Seven Years Later, Sony's CEO Doesn't Mind All the Memes

From five-hundred ninety-nine U.S. dollars and Riiiiiiidge Racer seven years ago to more flattering presentations today, Sony CEO Kazuo Hirai has been one of the gaming industry's most .gif-able and meme-able public figures. Hirai wants you to know he's cool with that. » 6/08/13 11:30am 6/08/13 11:30am

Japanese Media Keeps Beating Up on Sony

Once upon a time, Sony ruled Japan. Those days are over. Don't believe me? Just look at how the Japanese media keeps turning the Tokyo-based electronics maker into a punching bag.


This sort of thing isn't unique to Sony; the Japanese media was dishing the same punches to Nintendo last year. Sure, sometimes jabs are… » 4/23/12 7:45am 4/23/12 7:45am

Sony Firing Folks Thanks to Modern Medicine

It was wildly thought that Howard Stringer, a foreigner, was brought in to fire a bunch of people at Sony. Japanese companies traditionally bring in outsiders to fire folks, and Stringer, a foreigner, was even that further removed from the old boys' network.


This April, Kaz Hirai assumes Stringer's old job at Sony.… » 4/02/12 7:00am 4/02/12 7:00am