Why can't Sony code?
In the last century, Sony's genius at electronics was unparalleled. But now that the tech action has moved to software that links gadgets together, Sony seems to keep stumbling. The most recent gaffe: a security flaw, News.com reports, in Sony's desktop music-management software, including Connect and SonicStage. This follows, of course, on last year's digital rights management debacle, where CDs from the Sony BMG music joint venture exposed fans to hacker attacks. What's next? PS3s taken over by spammer bots and used to send junk e-mail?
I am confident that Apple will do well for the upcoming quarter. They have been monitoring their competitors, improved their product, and have shown durability in the market.
I remember when Sony was the class of the electronics world, and usually well worth the price premium. But the last several Sony gadgets I've bought (other than a Vaio laptop several years ago) in recent years have been unmitigated trash. I don't know what's happened; I guess LG is hungrier.
For some reason, they don't get software, which is shocking with all the great games Sony makes in various divisions, and they're very competent website.
The ps3 still doesn't have an online service implemented, so this problem is deep and has basically killed them, between the ipod and xbox.
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