Tech Business Roundup: Sony Slashes Jobs In Japan, Apple Recruits Engineering Team

Sony Corporation (NYSE:SNE) will slash its workforce in Japan by 3,800 by March 2013 as part a restructuring through which it will reduce its staff numbers by 10,000. The firm intends to shut a Japanese camera lens and mobile phone plant down in the overhaul which should save it ¥30 billion, or $378.6 million, per year.

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Zynga (NASDAQ:ZNGA) has resolved a trademark infringement lawsuit that it brought against another game developer which was trying to add “ville” to the end of its titles. The firm greatly values brand identity, especially in the digital and physical toy markets in which it wants to create a sensation with a new partnership with Hasbro (NYSE:HAS).

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) is apparently not purchasing Color per se as was previously reported by AllThingsD, but it did recruit its engineering team for somewhere between $2 million and $5 million.

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