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Networks Go After Piracy by Sending Google 345 Million DMCA Notices - Posted January 8, 2015
Online media piracy is held up by larger media companies as one of the biggest sources of lost revenue in the industry. To that end, many companies have aggressively pursued DMCA takedown notices and according to TorrentFreak, Google received ... [AllFacebook]

Sony Backtracks, Will Release The Interview After All - Posted December 23, 2014
[caption id="attachment_105173" align="alignright" width="298"] via James Franco's Instagram. Caption: CELEBRATING!!!!! "The Interview" starring Seth Rogen and James Flacco... [GalleyCat]

Sony Backtracks, Will Release The Interview After All - Posted December 23, 2014
[caption id="attachment_105173" align="alignright" width="298"] via James Franco's Instagram. Caption: CELEBRATING!!!!! "The Interview" starring Seth Rogen and James Flacco... [FishbowlDC]

After #ObamaPresser, Sony Says "The Interview" Will Be Available... Somehow - Posted December 22, 2014
President Obama shocked a lot of people when he came right out and said during Friday's epic year-e... [FishbowlDC]

Leaked Sony Email: Zuckerberg Tried To Kill 'The Social Network' Film - Posted December 19, 2014
It's no secret that Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg was no fan of the 2010 film depicting the first few years of the company, ... [AllFacebook]

Judy Smith Advising Sony Over Decision To Drop The Interview - Posted December 19, 2014
TMZ says it has learned that Judy Smith, the crisis expert who inspired Olivia Pope on ... [FishbowlDC]

Hollywood Sounds Off on Decision to Cancel The Interview - Posted December 18, 2014
Yes, @JamesFrancoTV and @SethRogen finished this argument inside. #TheInterviewMovie pic.twitter.com/YbMXGhGKzr -- The Interview (@TheInterview) December 15, 2014 Every... [FishbowlDC]

Snapchat CEO on Email Leaks: 'I Felt Like I Was Going to Cry All Morning' - Posted December 17, 2014
The enormous leaks as a result of the Sony hack had consequences beyond the entertainment industry. Sony entertainment CEO Michael Lynton is a board member and investor in Snapchat. With his whole inbox pretty much on display for... [AllFacebook]

Sony Email Hack Reminds Us of the Number One Rule Regarding Emails... - Posted December 15, 2014
Don't ever put anything in writing you wouldn't be comfortable seeing on the cover of The Wall Street Journal. Seriously. And in the case of the Sony email hacks, this couldn't be more spot on. It seems like as each day passes, there's yet another damaging headline ripped from email exchanges between... [MediaJobsDaily]

Sony Corp Comms Leader Canned After Email From Studio Head's Hubby - Posted December 12, 2014
[caption id="attachment_104624" align="alignright" width="300"] via s_bukley / Shutterstock.com[/caption] The Sony leak is seriously the hack that keeps on giving. Now we have word that the head of corporate communications for the entertainment c... [GalleyCat]

Sony Corp Comms Leader Canned After Email From Studio Head's Hubby - Posted December 12, 2014
[caption id="attachment_104624" align="alignright" width="300"] via s_bukley / Shutterstock.com[/caption] The Sony leak is seriously the hack that keeps on giving. Now we have word that the head of corporate communications for the entertainment company, Charles Sipkins, lost his job shor... [FishbowlDC]

10 Biggest and 5 Most Surprising Brands 'Friended' by Millennials - Posted October 16, 2014
No alcohol here, sorry. Recent studies have told us that the kids these days just aren't really into brands on social media. ... [FishbowlDC]

Kenshoo Taps Yukihiko Imamura as Managing Director, Asia-Pacific and Japan - Posted October 10, 2014
Yukihiko Imamura has joined Kenshoo, a Facebook ... [AllFacebook]

WORLD CUP: Kia Motors Overtakes Nike as Top Sponsor on Facebook, Twitter - Posted July 18, 2014
Germany edged Argentina to win the soccer portion of 2014 FIFA World C... [AllFacebook]

Gaming Ads Are the Biggest Thing Around...If You Ask Sony - Posted June 30, 2014
There is no real breaking news here. Advertising for video games has only grown more prevalent with the launch of interactive gaming as top brands aim for a little word-of-mouth love, real-time sharing and a larger piece of the consumer pie. However, ... [GalleyCat]

