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Sony is expected to lose $2.14 billion next year

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Sony Electronics is expected to lose around 230 billion yen ($2.14 billion) in 2015, which is much higher than expected. The loss is primarily due to weaknesses in its mobile communications marketshare. The $2.14 billion loss is much larger than a July forecast of 50 billion yen ($470 million). Sony said it will deliver more stable profits by focusing on premium phones.


The Sony SmartWatch 3 and SmartBand Talk can track daily activities

The Sony SmartWatch 3 and the SmartBand Talk are a couple of new smartwatches that can be used as activity trackers. The devices work with the Lifelog activity tracker, which is an app that lets you track everything that is done throughout the day.

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VAIO computers are now for sale again

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The VAIO PC brand is back! Sony sold the VAIO brand to investment fund Japan Industrial Partners. At that time, Sony said it was planning to concentrate on smartphones and tablets due to a drop in the PC market. The Sony-Japan Industrial deal was set to close in July. Now the new VAIO Corporation is selling VAIO Fit and VAIO Pro computers in Japan. The PCs are selling without Sony branding, but they are being offered through Sony’s online store. The new VAIO company will have no more than 240 employees. VAIO Corporation was officially founded on today and Sony has a 5% stake. It is unknown whether it was expand outside of Japan as of yet.
[Source: TheVerge]

Sony Xperia TL Hitting AT&T On November 2 For $99

The Sony Xperia TL (pictured below) will be coming to AT&T stores on November 2nd for $99.99 after signing a 2-year contract.  The Sony Xperia TL is an LTE handset that runs on Android Ice Cream Sandwich.  It has a 1.5GHz dual-core S4 processor, 13-megapixel rear-facing camera, near field communication, 4.6-inch 720p display, and Sony’s Mobile BRAVIA Engine.  The phone has been named as the official James Bond phone so it will come with behind-the-scenes footage from the film Skyfall.  It will also come packaged with James Bond-themed ringtones and wallpapers.

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Mog Sells Ad Network For $10 Million

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Mog is the online music service that sold half of their company to Beats Electronics.  The other half of the company, which is the advertising network, has been sold to Townsquare Media Group.

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Hackers Believed To Have Stolen 50,000 Michael Jackson Tracks

Sony has been hit with a major security breach. Hackers allegedly have downloaded over 50,000 tracks from Michael Jackson’s entire catalog. Many of these songs have not been released and Sony purchased them from the Jackson estate for $250 million last year.
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Sony Announces Xperia P and Xperia U Phones

Today Sony announced the Xperia P and the Xperia U smartphones running on Android. This is the first product introduction that Sony has made since going independent from Ericsson.
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Sony Launching A Music Unlimited iOS App Soon

Sony Music Unlimited will soon be available on iOS. Sony Music Unlimited has already been available on Android devices and on PCs. Head of Sony Entertainment Network Tim Schaaff said that they will be offering a free iPhone and iPad app for Music Unlimited at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
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