Today in Tech: How Sony plans to take on Apple

November 11, 2011: 10:42 AM ET

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"Over half of the U.S. doesn't pay anything for music each year." -- Pandora CTO Tom Conrad (GigaOm)

Zynga CEO Mark Pincus

* Colleague Dan Primack on why The Wall Street Journal's recent Zynga story about "strong-arming" employees into giving up previously granted stock options actually drew the wrong conclusions. (The Wall Street Journal and Fortune)

* Sony CEO Howard Stringer revealed that a lot of the company's research and development (R&D) is going into "a different kind of TV set." "I spent the last five years building a platform so I can compete with Steve Jobs," Stringer told The Wall Street Journal. "It's finished, and it's launching now." (The Wall Street Journal via Boy Genius Report)

* Google (GOOG) acquired Katango, a startup that focused on automatically sorting your Facebook friends into different groups. If integrated properly, the tech will would be a nice addition to the company's fledgeling Google+ network. (TechCrunch)

* Logitech CEO Guerrino De Luca on why Google TV cost the company "dearly." (The Verge)

* Flash sale site Gilt is rolling out a web site makeover over the next few days. (TechCrunch)

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JP Mangalindan
JP Mangalindan
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JP Mangalindan is a San Francisco-based writer at Fortune, covering Silicon Valley. Since joining in 2010, he has written on a wide array of topics, from the turnaround of eBay to the evolution of net neutrality. A graduate of Fordham University, Mangalindan has also written for GQ, Popular Science, and Entertainment Weekly.

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