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PSN, Qriocity back online in Japan Wednesday

Japan will be the last country to regain access to Sony's PlayStation Network and Qriocity video and music services after April's cyberattack on the network. Plus: A brief outage--for maintenance.

By July 5, 2011


Sony's Qriocity aims to put Connect, iTunes behind

On the music front, Sony long ago ruled with the Walkman, and stumbled badly with its Connect service. Can it reclaim lost glory by relying on the cloud and its PlayStation network?

By February 17, 2011


Quickflix joins streaming services for Sony devices

Australian DVD rental company Quickflix has announced a new partnership with Sony where it will provide its first movie downloads service on compatible Sony devices by the end of 2011.

By July 12, 2011


Sony's music comeback story needs third act

A major security breach has blemished the reputation of Sony's fledgling subscription music service, Qriocity. Sony had plenty to worry about even before the intrusion.

By June 21, 2011


Sony to launch Sony Entertainment Network? (scoop)

A name change aimed at unifying a broad range of Sony consumer services is coming soon, CNET has learned.

By August 24, 2011


Sony expands its iTunes rival across Europe

The cloud-centric "Music Unlimited powered by Qriocity" streaming service debuts in France, Germany, Italy, and Spain. Word is that Sony will bring it to the U.S. soon.

By January 24, 2011


Sony loses 70 million users' details in colossal PlayStation Network hack

Sony admits an "unauthorised person" has stolen the personal information of more than 70 million users of its PlayStation Network, which could be down for another week.

By April 27, 2011


Sony Music Unlimited service to stream tunes to Xperia Play, Arc, PSP and NGP

Sony is bringing its Music Unlimited cloud service to a fistful of handheld devices, letting you stream music to your Sony Ericsson Xperia Play or Xperia Arc phone, and PSP or NGP handheld console.

By April 1, 2011


Friday Poll: Is Sony's compensation enough?

In its latest measure, Sony is offering Sony Online customers a month of free service, plus ID theft monitoring and in-game perks to make up for the outage related to the security breach. Is that enough?

By May 13, 2011


Sony offers sign-up page for identity-theft protection

PSN and Qriocity users can now go to Sony's site to sign up for an identity-theft protection service. They need only to input an e-mail address to receive an activation code.

By May 26, 2011