I joined Moisés Chiullan on his 5by5 show, Screen Time last week to talk about how companies communicate with their stakeholders, including investors, developers, and customers/end users. Or in Sony's case with the PS4 event, how they failed to. As Moisés put it:
Sony has released an update to its Xperia Transfer software suit that it offers free of charge to users of its Xperia branded handsets. The latest update looks to seamlessly ease iPhone users over to the Xperia’s Android platform by helping them transfer their content from their iPhone. The software claims to be able to transfer an iPhone’s contacts, messages, calendar entries, notes, bookmarks, and iTunes music.
Sony held a press conference yesterday to announce its upcoming next generation PlayStation 4 console. One of the additional things that Sony also announced was a new app that would allow an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to be used as a second screen device with the PS4 console.
The guys from Soundwaves of Tampa are renowned for always looking to install the latest in car entertainment systems. Thankfully with the release of the smaller iPad mini, staying at the forefront has become much easier. The iPad mini is the perfect size and fit as a front end to a top of the range car audio system.
Our Mobile Nations sibling sites, Android Central, and WPCentral are live at IFA 2012 in Berlin, Germany, and since Apple doesn't attend any shows but their own -- expected on September, 12, of course -- that leaves the stage wide open to companies like Sony and Samsung to show off new Xperia T, Galaxy Note 2, Ativ-S, and other devices. Here's what we've seen so far...
Sony has hired Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak to advise on its upcoming film based on the book Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacsson. Woz will be there to consult on Jobs and on technical aspects of computers. Sony has already hired Aaron Sorkin to write the film and he was also responsible for the recent film based on Facebook, The Social Network as well as television's The West Wing. Unfortunately this project does not seem that straight forward for Sorkin.
According to a rather interesting report by the Wall Street Journal, Sony’s approach to developing a product to challenge the iPad was a rather disjointed affair. The report states that Sony had four different teams working on four different projects.
According to a report in The Wall Street Journal, Sony is bringing its Music Unlimited service to the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch later this year. Music Unlimited is Sony’s subscription based streaming music service and will be available as an app for all iOS devices.
Stringer declined to provide details about what Sony is developing but said "there's a tremendous amount of R&D going into a different kind of TV set." He added that he has "no doubt" Apple's Steve Jobs also was working on changing the traditional TV set.