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Submission + - Father of CD's, Norio Ohga dies at 81 (

kaptink writes: Former Sony president and chairman Norio Ohga, credited with expanding the company from electronics hardware to software and entertainment and developing the compact disc, died Saturday at age 81. Ohga, who led the company from 1982 to 1995, died of multiple organ failure in Tokyo, Sony said.
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Father of CD's, Norio Ohga dies at 81

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