Aug 15, 2016

Sony buys British dance music label

Sony Corp. said it has acquired Britain’s dance music label Ministry of Sound Recordings Ltd. in a bid to enhance content for younger consumers in its music entertainment business. Ministry of Sound Recordings originated from a nightclub in South London and was founded in ...

Apr 15, 2016

Toyota, Honda suspend plants rattled by Kumamoto quake

Toyota Motor Corp. and Honda Motor Co. were among companies that suspended operations Friday after a powerful earthquake struck Kyushu, damaging factories and supply chains. Flights and trains were also disrupted after the magnitude-6.5 quake, which struck at around 9:26 p.m. on Thursday. Companies ...

Sony finally to stop making Betamax videotapes

Nov 10, 2015

Sony finally to stop making Betamax videotapes

Sony Corp. says it will stop making Betamax videotapes, calling it quits after sticking with the product for four decades after it was beat in the marketplace by the more popular VHS format. “Sony will stop the shipment of Betamax videocassettes and micro MV ...

Sony to lower PS4 price in Japan

Sep 16, 2015

Sony to lower PS4 price in Japan

Sony Corp. is cutting the price of its PlayStation 4 in Japan by about 13 percent, increasing the prospect of a global price war with Xbox-maker Microsoft Corp. The console will be priced as low as ¥34,980 ($293) starting Oct. 1 from the current ...

Sony to offer commercial drone services from 2016

Aug 24, 2015

Sony to offer commercial drone services from 2016

Sony Corp. plans to offer commercial drone services targeting the construction, logistics and agriculture industries from the first half of next year. The company is making drones that can fly over a predetermined geographical area and take high definition footage that will be uploaded ...

Sony bosses to give up bonuses for fourth year straight

May 14, 2015

Sony bosses to give up bonuses for fourth year straight

Sony Corp. President Kazuo Hirai and seven other corporate executive officers will give up their bonuses for the fourth consecutive year to take responsibility for the company’s massive loss for fiscal 2014, company sources said Thursday. The eight executives, including Executive Deputy President and ...

Apr 7, 2015

Sony boosts spending on camera sensor chips

Sony Corp. announced its second boost to capacity for chips used in camera sensors this year to meet demand for components it supplies for devices, including Apple Inc.’s iPhone. The company will spend ¥45 billion on expanding its Nagasaki and Yamagata TEC facilities, it ...

Sony's PS4 hits China but with few games

Mar 20, 2015

Sony's PS4 hits China but with few games

The PlayStation 4 debuted Friday in China, but with few games and bare-bone online services as Sony navigates tight censorship rules to get a toehold in the world’s biggest gaming market. While the Chinese consoles are physically identical to those Sony sells worldwide, they ...

Sony total-vision headset will be reality in 2016

Mar 5, 2015

Sony total-vision headset will be reality in 2016

Sony Corp. was at a major game developers’ gathering Wednesday showing off a prototype of its Morpheus virtual reality headgear set for release next year. The consumer electronics titan did not disclose how much it plans to charge for the virtual reality, or VR, ...