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Date: 10 Oct 2014
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JAPAN

Facebook ordered to reveal revenge porn IP addresses
Facebook ordered to reveal revenge porn IP addresses

TOKYO, JAPAN: A Tokyo court has ordered Facebook to disclose the IP addresses used by fake accounts that were posting revenge porn on its pages, in the first such case in Japan.

22 Oct 2014 08:26

JAPAN

Japan Display warns of enormous losses
Japan Display warns of enormous losses

TOKYO, JAPAN: Shares in Apple supplier Japan Display slumped more than 18% in Tokyo after the world's biggest manufacturer of screens for smartphones and tablets warned it would post an annual net loss.

17 Oct 2014 10:55

JAPAN

Sony warns it will lose $2.14bn this year
Sony warns it will lose $2.14bn this year

TOKYO, JAPAN: Sony has said the company will lose at least $2.14bn this fiscal year, more than four-times its earlier forecast and blamed a downturn in its mobile phone business for the losses.

18 Sep 2014 10:17

JAPAN

Rakuten buys shopping site Ebates for $1bn
Rakuten buys shopping site Ebates for $1bn

TOKYO, JAPAN: Japanese e-commerce company Rakuten will buy US online shopping operator Ebates for $1.0bn as it taps overseas markets to counter a limited home market.

10 Sep 2014 10:49

JAPAN

Intelligent robot to clean your home
Intelligent robot to clean your home

TOKYO, JAPAN: The Dyson 360 Eye robot vacuum cleaner is claimed to have more suction than any other robot vacuum.

5 Sep 2014 08:40

JAPAN

Fans ask that Robin Williams be part of new instalment in Legend of Zelda
Fans ask that Robin Williams be part of new instalment in Legend of Zelda

TOKYO, JAPAN: Robin Williams fans are asking Nintendo to name a character in the next instalment of its popular "Legend of Zelda" series after the Oscar-winning actor, who died last week.

20 Aug 2014 09:27

JAPAN

10m PlayStations sold in ten months
10m PlayStations sold in ten months

TOKYO, JAPAN: Sony says that global sales of its newest PlayStation have past the 10m mark in less than a year, a record for the Japanese electronics company.

14 Aug 2014 11:04

JAPAN

Sony makes $261m in three months on PS4 sales
Sony makes $261m in three months on PS4 sales

TOKYO - The weak Yen helped Sony make profits of to $261m in the first-quarter thanks to brisk sales of its PlayStation 4 console. However, the company still expects to make an overall loss this year.

1 Aug 2014 10:00

JAPAN

Nintendo's loses $97m in three months
Nintendo's loses $97m in three months

TOKYO, JAPAN: Japanese videogame manufacturer Nintendo posted a $97 million quarterly net loss, with higher costs tied to sales of its Wii U console hurting into its bottom line as worldwide sales weakened.

31 Jul 2014 09:56

JAPAN

Angry investors demand Bitcoin answers from MtGox
Angry investors demand Bitcoin answers from MtGox

TOKYO, JAPAN: Bitcoin investors voiced their anger after the first creditors' meeting for failed Tokyo trading exchange MtGox, whose spectacular collapse hammered the digital currency's reputation and left a trail of unanswered questions.

24 Jul 2014 09:07

JAPAN

Japan's Line messaging app worth $9.8bn ahead of listing
Japan's Line messaging app worth $9.8bn ahead of listing

TOKYO, JAPAN: A smartphone messaging app set up in the aftermath of Japan's 2011 quake-tsunami disaster has applied to list on the Tokyo stock exchange, in an offering that could be worth more than $9.8bn.

16 Jul 2014 10:25

JAPAN

Henry Buell
Redefining direct sales to reach Generation C

RIXEYVILLE, US: The direct sales industry has changed very little over the last few decades, incorporating new technologies as they have developed, rather than evolving their business practices to capitalise further on existing markets.

By Henry Buell 20 Jun 2014 14:53

JAPAN

Sony counting on high-definition television for rescue
Sony counting on high-definition television for rescue

TOKYO, JAPAN: Sony's Chief Executive, Kazuo Hirai pledged to drag the embattled electronics company out of a painful restructuring in the current fiscal year using its high-definition technology as a possible saviour for its money-losing TV unit.

23 May 2014 09:16

JAPAN

No clear winner in Samsung-Apple court battle in Japan
No clear winner in Samsung-Apple court battle in Japan

TOKYO, JAPAN: A Japanese court ruled that Samsung could seek minimal damages from Apple for patent infringement, with both sides claiming victory in the legal skirmish over the design of their smartphones.

