Howard Stringer To Retire From Sony In June

By | Friday March 8, 2013 @ 7:37pm PST

Sir Howard Stringer, 71, says he will step down at Sony’s annual shareholder meeting and made the announcement in a speech at the Japan Society in New York. Kazuo Hirai, 52 and former head of the PlayStation unit, succeeded him Read More »

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AFI Awards: Hollywood Power Players Turn Out For A Moment Of Sanity During Oscar Season Madness

Pete Hammond

Between the roller-coaster ride of Thursday’s 85th Academy Award Nominations and Critics Choice Awards and this weekend’s Golden Globes mania, Friday’s annual AFI Awards Luncheon was not only a breath of fresh air in this busy season. … Read More »

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Barry Diller’s Oscar Weekend Mogul Picnic

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Sure, every Oscar weekend there are the Friday night agency parties — Ari Emanuel’s WME fete, and Jim Berkus” UTA party for the Coen Brothers, and Bryan Lourd’s CAA … Read More »

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‘Jeopardy’ Ratings Soar With IBM Challenge; Howard Stringer, Sam Palmisano Make Bet

By | Wednesday February 16, 2011 @ 10:20am PST
Nellie Andreeva

Jeopardy‘s three-day Man vs. Machine series, which pits the show’s most successful contestants, Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter against IBM’s new supercomputer Watson, is drawing big ratings. Day 2 of the stint last night posted a 9.6 overnight household … Read More »

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Sony Seeks New President To Solve Howard Stringer Successor Issue

By | Thursday November 25, 2010 @ 3:19am PST

It was a surprise when Sony named a non-Japanese and a non-engineer, Howard Stringer, as Chairman/CEO in 2005. Then Stringer took on the president’s job in 2009 after ousting Ryoji Chubachi. Now Bloomberg is reporting on private talk that the … Read More »

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NATAS Announces Technology And Engineering Emmy Winners

By | Monday October 25, 2010 @ 8:23am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

New York, NY – October 25, 2010 — The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) announced the recipients of the 62nd Annual Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards that will take place on Thursday, January 6th, 2011 as part of the 2011 International CES in Las Vegas.

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Don’t Cry For Blu-Ray DVD, Sir Howie…

By | Tuesday March 11, 2008 @ 5:21pm PDT

howard_stringer_small.jpgFor a long time Sony’s Sir Howard Stringer was depressed over the Blu-ray vs HD-DVD format war. Then he was happy when he won. Now he might frown again. Because Wal-Mart is scaling back its sale of low-cost DVDs and predictions … Read More »

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