AI learns to outsmart humans in video games - and real lifeFebruary 27, 2023 GMT
Speed around a French village in the video game Gran Turismo and you might spot a Corvette behind you trying to catch your slipstream.
The technique of using the draft of an opponent's racecar to speed up and overtake them is one favored by skilled players of PlayStation's realistic racing game.
Sony CFO to lead entertainment-electronic giant as presidentFebruary 2, 2023 GMT
TOKYO (AP) — Sony appointed a veteran executive as its president Thursday to lead the Japanese electronics and entertainment conglomerate through changing times, and reported a decline in its profit in the last quarter.
Best of CES 2023: Electric skates, pet tech and AI for birdsJanuary 4, 2023 GMT
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Tech companies of all sizes are showing off their latest products at CES, formerly known as the Consumer Electronics show.
FTC sues to block Microsoft-Activision Blizzard $69B mergerDecember 8, 2022 GMT
The Federal Trade Commission on Thursday sued to block Microsoft’s planned $69 billion takeover of video game company Activision Blizzard, saying it could suppress competitors to Microsoft’s Xbox game console and its growing games subscription business.
Microsoft strikes 10-year deal with Nintendo on Call of DutyDecember 7, 2022 GMT
LONDON (AP) — Microsoft agreed Wednesday to make the hit video game Call of Duty available on Nintendo for 10 years should its $69 billion purchase of game maker Activision Blizzard go through — an apparent attempt to fend off objections from rival Sony.
Sony’s profit surges on healthy film, game, music growthMay 10, 2022 GMT
TOKYO (AP) — Sony’s fiscal fourth quarter surged 67% to 111.1 billion yen ($852.7 million) from the previous year, as the Japanese entertainment and electronics company racked up profits in video game and movie divisions.
Spider-Man lifts profit at Japanese electronics maker SonyFebruary 2, 2022 GMT
TOKYO (AP) — Sony’s profit for the quarter through December edged up 11% on healthy sales from its film division, including the new Spider-Man movie, the Japanese electronics and entertainment company said Wednesday.
Taiwan’s TSMC to build first chip plant in Japan amid crunchNovember 9, 2021 GMT
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese electronics maker Sony and TSMC of Taiwan said Tuesday they plan to jointly build a computer chip plant in Japan with an initial investment of $7 billion.
The plant in the southwestern city of Kumamoto will be the first foundry in Japan for TSMC, one of the world’s leading chipmakers.
Sony raises forecast as sales hold up amid COVID damageOctober 28, 2021 GMT
TOKYO (AP) — Sony reported Thursday that its profit fell 54% in the last quarter, mainly due to a one-time tax-related gain that inflated last year’s number.
The Japanese electronics and entertainment company managed to maintain results despite the coronavirus pandemic, reporting a 13% rise in quarterly sales.
Asian shares mostly higher, tracking Wall Street rallyOctober 26, 2021 GMT
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher Tuesday after another rally to a record high on Wall Street.
Stocks have been pushing broadly higher as companies turn in much stronger profit reports for the summer than analysts had expected.
Asian shares rise after technology-powered rally on Wall StOctober 15, 2021 GMT
Asian shares were higher Friday after technology companies powered the biggest gain on Wall Street since March.
All major regional indexes advanced, with Tokyo gaining 1.4%.
Taiwan shares jumped 2.2% on news that computer chip maker TSMC upgraded its profit outlook.