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For Cliff Edwards's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Sony breakup 'long overdue,' analysts say

May 19, 2014

Sony breakup 'long overdue,' analysts say

One year and about $2 billion in lost market value later, it may be time for Sony Corp. to take Daniel Loeb’s advice about breaking up. Even after making restructuring attempts, such as the sale of its personal computer division, Sony remains 12 percent ...

Sony suffering seen as prelude to Loeb-inspired revamp

Feb 10, 2014

Sony suffering seen as prelude to Loeb-inspired revamp

Sony Corp.’s latest earnings disappointment held a silver lining: the company’s willingness to entertain some of activist investor Daniel Loeb’s suggestions. And it may be just the beginning. The Tokyo-based company forecast a $1.1 billion annual loss as it sells the personal computer business ...

Nintendo seen missing target as Sony, Microsoft dwarf Wii U

Dec 4, 2013

Nintendo seen missing target as Sony, Microsoft dwarf Wii U

Nintendo Co.’s prospects for meeting its profit and sales forecasts for the year are diminishing after Sony Corp. and Microsoft Corp. each sold more game consoles in 24 hours than the Wii U maker did in nine months. Nintendo’s family-focused content is losing its ...

Sony-Microsoft console war faces tablet reality at E3

Jun 11, 2013

Sony-Microsoft console war faces tablet reality at E3

Gun-toting fighters take a back seat to Microsoft Corp. and Sony Corp. this week as the console makers battle to show they’ve got the best plan for selling pricey machines in the age of cheap play on phones and tablets. Both present Monday at ...

Sony's Stringer calls hacker attack 'hiccup'

May 19, 2011

Sony's Stringer calls hacker attack 'hiccup'

The hacker attack that crippled Sony Corp.’s PlayStation Network and Qriocity entertainment services was “a hiccup” in the company’s online strategy, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Howard Stringer said. “Nobody’s system is 100 percent secure,” Stringer said Tuesday in a phone interview, his first ...

Nintendo chief sees 'rocket start'

Jan 21, 2011

Nintendo chief sees 'rocket start'

Nintendo Co.’s president predicted a “rocket start” to U.S. sales of the 3DS hand-held game machine, boosted by the device’s high-definition graphics and titles showcasing its features. “There will be not only our own software, but also third-party titles, which have the photo-realism that ...