Sony's Electronics Business Is Worthless. Hooray?

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During its long, painful decline, Sony has suffered plenty of indignities. Given that history, even embarrassing news about the company’s troubled consumer electronics business comes as just another blow to the company’s pride. Atul Goyal of Jefferies on Monday published a report valuing Sony’s consumer electronics business at zero. Yes, Sony, the pride of Japan Inc., the company behind the Walkman and the Trinitron, has a worthless consumer electronics business.

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