Sony faces struggle to find growth path

| Feb 20, 2015

Sony faces struggle to find growth path

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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, ...

Sony to cut 1,000 more jobs in smartphone business

Jan 28, 2015

Sony to cut 1,000 more jobs in smartphone business

Sony Corp. plans to eliminate another 1,000 jobs in its smartphone operations as the company tries to return the business to profit, according to a source familiar with the matter. It will shrink the division’s workforce to about 5,000 after including 1,000 job losses ...

Jan 28, 2015

Sony teaming with Aeon for share of budget smartphone market

Sony Corp. and major retailer Aeon Co. are planning a foray into the market for lower-priced smartphones, according to sources. From this spring at the earliest, Sony intends to sell earlier models of its Xperia smartphones at Aeon outlets at about half the price ...

Sony's 'The Interview' surpasses $40 million in digital sales

Jan 21, 2015

Sony's 'The Interview' surpasses $40 million in digital sales

“The Interview,” the Sony Pictures comedy believed to have triggered a cyberattack on the studio, has racked up over $40 million in sales from 5.8 million digital downloads, the studio said on Tuesday. Michael Lynton, chief executive of Sony Corp.’s entertainment arm, called the ...