February 6, 2014 |
Sony Corp. is exiting the PC market, announcing Thursday that it was selling its Vaio personal computer division. The Japanese company said the move came after a "comprehensive analysis of factors, including the drastic changes in the global PC industry. " Sony said it had tentatively agreed to sell Vaio to Japan Industrial Partners Inc., a Japanese investment fund. The sale of Vaio is intended to help Sony better grow its mobile electronics business, which going forward would focus more on smartphones and tablets, the company said.
January 24, 2014 |
"Lean In," the bestselling nonfiction book by Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg about the dearth of women leaders in the corporate world and what can be done about it, is on its way to the big screen. Sony Pictures has obtained film rights to "Lean In" and tapped Nell Scovell, who helped Sandberg pen the book, to write the script, Deadline reports . Scovell is also a veteran TV writer and director whose credits include "Murphy Brown," "Sabrina the Teenage Witch" and "Monk.
January 19, 2014 |
All companies sit somewhere in a supply chain. Most have competitors and collaborators. And yet we look at businesses very often in isolation - as if their results depend solely on their own separate efforts. The principal achievement of the book "Network Advantage: How to Unlock Value From Your Alliances and Partnerships" is to draw attention to the importance of these broader networks to the success or failure of businesses. With detailed and thoroughly researched case studies, the authors - Henrich Greve and Andrew Shipilov of INSEAD global graduate business school and Timothy Rowley of the Rotman School of Management in Toronto - show how to take a more systematic approach to the portfolio of networks and alliances in which businesses find themselves.
January 17, 2014 |
Friday night at 9, millions of Americans will sit in front of their televisions and watch the tropical police drama "Hawaii Five-0" on their local CBS station. And over the next week, roughly 3 million more will watch the show on their own schedule. That's an unremarkable statistic today, considering that half of American homes have a digital video recorder. But until Jan. 17, 1984, it was an open question whether consumer electronics companies would even be allowed to sell such devices.
January 16, 2014 |
Hours before writer-director Damien Chazelle's "Whiplash" premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, Sony Pictures Worldwide bought international rights to the drama about a jazz drummer (Miles Teller) and his ruthless music teacher (J.K. Simmons). The deal, according to a source close to the transaction and one of the first of the festival, does not include rights to distribute the film in North America. The movie is expected to be one of the hottest acquisition titles for U.S. markets at this year's festival, which runs from Thursday to Jan. 26. The exact terms and territories of the Sony deal were not immediately available.
January 16, 2014 |
With the stranded-in-space adventure “Gravity” and the 1970s-set con artist romp “American Hustle,” Warner Bros. and Sony Pictures Entertainment led all studios in the Oscar nominations on Thursday. Movies released by Warner Bros. -- boosted by Alfonso Cuaron's “Gravity” and Spike Jonze's futuristic love story “Her,” both up for best picture -- earned a total of 21 nominations, while films from Sony, including “American Hustle,” “Captain Phillips” and “Blue Jasmine,” are also up for 21. The awards will be presented on March 2 at the Dolby Theatre at the Hollywood & Highland Center and will be telecast on ABC. “Gravity” and “American Hustle” tied as the most-nominated films at 10 apiece.