Sony Connect finally dead
What I’m sure no one noticed in the midst of the big news in Silicon Valley is that Paid Content reports that at long last Sony Connect is dead as a business.
And to add insult to injury, Sony’s Japanese music service, Mora has been replaced by Apple’s iTunes at Yahoo! Japan Music.
I’ve written a lot about Sony Connect over the years highlight all the problems with that business:
To me, it’s absolutely indicative of the malaise within Sony that Connect wasn’t killed in mid-2006.
But really, no one cares about Sony anymore, because there’s nothing to care about. Wii is killing PS3 in every market around the globe. the DS is killing the PSP in every market around the globe. Sony stock is up on account of Bravia, but “Bravia” is another name for “made by Samsung.” Things may be turning around, and we’re seeing desperately needed management changes, but I don’t yet see new hit products to turn the tide.