Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 12th Apr 2012 11:00 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "In the past months Sony has been confronted with everything from a foundering TV business to a massive tax charge that together have pushed its expected loss for financial year 2011 to a record $6.4 billion. Today, Sony has gathered the press at its head office in Minato ward, Tokyo, so that recently-appointed CEO Kazuo Hirai can explain how he plans to turn the newly reorganized 'One Sony' around." I know, I rip on Sony a lot for squandering MiniDisc, but when push comes to shove I'd rather the company change its ways (when it comes to DRM and other anti-consumer practices) and become competitive than go under entirely. Maybe this new CEO gets it - however, since there's no word on the things that make Sony suck, I highly doubt it.
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Fool me once...
by sparkyERTW on Thu 12th Apr 2012 13:44 UTC
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As you said, Thom, the act of not addressing their anti-consumer and DRM practices (not that I would expect them to) fails to sway my opinion of Sony. With actions like rootkits (yeah, I know that was a long time ago), Blu-ray protection schemes that can deprecate Blu-ray players after barely any time at all, and removing features after purchase that were used to sell the platform (that one seriously pissed me off), Sony consistently treats its customers as if they're dormant criminals just waiting for an excuse. You know what? I'm not a criminal, and I don't appreciate being treated like one.

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