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Sony Corporation, commonly referred to as Sony, is a Japanese multinational conglomerate corporation headquartered in Kōnan Minato, Tokyo, Japan. Its diversified business is primarily focused on the electronics, game, entertainment and financial services sectors. The company is one of the leading manufacturers of electronic products for the consumer and professional markets. Sony is ranked 87th on the 2012 list of Fortune Global 500.

Sony Corporation is the electronics business unit and the parent company of the Sony Group, which is engaged in business through its four operating segments – Electronics, Motion pictures, Music and Financial Services. These make Sony one of the most comprehensive entertainment companies in the world. Sony’s principal business operations include Sony Corporation, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Sony Computer Entertainment, Sony Music Entertainment, Sony Mobile Communications, and Sony Financial. Sony is among the Worldwide Top 20 Semiconductor Sales Leaders and third-largest television manufacturer in the world, after Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics. Via Freebase

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Sony XQD memory card unveiled

01/06/2012, Sony is a champion of proprietary formats, and have been for quite some time already, especially with their Memory Stick format that has irked quite a fair number of Sony fans who wished at times that the Japanese company might be a bit more lenient and...

Xbox 360 and PS3 successors to debut at E3 2012?

01/06/2012, I know that consoles are supposed to last for a decade or so, considering how the first couple of years in the market can be quite rough as developers figure out the best way to leverage whatever hardware that is presented to them, not to mention many...

House of the Dead 3 and 4 arriving on PlayStation Network

01/05/2012, Love playing The House of the Dead in the arcade and wish that you could enjoy the games in the comfort of your own home? Well you can in a month. SEGA has just announced on its blog that The House of the Dead 3 and 4 will be available for download from...

Sony Vaio F series laptop gets the steampunk treatment

01/04/2012, If you’re a fan of “steampunk” designs and you’re into modding your laptops, you might want to check out this sweet looking case mod from John “Wilhem” Dunn. The folks over at Sony recently invited him to talk about a...

PlayStation Vita prices expected to drop?

01/04/2012, The PlayStation Vita definitely is an impressive piece of hardware, but despite all the new bells and whistles that the console brings, it isn’t selling like hot cakes in Japan. The device has only been in sale for two weeks now, but it’s been...

PlayStation Vita runs Sega Genesis games

01/02/2012, While the PlayStation launched with a bevy of games that should keep gamers entertained for months, it looks like those games aren’t the only ones they’ll be stuck with. A developer managed to get a Sega Genesis emulator running on the console...

Sony Cybershot W610, W630 on Sony China’s website

12/30/2011, If you’re in the market for a new compact camera, as luck would have it, Sony China has published two new compact cameras on its website. These cameras are the W610 and the W630, both of which are expected to be the successors to the W510 and W570...

Samsung purchases Sony’s stake in LCD business alliance

12/26/2011, South Korean consumer electronics giant Samsung will be working hand in hand with Sony after the former purchased the latter’s shares of S-LCD, turning this joint venture into its wholly-owned subsidiary. This agreement will see Samsung pick up all...

PlayStation Vita launch lineup detailed

12/22/2011, The PlayStation Vita was released in Japan last week and will only be making its way over to the US on February 22nd 2012. However if you’re still undecided on whether you should pick up the console when it goes on sale, Sony is here to convince you...

Over 300,000 PlayStation Vita units sold at launch

12/20/2011, Previously we reported that Sony’s latest gaming console, the PlayStation Vita failed to sell out during its launch weekend last week. If you’re wondering how many were sold, we’ve got some figures for you. According to Sony,...

Sony works on paper-powered battery

12/20/2011, Who would have figured out that batteries will be powered by paper one day? Engineers at Sony did, where they recently paraded a bio battery that is capable of generating electricity through the clever use of paper as fuel. This is definitely an...

PlayStation Vita plagued with issues at launch (updated)

12/20/2011, It looks like the PlayStation Vita isn’t doing very well. The console was released in Japan last Saturday, and it didn’t even manage to sell-out across the country. To make matters worse, it has been reported that the console was launched with...