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SEOUL, Oct 2- Following is a list of events in South Korea as well as news stories and press reports that may influence financial markets. TOP STORIES> Cheaper smartphones boost Sony, Microsoft in Europe.
HIGH-TECH MEDICAL DEVICES: Sony's new alliance with Olympus will focus on producing endoscopes and other surgical tools packed with the Japanese electronic maker's three-dimensional imaging and super-clear "4 K" display technologies. NEW CHALLENGE: Sony said it's not clear when the alliance's first products will become available.
*Moody's says that Sony Corporation's alliance with Olympus Corporation will make it more challenging for Sony to reduce its high leverage in a timely manner.
Several factors have fundamentally disrupted the economic and power dynamic of the traditionally studio dominated entertainment industry.
THE business deal from hell began to crumble even before the Champagne corks were popped. The $580 million sale of Dragon Systems had just been approved by its board and congratulations were being exchanged. But there was a sense that something was amiss, the New York Times reports.
Another month, another slew of bad numbers for the traditional videogame industry as consumers shift to mobile and social games.
Companies with unfinished deals or problematic headlines have avoided the conference, usually a hotbed of affable networking among heavy-hitters.
Netflix stock has tumbled more than 70 percent in the past year since killing its hybrid subscription plan and jacking up prices for DVD and video access. With streaming costs and competition on the rise, can Netflix stay on top?
Now, as Nintendo's next generation console system prepares to launch later this year and the handheld 3DS device starts to get its legs under it, it's hoping to get back to black.
As Nintendo prepares to launch its latest videogame console this holiday season – and Microsoft and Sony continue to prep theirs for an expected 2013 launch – a new competitor for the living room is threatening to steal their thunder.
While the Independence Day holiday is over, the media and tech industry is readying its own brand of fireworks as a veritable who's who of executives and up-and-comers descend on a tiny town in Idaho for Allen & Company's idyllic Sun Valley Conference.
The video game industry will roll out some of its biggest guns next year — and the expected launch of new console systems from Microsoft and Sony could make a big year even bigger.
Samsung Electronics has emerged as the most valued brand by consumers in Asia, ending a four-year reign by Japanese competitor Sony and ahead of close rival Apple, according to a survey by research firm Nielsen and media magazine Campaign Asia-Pacific.
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Brave’s Princess Merida joins Disney’s panoply of princesses, a brand which has generated over four billion dollars in global retail sales.
Japanese game maker Nintendo has upgraded its 3DS handheld to sport a screen nearly twice as big as the previous model amid hot competition against smartphones and tablets that are wooing people away from dedicated gaming machines.
'Draw Something,' Zynga's popular 'Pictionary'-style mobile app, has been optioned by CBS to be made into a game show. Ryan Seacrest has signed on to help produce the 'Draw Something' TV project, which will feature teams competing in front of a live audience, The Christian Science Monitor reports.
Pandora shares were off more than 6 percent earlier today, now down over 3 percent on news of a new rival from Spotify. The streaming music service is launching a new web radio service for mobile devices, which takes direct aim at Pandora’s business model.
Nintendo and Sony took pains to avoid mentioning their next generation console systems at this year's E3 videogame conference. But their publishing partners had plenty to say about what gamers can expect in 2013.