SNE : Analysis & Opinions

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  1. Hollywood Hits a Great Wall at China's Box Office (SNE, DIS)

    December 30, 2016
    Hollywood filmmakers cope with a sharp slowdown in China, a market which used to be very bullish.
  2. Will Sony Win With Marvel's "Spider-Man" Makeover?

    December 9, 2016
    A teaser trailer for Spider-Man's latest adventure in the Marvel Cinematic Universe went up on Wenesday, energizing fans ...
  3. Sony to Bring PlayStation 4 Games to Smartphones

    December 8, 2016
    In what looks like a bid to get the unconverted to try its PlayStation 4 console, on Wednesday Sony (NYSE: SNE) unveiled ...
  4. DISH's Sling TV Beta Tests a Cloud DVR

    November 28, 2016
    DISH Networks' (NASDAQ: DISH) Sling TV beat all other live-television streaming services to market, but now, it's facing ...
  5. Facebook Copies Snapchat To Boost Sharing On Its Platform

    November 1, 2016
    The Menlo Park company is testing out a new feature that is a clone of Snapchat's Lenses feature.
  6. Sony Bringing Tournaments to the PS4 System

    October 21, 2016
    In what looks like a naked bid to profit from the enthusiasm for e-sports, Sony (NYSE: SNE) last week unveiled a "Tournaments" ...
  7. Google Signs CBS For Its Skinny Bundle TV Service

    October 20, 2016
    The Mountain View company is in talks with other major TV networks for a new service next March.
  8. Hollywood Movies Shot With GoPro Cameras (GPRO)

    October 18, 2016
    If GoPro becomes a Hollywood staple, GPRO could offer significant potential.
  9. Apple Promotes A Cashless Society In Japan

    October 18, 2016
    Apple CEO Tim Cook said Apple's products, such as FeliCa, could become a catalyst for taking cash out of the system.
  10. Sony's PlayStation VR Sells Out at GameStop Stores

    October 14, 2016
    GameStop's (NYSE: GME) COO Tony Bartel recently announced that the retailer had sold out of Sony's (NYSE: SNE) new PlayStation ...
  11. Sony Ventures Into Mobile Gaming (SNE)

    October 14, 2016
    Sony wants to take on Nintendo. Here’s the game plan.
  12. For Warner, "The Accountant" Adds Up Nicely

    October 13, 2016
    While no one is close to challenging 2016 box office leader Walt Disney, there's a lot to like about this year's performance ...
  13. Sony Enters VR Race With Playstation VR (SNE, FB)

    October 13, 2016
    Sony has a readymade audience in gamers on its Playstation platform.
  14. Sony's High Expectations for PlayStation VR (SNE)

    October 13, 2016
    PlayStation VR is now available, and the expectations are staggering.
  15. With "Inferno," Sony Bets on an Old Flame

    October 10, 2016
    In a year that has seen some big wins at the U.S. box office, Sony's (NYSE: SNE) film studio has had a rough time producing ...
  16. Sony’s Image Sensor Production Picks Up Again

    October 7, 2016
    Sony's (NYSE: SNE) image sensor production will return to full capacity within the next six months, according to a recent ...
  17. Best Buy Plans Midnight Launch for PlayStation VR

    October 3, 2016
    Best Buy (NYSE: BBY) will open select stores at 12:01 a.m. Eastern Time on Oct. 13 to launch Sony's (NYSE: SNE) PlayStation ...
  18. Best Buy Will Open at Midnight (BBY)

    September 29, 2016
    Demand for PlayStation VR is expected to be high.
  19. Chinese Entertainment Giant Wanda Partners with Sony (SNE)

    September 27, 2016
    As global film industry expands, Sony forms a strategic alliance.
  20. Dalian Wanda's Latest Hollywood Deal Is a Doozy

    September 23, 2016
    China's Dalian Wanda Group is looking to have a greater voice in the U.S. and global movie business -- by bankrolling more ...
  21. PlayStation Vue Adds HBO and Cinemax (SNE)

