Sony spends a few thousand dollars for TaketheOath.com as PS4 launch date nears [UPDATED]

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In a little less than 2 weeks on November 15, Sony will launch the PlayStation 4 (PS4) in North America. Despite everything that's going on at the company, Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC for some reason acquired the domain name TakeTheOath.com. According to WHOIS records, the name … [Read more...]

New PS4 advertising campaign? Sony registers FirstToGreatness.com, GreatnessExchange.com domains [UPDATED]

First to Greatness

It looks like Sony may be launching a new advertising campaign for the PS4 as the November 2013 launch date of its next-generation console fast approaches. Two new domain registrations hint at something in the pipeline. According to WHOIS records, Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC … [Read more...]

Sony Pictures registers a slew of ‘Console War’ movie domain names

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The next generation of console wars between Nintendo, Sony, and Microsoft is set to begin as all three manufacturers are due to release a new console in the near future.  Nintendo plans to release the Wii U in 2012, while the PlayStation 4 and Xbox 720 are expected in 2013.  Adding to the "war of … [Read more...]

Xbox720.com owner redirects domain to US PlayStation 3 website [UPDATED]

Xbox 720

Update 2 on Feb. 24 at 8:16pm Est: Jeremiah Germany has commented on the story by e-mail.  Jeremiah wrote, "Yes, I still do own the domain.  I switched to namecheap after the godaddy SOPA fiasco, which came with free Whois Privacy.  Yesterday I was testing the redirect with namecheap.  Apparently … [Read more...]

Sony files trademark for “Xperia Sola” smartphone with USPTO [UPDATED]

Sony Xperia Sola

Sony may have revealed what the 'S' stands for in its new Xperia S smartphone expected to be released in March. On January 30, 2012, Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB filed a trademark application for "Xperia Sola".  'Sola' means 'alone' or 'only' in English. The goods and services … [Read more...]

Next Sony Ericsson smartphone may be named Xperia Ion according to trademark

Xperia Ion

The Sony Ericsson LT28at, that is described as an Xperia "super phone", may have a name according to a recent trademark filing with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. On December 13, Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB filed a trademark for "Xperia Ion".  The goods and services … [Read more...]

Neither Sony, Nintendo, nor Microsoft own the domains for their next consoles

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The console wars are heating up, but there's just one problem: the three major companies don't own the matching domains to their next-generation consoles. Nintendo doesn't own WiiU.com, Sony doesn't own Playstation4.com, and Microsoft doesn't own Xbox720.com. Will the companies submit a domain … [Read more...]