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As nuclear loss grows, Toshiba needs chip investors, soon



As nuclear loss grows, Toshiba needs chip investors, soon

Sony trims quarterly loss to $115 million


TOKYO (AP) â?? Sony Corp. is bad but still managed to reduce red ink for the last quarter, the Japanese electronics and entertainment is a return of a record annual losses.

Sony on Thursday reported a loss of 10.7 billion yen ($ 115 million) for the period October-December quarter compared to a loss of ¥ 158 billion a year earlier.

The company has a record loss of 457 billion yen for the year to March 2011 the TV business struggled and suffered damage to plant and supplier in northern Japan since the earthquake and tsunami in 2011.

quarterly revenue rose slightly

nearly 7 percent to 1.95 trillion yen ($ 21 billion), despite a decline in sales of gadgets such as flat screen televisions and video recorders, Blu-ray, but only because Sony an advantage of a weaker yen.

The yen weakened as a result of the expectations of the central bank’s monetary policy easing and helped Sony increase the value of sales abroad.

Sony has lost money over the last four years, since it fell behind its powerful rivals like Apple and Samsung Electronics Co. of profitability and innovation.

Kazuo Hirai, who took over as president nine months ago, promises to lead to a return to what he calls the “wow” products, such as owls, mobile devices, digital cameras and sophisticated interconnected gadgets designed to bravery Sony show.

The problem is that competitors do the same, and sometimes do more quickly and at a better price.

Sony should provide information on the PlayStation 4 video game machine later this month, but it is unclear whether video games can really save Sony.

division of Sony TV

the ninth consecutive year, the red ink.

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movie performed better on the success of “Skyfall” and “Hotel Transylvania”, while the music industry has also done well with bestsellers Alicia Keys “Girl on Fire” One Direction “Take Me Home” , and Celine Dion “No Wait”, says Sony. Both divisions showed an increase in operating profit and sales.

Sony has its eking predict a return to 20 billion yen ($ 214 million) profit for the year to March. has also left unchanged its forecast of 6.6 billion yen ($ 70.6 billion) in annual sales increase of 1.6 percent over the previous year.

other Japanese electronics manufacturers have also suffered, but was helped by the weak yen.

Panasonic Corp. and Sharp Corp. are both expected huge losses for the fiscal year in March. Panasonic announced last week a profit ¥ 61.4 billion ($ 667 million) for the period October-December Friday, reversing losses in the same quarter a year earlier, while Sharp reported a small flow of red ink on a 36.7 billion yen ( $ 399 million) quarterly loss.

Sony has promised to reduce bureaucracy in the ranks of management and product development decisions. He sells his headquarters building in New York for $ 1.1 billion in a deal expected to be completed in March. He along with the Japanese medical equipment maker Olympus Corp. to develop in this lucrative field.

Sony was once a brand recognized for its innovation, creating new fields of electronics, such as Walkman, one of the first mobile devices to the moment when it became a hit in the 1980s to catch. Some analysts believe that overtaking in smartphones and flat-screen TV can be a little too late, and the company have a much more innovative if it hopes to regain its historical prestige. Also

Thursday, Fujitsu announced that 5,000 jobs, or about 3 percent of its global workforce, to cut by the end of next month, as it seeks its computer chip business and operations abroad shape. Of these redundancies will be 2,800 in Japan and 2,200 abroad, mainly in Europe. A more detailed breakdown was not immediately available.

company spokesman said Takashi Koto redundancies will be achieved through early retirement, layoffs and other methods.


Yuri Kageyama

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Zynga posts smaller 4Q net loss, flat revenue


NEW YORK (AP) â?? Business online games Zynga said its loss reduced in the last quarter, although revenues largely unchanged by the company cut costs by laying off employees, closing offices and stop the older games.

results exceeded Wall Street expectations and shares offer muted Zynga Inc. rose 8 percent in after-hours trading after the publication of the results. After a difficult 2012 which Zynga its stock could fall 75 percent, CEO Mark Pincus called 2013 a “transition year hinge” for the company, which aims to further reduce costs and expand the sources of income, especially mobile games.

The San Francisco company behind “FarmVille” and “CityVille” has lost $ 48.6 million, or 6 cents per share, for the period from October to December. This compares with a loss of $ 435 million, or $ 1.22 per share in the same period a year earlier. Zynga started trading publicly on December 16, 2011, and was deprived of most quarter of 2011.


Zynga has remained largely unchanged at approximately $ 311 million . But it was well above the average analyst estimate of $ 250 million, polled by FactSet.

For the current quarter, Zynga said it expects an adjusted loss of 5 cents to 4 cents per share on revenue of $ 255 1 to 265 million. Analysts expect a loss of 1 cent per share on revenue of $ 268 million.

Zynga fourth quarter cut spending by two-thirds, to $ 274 million $ 798 million, while the demand for the games that are played mainly on Facebook, weakened. In October, the company announced that it would be about 5 percent of the full-time staff of about 3200 employees to cut. He also has 13 games old and closed development studios slain in Boston and elsewhere.

Shares rose 22 cents, or 8 percent, to $ 2.96 in after-hours trading after gaining 18 cents to close at $ 2.74 during the regular session. Zynga shares exchanged $ 2.09 to $ 15.91 in the past 52 weeks.