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A profit warning from Sony and a massive loss forecast from Sharp have highlighted the depth of the problems facing Japan's consumer electronics industry, beset by an expensive yen and evaporating competitiveness in televisions.

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The search for Sony's soulupdated: Thu Apr 12 2012 20:12:00

Based on profits, Sony Corp. is an outstanding company -- in life insurance sales and hit movies such as the "Men in Black" and "Spider-Man" franchises.

New CEO's Sony recovery planupdated: Thu Apr 12 2012 20:12:00

Sony's new CEO, Kazou Hirai, lays out future plans after the company doubles its loss forecast. CNN's Kyung Lah reports.

CNNMoney: Sony warns of steeper lossupdated: Tue Apr 10 2012 13:27:00

Sony warned Tuesday that its annual loss would be twice as large as its prior forecast, blaming write-offs of deferred tax credits.

Sony to cut global workforce by 10,000updated: Mon Apr 09 2012 22:29:00

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 seen the Japanese electronics and entertainment group sell two divisions and drastically scale back its television production plans.

Sony shakes up leadership structureupdated: Wed Mar 21 2012 22:47:00

Sony is shaking up the leadership structure of its US entertainment businesses in preparation for Sir Howard Stringer's handover as chairman and chief executive to Kazuo Hirai. The reshuffle will hand more power to Michael Lynton, chairman and chief executive of Sony Pictures Entertainment, and to Nicole Seligman, the Japanese group's general counsel.

Test driving the Sony games consoleupdated: Wed Mar 21 2012 22:47:00

CNN's Richard Quest and Jim Boulden discuss the merits of the new Sony games console.

Sony's gaming sequel - the PSVitaupdated: Fri Feb 17 2012 07:18:00

The successor to the PSP faces serious competition from Nintendo's 3DS and iPhone and Android smartphones.

Hands-on with the new PlayStation Vitaupdated: Fri Feb 17 2012 07:18:00

Sony's PlayStation Vita, which hits stores in the U.S. and Europe next Wednesday, is much more than just another portable gaming device.

Sony counts its lossesupdated: Thu Feb 02 2012 06:32:00

Electronics giant Sony more than doubles its full-year loss estimate. Kyung Lah reports.

Sony expects nearly $3 billion lossupdated: Thu Feb 02 2012 06:32:00

Sony expects a full year net loss of US $2.9 billion, citing tough domestic and global financial conditions. The Japanese electronics company says it is forecasting a net loss of 220 billion yen or US $2.9 billion for the fiscal year ending in March 2012. Previously, Sony expected to make 90 billion yen (US $1.2 billion).

Sony finds missing puzzle piece: Smartphonesupdated: Tue Jan 17 2012 15:49:00

Now that the company has a phone, Sony can finally answer opportunity's calls.

Sony PlayStation Vita's U.S. debut set for February 2012updated: Wed Oct 19 2011 08:14:00

Sony plans to release the PlayStation Vita, a portable video game player, on February 22, 2012, in the United States, Canada and Europe, the company announced at a technology conference on Tuesday.

Again? Sony's PlayStation Network hit with another attackupdated: Wed Oct 12 2011 12:07:00

Sony's PlayStation Network, the gaming and entertainment platform knocked offline for weeks this spring, has been hit again.

1970s pop icon David Cassidy sues Sonyupdated: Wed Oct 05 2011 17:28:00

Pop star David Cassidy filed suit on Wednesday against Sony, claiming he was not paid for his image on merchandise from the hit television show, "The Partridge Family," in which he starred.

Ethical hackers battle to prevent 'information security apocalypse'updated: Wed Sep 07 2011 23:12:00

Barely a day passes without news of another major computer security breach. Last week a hacking network named "Hollywood Leaks" began their attack on the personal data of celebrities, officially adding the glitterati to a roll of shame that already includes targets as diffuse as Sony, the Church of Scientology and PayPal.

Sony rolls out 'personal 3-D' goggle setupdated: Wed Aug 31 2011 18:25:00

A shiny headset that lets you watch 3-D video, play video games or listen to music -- not to mention looking at home on an extra from your favorite sci-fi film -- is on the way.

PlayStation hacked, 70 million at riskupdated: Wed Aug 17 2011 06:09:00

CNN's tech guru Mario Armstrong discusses how the security breach of the Sony PlayStation network could affect you.

Sony gets 'epic fail' award from hackersupdated: Thu Aug 04 2011 11:28:00

It's the Oscars for hard-core computer hackers, except that the trophies at the Pwnie Awards are cutesy little toy horses with pink and purple manes.

