I trace my roots back to the 1946 founding of a telecommunications engineering company in Tokyo. My first products included a rice cooker and a power megaphone. In 1960 I introduced the world’s first direct-view portable TV. My Trinitron was a huge success, but my Betamax was not. I launched my Walkman in 1979 and the world’s first CD player in 1982. Today I’m a multimedia giant, with a market value recently near $67 billion, and more than 120,000 employees. I’m involved in electronics, gaming systems, motion pictures, music and even biotechnology and financial services. Who am I? (Answer: Sony)
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