Sony launches cloud-based TV service in challenge to cable

Mar 19, 2015

Sony launches cloud-based TV service in challenge to cable

Sony announced Wednesday it has launched an Internet subscription television service that includes live feeds from major broadcasting networks, mounting a challenge to the cable TV model. PlayStation Vue, a cloud-based TV service, will initially be available in New York, Chicago and Philadelphia to ...

Mar 18, 2015

North Korea Web outage was reprisal for Sony hack, U.S. lawmaker says

A December blackout of North Korea’s Internet was retaliation for that nation’s hacking of computers at Sony Corp.’s Hollywood studio, a top U.S. lawmaker on cybersecurity issues said without identifying who was responsible. Rep. Michael McCaul of Texas, the Republican chairman of the House ...

Vaio Phone to offer SIM-free option in 'wide open' market

Mar 12, 2015

Vaio Phone to offer SIM-free option in 'wide open' market

by Kazuaki Nagata

Japan Communications Inc. unveiled on Thursday a new smartphone designed in collaboration with Vaio Corp. to energize the market for SIM-free smartphones in Japan. The Vaio Phone will debut March 20, according to the Tokyo-based mobile virtual network operator that borrows mobile communication networks ...

Sony to finally launch PlayStation 4 in China next week

Mar 11, 2015

Sony to finally launch PlayStation 4 in China next week

Sony announced that it will begin selling its PlayStation 4 gaming console in China next week following a more than two-month delay. The console had been due to hit Chinese shelves Jan. 11, but Sony abruptly announced a delay just three days beforehand without ...

Mar 10, 2015

South Korea activists plan to send 'Interview' to North

South Korean activists vowed Tuesday to sneak copies of Hollywood satire “The Interview” across the border by propaganda balloon later this month, in defiance of North Korea’s repeated threats. Up to 10,000 copies of the film — a comedy about a fictional CIA plot ...

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 ...