Epic, the developer of the popular game Fortnite, has announced a $2 billion round of funding from Sony and KIRKBI. In addition, the funds will be used to boost Epic's dream to build the metaverse. Also, Sony and KIRKBI invested $1 billion in Epic. Notably, Epic Games and The Lego Group announced a collaboration to build and create a metaverse for… read-more
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Chinese tech giant Oppo confirmed that its newest Reno7 series will be the world's first smartphone to feature Sony's IMX709 sensor in the selfie camera. The phone will be launched on November 25 in China. According to GSM Arena, Reno7 will have a 60% increase in light sensitivity and 35% noise reduction as compared to the Reno6 Pro. The… read-more
Zee on October 12 stated that Invesco's objection to a merger agreement of TV network with Sony's-India-subsidiary is hypocritical given US-investment company promoted a similar transaction earlier this year. Invesco attempted to merge the company with "certain entities owned by a large Indian group," in February allowing Zee CEO Punit Goenka to lead the amalgamated-organisation. Invesco, which earlier acknowledged Goenka's reputation, is now… read-more
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Zee Entertainment and Sony Pictures announced on September 22 that a combination of its linear networks, digital assets, production operations, and program libraries has been approved. The combined company will be led by Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd Managing Director and CEO Punit Goenka. Sony Pictures Networks India said the merger would not only help its stakeholders but also will benefit Indian customers across all content categories… read-more
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The IIT Madras Pravartak Technologies Foundation (IITM-PTF) and Sony India Software Centre have proposed to host a national hackathon named, SAMVEDAN 2021 - Sensing Solutions for Bharat. It aims to encourage the contestants to develop solutions for the country’s societal problems by using IoT Sensor Board. The registration began on July 1. Teams of three members can apply for the challenge. Winners will be eligible for entrepreneurial support… read-more
Sony has launched its much-awaited camera model 'Alpha 1' in India with a price tag of Rs 5,59,990 for only the body. Designed exclusively for professionals, it comes with a 50.1-megapixel camera sensor along with an ability to record videos in 8K. Besides, 'Alpha 1' sports an electronic viewfinder (EVF) with a maximum refresh rate of 240fps to enhance user experience. It will be available across retail stores and online platforms from March… read-more
Owing to an increase in the expense of raw materials and transportation, electronic appliances' prices will likely increase by 10% in January 2021. Reportedly, LG has indicated a 7-8% increase in the rates and Panasonic hinted of a 6-7% rise. However, Sony is yet to announce its decision on the price hike. Besides, the Consumer Electronics and Appliances Manufacturers Association has warned the price hike may influence the overall demand.
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Sony has unveiled its new mirrorless camera 'Sony Alpha 7C' in India. Touted as "the world's smallest and lightest full-frame camera'", the device has been priced at Rs 1,96,990 with the SEL2860 kit lens. The 24.2MP-camera comes with a 35mm full-frame Exmor R CMOS sensor. Sony said it was especially designed for vloggers and video creators and had a longer battery life. It can also shoot videos in raw format.
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Tiktok signs a new licensing agreement with Sony Music Entertainment (SME), under which the video-sharing platform will offer songs from SME artists for its users. The creator community will gain access to “Sony Music's massive catalog of current hits, cutting edge new releases, iconic classics and deep cuts from every genre of music,” to make videos. The deal will offer more personalisation and increased engagement of SME artists with fans… read-more
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Japanese tech giant Sony has published the price of the upcoming Playstation 5 gaming console for the Indian market. Two variants, namely Standard Edition and the Digital Edition are priced at Rs. 49,990 and Rs 39,990 respectively. Along with PS5, prices of gaming accessories such as Pulse 3D Wireless headset, Dualsense wireless controller, HD camera were also revealed to be between the range of Rs. 2,590 to Rs. 8590.
Courtesy: GSM Arena