Rockstar, a patent consortium owned by Apple, Microsoft, Ericsson, Sony, EMC and BlackBerry, paid $4.5 billion for the 6,000 patents that bankrupt Nortel Networks offered up for auction in 2011. And while the majority of the portfolio's patents have still not expired, there will be a surge in patent expirations starting in 2017, according to a new independent analysis of Rockstar's patents.
Sony's over-the-top pay-TV service is still "on track" and could debut by the end of this year. That was the essential message put forth Tuesday by Sony Computer Entertainment president and CEO Shawn Layden, responding in an interview with Re/code a day after an inexplicable Sony corporate communications strategy seemed to belie that notion.
Global smartphone brands such as Apple and Samsung are facing growing competition from a raft of smaller players that are driving the trend towards greater fragmentation of Europe's smartphone market.
Sony said its Sony Mobile Communications unit hopes to sell 50 million smartphones in its coming fiscal year after falling short of last year's goal of 40 million, which itself had been revised down.
Sony said it struck a deal with Comcast-owned NBCUniversal which will give it exclusive rights to more than 140 movies within the next three years.
Following similar moves from Amazon and Netflix, Sony said Wednesday that it is developing an original drama series called "Powers," which will be available initially on its PlayStation gaming consoles.
Sony Corp. is entering the original series fray, announcing production of a one-hour drama series called "Powers" that will be available for download on its PlayStation 4 console.
Less than three weeks after Apple announced that it would join Roku in distributing 15 college networks from ESPN through over-the-top devices, the tech giant launched a network from the Atlantic Coast Conference on its Apple TV set-top.
Comcast continues to expand the number of TV shows and movies that can be purchased from its Xfinity On Demand store, announcing on Monday that it struck an electronic sell-through deal with Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.
BARCELONA, Spain--Sony Mobile Communications announced updates to its flagship mobile products at Mobile World Congress, including new premium devices the Xperia Z2 smartphone and Xperia Z2 tablet.