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    2. 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...

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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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,...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. November 25, 2014

      Sony banks on image sensors and gaming

      Sony has sought to reassure investors that its turnround remains on track by laying out bold revenue targets for image...

    15. November 16, 2014

      Weak yen fuels Japan Inc

      The weak yen has revved up Toyota Motor. Announcing first-half results this month, the Aichi-based automaker lifted its...

    16. November 12, 2014

      Opinion: Hackers cost retailers dear

      Companies may not know it, but it is highly likely they have already been hacked. Hardly a day goes by without a security...

    17. November 5, 2014

      CBS takes 24-hour news battle online

      CBS will launch a 24-hour digital news channel on Thursday as the US broadcaster behind the Big Bang Theory shifts its...

    18. October 31, 2014

      Sony to pull back from Chinese mobile market

      Sony is to pull back significantly from the Chinese mobile market and appoint a new executive to head its mobile division as...

    19. October 26, 2014

      Xperia creative chief leaves Sony for SoftBank

      Japan’s SoftBank has poached a key member of Sony’s Xperia team to join the rapidly growing telecommunications group. The...

    20. September 19, 2014

      Letter from Lex: ending a relationship

      It has been a week for thinking about break-ups, and not just in Scotland. Over on the west coast of the US there has also...

    21. September 19, 2014

      Kazuo Hirai struggles to reignite Sony’s spark

      It was another deep bow of contrition from Kazuo Hirai, a sight so common that it is becoming a fixture of Sony’s hastily...

    22. September 18, 2014

      Sony looks to PlayStation to ride to the rescue

      Sony’s pullback in the global smartphone battle offers one silver lining. Now, it can at least focus on the remaining pillar...

    23. September 17, 2014

      Sony rethinks smartphone strategy amid mounting losses

      Sony’s decade-long restructuring has already claimed the units that produced televisions and PCs among its victims. Now,...

    24. September 17, 2014

      Sony: pull the plug

      Most of us imagine our deaths as follows: after comforting distraught friends, refusing to complain, savouring the good...

    25. September 17, 2014

      Sony warns of $2bn full-year loss

      Sony, the ailing Japanese consumer electronics company, said it would not pay a dividend this year for the first time since...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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