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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. November 15, 2013

    PS4 and Xbox vie to dominate living room

    Earlier this year, executives from Sony and Microsoft drew a clear battle line between their two new games consoles: the...

  5. November 1, 2013

    Kazuo Hirai faces tough battle to heal Sony

    When Kazuo Hirai was deciding what to do with his life following university in Tokyo, his obsession with technology saw him...

  6. FT Alphaville

    August 6, 2013

    The Closer

    FURTHER FURTHER READING - Helicopter drops as insurance against central bank incompetence. - Howard Marks on the confidence...

  7. August 6, 2013

    Sony: clinging to the family silver

    Thank you, but we’ll hold on to the family silver. Daniel Loeb has joined the long line of activist investors rebuffed by...

  8. August 6, 2013

    Sony rebuffs Daniel Loeb’s push for entertainment spin-off

    Shares in Sony tumbled 5 per cent on Tuesday after the Japanese group rebuffed a proposal by Daniel Loeb, the activist US...

  9. July 19, 2013

    Sun Valley: the ultimate dress-down showcase

    It’s been almost a week but I am still processing the succession of outfits that appeared on the great and good at the...

  10. June 20, 2013

    Sony plays for time on Loeb’s spin-off proposal

    Sony’s chief executive told shareholders on Thursday that he was in no hurry to rule on a proposal by the Japanese group’s...

  11. June 18, 2013

    Third Point’s Dan Loeb steps up pressure on Sony

    Daniel Loeb, the US hedge fund manager who is urging Sony to spin off its film and music arm, has stepped up pressure on the...

  12. May 22, 2013

    Sony board discusses partial sell-off of film and music arm

    Sony’s board of directors is discussing a proposal by the company’s largest investor to sell off part of its film and music...

  13. May 15, 2013

    Inside Business: Letter gives Hirai chance to change Sony

    Daniel Loeb’s tilt at Sony has achieved one goal already. As the activist investor quietly built his $1.1bn stake in the...

  14. May 14, 2013

    Activist makes his point to Sony

    There used to be few surer ways of losing money in the investing world than undertaking an activist campaign in Japan. On...

  15. May 14, 2013

    Loeb puts pressure on Sony to revitalise

    In one of the clearest signs yet that Japan’s expansionist monetary policies are fuelling a surge of interest in the country...

  16. FT Alphaville

    May 14, 2013

    Sony to Loeb: 'Thanks, but no thanks Dan'

    That’s the gist of Sony’s response to billionaire activist investor Daniel Loeb’s suggestion, made via hand-delivered...

  17. May 1, 2013

    Sony leadership to forgo bonuses after broken promise on profits

    Forty of Sony’s top executives, including Kazuo Hirai, the chief executive, are to give up bonuses worth between 30 and 50...

  18. April 9, 2013

    Lynton deal quells Sony Entertainment sale talk

    Michael Lynton has signed a new deal to stay as chief executive of Sony Entertainment, a move that should quell speculation...

  19. March 9, 2013

    Stringer announces retirement from Sony

    Sir Howard Stringer, who became chief executive of Sony in 2005 and stepped back to be chairman of the board last April,...

  20. FT Tech Hub

    February 20, 2013

    Playstation 4: What to expect

    The speculation will soon be over. After months of waiting, Sony is set to announce details of its next generation...

  21. January 8, 2013

    Sony vows comeback with TV

    As Samsung reported record profits again on Tuesday, driven by its smartphone business, its Japanese rival Sony was still...

  22. FT Tech Hub

    January 8, 2013

    CES 2013 - Sony backs 4K like it's 3D

    Sony has announced new TVs, content and distribution services for the Ultra HD standard it refers to as 4K, where screens...

  23. November 8, 2012

    Sony network strategy chief quits

    Sony’s network strategy chief, Tim Schaaff, who was headhunted from Apple as part of Sony’s effort to compete with the US...

  24. FT Tech Hub

    August 31, 2012

    4K is the new 3D for Sony

    Sony’s huge push into 3D led by Sir Howard Stringer has dominated its announcements at recent consumer electronics shows on...

  25. August 30, 2012

    Sony aims for European smartphone market

    Kazuo Hirai, chief executive of Sony, has conceded the consumer electronics company is being forced by limited resources to...

  26. FT Tech Hub

    August 23, 2012

    Sony gets its pruning shears out

    It has not been a great week for Sony employees, as the Japanese consumer electronics group carries out some late-summer...

  27. August 2, 2012

    Sony – back to old habits

    “What is real?” asks the advertising for Total Recall , Sony’s remake of the 1990 film released on Friday. Well, profits are...

  28. June 5, 2012

    Sony cuts pay of top seven executives

    Sony’s seven most senior executives including the president and chairman will forgo bonuses for the previous financial year...

  29. May 16, 2012

    Time for Sony to face the music

    Sony is on a roll. No, not the electronics division you once bought your Walkman, PlayStation and Bravia from. That – with...

  30. May 10, 2012

    Sony

    At Sony’s results presentation on Thursday, one analyst looked beyond the usual obsession with nerdish details and actually...

  31. May 10, 2012

    Sony reports record full-year net loss

    Sony on Thursday sought to assure investors that its latest restructuring effort was bearing fruit, saying it expected to...

  32. April 13, 2012

    Sony and Nokia suffer in dystopian sector

    In David Mitchell’s novel Cloud Atlas, consumers in a dystopian future drive “suzukis” instead of cars and when they...

  33. April 12, 2012

    Sony, so far

    Sony’s “strategy” presentation on Thursday was like a repeat of a moderately interesting television series that came out...

  34. April 12, 2012

    Sony promises change after record loss

    Sony’s accelerating retreat from television manufacturing was underscored on Thursday as its new chief executive outlined a...

  35. April 10, 2012

    Sony warns of worst ever full-year loss

    The scale of challenge of challenges facing Sony have underscored by a warning from the electronics and entertainment group...

  36. FT Alphaville

    April 10, 2012

    The 6am Cut London

    - China’s March trade data came in much better than forecast, with the country recording a surprise surplus of $5.35bn....

  37. April 9, 2012

    Sony job cuts: right to go for the flab

    Everyone seems to have some advice for new Sony chief executive Kazuo Hirai. Consumers of a certain generation lament the...

  38. April 9, 2012

    Sony to cut global workforce by 10,000

    Sony is preparing to cut its workforce by 10,000, or 6 per cent of its global headcount, as part of a restructuring that has...

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