    September 15, 2016
    The premium cable channels will be added to PlayStation Vue prior to October 2nd, just in time for the debut of a highly-anticipated ...
  22. Time Warner's "Sully" Dominates Weekend Box Office

    September 12, 2016
    Time Warner's (NYSE: TWX) Warner Bros. film studio was the box office champion this past weekend. Its based-on-fact drama Sully ...
  23. Sony Slims Down & Beefs Up Its PlayStations (SNE)

    September 8, 2016
    Two new PlayStations give the company a more diverse lineup of video game consoles to sell.
  24. Sony Introduces Gold-Plated Walkman for $3200

    September 6, 2016
    The lavish accessory looks back to a bygone era of cassettes and old technology, but with a flashy new package.
  25. Sony's New Smartphones Focus on Photos (SNE)

    September 2, 2016
    The two latest smartphone offerings from Sony target different segments of consumers.
  26. Sony Brings Its 4K Streaming Service to Intel PCs

    August 31, 2016
    Sony (NYSE: SNE) recently announced that it will bring Ultra, its 4K movie streaming service, to Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) powered ...
  27. Sony Has a Tepid Summer at the Box Office (SNE)

    August 30, 2016
    "Ghostbusters" and "The Angry Birds Movie" fell short for Sony, but "Don't Breathe" could end up a winner.
  28. Scary Sony Flick Tops DC Villians at Box Office

    August 29, 2016
    As the summer movie season winds down, an underdog horror film has usurped a big studio's tentpole release to claim the ...
  29. Sony’s PlayStation Now Is Coming to Windows PC (SNE, MSFT)

    August 23, 2016
    Sony’s PlayStation Now cloud gaming service will provide access to Playstation games on Windows PCs.
  30. Sony to Unveil Two New PlayStation 4 Consoles

    August 22, 2016
    It wasn't much of a stretch to assume Sony (NYSE: SNE) was preparing to introduce a new, high-end PlayStation 4 during its ...
  31. The 4 Tech Stocks You'll Wish You'd Bought in 2016

    August 22, 2016
    It's not too late to add these to your portfolio this year.
  32. How SoundCloud Makes Money (SNE)

    August 19, 2016
    SoundCloud’s income and cash inflow streams have expanded to include advertising, user subscriptions, content uploader subscriptions ...
  33. What Sony Investors Can Expect From "Ghostbusters"

    July 18, 2016
    In a weekend dominated by animated flicks, Sony's (NYSE: SNE) Ghostbusters earned about as much as analysts had expected. ...
  34. DISH Network Names New Chief Marketing Officer

    July 6, 2016
    DISH Network (NASDAQ: DISH) needs some marketing help. The company lost subscribers in the first quarter, a period during ...
  35. AMC Orders a Second Season of "Preacher"

    July 5, 2016
    When writer Garth Ennis and artist Steve Dillon first brought Preacher to life in 1995, their only aim was to make a comic ...
  36. Himax Technologies' CTO Steps Down -- and Up

    July 5, 2016
    Taiwan-based semiconductor specialist Himax Technologies (NASDAQ: HIMX) now has no one occupying its chief technology officer's ...
  37. Sony's PS VUE TV Service Hits 100,000 Subscribers

    July 1, 2016
    Sony (NYSE: SNE) wants to be your pay-television provider. With its PlayStation Vue service, the company has made a bold ...
  38. Here's Why Sony's Big PS3 Settlement Is Good News

    June 23, 2016
    Six years after angry customers brought a class action suit against Sony (NYSE: SNE) for disabling a feature that had allowed ...
  39. Microsoft and Sony Announce New Products at E3 (MSFT, SNE)

    June 15, 2016
    Microsoft and Sony both announce new gaming consoles at this year's E3 Convention.
  40. Sony Sets PlayStation VR Release Date and Price

    June 15, 2016
    While virtual reality could turn out to be the next 3D TV -- a heavily hyped technology that consumers show little interest ...
  41. Why Tech Giants Are Acquiring Cyber Security Companies (SNE, ...

