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    Sony warns of annual net loss of $2.14bn

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  2. September 11, 2014

    Viacom deal boosts Sony internet TV plans

    Sony’s turnround plan received a boost after the troubled Japanese entertainment group struck a deal to bolster its...

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  1. September 10, 2014

    Activision hails its $500m Destiny launch

    Activision Blizzard has claimed another videogaming milestone after its new title Destiny sold $500m worth of software in...

  2. September 3, 2014

    Apple’s rivals plan to revamp products ahead of iPhone 6 launch

    With the launch of Apple’s iPhone 6 only days away, rivals in the US and Asia have revealed their plans of how they intend...

  3. August 25, 2014

    Hackers target gaming companies

    Cyber criminals have targeted gaming companies including Sony’s PlayStation Network, Microsoft’s Xbox and Riot Games’ the...

  4. August 21, 2014

    SoundCloud launches advertising and artist payments

    SoundCloud, the digital music platform, has responded to growing doubts about its ability to make a profit by introducing...

  5. August 12, 2014

    Monopoly is a bureaucrat’s friend but a democrat’s foe

    “It takes a heap of Harberger triangles to fill an Okun gap,” wrote James Tobin in 1977, four years before winning the Nobel...

  6. August 8, 2014

    Japan’s current account returns to deficit

    Japan reported its second consecutive half-year current account deficit on Friday and its first for the January-to-June...

  7. July 31, 2014

    Sony: random walk

    Sony has produced another shocker. This time, however, the surprise was a good one. On Thursday, the company delivered net...

  8. July 31, 2014

    Sony surprises market by swinging into profit

    Sony, the Japanese group better known lately for issuing profit warnings than covetable gadgets, surprised the market by...

  9. July 29, 2014

    Sony set to fail Japan index test

    Sony Corp is set to be booted out of a new index designed to showcase the best of Japan Inc, say brokers, underlining the...

  10. June 26, 2014

    Samsung’s snappy little device stays big on features

    Digital single-lens reflex cameras have become a mainstay of professional and serious amateur photography, thanks to their...

  11. June 10, 2014

    Sony woos gamers with beefed up PS4

    Sony, the Japanese consumer electronics group, is beefing up its PlayStation 4 game player as it seeks to capitalise on an...

  12. June 9, 2014

    Budweiser piles pressure on Fifa over Qatar claims

    Budweiser added its name to the roll call of World Cup sponsors voicing concern about allegations swirling around the Qatar...

  13. June 9, 2014

    Sony outplays Nintendo in game console sales

    Sony has topped Nintendo in annual sales of video game consoles for the first time in eight years – a bittersweet victory as...

  14. June 8, 2014

    Big sponsors pile pressure on Fifa over Qatar World Cup

    Three of the biggest World Cup sponsors have urged Fifa to investigate claims over how Qatar won the bid to host the 2022...

  15. June 5, 2014

    Handset makers turn back the clock on watches

    Many mobile phone owners now rely on their handsets to tell them the time but smartphone makers and a handful of feisty...

  16. June 4, 2014

    Indie labels seek EU help in YouTube fight

    An alliance of small record labels has called on European regulators to intervene in a dispute with YouTube over licensing...

  17. May 26, 2014

    Sony: focus on the bad

    The boy who cried wolf said something bad would happen, and it did not. Sony says something good will happen, and then it...

  18. May 26, 2014

    Sony’s chief to change sprawling group’s script

    Kazuo Hirai spent an enjoyable afternoon at Sony Pictures last year plotting the course of a careering aircraft in The...

  19. FT Alphaville

    May 15, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

    Markets: “Asian stocks dropped, pushing the regional gauge down from a four-month high, as the yen held gains and Japanese...

  20. May 14, 2014

    Sony dismays investors with sombre results

    Sony once again gave investors cause for dismay after the Japanese electronics and entertainment company said it expected to...

  21. May 5, 2014

    Sony and Televisa sign TV production deal

    Sony Pictures Television has struck a five-year agreement to produce 840 hours of programming with Televisa, the Mexican...

  22. May 1, 2014

    Technology review: Sony Xperia Z2 tablet

    Samsung may have established itself as the leader for tablets that run Google’s Android operating system but Sony’s new...

  23. May 1, 2014

    Sony issues third profit warning in 6 months

    Sony has issued its third profit warning in six months, as the Japanese electronics and entertainment group booked an...

  24. March 25, 2014

    Facebook bets $2bn on virtual reality

    Facebook is making a $2bn bet that virtual reality headsets will be the next big social platform after computers and...

  25. March 21, 2014

    Games makers dare to dream of a virtual reality future

    For the past 20 years, virtual reality has been just that: a technological dream that failed to break through into the real...

  26. March 19, 2014

    Sony targets virtual reality for PS4

    Sony has leapt into a technological future last promised in the 1990s, with the pledge that it will bring virtual reality to...

  27. March 9, 2014

    Weak yen flatters Japan Inc’s bumper profits

    Japan Inc doubled profits last year – the best performance since 2007 – but rather than selling more goods more profitably,...

  28. March 7, 2014

    Microsoft brings out giant robots in battle for console dominance

    Microsoft is not just pulling out the big guns as it battles with Sony for dominance of the games console market. It is...

  29. March 3, 2014

    Smartphone screen maker Japan Display cuts ties to state with IPO

    Japan Display, one of the top manufacturers of smartphone screens, is to raise up to Y389bn ($3.8bn) in an initial public...

  30. February 28, 2014

    Minecraft film under construction at Warner Bros

    Warner Brothers is swapping Lego bricks for pixelated blocks to bring popular virtual-world game Minecraft to the big...

  31. February 24, 2014

    Sony bets on high resolution camera phone

    Sony is bringing advanced “4K” video shooting to its latest premium smartphones as the Japanese handset maker seeks to...

  32. February 23, 2014

    Mobile aficionados expect few surprises

    Mobile World Congress this year will see the launch of the latest smartphones, tablets and connected “wearable” gadgets from...

  33. February 7, 2014

    Week in Review, February 8

    A round up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. Twitter shares fall amid disappointing...

  34. February 7, 2014

    Letter from Lex: From Sony to Satya – tech’s on the move

    Readers, tankers, so we are always told, take an age to turn round. So it was gratifying this week to see two of the big...

  35. February 6, 2014

    Sony sheds PCs as it warns on profits

    Sony’s empire Sony, once the world’s premier consumer technology brand, has admitted defeat in its battle to revive two of...

  36. February 6, 2014

    Sony presses fast-forward on restructuring

    Sony’s empire After nearly two years at the helm, Kazuo Hirai is getting tough. The restructuring announcements made by the...

  37. February 6, 2014

    Sony: hitting delete on Vaio

    At last. Sony has hit ctrl+alt+del. Its planned sale of its Vaio PC business is the first concrete sign in more than a...

  38. February 6, 2014

    Sony warns of $1bn annual net loss

    Sony, increasingly better known for its disappointments than innovative gadgets, has issued another massive profit warning,...

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