COOL AGAIN ? (The Bullish Bear)

 Cut throat competition in the electronics business coupled with "APPLE" domination and a strong Japanese Yen has reduced SONY's market capitalisation to a shadow of it's former self. The thing is - Can SONY be cool again? Does it turn to mobile handsets and hardware or does it focus on the entertainment space (music, video and motion pictures)? It's way behind Samsung in the mobile phone market and faces cut throat competition in the LCD market although it's "BRAVIA" brand has excellent...

8/29/12Sony Unveils Xperia T, J, and V Smartphones (Value Investing)

"Sony Corporation (NYSE:SNE) (TYO:6758) is an extraordinary company going through difficult times and that forces us to make difficult decisions," Kaz Hirai, CEO of Sony, said during a news conference on the occasion of the IFA trade show in Berlin. "I am determined to do that with a laser-like focus." That focus shows in the three new [...]

8/29/12LulzSec Hacker Arrested Over Attack On Sony (Value Investing)

Raynaldo Rivera has been taken into custody by US police. Rivera has long been suspected as a member of the hacking group known as LulzSec. He was arrested on charges of breaking into Sony Pictures Europe 's computer system. A little less than a week ago, the federal grand jury in Los Angeles charged Rivera with conspiracy and unauthorized impairment of a protected computer. He just turned himself in recently. Yesterday,...

8/23/12Sony Faces Its Decision Time As It Cuts 1,000 Jobs (Value Investing)

Sony Corporation (NYSE:SNE) (TYO:6758) is restructuring the global operational structure of its mobile business. The Japanese electronics and entertainment company plans to cut its workforce by 15 percent, or 1,000 jobs, in Sweden starting this year, until the end of 2014. Sony Corporation (NYSE:SNE) (TYO:6758) already sent a redundancy notice to the Swedish authorities regarding its workforce reduction.  The company [...]

8/4/12Is Samsung Leaving Android for Windows Phone 8? (Phil’s Stock World)

Courtesy of Benzinga. var ads_url = ""; document.write(ads_url); Sony (NYSE: SNE) is developing [...]

8/4/12Sony Developing a Microsoft Surface-Inspired Tablet (Phil’s Stock World)

Courtesy of Benzinga. var ads_url = ""; document.write(ads_url); Fueled by the rumored launch [...]

7/9/12Cummins Pops 5% on Navistar Rumor (Phil’s Stock World)

Courtesy of Benzinga. Sony (NYSE: SNE) surprised the world this morning when it announced that it would pay $380 million to [...]

7/9/12Retina Display iMacs Coming Before the End of the Year? (Phil’s Stock World)

Courtesy of Benzinga. Referred to as a "Super Slim" version of the PlayStation 3, documents filed with the FCC suggest that [...]

5/30/12Sony Announces Xperia Go and Xperia Acro S, The Waterproof Smartphones (Value Investing)

Sony has announced two new smartphones - the Xperia Go and Xperia Acro S. What makes them special is that they are tough phones, highly durable and water resistant. Both these phones will be available by Q3 this year. Sony Xperia Go (pictured above) can be called the smaller sibling of Acro S. It is more [...]

5/10/12Sony Suffers Huge Loss Thanks to Video Game Blunders (Benzinga)

It was revealed on Thursday that Sony (NYSE: SNE) posted a huge $5.6 billion annual loss, a company record not helped at all by the economic crisis that, in truth, every company of a similar nature has had to deal with, as well as the earthquake and tsunami that devastated much of Japan and the floods in Thailand. There can be no doubt about the fact that it has been an extremely difficult 12 months for Sony and, as a result, the electronics giant has seen revenue fall 9.6% to $79.2...

4/15/12Sony turnaround plan ‘no great shakes’: Analysts (Penny Stock DD)

Sony has little chance of winning back its reputation as an innovator or vaulting ahead of stronger rivals with the "ordinary" turnaround plan its new chief unveiled last week, analysts said. On Thursday, the firm's leader Kazuo Hirai said the "urgent" revamp of Sony's business would cost nearly $1.0 billion this [...]

4/12/12Sony Announces Plan To Cut 10,000 Jobs, After Projecting Large Loss (Value Investing)

Things are looking bleak for Sony Corporation (TYO:6758) (NYSE:SNE). Kazuo Hirai, the company's chief executive and president just announce their plans to cut back 10,000 jobs. This effort is to save the company from further financial losses. On Thursday, Sony released a press release that announced their upcoming changes for the company. Such changes include strengthening their [...]

4/10/12Sony Posts Record $6.4 Billion Loss (Wall Street Daily)

LimelightPlayerUtil.initEmbed('limelight_player_99640');   Sony has more than doubled its net loss guidance to $6.4 billion, citing as the reason an additional $3.7 billion U.S. tax charges. The loss is Sony’s biggest yet and far more than the full-year loss of $2.6 billion that analysts expected. The once lucrative Japanese tech company’s shares dove 3.5% ahead of the [...]

