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  • Sony to enter real estate business- Nikkei Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 2:32 PM ET

    April 24- Sony Corp will branch out into the real-estate business in August and plans to take the unit public in three years, the Nikkei reported without citing a source. Sony recently set up a real-estate unit in Tokyo, with the aim of generating annual sales of 50 billion yen in five years, the newspaper said.

  • The company, which is controlled by Universal Music Group and Sony Music Entertainment, hit a monthly average of nearly 6 billion views in December, a 46 percent rise from a year earlier, said Rio Caraeff, the chief executive officer.

  • 'Captain America' holds onto top box office spot Monday, 21 Apr 2014 | 6:37 PM ET

    1. "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," Disney, $25,587,056, 3,825 locations, $6,689 average, $200,501,510, 3 weeks. 2. "Heaven Is For Real," Sony, $22,522,221, 2,417 locations, $9,318 average, $29,556,414, 1 week. 3. "Rio 2," 20th Century Fox, $22,159,742, 3,975 locations, $5,575 average, $75,045,122, 2 weeks.

  • Xilinx Inc eventually asked a California federal judge to declare those IV patents invalid, while IV countersued in Delaware, accusing Xilinx of infringement. The trial in the Xilinx case is scheduled to begin in Delaware next month.

  • 'Capt. America' tops box office for third week Sunday, 20 Apr 2014 | 12:04 PM ET

    LOS ANGELES— Captain America continues to vanquish box office foes, triumphing in ticket sales for the third consecutive week and dominating over megastar Johnny Depp's new movie. Directed by longtime Christopher Nolan cinematographer Wally Pfister, the Warner Bros. film is Depp's third consecutive box office disappointment.

  • Echoes of Betamax as Supreme Court hears Aereo TV case Sunday, 20 Apr 2014 | 11:41 AM ET

    Tuesday will not be the first time the court's nine justices will have the final say over the fate of a new TV viewing technology.

  • WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, April 20- When the U.S. Supreme Court hears a one-hour oral argument in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, it will not be the first time the court's nine justices will have the final say over the fate of a new TV viewing technology.

  • Nikkei gains on upbeat U.S. corporate earnings, data Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 | 9:32 PM ET

    *U.S. economic recovery hopes invite long-money to Japan- trader. *Nikkei poised to post biggest weekly gain in 2 months. TOKYO, April 18- Japan's Nikkei share average advanced on Friday after upbeat U.S. economic data and corporate earnings bolstered investors' risk appetite.

  • NEW YORK, April 17- Several major U.S. music companies sued Pandora Media Inc on Thursday, accusing the online streaming service of cheating them out of royalties by playing thousands of pre-1972 recordings without paying royalties.

  • URGENT-Microsoft's Xbox One sales cross 5 million Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 | 7:38 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO, April 17- Microsoft Corp has sold over 5 million Xbox One video game consoles to retailers since its launch in November, the company said on Thursday. The console went on sale on Nov. 22 in 13 countries, including the United States, United Kingdom and Australia, a week before rival Sony Corp's PlayStation 4 was released.

  • NEW YORK, April 17- Several major U.S. music companies sued Pandora Media Inc on Thursday, accusing the online streaming service of cheating them out of royalties by playing thousands of pre-1972 recordings without paying royalties.

  • Record labels sue Pandora over older songs Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 | 4:55 PM ET

    The labels, including divisions of Sony, Warner and Universal, argue that songs such as Aretha Franklin's "Respect" and the Beatles' "Hey Jude" are not covered by federal copyright law, but they have been protected in common law by states including New York.

  • PS4 sales benefit from Xbox One price Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 | 4:46 PM ET
    Xbox One (L) and PS4 (R) controllers.

    Sony PS4 sales hit the 7 million mark earlier this month. Microsoft has some work to do if it wants to stay competitive.

  • Sony sells more than 7 million Playstation 4 consoles Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 9:52 PM ET
    A customer, second from left, plays a video game on a Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. PlayStation 4 (PS4) video game console at a Bic Camera Inc. electronics store in Tokyo, Japan.

    Sony sold more than 7 million PlayStation 4 units as of April 6 and is struggling to keep pace with demand for the video game console.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, April 16- Sony Corp sold more than 7 million PlayStation 4 units as of April 6 and is struggling to keep pace with demand for the video game console, the company said on Wednesday.

  • URGENT-Sony sells 7 million Playstation consoles Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 6:25 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO, April 16- Sony Corp has sold over 7 million Playstation 4 video game consoles as of April 6, the company said on Wednesday. In February, the Japanese company said it surpassed its full-year target of 5 million units by the end of March.

  • April 16- CBS Corp said on Wednesday that the Internal Revenue Service gave a favorable ruling to the company's plan to convert its outdoor advertising subsidiary, CBS Outdoor Americas Inc, into a real-estate investment trust. Media conglomerate CBS holds an 81 percent stake in CBS Outdoor, which went public in late March.

  • Japanese Internet firms offer something new: high returns Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 3:29 AM ET

    TOKYO, April 15- Some Japanese Internet companies are getting a boost from foreign investors as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pushes for an elusive strength his country's firms are not known for- high returns.

  • Review: Windows Phone advances with 8.1 update Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 12:20 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Microsoft's new Windows system for smartphones addresses many of the shortcomings in previous versions. Meanwhile, Windows Phone's lack of a central hub for checking notifications from Facebook and other services has been addressed with a new Action Center. The Windows store is getting better and has many popular apps such as Facebook and Netflix.

  • Asian equities were mixed on Tuesday after data showed money supply in the world's second largest economy grew its weakest pace in more than decade.

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