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 ...