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Tencent and Sony in Distribution Partnership

Tencent Holdings has struck the latest in a string of music distribution deals, this time with Sony Music Entertainment, as it teams up with labels to try to develop China’s paid-for music market and curb piracy. The partnership, announced on Tuesday, will give Tencent the right to distribute Sony Corp’s music catalog online in China, including artists like Daft Punk, ... Read More »

Data Theft: The Sony Corporation Debacle Widens

Sony Corporation and Sony Computer Entertainment announced on May 3rd  that their ongoing investigation of illegal intrusions into Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) systems revealed on May 2  that hackers may have stolen SOE customer information on April 16th and 17th, 2011 (PDT). SOE is based in San Diego, California, U.S.A. This information, which was discovered by engineers and security ... Read More »

Data Security in Peril: Sony Online Gaming Network Data Breach

Sony announced that customer data of 70 million of its gaming network had been stolen.  Data elements affected are names, passwords, and e-mail addresses.  It appears to be the largest privacy breach of its kind.  Sony notified its gaming network customer only 6 days after it had closed its PlayStation Network.  It disclosed last week that it had shut the ... Read More »