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Japan's Sony says it's leaving the PC market, will sell Vaio

TOKYO, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Japan's Sony Corp. announced it is leaving the shrinking PC market and is selling its Vaio personal computer division to a Japanese investment fund.

NSA hacker unit may hurt U.S. tech firms' products

SAN ANTONIO, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- Hackers at a top-secret National Security Agency unit may be compromising U.S. companies' technology and products, German newsweekly Der Spiegel reports.

Report: So. Korea not affected by weak yen

SEOUL, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- South Korean tech firms, aided by growing brand value and other factors, will remain largely unaffected by a lower Japanese yen, says a J.P. Morgan report.
Sony expected to cut 10,000 jobs

Sony expected to cut 10,000 jobs

TOKYO, April 9 (UPI) -- The structuring of Japanese electronics giant Sony Corp. is to include 10,000 job cuts, sources told The Wall Street Journal.

Sony bringing PlayStation back online

TOKYO, May 15 (UPI) -- Tokyo-based Sony Corp. says it should have full service restored on its PlayStation Network and Sony Online Entertainment video game services this month.

PlayStation starts streaming pro baseball

FOSTER CITY, Calif., April 22 (UPI) -- Sony Corp. has signed a deal to bring Major League Baseball's live streaming service to PlayStation3 video game consoles, the companies said Thursday.
Sony reports $1B loss on the year

Sony reports $1B loss on the year

TOKYO, May 14 (UPI) -- Japanese electronics giant Sony Corp. reported a loss of $1 billion for its fiscal year ending in March and said it did not expect a turnaround this year.

Yo-Yo Ma to perform with Sony Orchestra

NEW YORK, April 10 (UPI) -- Cellist Yo-Yo Ma is to perform with the Sony Philharmonic Orchestra at a charity event at New York's Carnegie Hall this fall, Sony announced.

Sony Corp. selling Sony Center

BERLIN, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Sony Corp. has announced plans to sell all its shares in Sony Berlin, which owns and operates the Sony Center urban entertainment complex in Berlin.

Sony to drop rear-projection TVs

TOKYO, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- Sony Corp. said Thursday it will cease production of rear-projection television sets in February and step up marketing of flat screen TVs.

Yahoo!, Sony BMG ink video-sharing deal

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Nov. 20 (UPI) -- U.S. Internet giant Yahoo! Inc. and Sony BMG Music Entertainment Inc. said Tuesday they signed a deal letting video users have free use of record-label tracks.

Sony financial arm in $3.1B IPO

TOKYO, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- Sony Corp. will list shares of its financial arm on the Tokyo Stock Exchange in an offering valued up to $3.1 billion, the company said Tuesday.

Sony USB drive files could aid hackers

HELSINKI, Finland, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- A line of Sony Electronics Inc. USB flash drives installs files in a hidden folder that hackers can get into, a Finnish security company said.

Sony's lithium-ion battery recall du jour

TOKYO, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Japan's Fujitsu Ltd. is recalling 287,000 Sony Corp. laptop batteries for the same reason many of its peers have done so, a fire hazard.

Sony's lithium ion battery woes continue

TOKYO, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- More computer makers are recalling lithium ion batteries made by Japan's Sony Corp. for use in notebook and laptop PCs.
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Sony Corporation (commonly referred to as Sony) (Japanese: ソニー株式会社, Sonī Kabushiki Gaisha?) (TYO: 6758) is a multinational conglomerate corporation headquartered in Minato, Tokyo, Japan, and one of the world's largest media conglomerates with revenue exceeding ¥ 7.730.0 trillion, or $78.88 billion U.S. (FY2008). Sony is one of the leading manufacturers of electronics, video, communications, video game consoles, and information technology products for the consumer and professional markets. Its founders Akio Morita and Masaru Ibuka derived the name from sonus, the Latin word for sound, and also from the English slang word 'sonny', since they considered themselves to be 'sonny boys', a loan word into Japanese which in the early 1950s connoted smart and presentable young men.

Sony Corporation is the electronics business unit and the parent company of the Sony Group, which is engaged in business through its five operating segments – electronics, games, entertainment (motion pictures and music), financial services and other. These make Sony one of the most comprehensive entertainment companies in the world. Sony's principal business operations include Sony Corporation (Sony Electronics in the U.S.), Sony Pictures Entertainment, Sony Computer Entertainment, Sony Music Entertainment, Sony Ericsson, and Sony Financial. As a semiconductor maker, Sony is among the Worldwide Top 20 Semiconductor Sales Leaders. The company's current slogan is make.believe. Their former slogan was like.no.other.

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