    June 12, 2016
    Explore the factors behind the rise and consolidation of the cyber security segment, and the reasons why tech companies are ...
  42. The Music Industry Takes on YouTube (GOOG, SNE)

    June 6, 2016
    Big music labels, including Sony and Universal, are lobbying against Youtube's Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
  43. Adele Could Sign a Historic 130M Contract with Sony (SNE)

    May 24, 2016
    If Adele signs the $130.4M contract with Sony, it will be the biggest contract for a British singer.
  44. Sony's Big Bet on Artificial Intelligence (SNE)

    May 24, 2016
    How Sony expects to benefit from Cogitai, with advanced AI application to hardware products and services
  45. AMD Stock: Analyzing 5 Key Suppliers

    May 5, 2016
    Learn about the business operations of five key companies serving as supply partners in support of AMD's global semiconductor ...
  46. AMD Stock: Analyzing 5 Key Customers

    May 2, 2016
    Learn about several important computer and gaming hardware companies that serve as key customers for Advanced Micro Devices ...
  47. Can Nintendo Make A Comeback with NX Console? (NTDOY)

    May 2, 2016
    Can the new device reestablish Nintendo's status as a gaming powerhouse?
  48. 2 Cybersecurity ETFs to Consider (CIBR, HACK)

    April 26, 2016
    Consider these two cybersecurity ETFs. Cybercrime is among the the top five global risks, and the cybersecurity market is ...
  49. Time Warner Cable Tests "Skinny" Channel Bundle

    April 19, 2016
    Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC) recently started offering a "skinny" bundle of channels to new broadband customers in the ...
  50. Film Industry Logs a Record Year at the Box Office

    April 14, 2016
    Did you go to the movies in 2015? The Motion Picture Association of America announced that worldwide box office revenue ...
  51. Sony Finally Bringing PlayStation Games to Mobile

    March 25, 2016
    Sony (NYSE: SNE) wants to bring some of its best-selling PlayStation games to mobile. To make that happen, Sony has formed ...
  52. Intel Avoids VR Headset for Bigger Opportunity

    March 22, 2016
    Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) has generally been a behind-the-scenes player, not a frontline manufacturer of consumer electronics. ...
  53. Samsung Tests Next Generation of Virtual Reality

    March 18, 2016
    There is no escaping the hype surrounding the burgeoning virtual reality (VR) market these days. The much anticipated Oculus ...
  54. Sony Acquires Major Music Catalog for $750 Million

    March 17, 2016
    Sony (NYSE: SNE) has purchased the remaining half of a music catalog owned by the estate of Michael Jackson. The deal to ...
  55. Sony Makes Its Official Debut in Virtual Reality

    March 15, 2016
    Like any new technology, the development life cycle can sometimes take years to complete. That has certainly been the case ...
  56. 5 Predictions for Virtual Reality in 2016 (F, SNE)

    March 13, 2016
    Discover the top five predictions for virtual reality (VR) in 2016, and why this is the year that it may finally get a mainstream ...
  57. Pixar Vs. Everyone Else: Who Is the Next Animation Star? (DIS, ...

    March 11, 2016
    Find out who is quickly closing in on Disney and Pixar for the animated movie crown. What companies offer investors an opportunity ...
  58. House of Cards Adds More Product Placements (NFLX, GOOGL)

    March 11, 2016
    How else is an ad-free streaming service supposed to make money? Now, there's more official confirmation that Netflix is ...
  59. The Top 4 Companies Owned By Sony (SNE, ERIC)

    February 10, 2016
    Learn how Sony Corporation became a leader entertainment. Music acts such as Beyoncé and movies such as "Spider-Man" are ...
  60. GoPro Shares Rise 10% on Acquisition Talks (GPRO, MSFT)

    February 9, 2016
    It seems the market is excited about the possibility that another management team can revive GoPro.
  61. 3 Changes to Watch at Sony (SNE)

    January 26, 2016
    Learn how Sony's restructuring has returned the company to profitability, and what signs to watch for to see if Sony can ...
  62. 10 Stocks That Stand to Benefit From the Rise of Virtual Reality

    December 31, 2015
    Earlier attempts at virtual reality failed, but 2016 promises to usher in a new generation of virtual reality technology ...
  63. Top 4 Stocks Listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange for 2016 (MTU, ...

