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February 26, 2013
09:52 EDTSNE, IDCCInterDigital sees getting $125M cash from Sony, says patents valued at $28.9M
InterDigital (IDCC) noted in its 10-K yearly filing that in December of last year it formed a joint venture with Sony Corporation of America (SNE), called Convida Wireless, to focus on driving new research in M2M wireless communications and other connectivity areas. InterDigital disclosed that its agreement with Sony is a multiple-element arrangement that also includes a three-year license to its patents for Sony's sale of 3G and 4G products, effective January 1, and an amount for past sales. Under the arrangement, InterDigital said it expect to collect a total of $125.0M of cash and has also acquired certain patents covering non-baseband technologies from Sony with an estimated value of $28.9M. InterDigital added that it recognized $22.3M of patent licensing revenue in Q4, and it expects to recognize $116.6M of patent licensing revenue, using the straight-line method, over the three-year term of the patent license. The remaining $15.0M represents funding toward M2M research and platform development, InterDigital said. In early trading, shares of InterDigital rose 55c, or 1.25%, to $44.51.
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December 16, 2014
05:44 EDTSNESony Pictures confirms extent of cyber attack
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December 15, 2014
08:33 EDTIDCCInterDigital enters into research agreement with Germany's IfU
InterDigital announced that its Innovation Partners unit has entered into a development agreement with the Institute for Management Cybernetics, or IfU, in Aachen, Germany, an associated research institute of RWTH Aachen University. RWTH Aachen is the largest technical university in Germany, with strong links to various industry partners. The research agreement is largely focused on the Internet of Things, distributed systems, and smart city technologies and solutions.
06:45 EDTSNESony tells media outlets to stop reporting leaked information, Reuters says
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06:03 EDTSNEAlleged Sony hackers offer to selectively withhold stolen data, Re/code reports
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06:00 EDTSNESony Pictures not shutting down film production because of hack, Deadline says
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December 12, 2014
06:16 EDTSNEGlobal demand for e-paper on the decline, DigiTimes reports
Global demand for e-paper from e-book vendors is decreasing due to competition from tablets, reports DigiTimes, according to sources with Taiwan's supply chain. Due to the decline, Toshiba (TOSBF), Sony (SNE), and Panasonic (PCRFY) have withdrawn from the e-book reader market. According to the sources, Amazon is still look at growth in the China market, but the e-book reader market is not showing any signs of a rebound. Reference Link
06:12 EDTSNESony considered selling stake in Crackle, Bloomberg reports
Sony Pictures Television had weighed the sale of a majority stake in Crackle, reports Bloomberg. Citing e-mails made public by hackers, executives at Sony discussed a deal with Evolution Media Capital. An outside investment in Crackle would free up cash the website could spend on original series and marketing, Berger wrote in an e-mail to Steve Mosko, president of Sony Pictures Television. Reference Link
December 11, 2014
19:34 EDTSNEMicrosoft Xbox One outsells Sony PS4, Engadget reports
Microsoft's (MSFT) Xbox One was the best selling console for November, beating Sony's (SNE) PlayStation 4, according to Microsoft, citing data from NPD Group. Prior to November, the PlayStation 4 had been the best selling console for almost a year. According to the NPD data, console sales are up in general, with hardware unit-sales increasing by 3% over last November. Reference Link
December 9, 2014
07:41 EDTIDCCBarclays to hold a conference
Global Technology Conference is being held in San Francisco on December 9-10 with webcasted company presentations to begin on December 9 at 10:40 am; not all company presentations may be webcasted. Webcast Link
December 8, 2014
18:19 EDTSNESony hacker releases additional private data, issues threat, Re/code says
Guardians of Peace, the hacker group claiming responsibility for the attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment, released an additional trove of private data and issued threats against the studio, according to Re/code. Reference Link
09:21 EDTSNESony Pictures called the cyberattack 'unprecedented in nature', Re/code reports
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06:24 EDTSNENorth Korea denies role in recent Sony hacking, WSJ reports
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06:17 EDTSNESony PlayStation store may have suffered possible cyberattack, AP reports
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December 5, 2014
06:44 EDTSNESony likely to reduce employee pay in 2015, Reuters reports
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06:19 EDTSNESony security breach exposed personal data of Hollywood employees, WSJ reports
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05:58 EDTSNESymantec: Malware in Sony attack linked to South Korean incidents
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December 4, 2014
08:22 EDTSNESony prepares to launch PS4 in China, WSJ reports
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06:48 EDTSNESony denies North Korea identified as source of hack, NY Times says
Sony's (SNE) Sony Pictures unit said Re/code's report which stated that North Korea had been identified as the source of the cyber attack on the unit was not accurate, according to The New York Times. Sony Pictures and the FBI are continuing to identify the incident, the newspaper added. Publicly traded cybersecurity companies include Barracuda Networks (CUDA), Check Point (CHKP), F5 Networks (FFIV), FireEye (FEYE), Fortinet (FTNT), Imperva (IMPV), Palo Alto (PANW), Proofpoint (PFPT), Qualys (QLYS) and Symantec (SYMC).Reference Link
06:18 EDTSNESony denies it will name North Korea as culprit of security breach, AP reports
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06:15 EDTSNESony: Sales of smart bracelets in Taiwan to fall short in 2014, DigiTimes says
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