/ Apr 24, 2017

Sony to launch high-speed, silent, mirrorless camera

Sony Corp. will launch a mirrorless single-lens digital camera capable of photographing silently at high speed, targeting professionals and bird watchers who want to shoot without distracting their subjects. The new model, Alpha 9, can continuously shoot up to 20 frames per second with ...

/ Feb 28, 2017

Sony, Line eye AI-powered consumer gadgets

Sony Corp. and Line Corp., Japan’s most popular messaging service, are considering joining forces to develop devices powered by artificial intelligence. The companies are exploring opportunities around digital personal assistant technology to co-create a new communication experience, Sony said in a statement at the ...

/ 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 ...