Today in Tech: How Sony plans to take on Apple by JP Mangalindan @FortuneMagazine November 11, 2011, 3:28 PM EDT E-mail Tweet Facebook Google Plus Linkedin Share icons Fortune’s curated selection of newsworthy tech stories from the last 24 hours. Sign up to get the round-up delivered to you every day. “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) Don’t miss the latest tech news. Sign up now to get Today in Tech emailed each and every morning.