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Sony returns to profit after marathon restructuring effort

TOKYO - Sony Corp. returned to profit last quarter in a sign its marathon restructuring effort is beginning to produce results.The Tokyo-based...
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Sony unveils new hand-held computer NEW YORK - Sony Corp. announced plans Wednesday to launch a hand-held computer that uses Palm Inc.'s operating system and offers some entertainment...
Techbits: Sony phones, Game controls and more

NEW YORK - Sony Corp. on Wednesday announced a free Internet-based phone service similar...children interact with on the company's Xbox Live online gaming service. Sony Corp.'s PlayStation 2 has parental controls for movies but not games...
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Sony extends sponsorship of Sony Open to 2006

HONOLULU -- Sony Corp. extended its title sponsorship of the Sony Open in Hawaii four more years to 2006. Gov. Ben Cayetano welcomed the extension...
Sony's new humanoid carries steep price tag

TOKYO -- The newest Sony Corp. family member has a photographic memory, an extensive vocabulary...robot was unveiled Tuesday and will go on sale later this year. Sony Corp. would not say much more about its plans for the 23-inch tall...
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Sony appoints foreigner as new chief

TOKYO - Determined to break with its past, Sony Corp. tapped a foreigner - former CBS executive Howard Stringer...Stringer, vice chairman at Sony and chief executive of Sony Corp. of America, was chosen as chairman and chief executive...
Malaysia asks Sony to recall prying camera

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- Malaysia has asked Sony Corp. to recall its Handycam video cameras because they are capable of viewing through people's clothes. "From a moral and social...
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Kodak gains on Sony in U.S. digital camera market

...ROCHESTER, N.Y. - Eastman Kodak Co. is nipping at Sony Corp.'s heels in the ballooning U.S. digital camera market...warning over the nation's spiraling trade deficit. Sony Corp shares ended off 14 cents, at $36.14.
Dell recalls laptop batteries

...replace 4.1 million notebook computer batteries made by Sony Corp. because they can burst into flames. Dell said that...Though no injuries have been reported, battery maker Sony Corp. says there have been about a half-dozen cases of fires...
Silicon Valley East planned

...West Coast electronic design firm are looking to turn the Steel City into Silicon City. Executives from Tokyo-based Sony Corp. and Oki Electric Industry Co., along with Cadence Design Systems Inc. of San Jose, Calif., are the first to sign...
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