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Focus. Surprise. Kando. Sony CEO Kaz Hirai has thrown these words around like crazy since he set out to revive the company with a three-year plan, and he's been coming up short ever since. Now he's pushing ahead with a new and improved strategy, one that sees Sony basically giving up on growing it...

February 19th 2015 at 2:51pm 0 Comments
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It's crazy, yes, but CES 2014 is only just beginning. Though we've been on the ground for two days already, the show floor is officially opening tomorrow. To kick things off, Sony CEO Kaz Hirai will be delivering the opening keynote. 4K's a huge trend this year, so expect him to talk about his com...

January 7th 2014 at 10:01am 0 Comments
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Sony likes to dip into all the CES waters, so expect mobile, audio and imaging news from the company. We're betting there will be plenty of big-screen TVs looking to ruin that savings nest-egg too, and we'll be covering it all when the company's big presentation starts at 8PM ET -- that's 5PM righ...

January 6th 2014 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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CES 2014 is creeping up on us, and the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) has announced that Sony President and CEO Kaz Hirai will deliver the headline keynote on the show's first day. Last year, the honor went to Panasonic and its head honcho, Kazuhiro Tsuga. Mum's the word on exactly what Hi...

October 22nd 2013 at 9:13pm 0 Comments
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Sony CEO Kaz Hirai had some good news to deliver on stage at D11 -- for US fans, at least. According to him, the Xperia Z, which currently serves as the company's flagship smartphone, is expected to arrive on a US carrier shortly. Unfortunately that's the extent of the details Kaz was willing to o...

May 30th 2013 at 5:13pm 0 Comments
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After months of speculation about who would step in to save the scandal-ridden Olympus' rocky fortunes, Sony has finally opened up its checkbook. The two companies are entering into a "business and capital alliance," with Sony pumping in $650 million to its former rival. In exchange, it's gaining...

September 28th 2012 at 4:54am 0 Comments
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Sony's slow and painful transformation continues with a restructuring of its newly-minted mobile division. In October, it's moving its headquarters from Lund, Sweden (presumably a holdover from its Ericsson days) to Tokyo -- for deeper integration -- and repurposing the duties of its facilities in...

August 23rd 2012 at 3:51am 0 Comments
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After a slew of bad news and drastically restated projections, Sony has reported the numbers for its full 2011 financial year and as expected, they're not good. The company experienced a record net loss of 456.7 billion yen ($5.73 billion) and an operating loss of 67.3 billion yen. The good news t...

May 10th 2012 at 3:02am 0 Comments
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Freshly minted Sony CEO Kaz Hirai has revealed his plan to turn around Sony's fortunes and as rumored, it includes significant cuts. Two days ago, the company revised its projections for the 2011 fiscal year to reflect a $6.4 billion loss. The One Sony plan includes reducing headcount by 10,000 in...

April 12th 2012 at 2:01am 0 Comments