    December 30, 2015
    Learn about the top Japanese stocks listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange for 2016. Read about problems Sony has had over the ...
  64. GoPro Lowers Hero 4 Session to $200 on Weak Sales (GPRO, SNE)

    December 7, 2015
    Action camera maker GoPro (NASDAQ: GPRO) recently reduced the price of its smallest camera, the Hero 4 Session, from $3 ...
  65. How Adele Affects Sony Music's Bottom Line

    December 1, 2015
    Adele's new album has already broken records. Will it make a difference to Sony Music's bottom line
  66. Apple and the Battle for Streaming Music

    November 18, 2015
    Spotify, Apple, Youtube and Tidal are facing off for control of a vast market. What factors will determine who emerges as ...
  67. Betamax, International Symbol Of Bad Marketing, Is Finally Dead ...

    November 11, 2015
    Sony Betamax is the business textbook case study of a company's spectacular oversight in assessing consumer demand. Now, ...
  68. Why Sony Wants Toshiba's Image Sensor Business (SNE, GPRO)

    October 26, 2015
    Sony (NYSE: SNE) is close to buying Toshiba's image sensor unit for 20 billion Japanese yen ($165 million), according to ...
  69. Has Apple Finally Hit the Wall With the iPhone? (MSI, MSFT)

    October 9, 2015
    We look at how the iPhone has sold over its brief existence and what that means for the future of the smartphone market.
  70. Sony Devices Segment to Be Split in Three (SNE)

    October 8, 2015
    How do you keep momentum after a 30% rally in your stock? If you're Sony (NYSE: SNE) chief executive Kazuo Hirai, you split ...
  71. "Call of Duty" Bundle Coming to PlayStation 4 (ATVI, SNE)

    September 24, 2015
    There are video game franchises, and then there's Call of Duty: Black Ops. A third installment is set to debut Nov. 6 on ...
  72. "Destiny" Downloads Lift Activision Blizzard Stock (ATVI, SNE)

    September 18, 2015
    Activision Blizzard's (NASDAQ: ATVI) Destiny: The Taken King, the third expansion for its popular first-person shooter Destiny, ...
  73. Qualcomm to Give Mobile Devices a Quick Charge (QCOM, GOOG)

    September 16, 2015
    Qualcomm (NASDAQ: QCOM) thinks your smartphone needs more battery life. On Tuesday, the company unveiled Quick Charge 3. ...
  74. Canon Goes Beyond 4K With a 250-Megapixel Sensor (CAJ, GPRO)

    September 10, 2015
    Japanese camera maker Canon (NYSE: CAJ) has just unveiled a new image sensor with a massive 250-megapixel resolution. That's ...
  75. Sony Bets Big on Better Smartphone Cameras (SNE, CAJ)

    September 8, 2015
    Sony (NYSE: SNE) CEO Kazuo Hirai recently unveiled plans to invest $1.7 billion in its image sensor business throughout ...
  76. Sony Hopes to Right the Ship With New Smartphones (SNE)

    September 2, 2015
    The good news from Sony's (NYSE: SNE) recently reported second quarter was its nearly 40% jump in operating income and more ...
  77. Sony May Be the First to Get Its Drones Airborne (SNE)

    August 28, 2015
    Sony (NYSE: SNE) wants to put drones into commercial use, and its plan extends beyond the use of unmanned flying vehicles ...
  78. Sony Plans a Star Wars PS4 for the Holiday Season (SNE, EA)

    August 21, 2015
    The Force will be very strong this Christmas season. In addition to the December 18th release of Star Wars Episode VII: ...
  79. Sony PlayStation Experience Set for December (SNE)

    August 19, 2015
    Every year, Sony (NYSE: SNE) holds a public coming-out party for new PlayStation 4 games, features, and experiences. The ...
  80. 4 Cybersecurity Value Stocks to Watch For (CHKP, FEYE)

