The day after Sony Corp . named Kazuo Hirai the frontrunner to succeed Chief Executive Officer Howard Stringer , Japan’s strongest quake hit. Three weeks into the job, an intruder hacked into the company’s online services.
Sony Corp. , Japan ’s largest exporter of consumer electronics, halted factories that make televisions and cameras, citing difficulties procuring components and materials following the March 11 earthquake.
In “ Nintendogs ,” a game franchise for Nintendo Co. ’s DS, players train, groom, and feed a virtual puppy. Neglect your Nintendog, it gets filthy and runs away; care for it, the pup frolics and paws at the screen.
Sony Corp. shut five more plants and Toyota Motor Corp. extended production halts, 11 days after an earthquake and tsunami brought scores of Japanese factories to a standstill and threatened to spark a recession.
Sony Corp. , struggling to return its television business to profit, may pass Samsung Electronics Co. this year as the top seller of flat-screen TVs in India, the fastest-growing major market, researcher DisplaySearch said.
Sharp Corp. , which started selling its Galapagos e-reader in Japan this month and will market it in the U.S. in 2011, is targeting Europe and China next to challenge Apple Inc. ’s iPad and Amazon.com Inc. ’s Kindle.