Sony has announced that it will be opening the store for the new PlayStation Mobile program on October 3rd, and that Sharp and Fujitsu are joining the program as third-party hardware partners.
With its stock price falling, Sharp may end up selling a stake of its company to Hon Hai for less than originally agreed upon.
The Wall Street Journal reports that while LG and Japan Display have already begun shipping new iPhone screens to Apple, Sharp is yet to even start mass production.
The Smart TV Alliance is still working to expand its ecosystem in the face of competition from larger, more established smart TV companies.
Japanese companies like Sony and Sharp are attempting to recapture the innovation their phones displayed in the 1990s and early 2000s, before the rise of modern smartphones.
The Enough Project, an anti-genocide nonprofit organization, released a report this week on the use of conflict minerals among leading technology manufacturers. Intel, HP, Apple, and Motorola were among the organization's highest-ranked firms.
Pinterest launched new apps for Android and the iPad today, just days after dropping its invite-only policy and opening its doors to the public. Both apps are available for free on Google Play and iTunes, respectively.
Sony's CEO Kazuo Hirai sits down with Bloomberg Businessweek four months after taking the new job to discuss his plans to turn the company around. The interview touches on cost cutting in the TV business and the devices Hirai uses in his own life.
Following its rather downbeat quarterly earnings disclosed earlier today, Sharp had one bit of bright news for its near future: the company is about to start shipping out a new iPhone display this month.
Sharp is announcing a first quarter operating loss of ¥138.4 billion (about $1.76 billion) — nearly triple 2011’s first quarter loss of ¥49.3 billion (about $628 million). The loss had a huge effect on Sharp’s forecast for the fiscal year, which went from a ¥30 billion loss (about $382 million) to a ¥250 billion (about $3.18 billion) one for the year ending March, 2013.
LG has agreed to pay $380 million to settle a class action lawsuit alleging price fixing of LCD panels between the mid-1990s to 2006. If the settlement is approved, the total will be over $1 billion, by far the biggest settlement in a price fixing case in the US.
A US jury reached a verdict today after two days of deliberations, ruling that Toshiba is guilty of conspiring with several other Japanese, Korean, and Taiwanese LCD manufacturers to raise component prices from 1999 to 2006.
According to one Sharp researcher, realistic 3D holograms could be here in the next 40 years.