Sony to cut 1,000 more jobs in smartphone business

Jan 28, 2015

Sony to cut 1,000 more jobs in smartphone business

Sony Corp. plans to eliminate another 1,000 jobs in its smartphone operations as the company tries to return the business to profit, according to a source familiar with the matter. It will shrink the division’s workforce to about 5,000 after including 1,000 job losses ...

Jan 28, 2015

Sony teaming with Aeon for share of budget smartphone market

Sony Corp. and major retailer Aeon Co. are planning a foray into the market for lower-priced smartphones, according to sources. From this spring at the earliest, Sony intends to sell earlier models of its Xperia smartphones at Aeon outlets at about half the price ...

Sony's 'The Interview' surpasses $40 million in digital sales

Jan 21, 2015

Sony's 'The Interview' surpasses $40 million in digital sales

“The Interview,” the Sony Pictures comedy believed to have triggered a cyberattack on the studio, has racked up over $40 million in sales from 5.8 million digital downloads, the studio said on Tuesday. Michael Lynton, chief executive of Sony Corp.’s entertainment arm, called the ...

Jan 20, 2015

Sony to close all Canadian stores

Sony Corp. will shut down all 14 Sony Store outlets in Canada within about two months, a company official said on Monday, as the struggling electronics giant tries to turn itself around. It has already reduced the number of stores in the United States ...

Jan 9, 2015

U.S. to probe Sony, dozen others over wireless headsets

The U.S. International Trade Commission said on Thursday it will investigate 13 companies including Sony Corp. and its affiliates over possible patent infringement involving wireless audio devices. The others include Sennheiser electronic GmbH & Co. KG of Germany and companies in Australia, Denmark, Ireland ...

Jan 9, 2015

Sony to delay sale of PlayStation 4 in China

Sony Corp. will delay sales of the PlayStation 4 in China, originally scheduled for this Sunday, due to “various factors,” the company said. Sony’s computer entertainment division said Thursday a new sale date had not yet been determined, but a company source in China ...

Jan 8, 2015

FBI director confident North Korea was behind cyberattack

The FBI director revealed new details Wednesday about the stunning cyberattack against Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc., part of the Obama administration’s effort to challenge persistent skepticism about whether North Korea’s government was responsible for the brazen hacking. Speaking at the International Conference on Cyber ...

Jan 8, 2015

Sony hackers 'got sloppy' and posted from North Korea addresses: FBI

FBI Director James Comey said on Wednesday that hackers behind the cyberattack on Sony Pictures Entertainment provided key clues to their identity by sometimes posting material from IP addresses used exclusively by the North Korean government. The hackers, who called themselves “Guardians of Peace,” ...