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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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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...

PlayStation Vita doesn’t sell out in Japan

12/20/2011, Ouch: it looks like sales of the PlayStation Vita from Sony hasn’t gone as well as expected. While no official numbers have been released, it has been reported that Sony hasn’t managed to sell off its estimated initial shipment of 700,000...

Sony Z-1000 Walkman hits the FCC

12/13/2011, Looking forward to Sony’s upcoming Walkman refresh? It looks like we won’t have to wait for too long. According to reports online, the NW-Z1000 recently paid a visit to the FCC so it should be arriving in the US pretty soon. Like the Samsung...

Sony Alpha NEX-7 unboxed on video

12/08/2011, We all know that Sony will being to ship out its upcoming Alpha NEX-7 camera sometime this month despite the recent floods in Thailand – but for those of you who don’t believe the company and are thinking about cancelling your pre-order, the folks...