Sony Corporation originated with an electronics shop set up in 1946 in Tokyo, and was officially christened Sony in 1958. Sony gained a reputation for innovation with the launch of the Betamax videocassette recording format and the introduction of the Walkman in 1979. Although its market share has been eroded by products from Samsung Electronics and Apple.
Sony chief executive Kazuo Hirai apologised to investors yesterday after the maker of PlayStation consoles and Xperia smartphones projected a sixth loss in seven years.Monday, 23 June, 2014, 9:39pm
Sony unexpectedly forecast a 110 billion yen (HK$8.4 billion) loss for the fiscal year ending March yesterday, scrapping its previously revised projection of a 30 billion yen profit.7 Feb 2014 - 6:09am
Sony is in talks to sell its Japanese personal-computer business to buyout firm Japan Industrial Partners (JIP), a source said. A memorandum of understanding for a sale, which will include the Vaio brand, may be release. Sony is considering what to do with its PC operations in the rest of the world, which may include closing Vaio or selling more assets to JIP, the source said.6 Feb 2014 - 4:14am
Sony, which popularised portable music players with the Walkman, is seeking a US patent for "SmartWig" hairpieces that could help navigate roads, check blood pressure or flip through slides in a presentation.28 Nov 2013 - 4:21pm 1 comment
Sony said on Sunday it had sold one million units of its new PlayStation 4 gaming console in the first 24 hours that it was available in the United States and Canada.
The console, which Sony is counting on to kick-start a revival of its consumer electronics business, went on sale on Friday.18 Nov 2013 - 3:15pm
Sony is betting its Xperia Z1 handset will propel it to the No3 spot in the global smartphone market, leaping from seventh place by vaulting past competitors such as LG Electronics and Lenovo.6 Sep 2013 - 3:51am
Sony rejected billionaire Daniel Loeb's call to sell a portion of its entertainment business, saying 100 per cent ownership of the film and music units is crucial to the company's success.7 Aug 2013 - 2:26am
Sony’s board is expected to reject a proposal from activist investor Daniel Loeb, whose fund is the company’s largest shareholder, to spin-off part of its entertainment division, the Nikkei newspaper reported.1 Aug 2013 - 12:25pm
To attract foreign investment, the South China Morning Post reported yesterday, Beijing will soon allow foreign firms such as Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft to sell their game consoles - provided the products are made in Shanghai's new free-trade zone.6 Sep 2013 - 8:03am