Sony cuts profits forecastupdated: Thu Jul 28 2011 10:12:00

Japanese electronics giant Sony slashes its annual profit forecast after a slump in demand. CNN's Kyung Lah reports.

Team Android Tablet adds playersupdated: Mon Jul 18 2011 07:17:00

The Android cabal is reuniting in a new territory.

Sony preps two oddly shaped tabletsupdated: Fri Jul 15 2011 12:30:00

A tablet computer doesn't have to look like a flat rectangle.

CNNMoney: Netflix's vanished Sony films are an ominous signupdated: Mon Jul 11 2011 17:26:00

In the not so distant past, Netflix was known mainly for its red envelopes. The DVD-rental-by-mail service was the company's core, and streaming video was a side perk for subscribers.

Cyberwarfare finds a captive audienceupdated: Thu Jun 23 2011 09:36:00

From scanning news headlines over the last couple of months, you might think the walls around Internet strongholds are made of rotting wood.

Hacker group LulzSec downplays arrest, claims Brazil attackupdated: Wed Jun 22 2011 11:02:00

The computer hacking collective LulzSec denied that a teenager arrested this week was a key player in the group, and claimed Wednesday it brought down the Brazilian government's website.

Hacktivists: What do they want?updated: Wed Jun 22 2011 11:02:00

CNN's Errol Barnett talks with Nicholas Thompson about the LulzSec-Anonnymous online plot called "AntiSecurity."

19-year-old arrested over Sony hack, London police sayupdated: Tue Jun 21 2011 13:13:00

A teenager has been arrested near London in connection with the hacking of Sony, London's Metropolitan Police said Tuesday.

How game companies brought E3 news to gamers' homesupdated: Tue Jun 14 2011 12:30:00

While 46,800 attendees spent the weekend recuperating from the video game industry's largest annual convention, diehard gamers were catching up on all the news from their couches.

Sony seeks to change the subject with launch of Playstation Vitaupdated: Tue Jun 07 2011 10:00:00

After weeks of headlines about the outage of its hacker-compromised online gaming system, Sony on Monday looked to change the conversation with Playstation Vita, a machine they say will "revolutionize" handheld game play.

Sony announces new handheld: the PSVitaupdated: Tue Jun 07 2011 10:00:00

The new device will feature six-axis motion sensors, front and rear cameras, a touchscreen and a touchpad on the back.

Sony Pictures website hackedupdated: Fri Jun 03 2011 08:04:00

Sony is not having a good year. As the company scrambles to get the PlayStation Network and Qriocity music service back online, it's suffering from yet another security breach.

CNNMoney: Group claims fresh hack of 1 million Sony accountsupdated: Thu Jun 02 2011 18:50:00

Sony just can't catch a break from hackers. A group calling itself "Lulz Security" announced a fresh attack on Thursday, posting online snippets of data it says came from a breach earlier this week of more than 1 million user accounts on Sony's website.

CNNMoney: Sony to restore PlayStation network in Asiaupdated: Fri May 27 2011 14:08:00

Sony will begin a phased restoration of its hack-prone PlayStation Network this weekend in Asia, the company announced Friday.

Sony reports 2nd breach; 8,500 user accounts compromisedupdated: Tue May 24 2011 07:33:00

Sony on Tuesday reported another security breach, saying 8,500 user accounts had been compromised.

Sony CEO apologizes for hack attackupdated: Tue May 24 2011 07:33:00

CNN's Ramy Inocencio reports on the restoration of Sony's hacked Playstation network.

CNNMoney: PlayStation Network down againupdated: Wed May 18 2011 15:19:00

Yet another wrinkle developed in the seemingly unending PlayStation Network saga on Wednesday, as Sony took down part of its network again due to a newfound exploit.

Sony restoring its PlayStation servicesupdated: Wed May 18 2011 09:27:00

Sony began a gradual restoration of its PlayStation services Sunday as the company works to resume normal operations following a security breach that exposed personal details of 77 million users.

CNNMoney: Massive hack blows crater in Sony brandupdated: Tue May 10 2011 05:31:00

It's been a nightmarish three weeks for Sony, as it struggles to recover from massive hack attacks on three separate gaming systems it runs. Not only are the PlayStation, Qriocity and Sony online gaming networks still offline, but tens of millions of credit card numbers may have been stolen.

PlayStation users waiting to assailupdated: Thu May 05 2011 17:05:00

For many gamers, recent news stories about potential security breaches, lost data or lifted financial information were missing the most basic, most important point: When do I get to play again?

