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Loaded: Sony going solo with phones

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Loaded: Sony going solo with phones

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YouTube may soon launch new channels, Coldplay gives a cold shoulder to music streaming, and Sony pays Ericsson to take over the handset business.

-It's Thursday, October 27, 2011. I'm Bridget Carey on CNET.com and it's time to get loaded. Sony Ericsson phones such Xperia line of android phones will now simply be Sony phones. Sony paid 1.47 billion to Ericsson to take sole ownership of the phone line that ends their 10-year joint venture. Sony's chief executive said, consumers can expect better integration between Sony's phones and their other devices like televisions, laptops, and tablets. A new report on internet trends says, we've gone beyond the PC era. The majority of real time entertainment being consumed online is going to our TVs, game consoles, set-top boxes, tablets, and smartphones, and less than half is being consumed on desktop and laptop computers. Netflix is leading the trend in North America followed by basic websites, and YouTube in third and speaking of YouTube, the site will soon lunch its own dedicated channels offering shows that exclusive to YouTube. The Wall Street Journal is reporting YouTube has made numerous deals with media companies such NewsCore and famous personalities like Tony Hawk, and they will be creating about 20 premium channels with several hours of content each week. This would be the first time YouTube is making its own content instead of relying on third party to drive traffic. YouTube does not officially come to get though on the plans. A class action lawsuit has been filed in Canada against Research in Motion, the company behind Blackberry. The reason being Blackberry customers were not reimbursed for the time they couldn't connect when service was out 2 weeks ago. Blackberry is currently offering $100 worth of free Blackberry apps for customers to download to make up for those services issues. Research in motion is not having a great month. It also just announced its delay in the upgrade to the playbook operating system until February. It's not this month as first announced. And we'll wrap up things today with some music news. The British band, Coldplay, has forbid its latest record from being available on streaming music websites like Spotify, Rdio, and Rhapsody, although the record label EMI seems to be scratching their head over why they're against streaming. After all, they get paid every time a song is heard on these services and Coldplay isn't the only one. Tom Waits also not putting his [unk] streaming sites and you can't find Adele's best selling album 21 on Spotify. It's like Metallica Napster except it's not because no one is stealing music, but hey, if it makes you happy, keep on fighting the good fight you cool rebellious musicians. Those are your headlines for today. I'm Bridget Carey for CNET.com and you just been loaded.

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