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Sony

Sony (Japanese: ソニー, English: Sony; once translated as "Xinli") is a multinational conglomerate from Japan, with the development of electronic products as its main business, and its business areas span consumer electronics, video games, finance, entertainment industry, semiconductors , smartphones, cameras, video cameras, stereos, etc.

Established in 1946, Sony Corporation is a Japanese multinational conglomerate corporation headquartered in Konan, Minato, Tokyo. The company is a major Japanese manufacturer of consumer electronics products. They are also involved in films, music, financial services, among other ventures.

The name "Sony" was chosen for the brand as a mix of two words: one was the Latin word "sonus", which is the root of sonic and sound, and the other was "sonny", a common slang term used in 1950s America to call a young boy. In 1950s Japan, "sonny boys" was a loan word in Japanese, which connoted smart and presentable young man, which Sony founders Akio Moriota and Masaru Ibuka considered themselves to be.

Timeline

July 4, 2021
Sony continues selling PSP games on the PS3, Vita stores
June 21, 2021
Sony launches SRS-XB13 portable Bluetooth speaker priced at Rs 3,990.
June 11, 2021
Sony launches BRAVIA X90J 55-inch UHD TV in India
June 8, 2021
Sony launches WF-1000XM4 TWS earbuds.
May 15, 2021
Sony announces that PS5 will be available to buy in China.
May 3, 2021
Sony announces partnership with Discord to bring the chat app to PlayStation.
April 22, 2021
Sony releases wearable air conditioner.
April 20, 2021
Sony launches 'Silent White' WH-1000XM4 headphones.
April 19, 2021
Sony reverses decision to close PS3 and Vita game stores this summer
April 19, 2021
Sony announces that the hit social deduction game Among Us is coming to PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 sometime this year.

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Further Resources

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CES® 2022 Press Conference: Co-create the Future of Entertainment

Web

January 5, 2022

Sony | Company Overview & News

Web

Sony | History, Products, & Facts

Web

Sony Logo history (1981-2011, 2013, 2014)

Web

November 22, 2018

News

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Author
Date
Publisher
Description
Reviewed
October 12, 2021
Reviewed
Bose's QC45 headphones handily reclaim the noise canceling throne
Reviewed
October 1, 2021
Reviewed
These tiny buds have big noise canceling.
Reviewed
September 29, 2021
Reviewed
Sony's new budget buds pair next-gen battery with last-gen features
IANS
September 20, 2021
@bsindia
Sony on Monday announced a portable mirrorless camera Alpha ZV-E10 with a feature-set optimized for vloggers and content creators.
By Steffan Powell
September 10, 2021
BBC News
Sony attempts to turn fan frustration into excitement about new games.
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