According to Reuters, Sony is now considering drastic actions like a sale of its mobile phone business after failing to resuscitate the operation with a focus on high-end smartphones.
According to a report from Reuters, Sony is now considering drastic actions like a sale of its mobile phone business, after failing to resuscitate the operation with a focus on high-end smartphones. The report noted that the company isn't currently considering any specific deals, but could implement a sale or strategic partnership on its struggling business units like its mobile phone division.
Using descriptors like "vicious" and "malicious," Sony Corp. CEO Kazuo Hirai used his company's Consumer Electronics Show press conference Monday to finally break his public silence about the crippling IT attack on Sony Pictures last month.
Sony said its comedy The Interview generated about $15 million in revenue from online sales to around 2 million Web users in the U.S. and Canada during the film's first weekend of availability. The numbers are notable considering The Interview is the first major motion picture to be released online and in theaters at the same time.
Dish Network engaged in talks with embattled Sony Pictures over the weekend about screening the comedy feature The Interview for its 14 million subscribers, but ultimately balked.
One of the pay-TV industry's linchpin programmers, Sony Pictures, rendered its most aggressive response yet to an unprecedented three-week-old network hacking crisis.
Verizon Wireless), AT&T Mobility, Sprint, T-Mobile US and U.S. Cellular have unleashed a bevy of deals on smartphones, tablets, wearable devices and accessories this week to drive store traffic and online sales ahead of Black Friday, the traditional start of the holiday shopping season after Thanksgiving.
Sony can enjoy greater success as a supplier of smartphone components than a manufacturer in its own right, analysts say.
Sony is cutting the number of models in its smartphone lineup to boost profits in its mobile unit. The Japanese company acknowledges it has lost substantial ground to Samsung Electronics, Apple, Xiaomi, Lenovo and other market leaders.
Much as we see our family members' foibles, we see the biggest strategic blunders in pay-TV this year in the same way--not as a chance to pick on operators' decisions, good or bad, but to analyze their mistakes and determine how to avoid similar problems. Here are the five biggest pay-TV turkeys of 2014, in all their glorious plumage.