Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 17th Mar 2011 13:19 UTC
Legal And so Sony's crusade against Playstation 3 hacker George "Geohot" Hotz continues. After Sony getting all of Geohot's computers and access to server logs and personal details from many of his websites and social media accounts, Sony has now been given access to Geohot's PayPal account, and all information within it - including of the people he has had financial dealings with.
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RE[6]: Oh well...
by Moredhas on Fri 18th Mar 2011 10:46 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Oh well..."
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I've said it before: some companies have this amazing knack to ruin a perfectly good idea. Sony has this far more than any other company. Movies on memory sticks could have really taken off, but noooo, Sony had to cripple those. UMDs were nice, too. And Minidiscs. Minidiscs and UMDs were what everyone thought floppies would evolve into. Sony killed Betamax, and I am frankly AMAZED they haven't killed Bluray. I think the only reason Bluray has survived is because as poorly managed as it is, HD DVD was even worse off in that regard. A rare example of a company directly competing with Sony and somehow fucking up even worse.

Sony repeatedly miss and squander opportunities, and overwork things people don't care about (if we're LUCKY they're working on something we don't care about, anyway). Imagine if they'd brought the app store downloadable game concept to the PSP earlier. Before the slim came out, for example. Imagine if they'd set up (or if they did, I never heard of it, so perhaps advertised) a PSP music store. Sony, one of the biggest record labels in the world, selling direct to your pocket. I'll be extremely disappointed (not that I'd buy from there anyway) if the NGP and the new lineup of XPerias like the Arc and Play don't have something like this.

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