The Marketplace: Build Small

Despite the fact that compact cars are rapidly becoming less so and wide-screen movies more so, miniaturization still proudly rears its tiny head. Latest in the list of products that have grown smaller, lighter, handier:

∙ TINY TV. The most hypnotically popular item to be introduced in many months is a tiny TV set with a screen smaller than a postcard (4½ in. by 3½ in.). Made by Japan's Sony, Micro-TV produces a snapshot-clear picture, weighs only 8 Ibs., and can operate on house current, a rechargeable battery pack, or—in states where the law allows it—on the juice from an...

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