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  • Mike Foley will travel to Japan in September for back-to-back missions to promote foreign trade and investment, the governor announced Thursday. Foley will lead a delegation Sept. 9-11 to promote Nebraska's beef and pork products in the country, which is Nebraska's largest export partner. Ricketts said the Japan continues to be one of Nebraska's top export...

  • TOKYO, July 30- Sony Corp reported its highest first-quarter profit since 2007 on Thursday due to strong sales of camera sensors and PlayStation 4 videogames, beating analyst estimates and helping to reassure investors a recent stock offering would pay off. The result comes after Sony last month announced its first capital raising in a quarter of a century,...

  • TOKYO, July 30- Sony Corp reported its highest first-quarter profit since 2006 on Thursday due to strong sales of camera sensors and PlayStation 4 videogames, beating analyst estimates and helping to reassure investors a recent stock offering would pay off. The result comes after Sony last month announced its first capital raising in a quarter of a century,...

  • TOKYO, July 30- Sony Corp on Thursday reported a 39 percent rise in quarterly profit on strong sales of camera sensors and PlayStation 4 videogames, beating analyst estimates and helping to reassure investors a recent stock offering would pay off. Sony has said it would use the funds to boost production of image sensors, which are now among Sony's...

  • TOKYO— Sony said quarterly profit rose threefold as foreign exchange gains and sales of image sensors and Playstation 4 software helped offset declines elsewhere. Sony blamed the loss on a fall in licensing revenues, noting last year's performance benefited from the strong performance of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and 22 Jump Street. The higher demand for...

  • Oculus debuts virtual reality film 'Henry' Tuesday, 28 Jul 2015 | 8:51 PM ET

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.— Oculus is hedging its bets that an adorable critter named Henry can help convince consumers— and Hollywood— about the viability of virtual reality as a storytelling medium. The VR company, which Facebook acquired for nearly $2 billion last year, debuted a 10- minute narrative experience starring the lonely hedgehog Henry during an...

  • July 28- Corning Inc, the supplier of Gorilla glass to Apple Inc and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, reported lower-than-expected quarterly sales due to weak demand for its glass used in TVs and personal computers. Core sales in Corning's display technologies business, which supplies LCD panels to companies such as Sony Corp and LG Electronics Inc, fell 5 percent in...

  • An investor stands in front of an electronic board showing stock information in Fuyang, China, July 27, 2015.

    Asian stocks edged up from session lows on Tuesday, taking their cues from the mainland.

  • Disney CEO Iger: ESPN could one day be sold direct Monday, 27 Jul 2015 | 9:43 AM ET
    Bob Iger, chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company.

    Disney chief Bob Iger says ESPN could be eventually sold directly to consumers. He also talked China, technology and "Star Wars."

  • China lifting ban on sales of video game consoles Monday, 27 Jul 2015 | 12:36 AM ET

    BEIJING— China is lifting its ban on sales of video game consoles to promote the industry and a new manufacturing zone in Shanghai. Consoles produced in the Shanghai Free-Trade Zone will automatically be approved for sale in the rest of China, according to a Ministry of Culture notice dated Friday. Sony Corp. and Microsoft Corp. both have announced plans to...

  • Fed, US GDP to keep Asia on edge this week Sunday, 26 Jul 2015 | 9:05 PM ET
    A general view of the Federal Reserve Building in Washington, United States.

    Events in the world's biggest economy will take center stage in Asia's financial markets this week, with the Federal Reserve's policy decision and second-quarter GDP on tap.

  • LOS ANGELES, July 26- Adam Sandler's star appears to have dimmed significantly, after "Pixels," a slice of arcade game nostalgia that recruited the likes of Pac-Man and Donkey Kong to appear alongside the funnyman, opened to a disappointing $24 million at the domestic box office. That marks the weakest chart-topping performance since April 24 when "Furious 7," then...

  • The Disney and Marvel superhero pic brought in $24.8 million over the weekend, bringing its domestic total to $106.1 million according to Rentrak estimates Sunday. "It's been a little competitive in the marketplace when you consider the extent of the performance of' Jurassic' and' Inside Out,'" said Sony's President of Worldwide Distribution Rory Bruer.

  • Sony executives spared the Great Wall because they were anxious to get the movie approved for release in China, a review of internal Sony Pictures emails shows. Along with the Great Wall scene, out went a scene in which China was mentioned as a potential culprit behind an attack, as well as a reference to a "Communist-conspiracy brother" hacking a mail server- all to...

  • Sony executives spared the Great Wall because they were anxious to get the movie approved for release in China, a review of internal Sony Pictures emails shows. Along with the Great Wall scene, out went a scene in which China was mentioned as a potential culprit behind an attack, as well as a reference to a "Communist-conspiracy brother" hacking a mail server- all to...

  • Shanghai Comp reverse course to join Asia selloff Friday, 24 Jul 2015 | 4:15 AM ET

    A sell-off unfolded in Asia's stock markets on Friday, hit by a triple whammy of U.S. losses, a continued slump in commodities and soft Chinese data.

  • BRUSSELS— The European Union on Thursday launched an antitrust case against six major U.S. movie studios and British satellite broadcaster Sky UK, in a move that could profoundly shake up the highly lucrative pay-television market in Europe. The EU's executive Commission has sent a so-called statement of objections to the companies regarding what it says...

  • 8-Bit Icons: A look at the video games of 'Pixels' Tuesday, 21 Jul 2015 | 9:03 AM ET

    LOS ANGELES— Q bert is ready for his close-up. After bringing Harry Potter and Mrs. "During a recent interview on the Sony backlot, the" Home Alone "director discusses bringing the games to life in his movie.

  • 'Batman/Superman' wows, but jury still out for WB Saturday, 18 Jul 2015 | 11:08 AM ET
    The Batman v. Superman trailer leaked.

    Warner Bros. stirred up buzz with new DC superhero movies this week, but analysts are skeptical after a series of misfires.

  • Coming to theater near you: The next big thing in ads Thursday, 16 Jul 2015 | 9:26 AM ET
    An interactive advertisement developed by Audience Entertainment allows crowds to play video games as a group.

    Movie theater audiences are engaging with ads in the form of video games, according to a software company.