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All The Brands And Companies That Used To Be Known By A Different Name

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Sony is another one of the companies that went short and sweet after starting life as something a bit more complicated.

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In 1946, Japanese telecommunications company Tokyo Tsushin Kogyo was founded as a radio repair shop. They actually created Japan’s first transistor radio and the world’s first transistor TV! But as their business started to expand, they needed a more marketable name. So in 1958, they changed the name to Sony. It’s a combination of the word “sonus” which is the root of sonic and sound, and the name “Sonny”, which was a popular American term for a young boy in the 1950’s. The change is good, since we can’t imagine how they would have fit Tokyo Tsushin Kogyo on the ear pods we have.

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