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Nov 04, 2014 02:40 |  #16

GE divested GE Capital because albeit profitable, it wasn't a proper part of the core business.

Same with Sony Financial Services. It is a nice foray, but really not in line with the core product.

Ahh, Sony. You've been good to us for along time. Sorry that the Koreans had to take it away from you.

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Yes but only because of Financial Services, and I honestly don't know what goes on in there but I don't think it's about selling cameras or phones...




  
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Nov 04, 2014 18:00 |  #17

armis wrote in post #17250076 (external link)
Yes but only because of Financial Services, and I honestly don't know what goes on in there but I don't think it's about selling cameras or phones...


did you read the article ?
it's about da phones and electronics !




  
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Nov 05, 2014 04:41 |  #18

watt100 wrote in post #17252500 (external link)
did you read the article ?
it's about da phones and electronics !

Did you? It makes no mention of Financial Services, which (after a cursory seach) seems to concern life insurance, assurance and banking, which has zilch to do with phones and electronics and yet is the sole reason their operating cash flows are positive. That's not saying their cash flows haven't improved significantly year on year, but still.


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Nov 05, 2014 05:16 |  #19

armis wrote in post #17253253 (external link)
Did you? It makes no mention of Financial Services, which (after a cursory seach) seems to concern life insurance, assurance and banking, which has zilch to do with phones and electronics and yet is the sole reason their operating cash flows are positive. That's not saying their cash flows haven't improved significantly year on year, but still.

did you?

it's about the electronics !!!!!




  
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Nov 05, 2014 05:24 |  #20

No dude, the financial services is not for electronics.

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did you?

it's about the electronics !!!!!




  
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Nov 05, 2014 09:41 |  #21

Sony hasn't been the same since the virus scandal way back when. It's been all downhill from there, and they deserved it. Haven't bought a Sony product since.
http://en.m.wikipedia.​org …rotection_rootk​it_scandal (external link)




  
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Nov 05, 2014 22:01 |  #22

CRCchemist wrote in post #17253290 (external link)
No dude, the financial services is not for electronics.

Correct. Financial services is their internet banking, life insurance and assurance (automobile insurance) business line.


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Nov 06, 2014 03:38 |  #23

CRCchemist wrote in post #17253290 (external link)
No dude, the financial services is not for electronics.

dude! fill in the blank: Sony is now "junk status" because ________




  
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Nov 06, 2014 15:28 |  #24

Oh! I remember that!!!

Now I'm glad Sony is about to go away. I was so mad when that happened but i totally forgot about it. Donezo for Sony.

And when you're liquidating your assets, sell your patents and sensor division to Canon.

Pi_314 wrote in post #17253622 (external link)
Sony hasn't been the same since the virus scandal way back when. It's been all downhill from there, and they deserved it. Haven't bought a Sony product since.
http://en.m.wikipedia.​org …rotection_rootk​it_scandal (external link)




  
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Nov 07, 2014 00:10 |  #25

Interesting take. I had a similar experience visiting a Sony Store, and their Artisans' artwork were only okay.

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Curious. The comments underneath that article are as painful to read as they are predictable, one vocal commentator turning on the public's 'stupidity' when the inevitable comparison with Apple is made; always a sign they are running out of argument. But anyway..

The problem I have had with Sony is their complete lack of overall vision. Their cameras are ok, but as a brand package I wouldn't touch their gear with a yard stick. They announced a 500 telephoto a year or two ago; is that it? Not exactly going to cater for the wants and needs of the professional market, and if they aren't trying why would I, or anybody, invest in a brand without that vision? They don't have anything comparable to Canon or Nikon pro bodies, so it all just sort of falls flat as another choice of DSLR if you buy in with an eye on the future. And to be honest I have never been terribly impressed with the wildlife I have seen taken on Sony gear, what rolls out of the camera even in the hands of one of their 'advocates,' I know seems somehow muted. Hard to put my finger on it. I work with images, so i'm pretty confident that isn't some kind of subconscious prejudice against them as a brand either.

The other thing I have always had issues with is their software. It seems designed by someone with genuine ill-will towards his fellow man. The amount of time I have lost trying to work with video taken on Sony machines hasn't been much fun. I have simply said to people I might require video from these days simply don't touch Sony; to much hassle. Probably a Mac-Sony thing; to be honest I don't really care, video off other brands doesn't seem to generate the same hassle, and I don't want my machines clogged up with myriad software just to read their formats.


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Nov 07, 2014 00:51 |  #26

One thing is for sure.
Sony will not turn into Baloney!


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Nov 07, 2014 08:53 |  #27

CRCchemist wrote in post #17256254 (external link)
Now I'm glad Sony is about to go away.

Sony is not going away, just fading into the electronics sunset




  
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Nov 07, 2014 14:00 |  #28

All the photographers who bought Sony A7R cameras are going to feel like idiots when Sony kills support and further development of that system.

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Sony is not going away, just fading into the electronics sunset




  
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Nov 07, 2014 14:51 |  #29

Lol, b-b-but they said they are still fully committed to A-mount! :lol:

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All the photographers who bought Sony A7R cameras are going to feel like idiots when Sony kills support and further development of that system.


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Nov 07, 2014 15:16 |  #30

"While Sony waits, the company will rely on proven strengths, including its PlayStation console and high-res audio division. The company's Hollywood studio is in good shape, as are its imaging and finance units."

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