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10/01/2008
Sony Completes Acquisition of Bertelsmann's 50% Stake in Sony BMG

Sony Corporation today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Bertelsmann's 50% stake in Sony BMG, which was originally announced on August 5, 2008. The music company, to be called...

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10/01/2008
Sony inicia una revolución de la lectura

'Lector' en la vidriera de la tienda ayudará a donar libros electrónicos a escuelas SAN DIEGO, 1 de octubre /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ -- Para combatir una declinación general en la lectura...

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10/01/2008
Sony Starts a Reading Revolution

To help combat a general decline in reading in the U.S., particularly among young people, Sony is spearheading a so-called "Reader Revolution" to spark the imaginations of young readers and engage...

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09/30/2008
Cheap Trick's Budokan! Becomes a 'Sight & Sound' Event as 1978 Concert Footage Is Released for the First Time on DVD

The history of rock and roll is fraught with more than its share of unforeseen circumstances. But none so unforeseen as those in the life of Cheap Trick - Rick Nielsen (guitar), Robin Zander...

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09/29/2008
Sony Electronics Kicks-Off 'Mission for a Million' James Bond Promotion Tied to Quantum of Solace

Sony Electronics today announced a national promotion called "Mission for a Million" developed in support of the upcoming James Bond film Quantum of Solace, which will be released in theaters by...

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09/25/2008
#1 UK Chart-Toppers the Ting Tings Coming Back to the States in October-November for Autumn Club, Theatre & College Tour

The Ting Tings, one of the year's hottest UK musical exports, will return to the states in October for a series of concerts at a variety of US clubs, theatres and college campuses. The Ting Tings...

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09/24/2008
Sony 4K SXRD Projectors Tell Story of Ocean Life Through HD Video at New Smithsonian Sant Ocean Hall

The newest exhibition hall at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History here in the nation's capital is dedicated to the ocean's history and its importance in contemporary society. In...

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09/24/2008
Legacy Recordings Set to Release - For the First Time in the Digital Realm - Five Classic Albums From the Jayhawks American Recordings Catalog

With Jayhawks founding members Mark Olson and Gary Louris reunited for a forthcoming new album, Legacy Recordings is honoring the original musical contributions of a great American band with the...

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09/23/2008
Susan and Tony Bennett's Exploring the Arts Gala Raises Over $1.2M for Art Education in Public Schools

Over 500 guests attended Susan and Tony Bennett's Exploring the Arts (ETA) gala tonight which was held at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City. The evening raised over $1.2M for the Bennett's...

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09/23/2008
Sony Debuts 8X Blu-ray Disc Writer Drive

Sony Electronics today announced its third generation internal Blu-ray Disc™ (BD) writer for the computer aftermarket, which at about $400 achieves a new level of affordability for BD...

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09/23/2008
Sony Unveils World's Lightest Blu-ray Disc Notebook

Sony today took the wraps off the world's lightest computer with Blu-ray Disc™ technology -- the VAIO® TT Series notebook. Housed in a lightweight carbon-fiber chassis, this new model weighs...

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09/23/2008
Popular BUZZ!™ Quiz Show Franchise Makes Its Debut on PLAYSTATION®3 (PS3™) and PSP® (PLAYSTATION®PORTABLE)

Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. (SCEA) today introduced unparalleled social gaming experiences for gamers and non-gamers alike with the release of BUZZ!™ Quiz TV, available exclusively...

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09/19/2008
Stephen Chow to Direct and Star in Columbia Pictures' The Green Hornet

Stephen Chow, one of Asia's most popular box-office draws as the award-winning star and director of such films as Kung Fu Hustle, CJ7, and Shaolin Soccer, will direct Seth Rogen and star opposite...

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09/19/2008
Sony Debuts iPod and iPhone Compatible Boombox, HD Radio With iTunes Tagging, CD Clock Radio and Docking Speaker

Sony today is taking the wraps off four audio products that work with current dockable iPod® and iPhone™ devices. The new CD clock radio (model ICF-CD3iP), boombox (model ZS-S4iP), table top HD...

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09/19/2008
Sony Pictures Animation's Forecast for January 15, 2010: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

An all-star voice cast headed by Bill Hader, Anna Faris, James Caan, Andy Samberg, Bruce Campbell, Mr. T, and Tracy Morgan, will bring to life the characters of Sony Pictures Animation's Cloudy...

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09/18/2008
Columbia Records to Release Boys Like Girls' First DVD, read between the lines, Tuesday, November 4

Boys Like Girls' self-titled debut album has been certified gold by the RIAA with the album's singles "The Great Escape" and "Hero/Heroine" achieving platinum and gold status, respectively. And...

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09/18/2008
P!nk's 'So What' #1 Single in the Country

This week, singer/songwriter P!nk ascends to the No.1 position on the U.S. singles chart with her smash hit, "So What." The irresistible rocking single tops Billboard's "Hot 100 Singles," "Hot...

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09/18/2008
Life With PlayStation® Comes to PLAYSTATION®3 on September 18, Worldwide

Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) today announced that it would release Life with PlayStation® for PLAYSTATION®3 (PS3®) today, September 18, 2008, worldwide simultaneously. Life with...

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09/17/2008
Dwight Caines Named President, Worldwide Digital Marketing for Sony Pictures Entertainment

Dwight Caines, an eleven year marketing veteran at Sony Pictures Entertainment, has been named President of Worldwide Digital Marketing, it was announced today by Valerie Van Galder and Marc...

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09/16/2008
Superstar John Legend Launches iTunes' Largest International Complete My Album Campaign with 'Countdown To EVOLVER'

The platinum-selling Grammy-winning global superstar John Legend and his forthcoming new album, EVOLVER, will be the iTunes Store's largest international "Complete My Album" campaign to-date....

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09/16/2008
Sony BMG in Brand-New Partnership With Flute Legend Sir James Galway

Sony BMG Masterworks announces the first recording in a new, exclusive partnership with the world's leading flute player, Sir James Galway -- O'Reilly Street, to be released on September 16 2008....

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09/15/2008
Geoff Johns Announced as Writer for Upcoming DC Universe™ Online Video Game

Geoff Johns, the renowned writer behind popular DC Comics such as Green Lantern, Action Comics and Justice Society of America, has been brought on to write the saga of the DC Universe™ Online...

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09/15/2008
Sony Enhances Line of End-to-End Security Solutions With Hybrid and HD- Ready Video Network Surveillance Servers

ASIS BOOTH #1435 -- With the demand for IP-video network surveillance systems on the rise in the United States, Sony is enhancing its line of security solutions with the addition of three hybrid...

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09/15/2008
Britney Spears Announces New Album 'Circus' for Worldwide Release December 2nd

Jive/Zomba recording artist Britney Spears announces her sixth studio album, Circus, set for release December 2nd. The first single from the album is titled "Womanizer" and was produced by the...

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09/12/2008
Violinist Joshua Bell Rockets to the Top of the Charts in First Week Release of Vivaldi's The Four Seasons on Sony Classical

Joshua Bell's new CD, the beloved Vivaldi's The Four Seasons, made an impressive debut this week by capturing the #1 spot on Billboard's Classical Traditional, Classical Overall and Heatseekers...

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