/ Dec 24, 2013

Sony sells Gracenote unit for $170 million

Sony Corp. has agreed to sell its Gracenote audio-recognition software business to Tribune Co. for $170 million, part of its effort to shed units as it focuses on fewer products. Tribune will combine Gracenote with its media services division, which provides digital data on ...

/ Dec 18, 2013

Sony exploring sale of Gracenote audio-recognition service

Sony Corp., looking to shed units to focus on fewer products, hired Frank Quattrone’s Qatalyst Partners to explore a sale of its Gracenote audio-recognition software business, two sources said. The unit, which is seeking to be an independent company and is talking with private-equity ...