May 18, 2016

Sony invests in U.S. artificial intelligence venture

Sony Corp. said Wednesday it has invested in U.S. artificial intelligence startup Cogitai, aiming to develop new AI technologies and release products within the next three years. Sony is believed to have obtained a roughly 20 percent stake in the company that was founded ...

May 6, 2016

Sony, Samsung named in U.S. patent-infringement probe

The U.S. International Trade Commission said Thursday it will investigate 18 electronics makers, including Japan’s Sony Corp. and South Korea’s Samsung Electronics Co., over alleged patent infringements related to portable electronic devices, such as smartphones. The investigation is based on a complaint filed in ...

Mar 24, 2016

New Sony unit to bring hit games to smartphones

Sony Corp. is looking to extend its lead in video games by pushing into smartphones with titles derived from its top-selling PlayStation consoles. The electronics and entertainment conglomerate is creating a new unit called ForwardWorks Corp. that will develop and sell applications and content ...

PlayStation virtual reality gear to launch in October

Mar 16, 2016

PlayStation virtual reality gear to launch in October

Sony plans to make virtual reality — long the stuff of films set in the distant future — mainstream with the October release of PlayStation VR headgear priced at $399 (about ¥45,000). “Virtual reality represents a new frontier for gaming, one that will forever ...

Mar 15, 2016

Sony to expand nationwide U.S. network of online TV 'bundles'

Sony said Monday its Internet-based television service aimed at luring consumers away from cable subscriptions was being expanded to the entire U.S. market. The PlayStation Vue will offer streamlined “bundles” for as little as $30 a month without long-term contracts. The network, launched in ...

Mar 2, 2016

Sony recalls over 58,000 battery packs in Vaio computers

Sony Corp. said Wednesday it is recalling more than 58,000 battery packs manufactured by Panasonic Corp. for use in Vaio notebook computers, as they could catch fire. Fujitsu Ltd. and Toshiba Corp. are also recalling Panasonic battery packs installed in their computers due to ...