Chico Harlan, reporting for The Washington Post:

The pace of problems is accelerating. Sony hasn’t made a profit in four years. Panasonic has lost money in three of the past four. Along with Sharp, the companies’ combined market value, according to Bloomberg, is $32 billion — making them one-fifth the value of Samsung and one-twentieth the value of Apple.

The smartphone angle here is obvious. So is the pricing squeeze angle. Not-so-obvious: the complete and utter failure of each of these companies to understand the importance of software tying in with hardware.

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    The bolded part is oh so true of Sony. They really need to get over themselves with overpriced hardware and with poor...
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    GOOG’s hedging against AAPL leads to… well.
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    That has been a problem and will continue to be one. < p>And after what I have from (low rank) executives in Fujitsu,...
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    I must agree, and it is quite sad as a Japanese watching this happening. damn.
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    This is all true, but it underscores a bigger more worrisome (to me) reality: Samsung & Apple’s ongoing scam of a...
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