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There was a time when the mere mention of the name Sony evoked images of cutting-edge consumer products featuring elegant yet functional designs – much as Apple does now.

But the once formidable Sony Corp. has become strictly an also-ran in the high-tech consumer sweepstakes, jettisoning once-profitable business lines and falling further and further behind powerful and more nimble rivals.

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  • Updated July 21 4:00 PM EDT. Delayed by at least 15 minutes.

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