Sony and Google Establish Strategic Alliance

Sony and Google Establish Strategic Alliance to Deliver Compelling New Cloud-based Products and Services With the Android Platform:

“TOKYO and MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., May 20 /PRNewswire/ — Sony Corporation (NYSE: SNE) and Google Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOG) today announced an alliance to provide a range of new and rich entertainment experiences that combine Google’s open-source Android OS platform with Sony’s expertise in technology and product design. The two companies are exploring the joint development of compelling new Android-based hardware products for the home, mobile and personal product categories.

“Through this alliance, Sony aims to leverage the stability, future growth potential and open-source accessibility of Google’s Android platform to further optimize its product development processes while also providing consumers with an open, expansive and evolving user experience.

“The alliance will enable Google to draw on Sony’s cutting-edge technologies, renowned engineering quality, groundbreaking design and diverse product and content portfolio to gain a comprehensive platform from which to drive the adoption of its Android OS across the CE industry.”

I’m just hoping we’ll see some of this stuff on PS gear.

New iPod Shuffle Drops Today

Apple Announces Incredible New iPod Shuffle:

“CUPERTINO, Calif., March 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Apple(R) today introduced the all-new iPod(R) shuffle, the world’s smallest music player at nearly half of the size of the previous model, and the first music player that talks to you. The revolutionary new VoiceOver feature enables iPod shuffle to speak your song titles, artists and playlist names. The third generation iPod shuffle is significantly smaller than a AA battery, holds up to 1,000 songs and is easier to use with all of the controls conveniently located on the earphone cord. With the press of a button, you can play, pause, adjust volume, switch playlists and hear the name of the song and artist. iPod shuffle features a gorgeous new aluminum design with a built-in stainless steel clip that makes it ultra-wearable.”

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Broadcom Extends chumby(R) Platform to Internet-Connected TVs, Set-Top Boxes and Blu-ray Disc(R) Players

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Broadcom Extends chumby(R) Platform to Internet-Connected TVs, Set-Top Boxes and Blu-ray Disc(R) Players:

“IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Broadcom Corporation (Nasdaq: BRCM) and chumby(R) today announced the integration of the chumby rich media Internet platform into Broadcom’s latest digital television (DTV), set-top box (STB) and Blu-ray Disc(R) system-on-a-chip (SoC) solutions delivering cost effective, high quality and personalized user experiences to Internet-connected TVs. The collaboration will enable users to access chumby’s extensive library of entertaining, compelling and interactive Internet content across a variety of personal interest categories as well as a vast offering of Internet radio streams and podcasts. This will give users the ability to view individually customized channels of streaming Internet and personal digital content on devices enabled by Broadcom solutions, delivering an enhanced interactive consumer experience across multiple connected screens in the home.”

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From my RawSugar Directory

Post from NewsGator.com:
By way of Engadget:

Don’t bother picking up a PS3, PS4 is right around the corner Save
“In response to some fairly bogus claims by an “analyst” last week, Sony has come out of the woodwork to state that yes, it is indeed planning to build a PlayStation 4, but not until at least 2010.” /RJBailey

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From My RawSugar Feed: Sirius Stiletto 10 now available

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Sirius Stiletto 10 now available Save
“Those looking for a little portable satellite radio action but not willing to drop upwards of $350 for the Stiletto 100 now have another option at their disposal, with the stripped-down Stiletto 10 now available for a full hundred bucks less.” /RJBailey

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From Engadget: Steve Jobs worried about the Zune? In a word: "No."

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Steve Jobs worried about the Zune? In a word: “No.”

Steve Jobs worried about the Zune? In a word: “No.” Save
“Any wild guesses as to which big tech exec isn’t a fan of the new Zune? If you guessed Steve Jobs, you’d be completely correct; in a recent interview with Newsweek’s Steven Levy, Herr Jobs says that he’s not at all…” /RJBailey

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