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not enough info here[edit]

Info lacking in this article. The rise of the south Korean conglomerates taking over sony. The decline of sony. Computer division spun off. Market for its mobiles weak. Some huge losses in its film subsidiary calling for it to be spun off. No mergers or acquissitions with some of the biggest tech giants like google, apple or Microsoft or even target, walmart or amazon. Needs to sponsor an nba team on its jerseys when the commish of basketball allows it. Not enough marketing. Not enough innovative products. ITems need to be made overseas at a price competitive cost in oder to stay competitive with Korean conglomerates. SYnergize with pioneer, Toshiba and NEC or maybe even fujitsu.

--(unsigned) 2014-07-23T15:15:53‎ 101.99.187.159

Origin of the name[edit]

I always thought that SONY was an acronym short for "Superscope of New York" which was the company sub-contracted to make the first transistor radios that SONY/"TTK" sold. If this is not the case, then there should be a paragraph added to discredit such as an urban legend. 71.106.164.225 (talk) 02:55, 19 December 2014 (UTC)

Sony#Sony_name_change explains the name. It's a mix of the Latin word "sonus," meaning sound and "Sonny" a nickname for boys in the 1950s. -- Calidum 05:58, 19 December 2014 (UTC)
If we describe the etymology in an assured tone, then false etymologies will be discredited. No need to give undue emphasis to one or another of the wrong histories. Binksternet (talk) 06:10, 19 December 2014 (UTC)

The official "Sony" company history, like all Japanese company self-writeups, is a dubious source to say the least. So anyway, I was told a different and to my ear much more plausible tail by fairly high-up people at Sony (Higashi-Gotanda). The name Sony was selected specifically because it sounded like an American company name to Japanese ears (like Haagen-Dazs is meant to sound Nordic even though the company was founded in the Bronx). This was a big deal in Japan's post-WW2 copy-culture. It's for this same reason that the word is expressly written in katakana (the alphabet for foreign loanwords). — Preceding unsigned comment added by 108.18.6.28 (talk) 04:43, 14 January 2015 (UTC)

The Interview?[edit]

Also, why is there no mention of the recent events surrounding the release of "The Interview" movie? This certainly seems relevant and should be included.

67.91.131.190 (talk) 18:19, 23 December 2014 (UTC)

No mention of Sony Online Entertainment (former)/what is now Daybreak Game Company?[edit]

How is it that there's no mention of such a major division of Sony (even if it is a former one), and a link to its new Wiki page? Before I just went and added a section on it (and its subsequent sale), I thought I should bring it to peoples' attention, and ask what they thought.

So, what do you guys think? Should I put together a section on it and add it?

~The Almighty Taco 00:34, 13 February 2015 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by The Almighty Taco (talkcontribs)