WORLD CUP: Nike Tops Other Sponsors In Mentions On Facebook, Twitter - Posted June 24, 2014
Just do it? Nike has when it comes to mentions of ... [AllFacebook]

2014's 10 Least Engaging Brands - Posted March 19, 2014
Who's having a great 2014 so far? Airbnb, Snapchat and even--dare we say it--Facebook are doing pretty well. But what about the other side of the brand equation? Customer loyalty consultancy ... [FishbowlDC]

Treat Friends To WhatsApp With Android Update - Posted March 11, 2014
Cross-platform mobile messaging company WhatsApp... [AllFacebook]

From the Makers of the Walkman: Xperia E1 Smartphone - Posted January 14, 2014
Sony has released a new smartphone in its Xperia line, the Android-based Xperia E1, and this one is all about the music. The "music-focused" mid-tier phone demonstrates Sony's "audio heritage" with a louder and clearer listening experience, the company said. Features like a 100Db... [PRNewser]

From the Makers of the Walkman: Xperia E1 Smartphone - Posted January 14, 2014
Sony has released a new smartphone in its Xperia line, the Android-based Xperia E1, and this one is all about the music. The "music-focused" mid-tier phone demonstrates Sony's "audio heritage" with a louder and clearer listening experience, the company said. Features like a 100Db... [Inside Mobile Apps]

What Will Facebook Marketing Platform Shift Do With $6M In New Funding? - Posted December 10, 2013
Real-time marketing platform Shift announced Tuesday that it finaliz... [AllFacebook]

Sony Sells 2.1 Million PS4s - Posted December 4, 2013
Sony said it has sold 2.1 million of its new PlayStation 4s in about two weeks. Fans snapped up a million of those units in the first 24 hours they went on sale Nov. 15. "It's an impressive and record-setting accomplishment for our company and for our industry, and we couldn't have... [PRNewser]

Sony Sells 2.1 Million PS4s - Posted December 4, 2013
Sony said it has sold 2.1 million of its new PlayStation 4s in about two weeks. Fans snapped up a million of those units in the first 24 hours they went on sale Nov. 15. "It's an impressive and record-setting accomplishment for our company and for our industry, and we couldn't have... [Inside Mobile Apps]

What Does Facebook Integration Bring To Sony PS4? - Posted November 15, 2013
The newest version of the PlayStation gaming platform from Sony, the PS4, which bega... [AllFacebook]

Sony Apologizes Twice in One Week for Major 'Grand Theft Auto' Mistakes - Posted August 28, 2013
Sony just can't get it right this week. The company had to apologize earlier in the week after it allowed assets from the highly anticipated game "Grand Theft Auto V... [FishbowlDC]

Sony Xperia Promotes Waterproof Phone with Cute Animated Series About Friendship - Posted July 26, 2013
Sony's latest Hong Kong ad campaign for its waterproof Xperia is a cute story about how Water and Sony became BFFs. It doesn't have a catchy tune like Australia's Metro Train's Video, Dumb Ways to... [PRNewser]

Sony Xperia Promotes Waterproof Phone with Cute Animated Series About Friendship - Posted July 26, 2013
Sony's latest Hong Kong ad campaign for its waterproof Xperia is a cute story about how Water and Sony became BFFs. It doesn't have a catchy tune like Australia's Metro Train's Video, Dumb Ways to... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Facebook Fires Up Android Beta-Testing Program - Posted June 27, 2013
One of the oft-expressed complaints about Facebook involves its traditional process of staggering the rollouts of new products, such as ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Partners With Rovi For Entertainment Metadata To Enhance User, Developer Experience - Posted April 16, 2013
Facebook is integrating into its platform Rovi Video's descriptive information on millions of TV shows, movies, celebrities, sports events and more. The partnership should help users flesh out more details in their entertainment likes and status updates that tag their movi... [semanticweb.com]

What Are America's 10 'Most Trusted' Brands? And Why? - Posted February 14, 2013
A few weeks ago we gave you a list of the 10 brands Americans hate most and tried to figure out why. Today we're taking the opposite approach with ... [FishbowlDC]