4/10/12Sony Projects Huge Loss on Strong Yen, and Natural Disasters (Value Investing)

Losses at  Sony Corporation (NYSE:SNE)  are projected to be more than double previous estimates. Already suffering due to a strong yen and huge losses in their television business, as well as damage caused by natural disasters, Sony now faces additional tax expenses.  At a news conference held at Sony headquarters the company projected a loss of ¥520 [...]

4/9/1210,000 Sony Employees to Lose Job (Benzinga)

It was revealed on Monday that Sony (NYSE: SNE) is set to cut a full and devastating 10,000 jobs, roughly 6% of its global workforce. The move comes as new CEO Kazuo Hirai attempts to steer the company back into the black after four years in debt. It does not seem to be a good time to be a worker in the electronics industry in Japan, as NEC and Panasonic (NYSE: PC) have all downsized in recent weeks, as they face competition from companies like Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL). Tragically, the cuts...

4/3/12Sony PlayStation 4 Reported To Come Before Next Microsoft Xbox (Value Investing)

  Sony Corporation (NYSE:SNE) was defeated in the current generation of consoles on sales and on service by Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) second Xbox, the Xbox 360. Though there were many factors that came into play, the expense of the playstation's Bluray player being one, the early release of the Xbox certainly had a lot to do with [...]

2/26/12Sony Goes Hardcore With New PlayStation Vita (Penny Stock DD)

The first clue that Sony (6758)’s new PlayStation Vita is something more than kid stuff is the quick- start guide. It’s more than two feet long, with detailed instructions printed on both sides. The Vita has higher ambitions than just keeping Junior occupied in the back seat for an hour or two. He may find himself [...]

2/23/12Sony Corp. Calls And Puts In Play (Phil’s Stock World)

  Today’s tickers: SNE, PLCE & EBAY SNE - Sony Corp. ADR – The consumer electronics maker popped up on our ‘hot by options volume’ market scanner this morning after large positions were initiated in July expiry calls and puts. The strategist responsible for the trades appears to be positioning for shares in Sony Corp. to post double-digit gains [...]

2/13/12Whitney Houston Was A Capitalist (Wealth Daily)

Sony has been criticized for raising the prices on Whitney Houston downloads. But would Houston object?

2/8/12S&P Cuts Sony Credit Rating (Benzinga)

Standard & Poors has lowered Sony's (NYSE: SNE) credit rating by one level after SNE widened its loss forecast for the current fiscal year due to falling prices, demand reduction and increasing competition. According to Bloomberg, Sony's long-term ratings were lowered to BBB+ from A-. BBB+ is the ratings company's third-lowest grade. The downgrade follows downgrades by Moody's and Fitch over the past two months, as Sony endured an end to 2011 and start to 2012 that it would like to put...

2/3/12How to Lose $10 billion in one year (Benzinga)

When Panasonic (NYSE: PC) President Fumio Ohtsubo stood in front of the press on Friday and announced the company's forecast loss of 780 billion yen ($10.24 billion), he cut a forlorn figure. Obviously a very proud man, he did not try to hide from the firing line when he said, "I feel the responsibility for the huge amount." Yet the blame does not lie squarely at his door. Yes, as the President the buck stops with Ohtsubo. But his is a business littered with flailing giants. Both Sony...

2/2/12Sony Headed for Worse than Expected Annual Loss (Value Investing)

Sony Corp., Japan’s biggest consumer-electronics exporter, has more than doubled its annual loss forecast to 220 billion yen ($2.9 billion). The company announced the forecast in its third-quarter results, taking the market by surprise, which was expecting a full-year loss of barely half that amount. The company said that production disruptions caused by last year’s floods [...]

1/27/12PREMIUM: Trading at 25% Discount of SOPs (

  [premium] Sony Corporation - SNE Business description and background: Sony Corporation designs, develops, manufactures, and sells electronic equipment, instruments, and devices for consumer, professional, and industrial markets worldwide. The company offers consumer products and devices, including televisions, video cameras, compact digital cameras and interchangeable single-lens cameras, Blu-ray Disc players/recorders, DVD-video players/recorders, home theaters and audio systems,...

1/18/12Ushering in a New, Thinner Generation of TV Displays (Wall Street Daily)

Looks like the attention given to 3-D TVs is waning. According to Macworld last week, “The big TV makers… are noticeably grounded in 2-D here at CES.” Not that we’re surprised. We’ve mentioned our utter lack of excitement about the technology before. You see, although the idea of an immersive three-dimensional environment in your living room sounds attractive, [...]

1/10/12AT&T (NYSE:T) Announces The New Sony Xperia Ion (eMoneyDaily)

AT&T (NYSE:T) has announced that it is to run the Sony Xperia Ion on its network.AT&T (NYSE:T) Announces The New Sony Xperia IonAT&T (NYSE:T) has announced the new Sony Xperia Ion, the first Sony-branded Smartphone and one of the most powerful smart phones to grace the U.S. market.Peter Farmer, Sony Ericsson's director of marketing for [...]

