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Sony Earnings: What to Watch

Sony Earnings: What to Watch

By Takashi Mochizuki CONNECT Sony logos at an electronics shop in Tokyo. The Japanese company is scheduled to issue first-quarter results on Thursday. Getty Images Sony Corp. is scheduled to announce its first-quarter earnings after the Tokyo market closes on Thursday. Here’s what you need to know. EARNINGS FORECAST: Net income of ¥50.5 billion ($408.5 […]

Windows 10, or OS X? A Mac User Falls for the PC Again

Windows 10, or OS X? A Mac User Falls for the PC Again

July 28, 2015 1:54 p.m. ET You can blame Vista and the constant pounding of Ctrl+Alt+Del that came with it. Or you can blame those clever Mac vs. PC ads. But about eight years ago, after growing up with Windows computers and countless games of “Solitaire,” I bought my first Mac. And I never looked […]

Microsoft Hopes Sneak Peeks Will Pay Off

Microsoft Corp.’s last version of Windows put off business customers, its most important constituency. With a new edition of its operating software scheduled to launch on Wednesday, the company looks set to benefit from a long, hard effort to rebuild corporate goodwill. Windows 8, the previous version launched in 2012, alienated both corporate customers and […]

Amazon Lays Out Plan for Drones to Navigate Skies

Some of the biggest players in the world of commercial drones are drawing up plans for how to safely manage the growing flock of unmanned vehicles in what are quickly becoming crowded skies. On Tuesday, Amazon.com Inc. laid out a proposal centered on slicing U.S. airspace into segments for different categories of unmanned aircraft, while […]

Citrix Systems CEO to Retire

Citrix Systems Inc. said Chief Executive Mark Templeton planned to retire after two decades at the software maker, which announced a series of leadership and potential structural changes in the wake of pressure from investor Elliott Management Corp. The company said it named Jesse Cohn, Elliott’s head of activist investments, to its board of directors […]

Twitter’s Ad Woes Subside, but Growth Stalls

Twitter Inc.’s advertising business appears to be working its way past a temporary hiccup, but the growing pains are far from over. The San Francisco social-media company said second-quarter revenue rose 61% to $502.4 million compared with $312.2 million a year earlier. That far outpaced Twitter’s projection and analysts’ expectations, though…

Windows 10: A Welcome Upgrade, Perhaps Too Late

Windows 10: A Welcome Upgrade, Perhaps Too Late

Updated July 28, 2015 6:49 p.m. ET Imagine you buy a new car, the same brand you’ve driven for years. But in this new model, the steering wheel is in the back seat. “That’s the future!” says the salesman, rattling off a list of reasons it’s better to steer from the rear. Driving home with […]

The Newest Job in Sports: Videogame Coach

Like many team coaches, Mark Zimmerman oversees practice sessions, analyzes game footage and makes sure his players get along. Only his players use keyboards, not muscle, as they compete in videogame contests with the hope of reaching lucrative championship matches that draw thousands of spectators to arenas and millions more online. Last spring, 6,200 students […]

China Pushes to Rewrite Web Rules

SHANGHAI—As social media helped topple regimes in the Middle East and northern Africa, a senior colonel in the People’s Liberation Army publicly warned that an Internet dominated by the U.S. threatened to overthrow China’s Communist Party. Ye Zheng and a Chinese researcher, writing in the state-run China Youth Daily, said the Internet represented a new […]

Cisco Recruits Two Outsiders for Senior Posts

Cisco Systems Inc.’s new chief executive marked his first day in the job by naming two outsiders to high-profile management posts. Chuck Robbins, who assumed the CEO role at the networking equipment maker Monday after John Chambers’ ended his tenure after 20 years, said in a blog post that Zorawar Biri Singh will serve as […]

Baidu Earnings Disappoint

Chinese search giant Baidu Inc. will ramp up spending to promote its expansion into linking online consumers with food delivery, group buying and other offline services, even as such offerings continued to take a toll on its profits. Baidu’s second-quarter earnings rose 3.3% as revenue growth was mostly offset by higher expenses. Baidu…

Virgin Galactic Awaits NTSB Findings

Federal investigators looking into the 2014 crash of a Virgin Galactic LLC-backed experimental rocket ship are poised to highlight safety lapses during flight preparation, according to people familiar with the matter, while internal company documents and interviews with former engineers indicate that project managers were warned about separate technical shortcomings long before the accident. Engineers […]

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