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August 18, 1995 | AMY HARMON
Software: Reflecting a new focus on entertainment and a recent strategic about-face, Sony Electronic Publishing Co. on Thursday was officially renamed Sony Interactive Entertainment. The Sony Corp. subsidiary, originally commissioned to develop interactive products for play on a range of computer and video game platforms, abruptly canceled projects this past spring that had been designated for game machines other than its own Playstation, to be introduced next month in the United States.
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August 18, 1995 | AMY HARMON
Software: Reflecting a new focus on entertainment and a recent strategic about-face, Sony Electronic Publishing Co. on Thursday was officially renamed Sony Interactive Entertainment. The Sony Corp. subsidiary, originally commissioned to develop interactive products for play on a range of computer and video game platforms, abruptly canceled projects this past spring that had been designated for game machines other than its own Playstation, to be introduced next month in the United States.
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BUSINESS
October 24, 1995
Sony Corp. has appointed Bruce Stein president and chief executive of its Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc. video game unit, and Martin Homlish as president of Sony Computer Entertainment America. Stein was formerly a consultant with DreamWorks SKG and before that president of Kenner Products. He replaces Olaf Olafsson, who moved to a new position within the company.
BUSINESS
May 31, 1996
Sony Pictures Entertainment named Bruce Stein, head of Sony Interactive Entertainment, president of its new consumer products marketing group. Stein had headed the interactive unit, working on such products as the company's PlayStation video game unit, since late last year. In his new job, Stein is expected to work on enhancing the Sony brand name. Sony Signatures, a merchandising and licensing unit of the company, will become part of Stein's new group.
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November 13, 1997 | AARON CURTISS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Most video racers share two things: speed and electric guitar. Just once, it would be nice to hear Delibes' Flower Duet in the background as I scream through the digital countryside at 180 miles per hour. If I ever do slip behind the wheel of a high-performance automobile, I'm afraid I won't know what to do unless the CD changer boasts a heavy-duty selection of repetitive ax music.
BUSINESS
March 4, 1999 | ANNE COLBY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mattel Inc., the big toy maker that is grappling with falling profit and weak sales of many of its familiar products, said Wednesday that two senior executives are leaving the company as part of a major reorganization. Bruce Stein, 44, Mattel's No. 2 executive and once heir apparent to Chairwoman and Chief Executive Jill Barad, has resigned as president and chief operating officer.
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