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The DeanBeat: Microsoft's costly mistake at E3 and how to recover from it

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LOS ANGELES — The folks at Microsoft must have been thinking about bigger targets like Comcast or Disney. Because when they weren’t looking, Sony came back and stole away the hearts of gamers at the 2013 Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles this week. Microsoft was the undisputed leader...
The DeanBeat: Microsoft's costly mistake at E3 and how to recover from it

Sony revises its 2012 earnings forecast, doubles expected net profits

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Just like last year, we're reporting on a revision Sony's making to its expectations for last year's profits, but this time around there's some positive news. According to Sony, selling some of the buildings it owns and a weakening yen have doubled its expected net profit from 20 billion...
Sony revises its 2012 earnings forecast, doubles expected net profits

The Engadget Show 40: The Best of CES with Kaz Hirai, 50 Cent, Ken Block and Arianna Huffington

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The craziest week of the tech year is at end, and we have to say, we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Sure, it wasn't quite as epic as it has been in years past, but CES is still the show that sets the stage for the rest of 2013. By that...
The Engadget Show 40: The Best of CES with Kaz Hirai, 50 Cent, Ken Block and Arianna Huffington
Sony sees massive $6.4 billion annual net loss, its worst ever
Sony's US content business names Michael Lynton as CEO and Nicole Seligman as president

Sony renames the PlayStation Network

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Sony has announced that the PlayStation Network would be rebranded to the Sony Entertainment Network (SEN) on February 7 (tomorrow). It’s important to note that this change currently only applies to PSN “accounts,” and includes a number of Terms of Service updates. But it has caused speculation to run...
Sony renames the PlayStation Network

HTC One Unlocked, Siri's Source and the 49ers' New Stadium -- 5 Things You Missed From Day Three of D11

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Asa Mathat / D: All Things Digital And that’s a wrap — our third and final day of D11 finished strong yesterday with more high-caliber interviews and some awesome tech demos. For those of you who couldn’t join us in Rancho Palos Verdes, here’s a good starting place for catching...
HTC One Unlocked, Siri's Source and the 49ers' New Stadium -- 5 Things You Missed From Day Three of D11
Sony Xperia Z to launch on US carrier in 'coming weeks'

Sony CEO Kaz Hirai: Still More Work Needed in U.S. On Phone Business

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While Sony has seen some success rebuilding its mobile phone business in other parts of the world, the U.S. remains a work in progress. “We still have a lot of stuff to do here in the market,” Sony CEO Kaz Hirai said in a meeting with reporters following his on-stage...
Sony CEO Kaz Hirai: Still More Work Needed in U.S. On Phone Business
Kaz Hirai says the PS4 is 'first and foremost' a game console, more features to be revealed

Report: Sony mulls, but ultimately rejects online-only console

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With the video game industry rapidly transitioning from a focus on retail game sales to a marketplace dominated by downloads, it's only a matter of time until a major home console decides to do without physical media at all. It seems that Sony thinks that time is not nigh, however....
Report: Sony mulls, but ultimately rejects online-only console

Here’s how new CEO Kaz Hirai wants to save Sony

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Sony this morning reported a massive net loss of $2 billion, but Kazuo Hirai, who yesterday was officially appointed to replace Howard Stringer as CEO, has big plans in mind to get the company back in shape. In a meeting with investors this morning, Hirai detailed a four-point plan that...
Here’s how new CEO Kaz Hirai wants to save Sony

Sony CEO Hirai: Xperia Z coming to US carrier shortly

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Sony CEO Kaz Hirai had some good news to deliver on stage at D11 -- for US fans, at least. According to Hirai, the Xperia Z, which currently serves as the company's flagship smartphone, is expected to arrive on a US carrier shortly. Unfortunately that's the extent of the...
Sony CEO Hirai: Xperia Z coming to US carrier shortly

Sony reports net profits of $458 million for 2012, returning to black for the first time in 5 years

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Sony CEO Kaz Hirai’s rebuilding job is showing its first signs of promise after the company posted net profits of $458 million (43 billion yen) for its 2012 financial year [PDF], its first annual profit for half a decade. The results have been helped by the sale of a string of assets...
Sony reports net profits of $458 million for 2012, returning to black for the first time in 5 years

Innovation - who would dare oppose it? | Aditya Chakrabortty

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Growth-hungry Britain prizes innovation. But how do colossal TVs or self-sorting smart socks boost our standard of living?Only 83 days left till Christmas so offer a vote of thanks to the folk at Sony, for they have seen off your gift-shopping migraines. I speak, of course, of the XBR-84X900: the...
Innovation - who would dare oppose it? | Aditya Chakrabortty
The Vergecast 026 - 04.14.2012

