Nov 29, 2014

Post-Thanksgiving shopping chaos spreads to Britain

Americans celebrating Thanksgiving in Britain may have felt right at home as Black Friday shopping chaos caused disruptions. The practice of offering bargain prices the day after Thanksgiving has spread across the Atlantic, with some retailers opening overnight to lure shoppers. Police were called ...

Nov 18, 2014

Engineer mobility at Samsung is a lesson for troubled Sony

Samsung Electronics Co. is giving Sony Corp. a lesson in quick decision-making by moving engineers from its smartphone unit less than a month after posting a profit slump in the business. Samsung is transferring about 500 workers from mobile phones and allocating them largely ...

Nov 12, 2014

Sharp promises world's first smartphone with 4K display

Sharp Corp. said it will develop by March 2017 an advanced smartphone panel capable of showing 4K high-quality videos using its power-saving Igzo LCD technology. The smartphone will be the world’s first to offer 4K display, as current devices allow users to only record ...

Oct 31, 2014

Sony posts wider first-half net loss on mobile phone slump

As its struggling mobile phone business bit into the bottom line, Sony Corp. on Friday reported a wider first-half group net loss of ¥109.1 billion. The loss posted for the first six months ending in September dwarfs the ¥16.5 billion loss logged in the ...

Sharp logs half-year net profit, first in four years

Oct 31, 2014

Sharp logs half-year net profit, first in four years

Sharp Corp. on Friday reported a group net profit of ¥4.74 billion in the April-September half, returning to the black on a half-year basis for the first time in four years as gains on securities sales helped offset the costs of restructuring its unprofitable ...

Oct 27, 2014

Sanyo to hand over N. American TV business to Funai

Sanyo Electric Co. plans to hand over its television operations in North America to Funai Electric Co., informed sources said Sunday. The sale is part of efforts by parent Panasonic Corp. to improve profitability. Funai currently sells liquid crystal display TVs in North America ...