Reports that Sony exec Kaz Hirai would soon be promoted to company president, taking over the role from Howard Stringer, may be inaccurate.
Japanese paper Nikkei stated as much, reporting that the changes would be finalized next month. However Sony itself has issued a statement saying otherwise: “Certain media reports were published on January 7th, 2012 regarding Sony Corporation’s executive officers’ appointments. Sony Corporation has made no announcement in this regard and nothing has been determined at this time.”
We personally think this is a big shame given that it ruins the pun we made in the initial news story. Oh well.