Aug 25, 2016

Sony to launch virtual reality video service in Japan

Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc. will start video service for virtual-reality devices as early as this year in partnership with U.S. content provider Little Star Media Inc., the Japanese firm said Wednesday. The new service’s content will include some 7,000 items of news and ...

Aug 23, 2016

Sony, Tepco may bring internet of things into homes

Sony Corp. and Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. are considering teaming up to offer household services based on so-called internet of things technology, subsidiaries of the two firms said Tuesday. Under the envisaged partnership, Sony Mobile Communications Inc. and Tepco Energy Partner Inc. ...

Sony to sell battery business to Murata Manufacturing

Jul 29, 2016

Sony to sell battery business to Murata Manufacturing

Sony Corp. has agreed to sell a portion of its battery business to Murata Manufacturing Co. Ltd., as the electronics giant responds to slowing demand for smartphones. The announcement Thursday comes as Sony banks on growth in its games business with the upcoming launch ...

Console makers banking on virtual reality

| Jul 20, 2016

Console makers banking on virtual reality


Gaming console maker Sony Corp. is betting big on virtual reality, with a new headset and a slew of games set for release later this year, while rival Microsoft Corp. is also developing its own hardware to make use of the immersive technology. Shawn ...

Sony climbs as games outlook makes up for earthquake damage

May 25, 2016

Sony climbs as games outlook makes up for earthquake damage

Sony Corp. shares rose as investors ignored a weak profit forecast, looking instead to the company’s long-term prospects in entertainment and sensors needed for driverless cars and other emerging products. In New York, shares rose even after the company issued an annual profit outlook ...

May 18, 2016

Sony invests in U.S. artificial intelligence venture

Sony Corp. said Wednesday it has invested in U.S. artificial intelligence startup Cogitai, aiming to develop new AI technologies and release products within the next three years. Sony is believed to have obtained a roughly 20 percent stake in the company that was founded ...

May 6, 2016

Sony, Samsung named in U.S. patent-infringement probe

The U.S. International Trade Commission said Thursday it will investigate 18 electronics makers, including Japan’s Sony Corp. and South Korea’s Samsung Electronics Co., over alleged patent infringements related to portable electronic devices, such as smartphones. The investigation is based on a complaint filed in ...