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 Corp on Monday unveiled a new high-end Xperia handset featuring an aluminium frame and a 5.2-inch screen, showing it is still in the smartphone race even as it scales down its struggling mobile operations.Tuesday, 21 April, 2015, 1:22pm
Japan’s Sony Corp is set to heat up a belated “console war” in China, the world’s second-biggest games market by revenue, as its PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita officially go on sale today on the mainland.
The PS4, which made its global debut in November 2013, has been priced at 2,899 yuan and the handheld PS Vita at 1,299 yuan.20 Mar 2015 - 12:22pm
Sony shares surged on Thursday to their highest close in nearly five years as an improved earnings outlook offered a glimmer of hope for the struggling electronics firm.
The Tokyo-listed stock, which was up 18 per cent earlier in the day, finished at 3,101.5 yen (US$26) in heavy trading, 12 per cent above the previous day and at its highest level since April 2010.5 Feb 2015 - 4:14pm
South Korea said that rival North Korea had a 6,000-member cyberarmy. The revelation came as Sony chief executive officer Kazuo Hirai called the devastating recent hack on the company "vicious and malicious".7 Jan 2015 - 2:15am
Sony has restored service for the PS4 game console on its PlayStation Network, three days after the online gaming operation and Microsoft's Xbox Live has been hit by connection failures on Christmas Day.29 Dec 2014 - 6:19am
How do you joke about the Sony hacking story? After all, it was an attempt at comedy that launched this whole sobering mess. If you're Chris Rock, you joke about it cleverly but carefully.23 Dec 2014 - 6:08am 2 comments
The hacking attack on Sony Pictures might have been a practice run for North Korea's elite cyber-army in a long-term goal of being able to cripple telecoms and energy grids in rival nations.22 Dec 2014 - 3:55am
Hollywood funnyman Seth Rogen was ordered to tone down a movie showing the assassination of Kim Jong-un after it was denounced by Pyongyang, leaked emails reveal.12 Dec 2014 - 8:02pm 3 comments
Sony Pictures staff received a threatening email claiming to be from the hackers who breached the entertainment giant's computer network, reportedly with warnings that they and their families were "in danger".7 Dec 2014 - 6:14am
Sony is investigating the possibility that a hacking attack on its film and TV studio may have involved North Korea, which has previously reacted with outrage to an upcoming Sony comedy about a CIA plot to kill leader Kim Jong-un, a source said.3 Dec 2014 - 2:06am 1 comment
Sony is looking into whether hackers working on behalf of North Korea might be responsible for a cyber attack that knocked out the studio's computer network last week, the technology news site Re/code reported.30 Nov 2014 - 5:36am
Fierce rivals, Samsung Electronics and Sony Corp also face many of the same problems: overstretched businesses, a dearth of game-changing products, hierarchical corporate structures and proud places in their national psyches.29 Nov 2014 - 4:14am
Japan's loss-making Sony Corp is targeting a near 70 per cent jump in revenue for its electronic devices division over the next three years, even as it warned further restructuring was in store for its television and smartphone units.26 Nov 2014 - 5:09am
Sony says it is aiming to lift its movie and television revenue by more than a third in the next three years as it cuts costs and invests in potential hit films, including a new Spider-Man movie.19 Nov 2014 - 4:05am
Sony Corp may reward investors if they wait to buy its bonds after an expected ratings downgrade, BNP Paribas said. The Japanese consumer electronics maker widened its net loss forecast on Wednesday.20 Sep 2014 - 5:10am