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  • *Modi takes veiled swipe at China. TOKYO, Sept 1- Japan and India agreed on Monday to strengthen defence ties as Asia's second and third biggest economies keep a wary eye on a rising China, with India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi lashing out at the "expansionism" of some nations.

  • *Modi takes veiled swipe at China. TOKYO, Sept 1- Japan and India agreed on Monday to strengthen strategic ties as Asia's second and third biggest economies keep a wary eye on a rising China, and said they would accelerate talks on the possible sale of an amphibious aircraft to India's navy.

  • Sony wooing Japanese to PS4 with Dragon Quest Monday, 1 Sep 2014 | 5:07 AM ET

    Atsushi Morita, appointed head of Sony Computer Entertainment's Japan operations effective Monday, acknowledged the momentum for the PlayStation 4 in Japan wasn't catching up with the West, although its cumulative global sales reached 10 million recently, the fastest pace for any game console.

  • TOKYO, Sept 1- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will tell his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi at a summit on Monday that Japan aims to double its direct investment in India in five years from some $2 billion last year, the Nikkei business daily reported.

  • *Speculation about possible iWatch launch by Apple. *Swatch Group to make Swatch with fitness functions. BIEL, Aug 31- Swatch Group is happy to go it alone with a launch next year of watches with "smart" features to compete with so-called wearable gadgets from the big tech companies, a market potentially worth $93 billion.

  • *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.

  • Amazon eyes live-stream game site Twitch: Report Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 2:14 PM ET
    Attendees walk past televisions showing live streams of Twitch Interactive's video service during the E3 Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles.

    Amazon is in talks to acquire Twitch, the live-streaming gaming network that Google had reportedly expressed an interest in buying, a tech blog said.

  • 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.