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08/24/2005
PSP™ (PlayStation®Portable) Adds Internet Browser, Personalization Tools and Enhanced Audio and Video Playback Through Firmware 2.0 Upgrade

Sony Computer Entertainment America announced today the availability of an all-new firmware upgrade for its market-leading PSP™ (PlayStation®Portable) system. Designed to complement the...

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08/24/2005
Backstreet Boys Album 'Never Gone' Platinum; 'Incomplete' Certified Platinum Digital Single

Never Gone the 4th studio release from Backstreet Boys had been certified Platinum by the R.I.A.A. The album was released June 14, 2005 and debuted on Billboard album chart at #3* in the U.S....

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08/23/2005
Best Selling Contemporary Gospel Artist Kirk Franklin Returns With All New Album - HERO

Kirk Franklin, who is undeniably one of Gospel music's best selling artists and it's biggest star, is scheduled to release his fifth album, "HERO" on October 4, 2005. "HERO", the first release on...

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08/23/2005
Charlie Young takes over duties as Senior VP of Marketing

ACME, Inc. has named Charlie Young senior vice president of marketing. Young comes to the company with more than 18 years of marketing experience. Young will oversee and direct the company's...

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08/23/2005
A Dream Comes True for John Legend

R&B/pop singer-songwriter-pianist John Legend realized one of his long-standing dreams recently when the emerging artist recorded a duet remix of his song, "So High," with hip-hop superstar Lauryn...

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08/23/2005
PlayStation® and House of Blues® Announce Return of PlayStation® DualPlay Featuring Today's Hottest Talent DJ Z-Trip and lcd soundsystem

Sony Computer Entertainment America and House of Blues® are teaming up once again to bring back PlayStation® DualPlay for an expanded, coast-to-coast tour. Produced and promoted by House of...

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08/22/2005
Sony Redefining Television Again With Introduction of 'Bravia' LCD HDTVs

Sony Electronics today introduced a new sub-brand for its line of high-definition LCD TVs with an unveiling of a right field sign at Yankee Stadium before the New York Yankees -- Toronto Blue Jays...

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08/22/2005
Powerful 9/11 Tribute to Be Televised on September 12th as 'Judge Hatchett' Series Commences Sixth Year

On Monday, September 12, 2005, a touching tribute to the thousands of 9/11 victims survived by impressionable teenagers will be televised, when Sony Pictures Television's syndicated courtroom...

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08/19/2005
Bow Wow's Everybody's Most 'Wanted'!

The multi-platinum hip-hop heartthrob Bow Wow is living up to his status as a bona fide superstar as his sizzling new album, Wanted (available as a traditional CD or as a DualDisc) returns to the...

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08/19/2005
30th Anniversary of Patti Smith's Proto-Punk Masterpiece, 'Horses,' Celebrated With Release of 'Horses Horses' on Arista/Columbia/Legacy

November 2005 marks the 30th anniversary of the release of Patti Smith's debut album, Horses, a groundbreaking rock & roll masterpiece which continues its unparalleled influence on rock music,...

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08/18/2005
Total Earcandy: Sony's Latest Flash-Based Walkman 'Bean' Players Add Sweet Flavor to Digital Music Collections

Expanding on its line of Walkman® digital music players, Sony Electronics today announced a new series of flash-based devices sure to be a feast for the ears as well as the eyes. Bright and...

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08/17/2005
Mobile PlayStation® Videogame Arcade Brings Fun and Entertainment to Your Neighborhood

WHO: Industry leader Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. markets the PlayStation® family of products and develops, publishes, markets and distributes software for the PS one™ game console,...

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08/16/2005
Sony Celebrates Shipping of 1 Millionth Grand WEGA From Sony Technology Center - Pittsburgh

Sony today announced that it has shipped the company's 1 millionth Grand WEGA® micro-display HDTV from its Sony Technology Center - Pittsburgh, where they have been primarily manufactured since 2002.

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08/16/2005
Sony Expands SXRD Rear Projection HDTV Line With 50 and 60-Inch Grand WEGA Televisions

On the occasion of celebrating the production of the one millionth rear projection Grand WEGA™ micro-display television at its technology center here in southwestern Pennsylvania, Sony...

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08/16/2005
Players Take Center Stage With EyeToy: Play 2™ Exclusively for PlayStation®2

Sony Computer Entertainment America announced today the release of EyeToy: Play 2™, developed exclusively for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system by Sony Computer Entertainment...

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08/16/2005
All Star Alphabet - New Direct-to-Video DVD/VHS from Sony Wonder - Guest Stars Nicole Sullivan and Stephen Colbert

Move over A, B and C -- letters like I, Y and W get top billing as they star with such celebrities as Sheryl Crow, Norah Jones and Larry King in Sesame Street All Star Alphabet, a new direct-...

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08/12/2005
Barbra Streisand Reunited With Barry Gibb on New 'Guilty Pleasures' Album

The legendary singer Barbra Streisand has reunited with producer/songwriter/vocalist Barry Gibb for "Guilty Pleasures," a new collaborative album slated for release on Tuesday, September 20 from...

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08/11/2005
Sony Introduces Two New LCD Display Lines Designed Specifically for the Business Market

Sony today introduced two new product lines to its award-winning StylePro™ and DeluxePro™ Series of LCD computer displays, engineered specifically for corporate, government and education markets.

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08/10/2005
Mobile PlayStation® Videogame Arcade Brings Fun and Entertainment to Your Neighborhood

WHO: Industry leader Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. markets the PlayStation® family of products and develops, publishes, markets and distributes software for the PS one™ game console,...

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08/09/2005
Grammy Award Winner & 2005 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee Buddy Guy Will Release New Studio Album September 27th Featuring Keith Richards, Keb Mo, Carlos Santana, Anthony Hamilton

September is a busy month for Blues-Legend Buddy Guy. On September 27th, the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and 5X Grammy winner will release his new studio album Bring 'Em In. Produced by Steve...

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08/08/2005
Living Things Run with Ahead of the Lions; Full CD Set For Release Oct. 4 on Jive Records

"One of the most ferocious straight-ahead rock albums since Nevermind," wrote Brian Raftery in Spin magazine last April, describing the work of Living Things, a band of three brothers from the...

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08/04/2005
Seattle Area Kids Rate the Top Videogames for the Holiday Season: PlayStation®2 Titles Featured at Toy Test 2005

WHO: Industry leader Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. markets the PlayStation® family of products and develops, publishes, markets and distributes software for the PS one™ game console,...

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08/03/2005
Mobile PlayStation® Videogame Arcade Brings Fun and Entertainment to Your Neighborhood

WHO: Industry leader Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. markets the PlayStation® family of products and develops, publishes, markets and distributes software for the PS one™ game console,...

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08/02/2005
Friends Lend a Helping Hand on Sesame Street

Fair-weather friends don't live on Sesame Street. Amid high winds, heavy rains and clucking chickens, the whole neighborhood -- from Elmo to Zoe -- joins together to prepare for a big storm....

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08/02/2005
Sony Wonder Brings Two New Arthur Episodes To DVD; Arthur: Nerves of Steal and Arthur: First Crush Debut August 2

Crime, Romance and Arthur? Two new DVD releases from Sony Wonder spotlight America's favorite third-grade aardvark in some rather grown up situations - and savvy parents can use the storyline to...

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