What is Sony to you?

I was reading my AWSJ “old”spaper (can’t call it “new”spaper when its dated 26sep05 when I’m reading it in oct05, can you?) and it carried an article which reported Sony’s FY2004 profit/loss.

Know what I saw? …

FY2004 operating profit/loss:

8.8 billion yen : Music
43.3 billion yen : Game
55.5 billion yen : Financial services
63.9 billion yen : Pictures
-34.3 billion yen : Electronics

I grew up with “Sony = Walkman”. Didn’t know that Sony has been diversifying over the years.

CEO Howard Stringer wants to cut 10,000 jobs (7% of Sony’s workforce) and drop unprofitable product lines. Looks like the days of “Sony = Electronics” days might be numbered.

What is Sony to you?

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