The innovative Rolly robotic speaker system, which is not yet available, is emblematic of the company's improved fortunes. Image: Sony
LAS VEGAS - After a rough couple of years, Sony is beginning to look like its old self.
It might be too soon to declare a total comeback, but the electronics giant finally seems to have momentum. Those quarterly losses that at times topped $500 million as Sony (SNE) struggled to turn MOREJon Fortt - Jan 9, 2008 2:33 PM ET
LAS VEGAS - Why did Warner Bros. choose last week to exclusively back the Blu-ray format for high-definition DVDs and ditch HD DVD, a move that could end the bitterest battle in the electronics industry?Jon Fortt - Jan 7, 2008 4:06 PM ET
Journalists prepare for the start of the Sony pre-CES press conference. Image: Jon Fortt
LAS VEGAS - Fresh from its news that Warner has backed its Blu-ray format for high definition, Sony (SNE) is vying to show that it is still an electronics innovator, and isn't languishing in the shadow of iPod maker Apple (AAPL).
To that end, the electronics giant said it will immediately begin selling an 11-inch version of a MOREJon Fortt - Jan 6, 2008 7:24 PM ET
With less than two weeks to go before Steve Jobs' Jan. 15 keynote, analyst Shaw Wu of American Technology Research offers his best guess for what Apple's (AAPL) CEO might have up his sleeve at Macworld Expo 2008. In a note to clients issued this morning, Wu predicts:
Blu-ray. Citing unnamed sources, Wu says that Apple will outline an HD strategy that backs Sony's Blu-ray format over the HD-DVD standard favored MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jan 3, 2008 12:34 PM ET
Despite the uncertainty, this much is clear: We won't soon see a run in tech stocks like the one that just petered out.
Break out the orange juice and aspirin: Wall Street's tech party is officially in hangover mode.
Investors don't have to look far to see the signs. Apple (AAPL) shares are down 14 percent from their high of $192 earlier this month. Google (GOOG) shares are down 15 percent, and MOREJon Fortt - Nov 19, 2007 9:36 AM ET
Sony expects that products like this KDL-46XBR2 TV will be a hit this holiday season. Image: Sony
Never mind the mortgage blues: Sony executives say signs already point to this being one of the best-ever holiday seasons for consumer electronics sales.
During an invitation-only press event Monday night in San Francisco, Sony Electronics President Stan Glasgow said that despite recent doom-and-gloom predictions about fallout from the subprime mortgage mess, he is confident MOREJon Fortt - Nov 6, 2007 12:32 PM ET
Samsung P-1400 Blu-ray player. Image: Samsung
It's been quite a busy few days for the high-definition format war between Blu-ray and HD DVD. First, Wal-Mart (WMT) confirmed that it has begun selling the Toshiba HD-A2 HD DVD player in stores for less than $200. The next day Amazon (AMZN) and Circuit City (CC) began offering the player online for a penny less.
Now there are reports that Wal-Mart today will sell the MOREJon Fortt - Nov 2, 2007 8:48 AM ET
Toshiba HD-A2. Image: Toshiba
A pre-holiday retail skirmish in high-definition DVD players has begun. Just days after Wal-Mart (WMT) slashed its in-store price on the Toshiba HD-A2 to $198, Circuit City (CC) and Amazon (AMZN) followed suit by offering the player online for $197.99.
Consumers seem eager to buy the HD-A2, which had been selling on Amazon for $230 and as much as $280 elsewhere. The Toshiba player, which had been one MOREJon Fortt - Oct 29, 2007 1:30 PM ET
Toshiba HD-A2. Image: Toshiba
The battle for the future of the high-definition DVD has taken an intriguing turn: For the first time, mega-retailer Wal-Mart (WMT) has begun selling a player for less than $200.
In various online forums, enthusiasts have reported seeing the Toshiba HD-A2 HD DVD player available in stores for $198, significantly less than its common price of $230-$280.Jon Fortt - Oct 25, 2007 3:22 PM ET
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