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Jay Alabaster is a reporter for IDG News Service based in Tokyo.

Sony Says It Lost US$6.4 Billion Last Fiscal Year, Over Twice Earlier Forecast

Sony expects its net loss for the fiscal year ending March 31 will be more than double what it forecast two months ago.

Fujitsu Research Lab Demos Current Projects, Says Economy Shouldn't Affect Funds

The head of Fujitsu's main research division says it is a mistake to cut back on investing in new technologies during hard economic times.

Toshiba to Sell Video Servers That Use Streaming Hardware Instead of CPU, Memory

Toshiba said Monday it has developed hardware for servers that encodes and sends video streams without using CPU or memory, greatly increasing the number of...

Report: Sony to Cut 10,000 Jobs as Part of Restructuring Efforts

Sony will cut 10,000 jobs globally, or about 6 percent of its workforce, this year as part of a restructuring plan.

Larry Ellison: Hardware-software Integration Key, Apple Is Best Example

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison said Thursday his company will continue to bet on selling high-end custom hardware for its software products.

Sony's New Head of Consumer Products to Lead Unit Formed From Sony Ericsson

Sony said Wednesday that the newly installed head of its consumer electronics business will also lead the mobile unit formed when it acquired Sony Ericsson...

Samsung, NTT DoCoMo Chip Group Abandon Planned LTE Chip Joint Venture

NTT DoCoMo said Monday a planned joint venture with Samsung Electronics, Fujitsu, NEC and other Japanese companies to design and sell chips for high-speed mobile...