Sony's Hirai says turnaround past midway point

Oct 8, 2015

Sony's Hirai says turnaround past midway point

Sony Corp.’s struggling electronics businesses have passed the midway point on the way to financial health, President Kazuo Hirai said. “Three years of restructuring are beginning to bear fruit,” Hirai told reporters during a group interview in Tokyo on Wednesday. “Except for smartphones, every ...

Oct 7, 2015

Sony spins out semiconductors as Hirai pushes accountability

Sony Corp. will spin out its semiconductor business into a new company as President Kazuo Hirai revamps the devices business to focus on hit products such as image sensors and considers selling underperforming assets. Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corp. will begin operating in April and ...

Sony's April-June profits more than triple to ¥82.4 billion

Jul 30, 2015

Sony's April-June profits more than triple to ¥82.4 billion

Sony said Thursday its April-to-June net profit more than tripled as video games and smartphone component sales got a lift, with the company emerging from a painful corporate restructuring that included layoffs and asset sales. The Tokyo-based electronics giant logged a quarterly net profit ...

How Sony sanitized films to please China's censors

Jul 26, 2015

How Sony sanitized films to please China's censors

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In a 2013 script for the movie “Pixels,” intergalactic aliens blast a hole in one of China’s national treasures — the Great Wall. That scene is gone from the final version of the sci-fi comedy, starring Adam Sandler and released by Sony Pictures Entertainment ...

Sony's Yoshida affirms faith in indie developers

Jul 25, 2015

Sony's Yoshida affirms faith in indie developers

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Shuhei Yoshida, the bespectacled president of Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios, didn’t attend the BitSummit independent game festival in Kyoto on July 11 simply to deliver a speech and reaffirm Sony’s commitment to indie developers — he wanted to try out some games. And ...

Sony makes noise with loudspeaker launch

Jul 14, 2015

Sony makes noise with loudspeaker launch

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Sony Mobile Communications Inc. wants to turn a loudspeaker into something that engages its users rather than a passive electronic device that merely plays music. So, it has put some thought into the potential of a wireless speaker. “We thought it would be interesting ...