Sony Corp. advanced the most in more than eight months in U.S. trading after the Nikkei newspaper reported the company is in talks to sell its personal-computer business to Japan Industrial Partners Inc.
Sony Corp. is in talks to sell its Japanese personal-computer business to buyout firm Japan Industrial Partners Inc., according to a person with knowledge of the situation.
The thriller “The Roommate” opened in first place at U.S. and Canadian theaters this Super Bowl weekend, taking in $15 million in ticket sales for Sony Corp. ’s Screen Gems.
Global personal-computer shipments rose less than forecast amid a sluggish economy and consumer preference for smartphones and Apple Inc.’s iPad media tablet, according to two market-research firms.
Personal-computer shipments fell 6.4 percent in the fourth quarter -- the first holiday-period slump since 2001 -- as consumers and retailers shifted to tablets and smartphones, researcher IDC said.
"People are buying PCs mainly because the one they had is three, five years old and it's getting to be less and less productive to use and therefore they refresh it and not because of other stimulants."
- Jay Chou on Jan 12, 2015