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  • *Mobile is weak link in Sony's struggling electronics division. TOKYO, Aug 29- Japan's SoftBank Corp and its U.S. mobile carrier Sprint Corp will offer a Sony smartphone for the first time, sources with knowledge of the matter said, as the two technology titans confront daunting challenges in the U.S. market.

  • Nintendo launching 'amiibo' with 12 characters Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 8:32 AM ET

    Nintendo announced Friday that 12 characters will initially be part of its upcoming toy-game franchise set for release later this year.

  • *Mobile is weakest link in Sony's struggling electronics division. TOKYO, Aug 29- Japanese wireless operator SoftBank Corp will offer a Sony smartphone for the first time, selling a soon-to-be-launched Xperia in Japan, and in the United States via its unit Sprint, sources with knowledge of the matter said.

  • TOKYO, Aug 29- SoftBank Corp is to offer a Sony Corp smartphone for the first time, selling the upcoming Xperia handset both in Japan and through subsidiary Sprint Corp in the United States, sources with knowledge of the matter said.

  • TOKYO, Aug 29- Japan's Nikkei share average fell on Friday morning as tensions in the Ukraine conflict flared up again, but hopes that domestic investors would start buying up large-cap stocks limited the losses. Toyota Motor Corp gained 0.5 percent, Honda Motor Co added 0.4 percent and Sony Corp rose 0.6 percent.

  • Godzilla stomps back in ultra HD, wires intact Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 5:40 AM ET

    TOKYO— At a humble Tokyo laboratory, Godzilla, including the 1954 black-and-white original, is stomping back with a digital makeover that delivers four times the image quality of high definition. It's better than the original, said Toshifumi Shimizu of Tokyo Laboratory Co., the studio that undertook the painstaking effort.

  • Best Buy sales slip spooks Wall Street Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 7:32 AM ET

    RICHFIELD, Minn.— Best Buy's shares fell Tuesday after the nation's largest consumer electronics retailer reported a revenue shortfall in the second-quarter revenue, as people increasingly shop online. Best Buy said its second-quarter net income fell 45 percent from a year earlier, when it benefited from a $229 million legal settlement.

  • Sony says Playstation users' information safe Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 10:36 AM ET
    Sony Playstation PS4 console

    Sony's PlayStation Network was back online on Monday following a cyber attack that took it down over the weekend.

  • *Sony's PlayStation Network back up after attack. SAN FRANCISCO/ TOKYO, Aug 25- Sony Corp's PlayStation Network was back online on Monday following a cyber attack that took it down over the weekend, which coincided with a bomb scare on a U.S. commercial flight carrying a top Sony executive.

  • Early movers: BKW, ANN, BBRY, ITMN, GS, SNE & more Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 7:33 AM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • *Roche to buy InterMune for $8.3 billion. *U.S. investors took cues from Europe, where an index of major shares rose 0.7 percent after European Central Bank President Mario Draghi said Friday the ECB was prepared to respond with available tools if inflation dropped further.

  • Sony PlayStation network KO'ed by cyberattack Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 7:21 AM ET

    Separately, a flight carrying Sony Online Entertainment President John Smedley was diverted to Phoenix while the online attack was happening.

  • *Sony's PlayStation network back up after attack. SAN FRANCISCO/ TOKYO, Aug 25- Sony Corp's PlayStation Network was back online on Monday following a cyber attack that took it down over the weekend, which coincided with a bomb scare on a commercial flight carrying a top Sony executive in the United States.

  • Asian indices painted a mixed trading picture on Monday after a gathering of central bankers failed to give any clues about interest rates.

  • SAN FRANCISCO/ TOKYO, Aug 25- Sony Corp said hackers had taken down its PlayStation Network without compromising its 53 million users' personal data, while the FBI was investigating a bomb scare on a flight carrying a top Sony executive in the United States. Sony said on Monday it was still trying to restore access to its gaming network after the attack on Sunday.

  • TOKYO, Aug 25- Tokyo stocks rebounded on Monday morning, spurred by gains for exporters as the yen weakened to a seven-month low against the dollar after a gathering of central bankers underlined the diverging paths of interest rates in Japan and the United States. rose 0.2 percent to 15,569.57 points.

  • Sony PlayStation Network taken down by attack Sunday, 24 Aug 2014 | 9:21 PM ET

    Aug 24- Sony Corp said on Sunday its PlayStation Network was taken down by a denial of service-style attack and the FBI was investigating the diversion of a flight carrying a top Sony executive amid reports of a claim that explosives were on board.

  • The top films at the North American box office Sunday, 24 Aug 2014 | 12:57 PM ET

    LOS ANGELES/ NEW YORK, Aug 24- Following are the top 10 movies at North American box offices for the three days starting Aug. 22, led by "Guardians of the Galaxy," according to studio estimates compiled by Reuters. $17.6 million 2 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles........... $16.8 million 3 If I Stay..............................

  • 'Guardians' retakes box office, tops summer films Sunday, 24 Aug 2014 | 12:11 PM ET

    NEW YORK— "Guardians of the Galaxy" became the summer's top-grossing movie at the North American box office with a $17.6 million weekend that narrowly bested the young adult melodrama "If I Stay," while the long-delayed "Sin City" sequel, "A Dame to Kill For," flopped.

  • 'Madden' game kicks off big digital push for EA Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 1:04 PM ET
    Screen image from Madden 15

    EA is counting on its "Madden" football franchise to help it launch the company's boldest digital push to date.