Nikkei is reporting that Kaz Hirai will finally be promoted to President of Sony (in April). If you remember, Hirai has been the Playstation boss for quite some time and was rumored to be in talks of becoming President as far back as November 2010. Sony sure took its time with this one.
We love Sony, even if its products are sometimes outrageously overpriced, impractical or downright unnecessary. The company experiments with ideas and has some of the best engineers to make them reality. But as Businessweek's profile of the company points out, that's not always great for the long term health of a…
Sony CEO Howard Stringer has a bit of iPhone 5-shaped egg on his face this morning as it was revealed late last night the executive accidentally revealed the strength and supplier of the iPhone 5's alleged camera.
A big hint as to how Sony sees the future of the company: It's combining the PlayStation business with all of its consumers electronics businesses—TVs and whatnot—and handing the whole hot mess to Kaz Hirai, who you probably know from running PlayStation. Which lines him up as Sir Howard Stringer's successor to the…
Kaz Hirai, head of Sony's Networked Products & Service division (leading their PlayStation department) is tipped as the favorite to take over the Prez role, which has been filled by Stringer since April 2009.
The words of Sir Howard Stringer, Chief Executive and Lead Turnaroundologist at the listing company, where no amount of superficially revamped game consoles and holiday seasons seem to be able to brighten Sony's outlook.
Howard Stringer hasn't managed to tame the 1000-armed octopus that is Sony just yet, but we like the man's way of thinking. And being named Sony Ericsson's new Chairmen of the Board (starting October 15th) certainly can't hurt the Ericsson end of things. Neither can Sony Ericsson's new chief. [Sony Ericsson]
Sony's problem wasn't just that its right hand didn't know what its left hand was doing, it was that its right index finger didn't even know that its right thumb belonged on the same hand. But they're changing. Slowly.
Anyone who knows tech knows certain names—Gates, Jobs, Woz, Kamen, Stringer—but before they became legends, they were busy doing, well, some curious stuff. Here's a glance at their lives circa 1979:
When the largest game publisher in the world threatens to stop making games for your console, what do you do? Do you negotiate, as was their obvious goal? Or do you sarcastically poke fun at their CEO? Ah, right.
Masaru Ibuka started Sony, humbly, in post-war Japan above a department store, 53 years ago today. Their opening charter warned, "We must avoid problems which befall large corporations."
This past year, Bill Gates and Steve Jobs began to focus on priorities other than tech. Who will fill their winged sandals and become the new Gadget Gods?