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Corporation
    Multinational conglomerate headquartered in Tokyo, Japan
    Founded by Masaru Ibuka and Akio Morita (May 7, 1946)
    Produces consumer electronics, computer hardware, media/entertainment, semiconductors, telecom equipment, and videogames
    Owners Columbia Pictures and Tri-Star Pictures (since 1989)
    Popular products include Blu Ray disc and player, Betamax, PlayStation, and Walkman
    The company has been known for charging above-market prices and resisting lower prices.
    The company suffered sharply as a result of Japan's recession that struck in the early 1980's, leading some to believe 'It's over for Sony.'
    The company name is a derivation of the slang word 'sonny,' which is the Japanese equivalent of a male yuppie.
    Despite success at the turn of the millennium, the company faced growing competition from fellow electronic companies such as Samsung and LG.
    Their entertainment division was hacked, with private e-mails and personal information about employees being compromised (November 24, 2014).
    The hack resulted from Sony's scheduled release of 'The Interview', a film which included a plot to kill the leader of North Korea.
    After the hacking group 'Guardians of Peace' threatened 9/11 style attacks on any theater showing 'The Interview,' Sony decided to pull the movie from theaters altogether (December 17, 2014).
    You or your home is most likely to have at least one of their products.
    Their products have enabled middle class families to enjoy quality media and entertainment.
    The company's Walkman was the first portable music player in the world.
    The company has been praised for its commitment to environmental responsibility.
    They also own a studio that has brought us films such as 'On the Waterfront' and 'Spider-Man.'

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