Sony (SNE -0.5%) faces some public backlash after fans quickly noticed that the company...

|About: Sony Corporation (SNE)|By:, SA News Editor

Sony (SNE -0.5%) faces some public backlash after fans quickly noticed that the company increased prices on albums issued by the late singer Whitney Houston. Apple was initially criticized for the higher prices on Houston's songs and albums in the iTunes stores within 30 minutes of an announcement of her death over the weekend, but Sony was eventually lined up as the instigator of the price hikes that one fan calls "parasitic."