Stringer leaving Sony in June

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    some14some

    ...and when will Sony leave (electronic business)?

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    highball7

    Soon some14some, very soon if they keep this up. TV is a loser these days. They should abandon it and move on to something else. There is no way it can catch up with Apple or Samsung. Its over.

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    tokyobakayaro

    Over the course of the past year, he has come into his own and is leading Sony with vision and authority

    Good joke Hirai san. Come on....please! Stringer did NOTHING. This company has been in trouble for years, he earned million and million, got stock options and was one of those two CEO with Carlos Ghosn who earned the most in Japan. Stringer just took the money, he did not have any vision, Sony was not profitable for decades now.

    He is just one of those CEO who take companies on the verge of bankruptcy, take the money and leave with a golden handshake. Sony is done. It is so 80's now. Goodbye Sony, I really used to enjoy your creativity, however I will not miss you. Good riddance.

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    JeffLee

    I never figured out how a TV journalist was ever qualified to run such a large business corporation.

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    Robert Dykes

    Sony are already making leaps and bounds to strengthen and turn around their company. They have sold 2 peices of property, and will instead lease the office space. This has freed up nearly 2.5 billion DOLLARS to help their company in the meantime. They also sold one of their dealings. A social gaming company which they made 1/2 a billion in PROFIT alone on the sale. They have freed up a LOT of cash to keep the company going for a very long time. They are going to try to strengthen key areas (Like TV and movies) which have been loosing a lot of money. Their game division is high profitable and successful. At the VERY least that will stay around.

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    Gobshite

    Sony are already making leaps and bounds to strengthen and turn around their company.

    Nonsense, Sony has been restructuring for years, hasn't done any good. Selling the "family silver" is the last resort, without new products they will be a bit player.

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    Serrano

    "Stringer said he was ready to move on"

    Retire in luxury.

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    diuneahma

    Sony will be king again under the reins of a japanese i tell u

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    nihoncritic

    What I don't get is how a Non technology guy ended up being the head honcho of this conglomerate. A technology company needs to think of technology as the priority, not entertainment. Entertainment helps to sell the tech, but if the tech has no attractive value proposition then it won't be of any help. I guess Stringer did make Sony Pictures a high powered film production company, it is ultimately up to Hirai to recreate attractive products we want. There are some hopes though, in the form of PS4 and Xperia Z, a phone I actually gave a damn about in a while.

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    globalwatcher

    Walkman was a salvaged US product patent and.it was not a Sony's original product to begin with.

    Days of SONY are over and numbered no matter who is in charge. I am just surprised that the organization still lasted this long. No innovation, No survival. The global competition is very, very tough. Simple.

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    YGHome3

    Abandoning the ship after letting it sink? It looks like an act of cowardice.

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    borax

    The Sony Cybershot RX-100, which came out last year, is an incredible camera, clearly the best on the market in its sector. One camera can't save a company as big as Sony, but it shows that the company still has the ability to release amazing, game-changing products. They just need to scale themselves down and concentrate on being the best in those markets where they haven't fallen hopelessly behind.

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    globalwatcher

    boraxMar. 11, 2013 - 09:13AM JST

    The Sony Cybershot RX-100, which came out last year, is an incredible camera, clearly the best on the market in its sector

    Interesting. What's a target market? This industry is very saturated and a product life cycle is very short.

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    Helpu Megodo

    Sony tablet is nice! NTT docomo will be carrying it. Look for it in the next week or so.

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    blackrock

    Interesting. What's a target market? This industry is very saturated and a product life cycle is very short

    The compact camera market. Any questions?

    The market is saturated with cheap cameras from Samsung etc.... yes. Sony offers better cameras for the price, even if they are priced higher. People who wants quality know which one to buy.

    This old man really ruined Sony. Hopefully Kaz knows how to lead Sony back to be the king of electronics like before.

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    Kimokekahuna Hawaii

    Sony lost its mana when Mr. Morita died. While it is good that this goofy dude take his money and run... the new Boss needs to be dynamic, global, interactive and let his social media strategies go holographic... that is the future of gaming and also home theaters. How did Sony lose the US Tv market to Vizio? Videogames are going digital and mobile and this is the core business? Why is there not a deal between Sony and Toyota or Honda or the Metro train cars... to elevate the mobile video and entertainment experience.. who is running Sony pictures where Spiderman is their only hit? Not to point fingers or shake ones head.. but it is sad to see Sony lose its soul.

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