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As losses mount, Sony's Hirai seeks cure for TV business in spinoff

A logo of Sony Corp is seen outside its showroom in Tokyo February 5, 2014. Japanese electronics maker Sony Corp warned it expects a net loss of 110 billion yen ($1.1 billion) this fiscal year as it absorbs restructuring costs linked to its moves to exit the personal computer business. Picture taken February 5, 2014. REUTERS/Yuya Shino

A logo of Sony Corp is seen outside its showroom in Tokyo February 5, 2014. Japanese electronics maker Sony Corp warned it expects a net loss of 110 billion yen ($1.1 billion) this fiscal year as it absorbs restructuring costs linked to its moves to...more

A logo of Sony Corp is seen outside its showroom in Tokyo February 5, 2014. Japanese electronics maker Sony Corp warned it expects a net loss of 110 billion yen ($1.1 billion) this fiscal year as it absorbs restructuring costs linked to its moves to exit the personal computer business. Picture taken February 5, 2014. REUTERS/Yuya Shino
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Sony Corp President and Chief Executive Officer Kazuo Hirai (C) speaks as TV cameramen film during a news conference at the company's headquarters in Tokyo February 6, 2014. Hirai said on Thursday that the Japanese consumer electronics company has no plan to immediately sell off its loss-making TV business after selling its personal computer division to an investment fund. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

Sony Corp President and Chief Executive Officer Kazuo Hirai (C) speaks as TV cameramen film during a news conference at the company's headquarters in Tokyo February 6, 2014. Hirai said on Thursday that the Japanese consumer electronics company has no...more

Sony Corp President and Chief Executive Officer Kazuo Hirai (C) speaks as TV cameramen film during a news conference at the company's headquarters in Tokyo February 6, 2014. Hirai said on Thursday that the Japanese consumer electronics company has no plan to immediately sell off its loss-making TV business after selling its personal computer division to an investment fund. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
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A logo of Sony Corp is seen on its VAIO laptop at its showroom in Tokyo February 5, 2014. REUTERS/Yuya Shino

A logo of Sony Corp is seen on its VAIO laptop at its showroom in Tokyo February 5, 2014. REUTERS/Yuya Shino

A logo of Sony Corp is seen on its VAIO laptop at its showroom in Tokyo February 5, 2014. REUTERS/Yuya Shino
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Sony Corp President and Chief Executive Officer Kazuo Hirai takes off his glasses during a news conference at the company's headquarters in Tokyo February 6, 2014. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

Sony Corp President and Chief Executive Officer Kazuo Hirai takes off his glasses during a news conference at the company's headquarters in Tokyo February 6, 2014. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

Sony Corp President and Chief Executive Officer Kazuo Hirai takes off his glasses during a news conference at the company's headquarters in Tokyo February 6, 2014. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
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Sony Corp's President and Chief Executive Officer Kazuo Hirai (C), Chief Financial Officer Masaru Kato (R) and Senior Vice President Shiro Kambe attend a news conference at the company's headquarters in Tokyo February 6, 2014. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

Sony Corp's President and Chief Executive Officer Kazuo Hirai (C), Chief Financial Officer Masaru Kato (R) and Senior Vice President Shiro Kambe attend a news conference at the company's headquarters in Tokyo February 6, 2014. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

Sony Corp's President and Chief Executive Officer Kazuo Hirai (C), Chief Financial Officer Masaru Kato (R) and Senior Vice President Shiro Kambe attend a news conference at the company's headquarters in Tokyo February 6, 2014. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
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Sony Corp's 4K television set is displayed at the company's headquarters in Tokyo February 6, 2014.REUTERS/Toru Hanai

Sony Corp's 4K television set is displayed at the company's headquarters in Tokyo February 6, 2014.REUTERS/Toru Hanai

Sony Corp's 4K television set is displayed at the company's headquarters in Tokyo February 6, 2014.REUTERS/Toru Hanai
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Sony Corp President and Chief Executive Officer Kazuo Hirai attends a news conference at the company's headquarters in Tokyo February 6, 2014. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

Sony Corp President and Chief Executive Officer Kazuo Hirai attends a news conference at the company's headquarters in Tokyo February 6, 2014. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

Sony Corp President and Chief Executive Officer Kazuo Hirai attends a news conference at the company's headquarters in Tokyo February 6, 2014. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
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