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January 18, 2013
04:57 EDTSNESony Corporation of America sells 550 Madison Avenue building for $1.1B
Sony Corporation of America, or SCA, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony, announced that it has entered into a contract to sell its U.S. headquarters building, located at 550 Madison Avenue in New York City, to a consortium led by The Chetrit Group, a New York-based owner of commercial properties in New York City and other major US real estate markets. The sale price is $1.1B, and it is expected that the transaction will close in March. SCA and other Sony businesses, including Sony Music Entertainment, Sony/ATV Music Publishing and Sony Pictures Entertainment, among others, will remain in the building for up to three years under a leaseback arrangement with the purchaser. After repaying debt related to the building and other transaction costs, it is expected that Sony will receive net cash proceeds of approximately $770M. Sony expects to realize a gain on the sale of approximately $685M to be recorded as operating income. Sony is currently reevaluating its forecast of the consolidated financial results for the current fiscal year ending March 31 to take into account this sale and other factors that might affect such forecast.
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April 17, 2014
06:08 EDTSNESony says PlayStation 4 sales surpass 7M units worldwide
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06:20 EDTSNESamsung, Sony Mobile, HTC to release mini smartphone models, DigiTimes says
Samsung (SSNLF), Sony (SNE) Mobile and HTC are expected to launch mini versions of their flagship smartphones by end of Q2, reports DigiTimes. According to sources at Taiwan's handset supply chain, Samsung will release a Galaxy S5, Sony Mobile will release the Xperia Z2 Compact and HTC will release a HTC One mini. Reference Link
06:10 EDTSNESony, Hydro-Quebec form JV for large-scale energy storage system for power grids
Sony Corporation and Hydro-Québec announced that they have agreed to establish a joint venture to research and develop a large-scale energy storage system for power grids. Sony and Hydro-Québec plan to establish the new company in June. The new company will utilize Sony's control technologies for highly safe, reliable, olivine-type lithium-ion iron phosphate rechargeable batteries and highly scalable module systems, together with Hydro-Québec's operation and control technologies for electric power supplies as well as its lithium-ion battery material technology. By combining these strengths, the new company intends to research and develop a highly safe and reliable system for large-scale applications, as well as battery material technology suitable for use within electric power systems, and explore their use in a wide variety of applications, such as meeting excess demand during peak times, and the integrating renewable energy sources into power grids.
April 15, 2014
18:22 EDTSNESony looks to revive TV business with 4K technology, Nikkei reports
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08:34 EDTSNEHighpower subsidiary selected by Sony as battery supplier
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April 14, 2014
11:11 EDTSNEVevo and Yahoo expand music video distribution partnership
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06:06 EDTSNESony expects Ultra HD TV sales to increase to four times in 2014, DigiTimes says
Sony expects Ultra HD TV sales to increase by four times in 2014 as it targets a 10% global share in LCD TV shipments, reports DigiTimes. The company is targeting 20M LCD TV shipments in 2014 with Ultra HD TV sales in the China market increasing six-fold. Reference Link
April 11, 2014
06:52 EDTSNESony warns customers of Vaio PCs battery fire risk, Reuters says
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06:12 EDTSNEDreamWorks Animation may look to take a piece of Vevo, Re/code reports
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April 10, 2014
08:00 EDTSNESony PS4 grants Hirai profit potential as risk decreases, Bloomberg says
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April 7, 2014
08:15 EDTSNECisco, Sony collaborate on live delivery of full-frame rate 4K 60P content
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April 4, 2014
06:24 EDTSNEElectronic Arts hires Sony developer Amy Hennig
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