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 Swaps Out Mobile Executives
Sony today said it will replace Kunimasa Suzuki, who leads the company's smartphone business. Effective November 16, Hiroki Totoki will be the new president of Sony Mobile Communications.
Sony Hopes PlayStation Can Bolster Phone Business
Sony has hatched an ambitious plan to use its booming PlayStation and gaming business unit to support its other, money-losing efforts such as mobile devices. The company this week warned it would report steep loses in its handset division, which is struggling to sell devices.
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.