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Is Google Music's cloud model causing record labels to steer clear?

According to any number of sources -- and indications from Google itself -- Google Music should have launched sometime late last year. We're now a full month into 2011, and still no Google Music. So what's the holdup? Business Insider has one source who feels that Google's cloud-based model is the bone of contention. "The challenge is that the publishers want to be paid for EVERY download - eve...

Sony announces PlayStation Suite Android gaming store for Gingerbread devices

At an event in Tokyo, Sony has just unveiled its plans to introduce an Android gaming store called PlayStation Suite. More than just a store for an Android-based PlayStation Phone, or the newly announced PSP2, the PS Suite will be 'hardware-neutral' and offer games for any Android phones or tablets running at least Android 2.3 Gingerbread. Of course your average Android device doesn't come packin...

Sony's Qriocity Music Unlimited rolls out streaming tunes to France, Germany, Italy and Spain

Sony has announced the immediate availability of Music Unlimited powered by Qriocity, its subscription streaming music service, in France, Germany, Italy, and Spain. The service has been available in the UK since December, and it offers two subscription plans. The Basic subscription costs £3.99 per month in the UK and €3.99 in the four other countries, and gives you a virtual radio s...

Sony Reader app for Android now available

Sony had promised an Android companion app for its eBook store in January 2011, and it's delivered. You can now find Sony Reader in the Android Market, ready to pocket-size your digital tomes previously purchased from the Reader Store. Like other eBook apps, Sony Reader allows you to adjust the font size and brightness, and supports bookmarking and highlighting. Tap the bottom of the reading wi...

Opera Web browser coming to Sony TVs and Blu-ray players

While it might not have a huge share of the desktop Web browser market, Opera certainly knows how to score deals with OEMs. Today, Opera announced that it has entered into a partnership with Sony to deliver an embedded browser on TVs and Blu-ray players. As Opera states in its official post, the integration will bring "web applications, widgets, full web browsing and emerging standards such as HT...

Spotify secures deal with Sony BMG, moves closer to U.S. launch

Spotify, at long last, and after monumentally failing to hit is initial U.S. launch deadline of 'before 2011,' has finally signed one of the big four music labels. Sony BMG, which represents 25% of the U.S. music market, is second only to the Universal Music Group. To enter the U.S. successfully, though, Spotify needs to secure at least Universal, and preferably both Warner and EMI too. There i...

Sony sues iPhone jailbreaker Geohot over PS3 firmware 3.55 hack

Seems like it's PlayStation morning! Just two days after the release of a PlayStation 3 jailbreak for firmware version 3.55, Sony is suing the creators -- one of which is none other than Geohot (pictured right), of iPhone limera1n jailbreak infamy. Both the root keys that made the jailbreak possible, and the jailbreak itself, have been removed from Geohot's website, pending a decision from the cou...

Official PlayStation iPhone app launches in Europe

We heard it was coming, but now it's here -- the Official PlayStation iPhone app is now available. Essentially a gateway to the PSN, the app allows you to "take the incredible world of PlayStation everywhere you go." Sounds promising, but you might be disappointed to know that all it allows you to do is check your trophies and the current online status of your friends -- there's no PSN chat for i...

Spotify's U.S. launch delayed by cash demands from record labels?

As Spotify -- the popular online music service -- nears profitability in Europe, the situation isn't quite as rosy across the pond. With Spotify's hopes of a 2010 U.S. launch officially dashed, the company is still facing an uphill climb in the States. The sticking point, according to sources cited by The Telegraph, may be financial demands from the U.S. record labels. Concerned that users will h...

Sony bringing official PlayStation app to iPhone and Android

Over in Europe, PlayStation fans are getting a treat in the form of mobile apps for iPhone and Android. No, the app won't turn your phone into a PSP, but it does sync up with your PlayStation Network account, which allows you to check trophies and see which of your friends are online. It also loads up announcements about new PlayStation titles. Predictably, there's also social networking, so you ...

LoveFilm PlayStation 3 streaming now live in the UK for movies only

LoveFilm, the UK's Netflix equivalent, can now stream movies direct to your PlayStation 3, following through on the announcement from a couple of weeks ago. Streaming from the company's 'Watch Online' library is available free but with limited hours on a £5.99 per month package, which excludes games rental, or free and unlimited on a £9.99-or-more per month package. A quick look throu...

LoveFilm to bring Netflix-like video-on-demand to PlayStation 3 owners in the UK

We heard rumors earlier this week, but now it's official - LoveFilm, like its US counterpart Netflix, is taking its online streaming into UK living rooms via the PS3. This is big news for the UK's largest movie rental service and great news for British PS3 owners, who up until now, have been stuck with pricey PlayStation Store media rentals. Details are a bit thin on the ground at the moment; ...

Sony's Crackle expands, brings free movies, TV shows to Canada

If there's one thing that users outside the U.S. find irritating about online video, it's the fact that we don't have access to many of the awesome services that our American chums do. Sony has struck a minor blow against geotarding today, however, with the expansion of Crackle. Canadians can now enjoy Crackle's Sony-powered content as well. Most of it, anyway -- I'm not able to watch most mov...

Jailbreak your PlayStation 3 with your Android phone (or TI-84 calculator...)

Over the past week, a lot has changed in the PS3 modding and hacking community. In just a few short days, the PS3 has shifted from almost-impossible-to-hack to become both the easiest and cheapest console to jailbreak. All you need is a USB memory stick and some open-source code -- or an Android phone or TI-84 calculator. I should warn you that Sony has just released a firmware fix that renders...

Microsoft Games Studios is establishing a new Mobile Gaming studio to develop Windows Phone 7 games

Neowin has the scoop: according to the Microsoft Careers website, a new game studio that specializes in Windows Phone games is being created as we speak. This news comes just a few hours after details of Sony Ericsson's 'PlayStation Phone' emerged. The new studio's 'mission statement' follows: MGS Mobile Gaming - focused on bringing games and entertainment to the mobile life that people lead. Ou...