Sony to help Olympus?

Clearly the economic situation at Olympus was much worse than what the electronics manufacturer was letting on. The Japanese electronic manufacturers are under pressure with regards to competition from Chinese manufacturing plants and competitors. Sony, Nikon and Olympus are under pressure. That is stating it mildly; their long term future is on the line. Sony announced a capital injection of 50 Billion Yen today into Olympus. It will lead to Sony having a 11% shareholding of Olympus. The truth is that Olympus has a huge perception issue. After their CEO became a whistleblower with regards to...
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Sony Cyber-shot TX200V: Small but feisty

Sony has unveiled new Cyber-shot digital cameras. It is becoming pretty obvious that Sony is becoming more reliant on their consumer electronic goods. Their gaming console , TV  and Online Entertainment divisions are under pressure. They launched 3 cameras; Sony Cyber-shot TX200V, Cyber-shot WX70 & Cyber-shot WX50 but one caught my attention. The Cyber-shot TX200V seems to be a high specification point and shoot digital camera. Wait for it; it features an 18 Megapixel Exmor R CMOS Sensor. Yes, you read right 18 Megapixels.  It also features a 5x f3.5-4.8 26-130mm Carl Zeiss lens and a 3.3-inch...
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Is Sony under pressure?

Something is going on at Sony. Call it deck chairs moving or trouble in paradise, Sony is definitely going through a period of change. Sony spent $8.4 billion on mergers and acquisitions in 2011.  A majority of that amount went into operations to boost their phones and content. In October they acquire Ericsson’s share in their cellphone joint venture to ensure that it becomes a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony. So this means that they envision that their cellphone division will become a very important part in the future of Sony. Sony Corporation (“Sony”) and Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson...
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Sony Ericsson no more, just Sony and Ericsson

Where there is smoke, there normally is fire.  I have been keeping an eye on Sony for the last few weeks and I am of the belief that something BIG is happening behind the scenes at the Japanese behemoth. Sony it seems is in position of weakness in various categories it operates in. Samsung and Apple are predominantly the companies giving them the headaches. Last week Sony spent several billion dollars ($1.47 Billion to be precise) to buy out the shares of Ericsson in their joint venture. Sony Ericsson it seemed was going nowhere. The end of the market where their products are is being decimated by...
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It’s The End For Sony’s MiniDisc Walkman

Sony has announced it is to end production of its MiniDisc Walkman portable music player in September 2011. The decision must have been a difficult one for Sony after having the MiniDisc Walkman on the market for 19 years. Sony has taken the decision to stop manufacturing the MiniDisc Walkman, a product which first appeared on the market back in 1992. Demand for the MiniDisc player has fallen off to such an extent that Sony has finally decided the time is right to send the player into retirement. In the early 1990s, owning a MiniDisc player was the epitome of cool. You could put a whole album onto a...
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