Dec 18, 2013

Sony exploring sale of Gracenote audio-recognition service

Sony Corp., looking to shed units to focus on fewer products, hired Frank Quattrone’s Qatalyst Partners to explore a sale of its Gracenote audio-recognition software business, two sources said. The unit, which is seeking to be an independent company and is talking with private-equity ...

Mar 18, 2011

Disaster clobbers a helper

by Kanayo F. Nwanze, Martin Parry, David Rising, Stephanie Pertuiset, Maria Sheah, Jamie F. Metzl, David Gordon, Jerry Z. Muller, Timothy Cox, Lakhdar Brahimi, Carol Mann, Michael J. Boskin, Lester Tenney, Chris Patten, Pamela Cox, George Akerlof, Mkhaimar Abusada, and John J. Metzler

NEW YORK, UNITED NATIONS — The massive earthquake and tsunami that rocked and ravaged large parts of northern Japan have caused near apocalyptic devastation to the land and the environment. The 9.0-magnitude shock, the largest ever recorded in the earthquake-prone country, was brutally magnified ...