Mar 20, 2013 22:54 EDT
Pop mogul Simon Cowell launched an innovative online talent contest Wednesday, inviting wannabee stars from around the world to post clips of their skills on YouTube.
Mar 19, 2013 07:12 EDT
Asian markets mostly rebounded on Tuesday while the yen fell against the dollar and euro as concerns over the eurozone abated on news Cyprus was reworking a controversial savings levy.
Mar 18, 2013 07:34 EDT
Asian markets tumbled on Monday and the euro sank as eurozone fears returned on news that Cyprus was planning to tax bank depositors as part of a controversial bailout.
Mar 17, 2013 23:13 EDT
Cash-strapped Japanese electronics giant Sharp said that a badly needed capital injection from US chipmaker Qualcomm had been delayed as the two sides hammer out details of the pact.
Mar 15, 2013 11:07 EDT
US videogame sales extended their decline in February with a 25 percent monthly drop compared with a year ago, according to an industry tracker.
Mar 14, 2013 09:06 EDT
Asian markets mostly rose on Thursday, while the dollar climbed against the yen after Japan's parliament agreed the government's nominees to lead the Bank of Japan.
Mar 11, 2013 07:32 EDT
Taiwan's tech giant Foxconn will hire 5,000 technicians locally this year, many of them to work on factory robots to build its gadgets, officials said Monday, in a sign the firm is refocusing operations to its home island.
Mar 11, 2013 04:00 EDT
Howard Stringer, the first foreigner to lead Japanese electronics giant Sony during some of its most challenging times, has announced he will retire from the struggling firm.
Mar 05, 2013 20:40 EST
The world's best and unluckiest player returns to the scene of some of his greatest triumphs at the All-England Open in the national indoor arena in Birmingham this week, while the mystery surrounding his greatest rival deepens.
Mar 05, 2013 18:54 EST
More than 42 years after his death, Jimi Hendrix is making a comeback with a new album that brings together a dozen innovative studio recordings from 1968 and 1969.
Mar 01, 2013 06:14 EST
Asian markets were mixed on Friday as traders took a breather after healthy gains in the previous session while Chinese data showed growth in manufacturing activity had slowed.
Feb 28, 2013 13:25 EST
Automobile giants at the world's biggest mobile fair are showing off a new technology that turns a car into a smartphone accessory, allowing a driver to use cutting-edge apps without veering off the road.
Feb 28, 2013 13:24 EST
After the smartphone, the intelligent watch promises to become the latest hi-tech trend, allowing wearers to peek at messages and even take calls without touching their phones.
Feb 28, 2013 03:49 EST
Sony said Thursday it has sold one of its main buildings in Tokyo for $1.2 billion as the embattled Japanese electronics giant offloads assets to help repair its tattered balance sheet.
Feb 26, 2013 06:14 EST
Asian markets mostly fell on Tuesday, with dealers spooked by an election in Italy that left no clear winner, leading to political uncertainty and fresh fears about eurozone stability.
Feb 22, 2013 23:31 EST
Struggling Japanese electronics maker Sharp plans to suspend tie-up negotiations with Taiwan's Hon Hai and search for new capital partners, local media reported on Saturday.
Feb 22, 2013 05:44 EST
Asian markets were mixed on Friday with bargain-hunting offset by a weak lead from Wall Street and gloomy data out of the eurozone.
Feb 21, 2013 12:18 EST
Asian markets suffered a heavy sell-off on Thursday following a tumble on Wall Street as traders grow concerned that the US Federal Reserve could bring an early end to its huge stimulus programme.
Feb 21, 2013 07:36 EST
Sony unveiled a new generation PlayStation 4 system Wednesday and laid out its vision for the "future of gaming" in a world rich with mobile gadgets and play streamed from the Internet cloud.
Feb 21, 2013 05:23 EST
Sony shares fell on Thursday after the Japanese electronics giant announced its next-generation PlayStation 4 in New York, but without unveiling the console or saying how much it would cost.
Facts from the Wikipedia page:
|Founded||1946 in Japan|
|Headquarters||Minato, Tokyo, Japan|
|Key people||Howard Stringer (Chairman, President & CEO),
Ryoji Chubachi (Vice Chairman),Nobuyuki Oneda (Executive Vice President and CFO)
|Products||Consumer & professional electronic equipments|
Communication & information-related equipments
Electronic devices & components
Sony Pictures Entertainment
|Revenue||▼ ¥7.730 trillion / $79.618 billion (2009)|
|Operating income||▼ ¥ −227.8 billion / $2.087 billion (2009)|
|Net income||▼ ¥ −98.9 billion / $1.019 billion (2009)|
|Total assets||▲ $230.5 billion (2009)|
|Total equity||▲ $50 billion (2009)|
|Employees||180,500 (as of March 2008)|
|Subsidiaries||List of the subsidiaries|