After hacks, Sony finds traces of Anonymous groupupdated: Thu May 05 2011 07:28:00

Sony has uncovered a file that could link Anonymous, the highly visible renegade hacker group, to a breach that led to the theft of personal information for as many as 101 million people, the company wrote in a letter to the U.S. Congress.

Sony: PC game network was also hackedupdated: Mon May 02 2011 22:21:00

Sony said the Internet security breach targeting its networks was more extensive than originally thought.

Sony apologizes for PlayStation breach, offers compensationupdated: Sun May 01 2011 06:30:00

Sony announced Sunday that parts of the PlayStation Network will be back online this week and gamers will receive compensation for not being able to log on.

Sony faces possible lawsuit over breachupdated: Thu Apr 28 2011 06:24:00

Hackers plunder personal data from its PlayStation servers. CNN's Kyung Lah reports.

Sony: Hacker stole PlayStation users' personal infoupdated: Wed Apr 27 2011 22:18:00

A hacker has obtained the personal information of PlayStation Network account holders and subscribers of the Qriocity streaming service, Sony said in a message to customers Tuesday.

CNNMoney: Sony dives into tablet raceupdated: Tue Apr 26 2011 10:13:00

Sony is diving into the tablet race, announcing Tuesday that is working on two gadgets that will hit the market this fall.

Sony mum on details about ongoing PlayStation Network outageupdated: Mon Apr 25 2011 22:55:00

PlayStation Network users are still waiting for an extra life.

Norio Ohga, former Sony president and chairman, diesupdated: Sat Apr 23 2011 21:31:00

Norio Ohga, the former president and chairman of Sony Corporation who helped to develop the compact disc, died Saturday of multiple organ failure, the company said. He was 81.

No new PlayStation, Xbox until 2014?updated: Thu Apr 21 2011 13:20:00

Gamers might have to wait at least another three years before there's any update to their Xbox or PlayStation consoles.

CNNMoney: Toyota, Sony keep Japan production curtailedupdated: Wed Mar 23 2011 11:07:00

Toyota Motor said Tuesday that it is extending a halt on full vehicle production in Japan through March 26 as it and other major manufacturers try to recover from the effects of this month's earthquake.

Sony launches music-streaming service in U.S.updated: Thu Feb 17 2011 22:48:00

With MTV now focused less on music and more on hard-partying Italian-Americans from New Jersey beaches, Sony sees an opportunity to bring music back into the living room.

CNNMoney: Stocks set for lackluster openupdated: Thu Feb 03 2011 12:23:00

U.S. stocks were set for a lower open Thursday, as investors mulled over the government's latest jobless claims figures.

Internet connectivity key to new portable game devicesupdated: Tue Feb 01 2011 12:22:00

Even while you sleep, next-generation portable game systems will keep updating themselves.

3-D invades home movies, photosupdated: Sat Jan 08 2011 09:19:00

Louis Rousseau shot his family Christmas in three dimensions -- his relatives jutting out of the digital videos when viewed on a special TV with special glasses.

Rough-and-tumble technologyupdated: Sat Jan 08 2011 09:19:00

Tech toys are great inside, but what about outside? CNN tracks down some tough toys at CES 2011.

Sony drops PSP Go price to $199updated: Mon Oct 25 2010 13:10:00

Sony has announced that it will drop the price of the PSP Go portable gaming system from $249 to $199 just in time for the holiday rush.

CNNMoney: Sony revamps e-readers -- and hikes pricesupdated: Wed Sep 01 2010 13:15:00

Sony updated its line of e-readers Wednesday, a move that brought a touchscreen to its cheapest version but also hiked its price by almost $30.

CNNMoney: 233,000 Sony Vaio laptops recalledupdated: Wed Jun 30 2010 12:33:00

Sony is recalling hundreds of thousands of laptops because of the risk of overheating, creating a potential "burn hazard," said the company and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission on Wednesday.

PlayStation's 'Move' system enters motion fray in Septemberupdated: Fri Jun 18 2010 12:54:00

"Move," Sony's motion-sensor system for the PlayStation 3, will hit stores in September, entering an increasingly competitive gaming space that, until now, had only one resident -- the Nintendo Wii.

Sony's Move: A step into gamingupdated: Fri Jun 18 2010 12:54:00

At the 2010 Electronic Entertainment Expo, testers show off Sony Playstation's newest device, Move.

E3's hottest games, coming soon to your living roomupdated: Tue Jun 15 2010 16:08:00

When developers and publishers of the world's most popular games get together, expect big announcements, big promises and a few surprises.