    August 14, 2015
    Discover how huge data breaches to major companies have caused an upswing in the cybersecurity industry, and top stocks investors ...
  81. Sony Launches 2 New Mid-Range Smartphones (SNE, IT)

    August 6, 2015
    Sony (NYSE: SNE) recently unveiled two new mid-range smartphones, the Xperia C5 Ultra and Xperia M5, which both rely on ...
  82. The Economics of Gaming Consoles

    August 5, 2015
    Gaming consoles are sold at a loss or minimal profit to boost their sales. Companies make money on each game sold.
  83. Sony Gets Into the Drone Business (SNE)

    August 4, 2015
    No longer content with making TVs and camcorders, Sony (NYSE: SNE) will begin launching drones through a newly created subsidiary ...
  84. "Pixels" Could Still Be a Box Office Win for Sony (SNE)

    July 29, 2015
    Adam Sandler has lost his mojo. The one-time box office leader has struggled to find an audience with recent misses, including ...
  85. Batman Gives Sony a Boost in June Video Game Sales (SNE, TWX)

    July 28, 2015
    While Sony (NYSE: SNE) is better known as the cinematic steward for Marvel's Spider-Man, a budding relationship with Batman ...
  86. Sony Making a Movie Based on Emojis (SNE)

    July 23, 2015
    Sometimes a terrible idea enthralls Hollywood, pitting studios at war with each other to overpay for something that common ...
  87. Is Gillette's Market Edge Becoming Razor-Thin?

    July 7, 2015
    Despite Gillette's success with the razor-and-blades strategy, the increasing popularity of beards and new competition may ...
  88. Sony Turns to Crowdfunding for Employee Ideas (SNE)

    July 2, 2015
    Crowdfunding has helped launch some innovative products in the marketplace, but it has generally been a realm inhabited ...
  89. Who Invented Apps For Smart Phones?

    June 22, 2015
    Mobile devices have radically changed how we communicate, conduct business, consume entertainment, and manage our lives, ...
  90. How To Game The Video Game Industry

    June 11, 2015
    Investopedia explores the business, current developments, future trends of video games industry and how the overall industry ...
  91. Top Spots to Wine and Dine Clients in New York

    June 9, 2015
    New York City is one the world's best places to wine and dine a client. From power lunches to sushi to celebrity chef spots, ...
  92. Who are Disney's (DIS) main competitors?

    May 21, 2015
    Learn about how creating entertainment has been Disney's niche since the 1920s, even as it faces ever-increasing competition ...
  93. Best ETFs to Trade the Tokyo Stock Exchange

    May 4, 2015
    Japanese stocks are soaring thanks to incredibly aggressive monetary policy. Should you go for the ride?
  94. A New Corporate Governance Initiative In Japan

    April 16, 2015
    Expectations are low that Japan can create a corporate governance climate that meets global standards, but a new initiative ...
  95. GoPro Founder Nick Woodman Sees a Bright Future (GPRO, SNE)

    April 14, 2015
    Action camera specialist GoPro (NASDAQ: GPRO) has taken investors on a topsy-turvy ride since its IPO last June, as initial ...
  96. Amazon Meets Costco

    April 9, 2015
    Startup hopes to challenge Amazon's dominance in the e-commerce market, and it hasn't even launched yet.
  97. How To Trade Foreign Stocks

    March 26, 2015
    We weigh the major ways to trade foreign stocks for investors.
  98. A New Economic Threat: State-Sponsored Hacking

    March 4, 2015
    State sponsored hacking attempts are becoming a major cause of concern to the US. Here is a list of US sectors most vulnerable ...
  99. Microsoft Gets Into The Virtual Reality Business

    February 20, 2015
    Once relegated to the trash bin of innovative technological ideas, virtual reality is making a promising comeback.
  100. Who are Apple's (AAPL) main competitors in the tech industry?

    December 3, 2014
    Explore Apple's competitive position in the many industries in which it operates. Learn about the different products and ...
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