It's been interesting to see how Apple and Sony have diverged over the last couple of years in their stock prices (see Yahoo! Finance chart below). Part of the reason of course is Apple's success with iPod and iTunes over Sony's Walkman franchise.
It looks like Sony's not planning to give up the opportunity on the video side, as
this bit from Fake Steve Jobs (aka FSJ) explains:
"Howard Stringer of Sony says they're going to make a big push into the U.S. market for video downloads and go head-to-head with Apple. See the WSJ story here. This news comes in the wake of our rift with NBC.
It's Sony's way of saying, "Hey guys, remember us? Over here? Sony? Big name in the last century. Still in business. Still want to be your partner. Call us, bokay?"
Oh well. Looks like we'll have to back up the Hummer and drive over them again."
I've learned never to read FSJ while drinking coffee again.