TOKYO | Sony invests in image sensors, acquires more of EMI Music

TOKYO — Electronics and entertainment company Sony Corp. said Tuesday it plans to invest 1 trillion yen ($9 billion) mostly in image sensors over the next three years, under a revamped strategy to strengthen both hardware and creative content. Sony also ... ( read original story ...)

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