Sony chief denies spinoffs mean immediate withdrawal

Feb 26, 2015

Sony chief denies spinoffs mean immediate withdrawal

Sony Corp. President Kazuo Hirai said on Wednesday the company would not immediately sell off businesses such as its TV and mobile phone units that it is spinning off. Last week , Hirai did not rule out the potential sale of those struggling units ...

Sony faces struggle to find growth path

| Feb 20, 2015

Sony faces struggle to find growth path

by Shinya Ajima

Sony Corp. has unveiled its latest multiyear business plan, including spinning off its 36-year-old Walkman portable music player unit to cut costs, but it is unclear whether the reforms will be enough to secure growth. Kazuo Hirai, chief executive of the electronics and entertainment ...

Sony steps forward with smart glasses

Feb 18, 2015

Sony steps forward with smart glasses

Sony on Tuesday began taking orders for Internet-linked eyewear called SmartEyeglass, moving ahead in the market as Google steps back to revise its Glass strategy. The offering comes amid growing interest in wearable computing, but also questions about whether consumers will warm to connected ...

Sony to launch training headset for runners

Feb 13, 2015

Sony to launch training headset for runners

Sony Corp. said Thursday it plans to launch a training headset for runners called Smart B-Trainer that uses music to help runners adjust their pace. The 43-gram device monitors heart rate, calorie consumption and running pace, and even selects songs for adjusting the pace, ...

Pascal to step down as Sony studio head after hacking upheaval

Feb 6, 2015

Pascal to step down as Sony studio head after hacking upheaval

Amy Pascal will step down as co-chair of Sony Pictures Entertainment after hackers angry about a movie she championed mocking North Korea’s dictator exposed a raft of embarrassing emails between Pascal and other Hollywood figures. One of the most powerful women executives in Hollywood, ...