1/3/12What to Expect From Sony (NYSE: SNE) in 2012 (Investment U)

In Sony's defense, TV sales really have been dropping across the board for several years now. Much like the housing market, television sets are currently in a buyers' market...What to Expect From Sony (NYSE: SNE) in 2012...>>

1/2/12Sony’s Tablet S gets $100 price cut (Penny Stock DD)

Sony has cut $100 off the price of its first tablet, the Tablet S, in a move to entice consumers to its Android slate. Those who buy a Tablet S also receive a free 180-day trial of Sony's Music Unlimited service, as well as five free rentals from Sony's Video Unlimited Service. Through the end [...]

11/15/11Ingram Micro (NYSE:IM) Makes Sony Agreement (eMoneyDaily)

Ingram Micro (NYSE:IM) has inked a distribution deal with Sony Ericsson.Ingram Micro (NYSE:IM) Makes Sony AgreementIngram Micro (NYSE:IM), the world's largest technology distributor and supply-chain services provider, has signed an agreement with Sony Ericsson.Under the deal Ingram Micro (NYSE:IM) will distribute Sony Ericsson’s unlocked phones, including several of Sony Ericsson's Xperia(TM) smartphones, in the U.S.Robert [...]

11/8/11Sony Ericsson says shortages hit feature phones (Penny Stock DD)

Sony Ericsson said on Tuesday a shortage of key components will limit the production of some of its feature phones in the key holiday sales period. A spokesman for the world’s ninth-biggest handset maker did not specify which components were in short supply but said the problem was not related to the Thai floods which are [...]

10/28/11Sony buys out Ericsson from SE (Telecom Ramblings)

This article was authored by Michael Carroll, and was originally posted on Ericsson stands to gain more by exiting its Sony Ericsson handset joint venture than Sony, analysts say. The Swedish equipment vendor yesterday revealed it is selling its 50% stake in the device business to partner Sony for €1.05 billion ($1.49 billion) in cash. The sale [...]

10/27/11Ericsson sells stake in Sony Ericsson to Sony (Penny Stock DD)

Swedish telecom equipment maker Ericsson said Thursday it would sell its 50-percent stake in mobile phone joint venture Sony Ericsson to Sony for 1.05 billion euros ($1.47 billion). "Sony will acquire Ericsson's 50 percent stake in Sony Ericsson... making the mobile handset business a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony," Ericsson said in a statement. The Japanese-Swedish group was [...]

10/24/11Hollywood Looks to the Cloud With the UltraViolet Movie Locker (Wall Street Daily)

It’s not just cable providers suffering from the rising popularity of digital content. Sales figures for DVDs have entered a downward spiral, as well. IHS Screen Digest reports that DVD and Blu-ray sales are projected to plummet by $583 million this year, down 8% from 2010. The reason for this is pretty clear: More and more consumers [...]

10/16/11Sony Video Unlimited hits Tablet S; more Android devices planned (Penny Stock DD)

Sony launched its Video Unlimited movie and TV rental service on its Tablet S on Thursday, offering the tech giant's answer to Netflix and Apple's iPad as well as a sea of Android tablets. But such a move is expected of Sony. After all, it's one of the few companies out there involved in so many different [...]

10/14/11Sony Ericsson profits down to zero in third quarter as margins shrink (Penny Stock DD)

Mobile phone maker Sony Ericsson posted a break-even third quarter Friday — blaming the drop in earnings on higher taxes and lower margins — and announced that it is shifting its entire portfolio to smartphones next year. The joint venture between Sweden's LM Ericsson and Japan's Sony Corp. said net profit fell [...]

10/12/11Sony: 93,000 PlayStation, Online Entertainment accounts hacked (Penny Stock DD)

Sony's hacking problems aren't over yet. On Wednesday morning, Philip Reitinger, Sony's newly hired chief information security officer, said that about 93,000 PlayStation Network and Sony Online Entertainment user accounts have been breached in a Web attack. The attack is merely the latest for Sony, which has been dealing with online assaults on its user accounts most [...]

10/7/11Resistance Slows Stocks Into Weekend (Wall Street Sector Selector)

As we mentioned on October 4, there is no grand plan to recapitalize the banks in Europe - according to the Wall Street Journal: “The news stories about a big-bang recapitalization of EU banks are overdone,” says Sony Kapoor of Re-Define, a...

10/7/11Sony to buy Ericsson out of phone venture: report (Penny Stock DD)

In a push to enhance its smartphone business, Japan's Sony is nearing a deal to buy out Swedish telecom firm Ericsson's stake in their mobile phone joint venture, according to the Wall Street Journal. By wresting full control of the 50-50 partnership, Sony aims to integrate its smartphone operation with its tablet, [...]

10/6/11Chubu Electric, Hitachi, Sony: Japan Stocks Preview (Penny Stock DD)

The following companies may have unusual price changes in Japanese trading today. Stock symbols are in parentheses, and share prices are as of the latest close. The information in each item was released after markets shut unless stated otherwise. Chugoku Electric Power Co. (9504 JT): The power company’s biggest shareholder, an organization [...]

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