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 ...

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 ...

Oct 22, 2014

Third Point sells Sony, takes new stakes in eBay, Alibaba

Third Point LLC, the hedge fund firm run by Daniel Loeb, sold its investment in Sony Corp. and bought stakes in eBay Inc. and Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. in the third quarter. The New York-based firm also called for a breakup of biotechnology company ...

Oct 5, 2014

Sony pins hopes on 'high-res' audio fans

by Katie Forster

A quarter of a century after the Walkman made music portable and turned Sony Corp. into a household name, the company is hoping to start setting the agenda again with “high-res” audio. The tech giant, which recently projected a $2.14 billion annual loss this ...

The tricky path abroad for Japanese games

Sep 27, 2014

The tricky path abroad for Japanese games

by Jason Coskrey

On the website Change.org, there is a petition addressed to Bandai Namco Games signed by 711 people, as of Sept. 25, that reads simply, “Bring ‘God Eater 2′ to North America and EU.” “God Eater 2,” a highly popular action role-playing game, was released ...

Low-priced PlayStation TV box headed for U.S. market

Sep 24, 2014

Low-priced PlayStation TV box headed for U.S. market

The PlayStation TV home entertainment system will launch in North America on Oct. 14, offering gamers, movie fans and music lovers a single product that Sony hopes will corner the market and shore up its financial footing. The small, stand-alone PS TV box will ...

As mobile arm struggles, Sony looks to PlayStation

| Sep 19, 2014

As mobile arm struggles, Sony looks to PlayStation

by Sophie Knight

The head of Sony Corp.’s PlayStation division hopes to raise its profit outlook for this year, in stark contrast to the electronics firm’s mobile business, which has forecast deep losses and sent Sony’s stock reeling. With Sony’s three core electronics businesses — the third ...

Dividend-challenged Sony contemplates smartphone exit from China

Sep 19, 2014

Dividend-challenged Sony contemplates smartphone exit from China

Sony Corp. might sharply downsize its smartphone operations in China because business is unlikely to grow against competition from popular local rivals, company sources said Thursday. Sony, which on Wednesday warned of a bigger loss than previously projected for fiscal 2014 ending March due ...