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    1. July 3, 2016

      Sony chief Hirai places faith in artificial intelligence

      A decade after pulling the plug on its humanoid and doggy robots, Qrio and Aibo, Sony is making a new bet on...

    2. June 29, 2016

      Sony banks on VR games and robots to drive profits

      Sony is betting on a move into virtual reality to boost its businesses beyond games as it wrestles with a sharp...

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    1. June 24, 2016

      Latest spin on tennis equipment is set to change the game

      The tennis equipment industry is confronting what it regards as two unhappy birthdays. Roger Federer is 35 in August...

    2. June 10, 2016

      Sony PS4 upgrade to include UltraHD and richer graphics

      Sony is developing an upgraded version of its PlayStation 4 gaming console that will offer ultra-high definition 4K...

    3. May 24, 2016

      Sony warns profits to almost halve this year

      Sony has warned that profits will nearly halve this year as the lingering damage from last month’s earthquakes on the...

    4. April 29, 2016

      Console games makers defy predictions of doom

      When Microsoft launched the Xbox 360 gaming console in 2005, Nokia controlled almost a third of the mobile phone market...

    5. April 28, 2016

      Apple’s iPhone slowdown hurts Japanese supply chain

      The slowdown of iPhone sales at Apple rippled across the group’s supply chain, as the Japanese companies whose products...

    6. April 25, 2016

      New York’s 550 Madison Ave sold for $1.3bn

      550 Madison Avenue, the former Sony Building in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, has a new owner and a new — but as yet...

    7. Fast FT

      April 25, 2016

      DelayStation: Sony leads Nikkei losers after postponing forecasts

      Shares in Sony are the worst performers on the Nikkei 225 this morning after the company warned it would delay a...

    8. April 18, 2016

      Japan’s companies rattled by earthquake fallout

      Shares in Toyota, Renesas Electronics and Sony fell sharply on Monday amid investor fears of widespread disruption for...

    9. March 15, 2016

      Sony/Michael Jackson: love me don’t

      The relationship between Sony and Michael Jackson was never a love story. After the pop star told Sony to let him be,...

    10. March 13, 2016

      TV starts to rewrite its US-first script

      Television viewers around the world have feasted on a diet of imported, US-made programming for decades, with...

    11. February 25, 2016

      MWC: smartphone makers’ quest for virtual reality

      You have to feel a little sorry for the global smartphone makers. Almost everyone has one now and those who don’t are...

    12. February 22, 2016

      MWC 2016: Sony looks beyond the smartphone

      Sony wants to become your digital personal assistant as it seeks to secure a future for its mobile division beyond...

    13. February 22, 2016

      Mobile World Congress shows handset design running out of steam

      Tens of thousands of technology experts will gather on Monday at the Mobile World Congress trade show to see companies...

    14. February 4, 2016

      The rise of the humble chief risk officer

      You do not own your reputation. It is shaped and decided by others. You may think you are running an outstanding...

    15. February 2, 2016

      Nintendo signals cautious return to virtual reality

      Nintendo’s president has signalled that the Japanese video games company is exploring virtual reality technology more...

    16. February 1, 2016

      Adele and James Bond boost Sony profits and buoy shares

      Investors in Sony added $3.3bn to its market value on Monday, sending shares up 12 per cent after the company reported...

    17. Fast FT

      January 26, 2016

      Sony bags $212m Internet of Things chip maker

      Sony Corporation has paid $212m for an Israeli technology company with specialist software which the Japanese...

    18. January 13, 2016

      SoundCloud signs deal with Universal Music Group

      SoundCloud has struck a licensing deal with Universal Music Group, a critical agreement that will make it easier for...

    19. January 5, 2016

      CES 2016: HTC tweaks virtual reality headset to give ‘room scale’

      HTC is making eleventh-hour improvements to its forthcoming virtual reality headset as it looks to trump rivals Sony...

    20. January 5, 2016

      CES 2016: Tech sector eyes virtual reality to fill sales gap

      Consumer tech companies will have to rely on new categories such as virtual reality gear and smarthome products for...

    21. December 22, 2015

      Toshiba: ageing ungracefully

      If wisdom comes with age, Japan’s Toshiba should have a pretty high corporate IQ. Established in 1875, Toshiba is much...

    22. December 10, 2015

      Panasonic spins revival with Technics turntables

      Half a century after its birth, Panasonic is looking to revive an audio brand once favoured by hip-hop pioneer Kool...

    23. December 4, 2015

      Toshiba and Fujitsu eye PC tie-up

      Toshiba and Fujitsu are eyeing a merger of their struggling laptop businesses in Japan’s latest attempt to salvage its...

    24. November 8, 2015

      Global car groups compete for Japan tech hires

      A cross-sector hiring war has erupted in Japan as heavyweights in the global auto parts industry compete to snatch top...

    25. October 29, 2015

      Sony back in black in sign Kazuo Hirai’s turnround bearing fruit

      Sony has swung to a first half net profit of Y116bn ($960m) in the latest sign that chief executive Kazuo Hirai’s...

    26. October 27, 2015

      Sony could take early virtual reality lead over Oculus

      Sony’s PlayStation VR is poised to take an early lead over Facebook’s Oculus Rift in a virtual-reality headset market...

    27. October 27, 2015

      Daniel Loeb’s Third Point takes stake in Japan’s Seven & i

      Daniel Loeb, the US activist investor, has acquired a stake in Seven & i Holdings and called on the Japanese retailer...

    28. October 20, 2015

      Government fund urges Japan auto industry shake-up

      The head of a Japanese government investment fund and a shareholder in a key Apple supplier is looking to trigger a...

    29. October 15, 2015

      BMG scores big hit with Janet Jackson album

      Janet Jackson completed a remarkable career comeback this week when, after seven years out of the spotlight, she landed...

    30. October 8, 2015

      Sony eyes sale of stake in Michael Jackson tie-up

      Michael Lynton, chief executive of Sony Entertainment, has told staff that the company is deciding whether to sell its...

    31. October 6, 2015

      French workers’ guide to battling business

      This week, Air France workers broke new ground in the world of French worker protests, as they attempted — with some...

    32. September 23, 2015

      Facebook launches immersive ‘360 video’

      Facebook has launched a new type of video that will take its users one step closer to the immersive experience of...

    33. September 17, 2015

      Amazon takes aim at Apple in battle for the living room

      Amazon is not giving up on making its own devices despite abandoning its slow-selling Fire smartphone earlier this...

    34. September 3, 2015

      Technology: Sony rewired

      Nearly 70 years since Akio Morita and his partner Masaru Ibuka launched a tiny electric engineering firm inside a...

    35. September 3, 2015

      Apple smartwatch rivals turn back the fashion clock

      Apple’s rivals in the smartwatch market have hit on a new idea to win over consumers: make devices that look like...

    36. September 2, 2015

      Sony looks at adding cars to growth drive

      As Google and Apple weigh a move into building cars, Sony is open to a tie-up with a traditional carmaker to capture...

    37. August 28, 2015

      ‘The Silo Effect’, by Gillian Tett

      There is no principle more fundamental to the market economy than the division of labour. It is the subject of the very...

    38. August 7, 2015

      Activist investors learn to mind their manners

      It is enough to flummox the most advanced student of stylometry; enough, even, to confound a computer programmed with...

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