Video gaming 'history' to be made this week at E3updated: Mon Jun 14 2010 20:02:00

For gamers, it's a digital Christmas Eve, Mardi Gras and Fourth of July all rolled into one.

New Xbox game: Pet wild animals?updated: Mon Jun 14 2010 20:02:00

"Kinectimals," a new video game for Microsoft's Kinect motion-control gaming system, lets children pet a tiger cub.

Sony unveils Move, its PS3 motion controllerupdated: Fri Jun 04 2010 15:57:00

On Wednesday, Sony unveiled Move, its motion-sensitive controller.

Mixing lightsabers with WOWupdated: Wed Jun 02 2010 10:33:00

Take a little bit of World of Warcraft, mix with some Cartoon Network and bake it all in the Star Wars mythos and you will get the latest creation in online gaming.

Game-changing hardware coming in 2010updated: Wed Jan 13 2010 08:37:00

While it's not likely that any new gaming consoles will be released in 2010, there's plenty of new hardware that will change the way we play.

Hot video games for holiday shoppingupdated: Tue Nov 24 2009 14:36:00

Like a well-placed power-up, the right gift can light up the eyes of that video gamer in your life.

Review: Sony's PSPgo may disappoint seasoned gamersupdated: Fri Oct 02 2009 16:09:00

With its upcoming PSPgo, Sony is betting that you like "new and shiny" more than you like "money and savings."

New Sony Reader adds touchscreen, wireless downloadsupdated: Tue Aug 25 2009 15:45:00

After letting Kindle dominate the e-book reader market for two years, Sony has fired a huge salvo in return.

Sony ends year with first loss in 14 yearsupdated: Thu May 14 2009 09:12:00

The Sony Corp. announced net losses of $1 billion for the fiscal year ending March 31, ending a year in the red for the first time in 14 years.

Sony earnings reportupdated: Thu May 14 2009 09:12:00

CNN's Morgan Neill travels to Tokyo's electronics Mecca, to see how Sony's products measure up in buyers' minds.

Sony names new president, reorganizesupdated: Fri Feb 27 2009 04:41:00

Sony Corporation announced a new management team and hailed a major reorganization of the electronics and gaming giant on Friday.

Sony profits fall 95 percentupdated: Thu Jan 29 2009 08:05:00

Sony blamed the global economic slowdown, increased competition and an appreciating yen for a 95 percent drop in third-quarter profits, as the company announced its results Thursday.

Sony forecasts operating lossupdated: Thu Jan 22 2009 20:57:00

Electronics manufacturer Sony announced Thursday that it will close out the year with an operating loss for the first time in 14 years.

Sony goes hunting for big gameupdated: Fri Jan 02 2009 03:59:00

When the name of the game is escape, one gamer's boredom is another gamer's boon.

Electronic booksupdated: Thu Dec 18 2008 06:16:00

Why lug around a weighty tome when you could simply load your book and run? We test the latest electronic books.

CNNMoney: Another 15,000 job cutsupdated: Tue Dec 09 2008 14:45:00

The job toll continued Tuesday, as Sony Corp. and five other companies announced cuts totaling nearly 15,000 positions.

Sony to cut 8,000 jobsupdated: Tue Dec 09 2008 14:00:00

Electronics giant Sony will cut 8,000 jobs and shutter about 10 percent of its manufacturing capacity in response to "sudden and rapid changes in the global economic environment," the company announced Tuesday.

Review: 80GB PlayStation 3 a superb gaming consoleupdated: Wed Nov 19 2008 15:11:00

There's general agreement that Sony stumbled out of the gate with the PlayStation 3.

Review: Sony MP3 player boasts great sound, cool extrasupdated: Mon Nov 03 2008 14:35:00

Sony has come a long way since the release of the NW-MS11 Network Walkman.

Time.com: PC Makers Recall 100,000 Sony Laptop Battery Packsupdated: Thu Oct 30 2008 20:00:00

Computer makers are recalling 100,000 laptop battery packs made by Sony Corp. after 40 reports of overheating

Time.com: Sony Profit Plunges 72% on Strong Yenupdated: Wed Oct 29 2008 12:00:00

Sony Corp.'s quarterly profit plunged 72 percent as a surging yen wiped out the benefits of strong flat-panel TV and PlayStation 3 sales, as well as box office revenue from the movie "Hancock."

Sony slashes profit forecastupdated: Wed Oct 29 2008 03:37:00

Sony lowers its profit forecast, signaling a worsening global economy. CNN's Kyung Lah reports.

