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Smartphone, Tablet Gaming Far Outpaces Handheld Console Games

At the end of 2014, the installed base of smartphones worldwide was about 2.2 billion. There are, in addition, more than 600 million tablets in consumers’ hands as well. More ...
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Why Sony’s Profit Forecast Is Unbelievable

Sony Corp. (NYSE: SNE) has set a profit forecast of 500 billion yen for its 2017 fiscal year, which ends on March 31, 2018. Operating income was 26 billion in the ...
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America’s Most Hated Companies

To be truly hated, a company must alienate a large number of people. It may irritate consumers with bad customer service, upset employees by paying low wages, and disappoint Wall ...
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The World’s Most Innovative Companies

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued 300,678 utility patents in 2014, many of them to just a handful of companies. More patents were issued in 2014 than ...
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Chinese Gamers Will Wait Longer for Sony PlayStation 4 Intro

Sony Corp. (NYSE: SNE) said in a statement Thursday that the scheduled January 11 launch of the company’s PlayStation 4 in China has been delayed. A new date has not ...
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FBI Looks for Cyber Agents

The FBI has posted job openings for Special Agent (Cyber), a sign that the law enforcement agency may more aggressively try to counter current cyberattacks and ones that definitely will ...
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Will YouTube Make Money on ‘The Interview’?

There is an old saying that any publicity is good publicity, as long as they spell your name right. That may apply in the case of “The Interview” from Sony ...
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More Proof That Patents Worth Millions (or Billions!)

RPX Corp. (NASDAQ: RPXC) has announced that its subsidiary, RPX Clearinghouse, will purchase the patent assets of Rockstar Consortium for $900 million. Originally Rockstar was formed by Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL), ...
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Walmart’s Last-Minute Christmas Specials

“Super Saturday” was this past weekend, the last Saturday before the Christmas holiday, and a day that ShopperTrak said would be the number one selling day of the year, surpassing ...
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Sony Hackers Got Studio Dirt, 47,000 SSNs

Fallout from the hacker attack on the Sony Corp. (NYSE: SNE) movie studio continued last week as various documents were made public. Studio executives Amy Pascal and Scott Rudin exchanged ...
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If Sony Pulls ‘The Interview,’ Losses Will Hit Tens of Millions of Dollars

Among the demands made by hackers who broke into the online systems of Sony Pictures is that the company not release "The Interview," a movie that makes fun of North ...
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Robot Viewing of Ads to Shake Major Media

According to a new study, computers controlled by hackers "view" about a quarter of all video ads on the Web. In other words, 25% of inventory sold to advertisers is ...
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When Will Hackers Take Down Facebook?

Sony Corp. (NYSE: SNE) faces devastating damage because hackers, probably from North Korea (although the country denies it), exposed employee records, including Social Security numbers, and threatened people who work ...
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Hacker Attack on Sony Includes Threats to Employees

Last week’s attack on the Sony Corp. (NYSE: SNE) now appears to be more serious than the theft of unreleased movies. Employees of the company received threatening emails on Friday ...
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Sony PlayStation Marks 20th Anniversary

The PlayStation, arguably the game console that ushered in the current generation of gaming, has turned 20 years old. Sony, fairly, looked back on the impressive and ground-breaking accomplishment: 20 ...
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