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joensf Level 81
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Sony found its beginning in the wake of World War II. In 1946, Masaru Ibuka started an electronics shop in a bomb-damaged department store building in Tokyo. The company had $530 in capital and a total of eight employees.[10] The next year, he was joined by his colleague, Akio Morita, and they founded a company called Tokyo Tsushin Kogyo[11][12] (Tokyo Telecommunications Engineering Corporation). The company built Japan's first tape recorder, called the Type-G.[12] In 1958 the company name was changed to Sony.
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Sparky5458 Level 63 / Retired Golfer
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The first Sony-branded product, the TR-55 transistor radio, appeared in 1955
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Hecate Level 47
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When it was founded in May 7, 1946 the first product of Sony was not a Walkman, A VCR or a television but it was an electric rice cooker. Brainchild of Ibuka one of the co-founder the electric rice cooker was made by merely interlocking aluminum electrodes which were connected to the bottom of a wooden tub, was a primitive product.

The result depended heavily on the kind of rice used and the weight of the water. Tasty rice was a rarity, as the rice cooker produced mostly undercooked or overcooked rice.
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