Sony Makes Changes to U.S. Leadership
Sony has appointed a new president in charge of its U.S. division. Michael Fasulo has been named president of Sony's U.S. operations, as well as the executive vice president in charge of sales. Fasulo replaces Phil Molyneux, who is scheduled to become non-executive chairman of the board effective January 1, 2014. Sony CEO Kaz Hirai hopes the changes will bolster sales of Sony devices in the U.S., including its smartphones, tablets, computers, televisions, and other equipment.
Hands On with the Sony XZ Premium
Sony's luscious new phone is to die for. The 4K HDR screen is the best display you've ever seen on a mobile device and Sony wrapped it up in a serene metal-and-glass package.
Sony Seeking User Interface Design Feedback from Swedes
Sony today announced the Sony Concept for Android program in Sweden, which is a way for the company to test new user interface features for its smartphones. To start, Sony is offering 500 Swedish owners of the Xperia Z3 access to a new user experience that's based on a nearly stock version of Android 5.1 Lollipop, with some core Sony elements tossed into the mix.
Verizon Wireless CEO Dan Mead to Retire
Dan Mead, who has served as the CEO of Verizon Wireless since 2010, plans to retire according to filings the company made with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Mead will remain on the board of directors and serve as executive vice president and president of strategic initiatives.
Apple Changes Up Several Execs
Apple today appointed Jeff Williams as chief operating officer. Williams has been with Apple since 1998.