James Bond, Adele Save Sony Profit in Global Smartphone Rut

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  • CEO Kazuo Hirai maintains full-year company forecasts
  • Adele's record-breaking `25' was kept off streaming services

Sony Corp.’s earnings got a huge helping hand from Hollywood, music and games last quarter, validating Chief Executive Officer Kazuo Hirai’s shift away from its consumer hardware roots. The company’s U.S. shares jumped the most in more than seven years.

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