Kara Swisher

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Meet the New Sony CEO, Kaz Hirai (Video)

Sony said today that it had promoted the long-expected heir apparent, Kazuo Hirai, to take over as president and CEO of the consumer electronics giant.

The exec has most recently been leading Sony’s CE and video game units, which he talked about on stage at the AsiaD conference last fall.

You can see the new top dog in action, talking about a range of issues from mobile to media to gadgets in this video of the interview with Walt Mossberg at the event:


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