Sony chief Hirai breaks silence, condemns 'vicious' hacking

Jan 6, 2015

Sony chief Hirai breaks silence, condemns 'vicious' hacking

Sony chief Kazuo Hirai on Monday spoke publicly for the first time about the cyberattack that derailed the launch of the comedy “The Interview,” calling the assault “vicious and malicious.” Hirai thanked supporters who stood by the company, including employees and moviegoers who saw ...

What if 'The Interview' had been made in Japan?

Jan 1, 2015

What if 'The Interview' had been made in Japan?

by Mark Schilling

It couldn’t happen here — that was my first takeaway from the massive cyberattack on Sony Pictures Entertainment prompted by the Seth Rogen and James Franco comedy “The Interview.” In the film, the two heroes journey to North Korea ostensibly to interview its real-life ...

Sony to buy Britain's CSC media group in TV network push

Jun 26, 2014

Sony to buy Britain's CSC media group in TV network push

Sony Corp.’s movie and TV unit will snap up Britain’s CSC media network, adding to a string of acquisitions designed to shift its focus from movies to higher-margin television programing. Sony Pictures Television, the company’s TV programing and network unit, said on Thursday it ...

Sony CEO apologizes for another steep loss

Jun 19, 2014

Sony CEO apologizes for another steep loss

Sony Corp. Chief Executive Officer Kazuo Hirai apologized to investors Thursday after the maker of PlayStation consoles and Xperia smartphones projected a sixth loss in seven years. “Sorry that we failed to meet shareholders’ expectations,” Hirai said at the company’s annual meeting in Tokyo. ...

Media eyes trend-setting Sony's loss of momentum

| May 31, 2014

Media eyes trend-setting Sony's loss of momentum

by Mark Schreiber

Let’s travel back 62 years. On the evening of Dec. 4, 1952, after NHK radio signed off its regular AM programming, an announcer proclaimed: “Tokyo Tsushin Kogyo and NHK now commence a joint experimental stereo broadcast.” In principle, stereophonic sound reproduction requires separation of ...

May 25, 2014

Sony still a Walkman in an iPad age, skeptical analysts say

Sony’s latest bid to halt years of losses and resuscitate its brand has provoked snorts of derision among analysts who say it falls way short. The criticism came after Sony Corp. President Kazuo Hirai on Thursday pledged to drag the electronics giant out of ...

Hirai refuses to pull plug on Sony TV business

May 22, 2014

Hirai refuses to pull plug on Sony TV business

by Kazuaki Nagata

Sony CEO Kazuo Hirai said Thursday the company still expects to turn around its loss-making home electronics business, which includes TV sets, this fiscal year after completing restructuring. “When I became president, (Sony) decided rebuilding the electronics business was the most important issue, and ...