INFOGRAPHIC: Where Are Xbox's and PlayStation's Facebook Fans? - Posted January 8, 2013
Gamers love Facebook, and two of the dominant gaming consoles (Xbox and PlayStation) have loyal followings on the social network. But interestingly enough, while Xbox has more fans in the U.S., PlayStation is more popular in Russia, a ... [AllFacebook]

Google TV 3.0: Knowledge-Graph Smart Platform Debuts On New TV Devices - Posted January 8, 2013
In the fall Google updated its Google TV platform to Version 3.0, touting features like its new Voice Search. This week, expect to hear about a slew of new products with the technology onboard launching at the CES show in Las Vegas. Google recently reported on its ... [semanticweb.com]

Is James Bond Too Corporate? - Posted November 9, 2012
On the eve of the new 007 flick Skyfall, The Wall Street Journal asks an interesting question: has "the mother and father of all franchises" (thanks, David Denby) turned into a big, disgusting orgy of product placement? Is James Bond a sexy spy o... [FishbowlDC]

Sony Reaches Out To Instagram Shutterbugs In Facebook Contest - Posted September 17, 2012
So now that Instagram is officially part of Facebook, Sony is reaching out to ... [AllFacebook]

Apple on Foxconn: We're Doing Better, See?! - Posted August 24, 2012
Apple won a small reprieve on the matter of its biggest PR problem this week as ... [FishbowlDC]

INFOGRAPHIC: Kraft, Brazil Show Strong Facebook Global Marketing Growth - Posted May 15, 2012
Facebook analytics provider Socialbakers examined efforts ... [AllFacebook]

Volume, Emotion, Sponsorship: What Brands Have An Edge on Social Media Strategies? - Posted April 30, 2012
Market Strategies International recently released the first edition of what it says will be an annual Social Media Brand Index, a measure for brands both of consumer-generated soci... [semanticweb.com]

Michael Lynton Set to Become CEO of Sony USA - Posted March 21, 2012
Sony Pictures Entertainment chairman and CEO Michael Lynton is expected to be named CEO of Sony Corp. of America, according to mult... [FishbowlLA]

'The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo' May Have Problems With Women - Posted December 19, 2011
With the embargo imbroglio a thing of the past and the opening day pushed up to tomorrow, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo is officially everywhe... [FishbowlDC]

Everyone's Getting Connected with the Boob Tube - Posted December 7, 2011
If Fred is the future of connected TV, please allow me to disconnect. It is a time when TVs that are aligned with and act like our computers -- smart TVs -- are the ones on... [FishbowlDC]

Hacker Response to Sony Breach Better Than Sony's Response - Posted May 5, 2011
On Monday, the Sony Online Entertainment Network had to shut down its services because of a data breach that affected 24.6 million subscribers and some... [FishbowlDC]

Sony To Release eReader Apps For iPhone, Android - Posted November 22, 2010
Sony is introducing eReader apps for the iPhone and Android based phones in December. The application will include access to the Sony Reader Store for the first time on a number of different phones. The apps will compete with a number of different eReader apps already available on... [PRNewser]

Sony To Release eReader Apps For iPhone, Android - Posted November 22, 2010
Sony is introducing eReader apps for the iPhone and Android based phones in December. The application will include access to the Sony Reader Store for the first time on a number of different phones. The apps will compete with a number of different eReader apps already available on... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Sony's New eReader Is Now On Sale - Posted November 8, 2010
The Sony Reader Daily Editio... [PRNewser]

Sony's New eReader Is Now On Sale - Posted November 8, 2010
The Sony Reader Daily Editio... [Inside Mobile Apps]

KDDI/Sony eBook Venture May Enter Tablet Market - Posted October 19, 2010
Yesterday Apple reported that it had sold 4.19 million iPads last quarter, and now it seems that Sony wants to get in on the tablet action. ... [PRNewser]

KDDI/Sony eBook Venture May Enter Tablet Market - Posted October 19, 2010
Yesterday Apple reported that it had sold 4.19 million iPads last quarter, and now it seems that Sony wants to get in on the tablet action. ... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Android Devices Get Some Crackle from Sony - Posted October 11, 2010
Crackle, the streaming-video portal from Sony, can now snap and pop on Android devices, as two apps were released ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Libraries Educate Members On eReaders - Posted October 4, 2010
Libraries are getting more on board with eReaders these days. OverDrive's Digital Bookmobile has been demonstrating how to download digital books from public... [PRNewser]

