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Merger comes unplugged for Japan PC makers

TOKYO -- A plan to merge the personal computer businesses of Toshiba, Fujitsu and Sony spinoff Vaio has been scrapped. The trio failed to come up with a growth plan for after the integration, despite hopes that with over 30% of the Japanese market between them, a single entity would be in a good position to compete overseas.

     As the global PC market continues to shrink, the once-mighty Japanese electronics giants continue to struggle.

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