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Sony Chairman Howard Stringer to retire in June

Nearly a year after the company replaced him as CEO, Stringer announces he will step down from the board of directors in June.

By March 8, 2013


Yotaro the crying baby-bot teaches parenting skills

As crying is obviously a big part of infancy, warm water comes out of a small opening in the interactive screen that doubles as baby sim Yotaro's touch-sensitive face.

By December 21, 2009


Sony replaces CEO Stringer with electronics group leader

Kazuo Hirai, who led Sony's PlayStation gaming business and more recently took over a growing electronics group, is now chief executive.

By February 1, 2012


Aging Japan squeezes out another robot baby

Baby beluga Babyloid, inspired, yes, by a baby beluga whale, can't do much except wriggle and look cute.

By March 1, 2011


Japan's creepy kid robots perfect pals for Chucky

Researchers are developing bots that mimic infant behavior to further study human development. They also seem intent on creating the creepiest baby robot ever.

By June 16, 2010


Markets meander as investors remain cautious

Stocks end the day mixed as investors remain cautious heading into a week that will be dominated by earnings announcements.

October 16, 2000