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Google, Apple Forge Auto Ties

Google and Audi are working together to develop Android-based in-car entertainment and information systems.

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Apple Supplier Jabil Circuit Takes Hit

Shares of Apple Inc. supplier Jabil Circuit Inc. fell more than 20 percent Wednesday after the components maker said an unanticipated drop in demand from a big customer would hurt revenue and profit in the current quarter.

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Apple, China Mobile Sign Deal to Offer iPhone

The rollout of iPhones on the world’s largest mobile carrier by users is expected to start later this month.

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Apple Finds Surprising Growth Market in Japan

Japan isn’t most companies’ idea of a growth market. After two decades of economic malaise, it is saddled with a shrinking, aging population, and domestic firms that pride themselves on consumer electronics have kept foreign competitors at bay for decades.

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Applied Materials to Acquire Tokyo Electron

In a deal that would be one of the biggest-ever foreign takeovers of a Japanese firm, Applied Materials Inc. agreed to acquire Tokyo Electron Ltd. to create to create a powerhouse provider of chip manufacturing equipment.

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Sony’s Kazuo Hirai Says Third Point Campaign Was “A Good Thing”

Hedge-fund investor Dan Loeb’s campaign to persuade Sony to spin off part of its entertainment business was beneficial for the company, Chief Executive Kazuo Hirai said, making one of his first public comments since rejecting the proposal.

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Why Sony Won’t Become the Next Yahoo

When U.S. hedge-fund investor Daniel Loeb said he had become Sony’s biggest shareholder in May, the media, investors and more than a few Sony employees braced for a knock-down, drag-out fight like the battle Mr. Loeb engaged in at Yahoo Inc.

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The Point-and-Shoot Camera Faces Its Existential Moment

The compact digital camera is fading fast.

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Sony’s New Board Considers Dan Loeb’s IPO Proposal

Sony Corp. said its newly appointed board of directors will take its time to “appropriately” consider the proposal from U.S. hedge-fund investor Daniel Loeb to list part of its entertainment business as a way to lift the company’s stock price.

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Sony Board to Discuss Third Point Plan

Under pressure from an activist investor to take part of its entertainment business public, Sony said it plans to discuss the proposal with its board.