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Sony's new CEO to look beyond hardware

angry tapir (1463043) writes | more than 2 years ago

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angry tapir writes "Sony's new CEO says the company needs to move on from its hardware roots. From its inception, the company has defined itself through its gadget lines — Walkman, Vaio, Cyber-shot, PlayStation — but incoming CEO Kazuo Hirai, who will officially lead the company from April, says Sony must now focus more on the software and platforms they access. He said he wants to model the company after its successful PlayStation gaming business, which he helped turn around, where "hardware drives software, and software drives hardware, and it's all tied in by the network." Sony is forecasting nearly US$3 billion in losses for the fiscal year through March."
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