Time.com: World Markets Sink, Dollar at 13-Year Low vs. Yenupdated: Fri Oct 24 2008 02:00:00

World stock markets tumbled Friday on growing alarm that a global recession will ravage corporate profits

Sony laptop a solid, if unspectacular, choice for schoolupdated: Wed Sep 10 2008 13:06:00

With its 14-inch display, the Sony Vaio CR510 sits right in the middle of Sony's laptop lineup, which runs from the 11-inch Vaio TZ to the 17-inch Vaio AR line. We happen to believe that a 14-inch laptop resides in the sweet spot, offering the optimal balance between usability and portable for the majority of users.

Fortune: This horror show oozes moneyupdated: Wed Sep 10 2008 08:50:00

Two rifle-bearing lads enter what looks like an abandoned building. They are nervous, for good reason. Snarling vampires attack. There is violence. There is gore. There is even a heart-tugging moment when one of the humans finds his missing girlfriend - only to discover that she too is now a blood-thirsty creature of the night.

Time.com: Sony Recalls 440,000 Laptopsupdated: Thu Sep 04 2008 20:00:00

ony Corp. is recalling 440,000 Vaio laptop computers worldwide because of a wiring flaw that could cause overheating

CNNMoney: Sony recalls 440,000 Vaio laptopsupdated: Thu Sep 04 2008 09:25:00

Sony says it is recalling 440,000 units of Vaio laptop computers worldwide due to faulty parts that could trigger overheating.

Time.com: Sony to Buy Bertelsmann's Stake for $900Mupdated: Tue Aug 05 2008 12:00:00

Bertelsmann AG will sell its 50-percent stake in Sony BMG to Sony Corp. in a $900 million deal

So-so picture mars Sony flat-screen TVupdated: Wed Jul 09 2008 17:11:00

As Sony and Samsung continue to battle for LCD supremacy, Sony is trickling down previously premium features to its less expensive models.

Always innovating, always listening to the marketupdated: Wed Jun 18 2008 04:13:00

"Do successful businesses follow the market surveys and offer what the customers want, or do they innovate and show their current and prospective clients what's best for them? How do you balance?" - Ronald Mahondo, I&M Bank, Kenya

Time.com: Indie Group Appeals Against Sonyupdated: Mon Jun 16 2008 10:00:00

Independent music group Impala said Monday it has appealed the decision by European Union regulators to approve the combination of the music units of Sony Corp. and Bertelsmann AG

Entry-level HDTV offers good looks for a high priceupdated: Tue Jun 10 2008 11:44:00

Sony has always been a go-to brand for people who don't mind paying more for HDTVs, or just about anything else for that matter, and the company's least-expensive 2008 32-inch HDTV, the KDL-32M4000, exemplifies the trend.

Headphones fit an active lifestyleupdated: Tue May 13 2008 11:45:00

Although the headphone market continues to burgeon with new models, it can be surprisingly tough to find a decent, fitness-friendly pair.

Walkman strikes the right noteupdated: Thu May 08 2008 14:44:00

The Sony NWZ-A720 Walkman series is a subtle evolution of the NWZ-A810 series we enjoyed in 2007. This year, Sony is treating us with a larger screen and a more assertive design, offered in 4GB ($149), 8GB ($199), and 16GB ($299).

Digital camera offers lots of features, but lags in speedupdated: Wed May 07 2008 11:16:00

With its 14-megapixel CCD, flip-up LCD, sensor-shift image stabilizer, and built-in wireless flash controller, the feature-packed Sony Alpha DSLR-A350 seems like a cornucopia of photographic goodness for the budget shopper.

Sony's top-notch camcorder comes in 'Handy'updated: Fri May 02 2008 15:12:00

I used to think that hard-drive models would take over the camcorder market as miniDV slowly faded into the horizon. I've since changed my tune after using flash-based models, especially those that include some onboard memory.

Sony cancels out the headphone competitionupdated: Fri Apr 25 2008 15:44:00

Sony is certainly no stranger to the headphone market. The company's portable line may very well be the most popular aftermarket earphones. It has quite an array of full-size "cans" as well as a decent selection of noise-canceling models.

Sony's car audio player good, not their bestupdated: Fri Apr 25 2008 15:11:00

The faceplate layout of the CDX-GT410U is standard Sony fare: a large control dial gives drivers a means of adjusting volume and navigating menus and is surrounded by a cluster of hard buttons that provide one-touch access to most of the system's features.

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