Libraries Educate Members On eReaders - Posted October 4, 2010
Libraries are getting more on board with eReaders these days. OverDrive's Digital Bookmobile has been demonstrating how to download digital books from public... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Infinity Publishing Partners With Sony - Posted September 30, 2010
Infinity Publishing, a website for self-publishing, has signed a distribution agreement with Sony. Under the terms of the partnership, Infinity eBooks are now available for purchase through Sony's Rea... [PRNewser]

Infinity Publishing Partners With Sony - Posted September 30, 2010
Infinity Publishing, a website for self-publishing, has signed a distribution agreement with Sony. Under the terms of the partnership, Infinity eBooks are now available for purchase through Sony's Rea... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Sony Announces Inaugural Libraries In Program - Posted September 28, 2010
Sony put out a press release today naming the first 30 libraries that will participate in its Reader Library Program. Participating libraries span from San Diego to Brooklyn. As p... [PRNewser]

Sony Announces Inaugural Libraries In Program - Posted September 28, 2010
Sony put out a press release today naming the first 30 libraries that will participate in its Reader Library Program. Participating libraries span from San Diego to Brooklyn. As p... [Inside Mobile Apps]

New releases from Sony Pictures - Media Update - Posted September 15, 2010
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Fashion in 3D - Posted September 10, 2010
Fashion label Byron Lars Beauty Mark has partnered with Sony to present his Spring/Summer 2011 in 3D. Technically, the live runway shows are in 3D, but guests at this event get to wear the glasses. ... [FishbowlDC]

Sony VP of Comm. On Blog Criticism: 'I understand it's not in vogue to praise large corporations these days.' - Posted October 16, 2009
SonyInsider has an interview with Sony VP of Communications David Migdal. In response to blogger ... [FishbowlDC]

Sony Cancels 30 Days of Night Small Town Opening - Posted October 16, 2007
Sony seems to hate small town America. On last night's Geekerati radio show, Christian Johnson interviewed Jeff Mariotte, writer of two tie-in novels for 30 Days of Night which opens ... [FishbowlLA]

Trade Round-Up: Sept. 24, 2007 - Posted September 24, 2007
Resident Evil Reigns Supreme Milla Jovovich and her Resident Evil franchise again took the top spot at the boxoffice over the weekend. The Sony horror pic Resident Evil: Extinction raked in an estimated $24 million while the Jessica Alba, Dane Cook romantic comedy Good Luck Chuck... [FishbowlLA]

THR Adds Two to Film Department - Posted September 10, 2007
The Hollywood Reporter has added two reporters to its film staff on the heels of Tatiana Siegel's exit from THR in favor of a film job at Variety. And they're both familiar faces to fellow staffers ... [FishbowlLA]

A to Z of Animation: Image Movers Digital - Posted August 31, 2007
Via Hank Grebe, news from the world of animation: The Zemeckis Studio, aka ImageMoversDigital, is setting up shop in San Rafael. There's a blog, where artists post their variations on a theme. The image above is from the Hot Rod series. ... [FishbowlLA]

LAT in 90 Seconds - Posted June 27, 2007
The Story You Wish You Wrote: In high schools all over L.A., influential drama, cinema and music teachers are retiring, after decades of shaping students who grow up to be accomplished industry titans. Shawn Hubler had the sense to pr... [FishbowlLA]

Nikki Finke Explains What's Wrong With Across the Universe - Posted March 21, 2007
Just the other day, David Carr in the NY Times admitted what we already knew: New Yorkers don't understand show biz all that m... [FishbowlLA]

In The Trades: He's My Buddy - Posted February 13, 2007
Tom Cruise and Ben Stiller ARE The Hardy Boys, er, Men. Cruise and Stiller will star in a comedy based on the mystery series. Stiller will produce, Shawn Levy will direct and get this: Cruise and Stiller have been friends... [FishbowlLA]

LAT in 90 Seconds - Posted February 5, 2007
Bob Wright, Survived By Jeff Zucker, Is Out At NBC. He was 63: Meg James writes up Bob Wright's departure from NBC Universal as though it were an obit, which we guess it kinda is.... [FishbowlLA]

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