Conducting Business

Forget the iPod. Was the Sony Walkman the Real Game-Changer?

Friday, April 03, 2015

If you're a music fan of a certain age you’ll remember your first Walkman: likely a cassette player with a belt clip and possibly a built-in radio.

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Slate Culture Gabfest

Behold! Ignorance and Want Edition

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Stephen Metcalf, Julia Turner, and Dana Stevens discuss the Sony Pictures hack, Hollywood film franchises, and favorite Christmas movies.


The Takeaway

Doubt Begins to Swirl Around Sony Hack

Monday, December 22, 2014

The FBI say that North Korea is behind the Sony hack, but the country hasn't claimed responsibility. Wired's Kim Zetter has looked at the cyber trail. She says that it's a dead end.

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President Obama's Year-End Press Conference

Friday, December 19, 2014

President Obama will likely address protests in Ferguson, Mo., the normalization of diplomatic relations with Cuba, and the fight against ISIS. 

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On The Media

Hacks, Cats, & Colbert

Friday, December 19, 2014

The ethics of publicly exposing private emails, the demise of Cat Fancy magazine, and a farewell to the Colbert Report. 

The Takeaway

Sony Hackers Threaten '9/11-Like' Attack Over Franco-Rogen Flick

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

This week, hackers promised "a bitter fate" to those who attend screenings of "The Interview," which North Korea has called "an act of war." Will Sony pull the film from distribution?

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Money Talking

A Good Week for Insider Trading

Friday, December 12, 2014

After an appeals court overtures two convictions, federal officials could have a harder time prosecuting insider trading.


Studio 360

Did Seth Rogen Cause the Sony Pictures Cyber Attack?

Thursday, December 04, 2014

North Korea’s regime hates the new Seth Rogen movie. Did they hack Sony Pictures’ computer systems in retaliation?

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The Takeaway

Michael Jackson Resurrected in New Album

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Michael Jackson died in 2009, but for the second time since then, the King of Pop has a set of new songs coming out. The album, Xscape, goes on sale today, and features demos of unreleased vocal tracks that Jackson recorded in the 1980s and 1990s.



London Riots Spread to Sony Warehouse

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

A Sony disc warehouse near Enfield, North London was set on fire before midnight on Monday. The warehouse manages the distribution in the U.K. and Ireland of packaged Sony media on Blu-ray, DVD and CD discs.



Listening Room: Historic Live Performances from the Met

Saturday, June 04, 2011

Experiencing the Met's radio broadcasts is no longer an ephemeral experience, writes blogger Fred Plotkin on WQX-Aria. The Met, along with Sony, has begun to take some jewels out of the vault, including recordings of Mozart, Beethoven and Wagner operas.

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The Takeaway

Playstation Users Alarmed After Network Hacking

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

With recent news that Sony's Playstation network has been hacked, the video gaming system's 77 million users are now worrying that their personal information—including credit card details—may have been stolen.

And the alarm goes right round the world - we hear from concerned gamer Perry Davis in Buffalo, New York and technology journalist and expert, Adrian Mars.

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Sony Tape Shortage Sends Film, TV Industry Reeling

Thursday, April 14, 2011

The closure of the Japan-based factory that has the monopoly on production of a tape crucial to the TV and film industry has Hollywood insiders scrambling to cope with the shortage.

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