Kunimasa Suzuki Named President and CEO of Sony Mobile Communications

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Sony Mobile Communications has a new leader. Wednesday morning Sony tapped Kunimasa Suzuki as president and CEO of Sony Mobile Communications, a division created this year after the Japanese electronics maker’s buyout of Sony Ericsson. Suzuki succeeds Bert Nordberg, who will become Chairman of Sony Mobile on May 16. The...
Kunimasa Suzuki Named President and CEO of Sony Mobile Communications

Sony Xperia ZL hands-on: an alternate 5-inch 1080p, quad-core take on 'premium'

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You can't fault Sony for trying. After announcing its renewed focus on mobile back in 2012, the company's consistently issued thoughtful hardware for the global marketplace. But its collective efforts have yet to spark the "emotional" storm company CEO Kaz Hirai seems to be striving for. Well, if the...
Sony Xperia ZL hands-on: an alternate 5-inch 1080p, quad-core take on 'premium'
Sony buys cloud gaming service Gaikai in an attempt to revitalize electronics business
WSJ: Sony's next PlayStation will be revealed February 20th, arrive later this year

HTC tipped to launch PlayStation-certified devices later this year

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HTC could become the first mobile vendor not affiliated with Sony to receive PlayStation certification for its smartphone and tablet devices, launching titles on its platform later this year, Pocket-lint reports. According to the site’s sources, HTC is expected to make the announcement later this year, but may find its...
HTC tipped to launch PlayStation-certified devices later this year

Kaz Hirai reveals 'One Sony' turnaround strategy, will cut 10,000 jobs

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Freshly minted Sony CEO Kaz Hirai has revealed his plan to turn around Sony's fortunes and as rumored, it includes significant cuts. There have been rumors it would cut as many as 10,000 jobs and slash bonuses, and the company has already revised its projections for the 2011 fiscal...
Kaz Hirai reveals 'One Sony' turnaround strategy, will cut 10,000 jobs
Sony postpones Nasne NAS due to quality control issues

New Sony CEO vows not to pull any punches in cutbacks

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Sony's Executive Deputy President, Kaz Hirai, said in a recent interview with the Wall Street Journal that no area at the electronics giant is "sacred" when it comes to restructuring. He continued, saying he is ready to make hard decision in terms of cutting both employees and exiting markets or...
New Sony CEO vows not to pull any punches in cutbacks

Apple's Tim Cook Returns to D Stage to Open 11th Annual Conference

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Although we are only about a month out from our 11th D: All Things Digital conference, we still have a few big speakers to announce, not the least of which is Apple CEO Tim Cook. Cook, who made his debut at D10 last year in his first major interview...
Apple's Tim Cook Returns to D Stage to Open 11th Annual Conference

To Infinity and Beyond: Elon Musk of SpaceX and Tesla Motors Added as Second Night Speaker at D11

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Earlier this week, we posted on the addition of Apple CEO Tim Cook as our opening night speaker at the 11th D: All Things Digital conference. Now, we are also thrilled to announce that Elon Musk will also take to the stage on our second night. For those who...
To Infinity and Beyond: Elon Musk of SpaceX and Tesla Motors Added as Second Night Speaker at D11
Sony CEO Kaz Hirai wants 4K standard; disc format unlikely, but not out of the question

Hirai’s Big Challenge: Selling us Four Screens

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Freshly-appointed Sony CEO Kaz Hirai faces the difficult challenge of delivering on predecessor Howard Stringer’s ambitious four-screen strategy: convincing users to buy not just one Sony device, but as many as four of them. Stringers’ grand design – of tablets, TVs, smartphones phones and computers all interacting – is an determined...
Hirai’s Big Challenge: Selling us Four Screens

Sony's 2012 earnings show a net profit of $458 million, its first since 2008

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We've already heard from Sony about the positive effects some of its recent moves are having on its finances, and now the company is revealing its detailed results for the last year. Sony has managed a profit of $458 million in 2012, its first in several years and a...
Sony's 2012 earnings show a net profit of $458 million, its first since 2008

One Sony, 10,000 Layoffs

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Sony CEO Kaz Hirai this morning announced the first step in his plan to restore the company to its former glory: sweeping layoffs and a broad restructuring. In his first news conference since becoming succeeding Howard Stringer as chief executive of Sony, Hirai confirmed the company will sack 10,000 employees...
One Sony, 10,000 Layoffs
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