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    1. February 20, 2015

      Japan Display eyes boost from iPhone boom

      Japan Display is considering building a $1.7bn plant in central Japan with financing from its key client Apple in...

    2. February 18, 2015

      Sony to spin out division behind the Walkman

      First it was PCs, then televisions. Now, Sony is spinning off its Walkmans too. The Japanese electronics group said on...

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    1. February 17, 2015

      Apple wins patent for wireless head-mounted display using iPhone

      Apple has been awarded a patent for a headset that slots the iPhone in front of the eyes, sparking speculation that it might...

    2. February 15, 2015

      Sony targets self-driving car technology

      A niche product that most consumers will never notice has helped propel Sony’s share price to a near five-year high: image...

    3. February 5, 2015

      Sony: getting religion

      Faith: a strong belief based on conviction rather than evidence. Seldom do the faithful reap the kind of earthly rewards...

    4. February 4, 2015

      Sony buoyed by strong PlayStation sales

      Following years of redundancies and a significant pullback from many of its consumer electronics businesses, Sony hopes it...

    5. January 29, 2015

      Spotify hires Goldman to raise near $500m

      Spotify has hired Goldman Sachs to raise about $500m, a new round of financing that is expected to value the music streaming...

    6. January 28, 2015

      Sony drops music service in favour of Spotify deal

      Sony has beaten a retreat in music streaming, closing its Music Unlimited service in favour of a distribution deal with...

    7. January 19, 2015

      Sony’s backers focus on bigger picture after cyber attack

      For all the financial troubles Sony has faced in recent years, it is hard to imagine an incident more damaging to its...

    8. January 16, 2015

      Smartphones in pipeline that offer more for less

      The smartphone market is set for lots of changes this year, but big, category-changing innovations are unlikely, according...

    9. January 16, 2015

      UK police arrest man over gaming cyber attack

      The police have arrested a teenager in northwest England as part of an investigation into a cyber attack on Sony’s...

    10. January 12, 2015

      Obama calls for cyber security bill ahead of Centcom Twitter hacking

      President Barack Obama unveiled a new plan to boost cyber security on Monday just as hackers claiming to be Islamist...

    11. January 7, 2015

      FBI details North Korean attack on Sony

      The director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation has offered fresh details of the cyber attack on Sony Pictures as he...

    12. January 7, 2015

      Currency swings pose challenges for Asian groups

      Viewed from the South Korean port of Ulsan, home to the world’s largest shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries, it is jackpot...

    13. January 6, 2015

      Sony chief condemns ‘vicious’ cyber attack

      Sony chief executive Kazuo Hirai said both former and current employees at its movie studio were victims of “one of the most...

    14. January 5, 2015

      China’s M&A mission to reach for the stars

      In 2010, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, the storied Hollywood studio behind classics from The Wizard of Oz and James Bond to The...

    15. January 4, 2015

      Virtual and augmented reality look to sharpen the picture at CES

      Several start-ups and many of the biggest names in technology are lining up to show off their virtual reality headsets at...

    16. January 4, 2015

      North Korea blasts US over new sanctions amid cyber attack feud

      North Korea has blasted the US for imposing fresh sanctions against it, reiterating its denial of involvement in a cyber...

    17. December 30, 2014

      Restructuring costs weigh down Japan Inc

      Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe promised further economic stimulus measures after winning a new four-year term this month...

    18. December 26, 2014

      North Korea farce packs US theatres

      The jokes were frequent and raunchy, the bloodshed comically exaggerated, and the audience ate it up at a sold-out Christmas...

    19. December 24, 2014

      Stocks end shortened day just short of highs

      Wednesday 20:00 GMT. US stocks lost momentum during a holiday-shortened trading day in the US, despite earlier gains in...

    20. December 23, 2014

      N Korea film to show in some US cinemas

      Sony Pictures will release The Interview in a limited number of theatres on Christmas Day after earlier scrapping the film’s...

    21. December 23, 2014

      Apple-led Rockstar sells phone patents in $900m deal

      Rockstar, an intellectual-property consortium led by Apple and Microsoft, has ended its litigation against Samsung, LG and...

    22. December 22, 2014

      Sony to tighten control of US film unit

      As the consequences of a massive cyber attack on Sony’s US movie studio were unfolding, an eerie silence fell on the group’s...

    23. December 22, 2014

      N Korea threatens attacks on US after being blamed for Sony hacking

      North Korea has warned of strikes against key sites in the US in retaliation for Washington blaming Pyongyang for the recent...

    24. December 19, 2014

      Financial crises are nothing new

      This week, one commentator referred to the general level of upset over the threats to Sony and its movie about Kim Jong Un...

    25. December 19, 2014

      Obama says Sony ‘made mistake’ in pulling film

      Barack Obama has rebuked Sony Pictures for withdrawing a satirical movie that prompted a cyber attack that US investigators...

    26. December 19, 2014

      Google accuses Hollywood of secret censorship campaign

      Google has accused the movie industry’s trade body of mounting a secret campaign to censor the internet, in a revival of the...

    27. December 18, 2014

      Sony hack a US ‘national security matter’

      The White House said it is treating a sweeping cyber attack on Sony Pictures as a “serious national security matter”, as top...

    28. December 18, 2014

      Sony’s surrender is a setback for free speech

      Cyber attacks have become a familiar, if depressing, feature of modern corporate life. For the most part they are small in...

    29. December 18, 2014

      US left looking powerless after hacked Sony pulls ‘The Interview’

      With its apparent victory over Sony, North Korea has exposed one of the uncomfortable truths about the new era of cyber...

    30. December 18, 2014

      Global stocks bolstered by Fed ‘patience’

      Thursday 21:00 GMT. Equity bulls came out in force in the wake of the US Federal Reserve’s pledge to be “patient” on raising...

    31. December 17, 2014

      Sony scraps release of ‘The Interview’ on hacker threat

      Sony Pictures has scrapped the theatrical release of controversial Seth Rogen comedy The Interview after a threat from cyber...

    32. December 17, 2014

      US cinemas discuss whether to show Sony film ‘The Interview’

      US cinema chains are weighing whether to scrap screenings of The Interview, the film at the centre of the damaging Sony...

    33. December 7, 2014

      Sharp displays may be the shape of things to come

      Display technology has seen all manner of innovations, but the rectangular design of digital devices — be they smartphones,...

    34. December 7, 2014

      Successors to company founders in Japan lack the necessary insight to nurture talent and innovation

      This article is published by the FT as part of a collaboration with Nikkei that started in 2013 to provide added insight to...

    35. December 7, 2014

      Mobile phones: Early adopters ring the changes with payment revolution

      When it comes to everyday banking, Japan is a paradox. The country has some of the most advanced infrastructure in the world...

    36. December 7, 2014

      Japan’s titans slim down and fight back

      When Panasonic announced last September it would sell a majority stake in its healthcare business to KKR, the US private...

    37. November 30, 2014

      Sony Pictures calls in FBI on film leak

      Sony Pictures Entertainment has approached the Federal Bureau of Investigation to investigate the illegal release on piracy...

    38. November 30, 2014

      Sony executive heralds a revolution in virtual reality

      Virtual reality will revolutionise the gaming market in just two years, according to the head of Sony’s PlayStation business...

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