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Has Sony blown it? Podcast 374

It's not been the best week for Sony, so we ask whether the Japanese giant can recapture the glory days of the Walkman.

It's not been the best week for Sony, which got us wondering: what happened to the glory days of the Walkman? We also find out why Google spent a few million quid on artificial intelligence, and take a look at the prospect of a Nokia Android phone.

Sony is a proper technology legend, synonymous with gadgetry since building the first commercially successful transistor radio six decades ago. It's survived the Internet and the iPod -- but with its credit rating slashed and profits falling, is the company feeling the squeeze like everyone else, or has Sony really blown it?

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