Sony's PlayStation ProblemsMove over Toyota ( TM), there's a glitch at another giant Japanese manufacturer. Sony ( SNE) admitted on Monday that a bug is knocking some PlayStation 3 users off the game console's online network. The company says the problem was likely caused by a Y2K-like problem in the system's clock. The problem was discovered Sunday night when PS3 users playing older models, not the newest slim version, began seeing the system's date reset to Jan. 1, 2000. "We hope to resolve this problem within the next 24 hours," said Sony on its PlayStation blog. "In the meantime, if you have a model other than the new slim PS3, we advise that you do not use your PS3 system, as doing so may result in errors in some functionality, such as recording obtained trophies, and not being able to restore certain data."
Dendreon's Latest DramaWho needs a roller coaster ride when you can trade Dendreon ( DNDN)?
Pandit the PunditSo it turns out that Vikram Pandit wants to be a Web pundit. We just hope for his own sake the Citigroup ( C) CEO doesn't get too blogged down in his latest hobby. Pandit is blogging on a newly launched Web site, the AmericanBankingNews revealed this week. The blog, which can be found at
Fortune's Bad MixThe folks at Fortune Brands ( FO) clearly need to stop sampling their product if they believe basketball coach John Calipari is worthy of a commemorative bourbon bottle. The controversial University of Kentucky men's basketball coach will be featured on a collector series of Maker's Mark bottles, the company announced this Monday. Maker's Mark, a well-known whiskey from Fortune's stable of brands, is issuing the Calipari commemorative edition as part of the bourbon distiller's partnership with Lexington, Ky., race track operator Keeneland Association.