Thursday, October 27, 2011

Sony Buys All of Sony Ericsson

The day many had been waiting for, and that many had been dreading, has finally arrived … Sony has taken sole control of Sony Ericsson. The deal is worth a cool £964 million and gives Sony the 50% stake in the joint venture controlled by Ericsson.
So what does £964 million buy you? Well Ericsson’s 50% stake of course, but also five sets of patents that Sony will need to actually make phones as well as a licensing deal on other intellectual property held by Ericsson.
Commenting on the deal Sony’s chairman Sir Howard Stringer said:
"This acquisition makes sense for Sony and Ericsson, and it will make the difference for consumers, who want to connect with content wherever they are, whenever they want"
That’s corporate speak for: Ericsson get some dosh, we get full control, future phones will tie in with our various divisions. For it’s part Ericsson summed up its decision to sell as being a result of the synergies between telecoms equipment and mobile phones decreasing.
So there we have it folks … the end of an era … 10 years down the line and the joint venture is over. What now?

Game: Family Guy 2

Glu has released the second version for its Family Guy Game for the Satio. You play as Stewie and Brian and avoid thugs through Quahog. Rescue Rupert from an evil Lois and collect Uranium to power your way back to Quahog.
"What the deuce…? A master plan gone awry sends Stewie and Brian hurtling back through time in Family Guy™: Time Warped! Avoid roving bands of thugs as you pursue Peter through modern-day Quahog! Rescue Rupert from gangs of ornery cowboys headed by an evil 1850’s Lois! Face murderous centurions headed by the Emperor Quagligula, ruling Ancient Rome with his iron… er, um… fist! All this while being pursued by the relentless Time Police and their robot sentinels, charged with protecting history from bungling time travelers like you. Liquidate your foes with a variety of weapons, from baseball bats to shotguns to bottles of ipecac! Uranium rods collected along the way endow you with dazzling new abilities – like the double-jump and the jump-glide – and let you power your way back to modern-day Quahog! Family Guy: Time Warped presents a new side to the Griffin family’s epic saga, available only on the mobile platform. Grab yours and get set for time-warped chaos, Family Guy-style!"
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