April 30, 2011 |
A congressional subcommittee has sent a letter to Sony Corp. seeking information about a security attack on PlayStation's online network by hackers last week. Addressed to Sony Chairman Kazuo Hirai, the letter requested answers to a detailed list of questions regarding the breach, which exposed the personal information and possibly credit card data of 77 million customer accounts. The letter, written by the House subcommittee on commerce, manufacturing and trading, addresses a number of security concerns, including when the breach occurred, how much data was stolen and why Sony waited a week before it notified customers.
February 21, 2013 |
After the coffee. Before ordering my limo for Sunday night. The Skinny: I'm starting to watch the Netflix series "House of Cards" It's my first foray into the world of Netflix, so if you don't see me for a few days (or weeks) you'll know why. Thursday's stories include a look at all the work Wolfgang Puck has to do as the chef for the Governors Ball, which follows the Academy Awards. Also, Walt Disney Co. has struck a deal with British Sky Broadcasting for a new channel and Sony unveiled its latest version of the PlayStation.
January 5, 2001 |
After a two-year hiatus, John McEnroe and the senior tennis tour are returning to Newport Beach. McEnroe, Henri Leconte and Pat Cash have committed to play in the Newport Beach Champions event, an eight-man, round-robin tournament at Newport Beach Tennis Club. The May 9-13 tournament is the fifth and last stop on the Success Magazine Tour, formerly called the Nuveen Tour. "We're excited for Orange County and for our club," said Scott Davis, the director of tennis at Newport Beach Tennis Club who also will play in the tournament.
March 16, 2010 |
The opening scene for Sony Corp.'s God of War III video game shows a muscle-bound ancient Greek warrior named Kratos vowing, "My vengeance is now." Punishing rivals is what Sony hopes to do with its hugely anticipated, big-budget video game, which launches Tuesday. To recoup high production costs, most video games are made to be played on multiple systems, reaching the largest pool of buyers possible. But the Japanese electronics giant produced God of War III solely for its PlayStation 3 console, hoping it would boost sales for the device, which has lagged in third place behind rivals Xbox 360 from Microsoft and Wii from Nintendo.
October 30, 2008 |
Sony Corp.'s fiscal second-quarter profit plunged 72% 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 said Wednesday that it posted a net profit of 20.8 billion yen ($214 million) for the July-September period, down from 73.7 billion yen ($696 million) a year earlier. Sales slipped 0.5% to 2.072 trillion yen ($21.4 billion). Sony said its core electronics sector enjoyed particularly healthy demand for flat-panel TVs, Vaio personal computers and single-lens reflex cameras.
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December 3, 2000 |
Pick a toy store, any toy store. You'll see all the old standards there: The "Sweet Faith" doll that recites the Lord's Prayer in honey-dipped robot tones. Buster the Robot, who, its makers brag, enjoys "full directional mobility." The robotic Tyrannosaurus rex that stalks, growls, moves its immense head around, and does everything saurian but gobble down cavemen. (OK, kid. I know that 65 million years or so separated T. Rex from the cavemen.