19 May 2014 11:08

JAPAN

Sony to close e-reading store in Europe, Australia
Sony to close e-reading store in Europe, Australia

TOKYO, JAPAN: Sony is to close its e-book Reader Store in Europe and Australia following a similar move in North America as part of a plan for the electronics company to tranform itself.

9 May 2014 08:34

JAPAN

MtGox bust, placed under administration
MtGox bust, placed under administration

TOKYO, JAPAN - Failed Bitcoin exchange MtGox was has been placed in administration by a Japanese court, with an order for bankruptcy expected to be issued soon, its administrator and chief executive said.

17 Apr 2014 07:01

JAPAN

Pentawards 2014 opens for packaging designs
Pentawards 2014 opens for packaging designs

TOKYO, JAPAN: The 2014 Pentawards have opened for international packaging design entries, with an early bird registration price of €150 to 25 April, with entries closing on 23 May 2014.

15 Apr 2014 12:20

JAPAN

Sony issues battery-fire warning for Vaio laptops
Sony issues battery-fire warning for Vaio laptops

TOKYO, JAPAN: Sony has warned customers to stop using its new Vaio Fit 11A laptops because of an overheating battery problem that poses a fire risk. The company may recall the models.

14 Apr 2014 09:22

JAPAN

Toshiba sues South Korean rival for corporate spying
Toshiba sues South Korean rival for corporate spying

TOKYO, JAPAN: Japan's Toshiba has slapped South Korean rival SK Hynix with a lawsuit seeking damages claiming that it received sensitive trade secrets from a Japanese engineer.

17 Mar 2014 07:24

JAPAN

MtGox faced 150,000 attacks per second says report
MtGox faced 150,000 attacks per second says report

TOKYO, JAPAN: Bitcoin exchange MtGox faced a huge hacker offensive last month, coming under some 150,000 denial-of-service attacks per second for several days ahead of its spectacular failure, a report said over the weekend.

11 Mar 2014 06:36

JAPAN

Japan eyes Bitcoin regulations, taxes
Japan eyes Bitcoin regulations, taxes

TOKYO, JAPAN: Japan may slap regulations on Bitcoin including taxing transactions, a report said on Wednesday, 5 March, as the global digital currency suffered another alleged theft that cast doubt on its reliability.

6 Mar 2014 08:33

JAPAN

Loss-saddled Sony to sell its Tokyo buildings
Loss-saddled Sony to sell its Tokyo buildings

TOKYO, JAPAN: Sony will sell properties at a prestigious Tokyo site where it had its headquarters for six decades, as the once-world beating firm struggles to improve its bottom line.

3 Mar 2014 06:02

JAPAN

Japan probing bitcoin exchange after huge reported theft
Japan probing bitcoin exchange after huge reported theft

TOKYO, JAPAN: Japanese authorities were on Wednesday, 26 February, probing the troubled MtGox bitcoin exchange after claims of a multi-million dollar theft from its digital vaults, as US prosecutors reportedly served a subpoena on the company.

27 Feb 2014 11:06

JAPAN

Bitcoin website vanishes amid huge theft claim
Bitcoin website vanishes amid huge theft claim

TOKYO, JAPAN: The website of Tokyo-based bitcoin exchange MtGox went down amid reports of a theft worth hundreds of millions of dollars of the virtual currency. The reports have dealt a blow to the currency's credibility.

26 Feb 2014 07:44

JAPAN

Collar that's smarter than the wearer
Collar that's smarter than the wearer

TOKYO, JAPAN: A high-technology collar attachment that will allow pet owners to monitor their dogs at a distance, checking how much they sleep and how many calories they are burning, has been unveiled in Japan.

14 Feb 2014 09:39

JAPAN

Sony cuts 5,000 jobs, exits PC business after US$1bn loss
Sony cuts 5,000 jobs, exits PC business after US$1bn loss

TOKYO, JAPAN: Sony warned it would record a US$1.08bn annual loss and cut 5,000 jobs while exiting the stagnant PC market this year as the once-mighty electronics company struggles to reinvent itself in the digital age.

7 Feb 2014 09:21

JAPAN

Panasonic, Sharp point to better times ahead
Panasonic, Sharp point to better times ahead

TOKYO, JAPAN - Japan's Panasonic and Sharp on Tuesday, 4 February, pointed to better times ahead as earnings improved thanks to an overhaul of their businesses and the yen's decline, but the recovery was held back by weak sales of consumer gadgets.

5 Feb 2014 06:32

JAPAN

Canon misses profit forecast on poor camera sales
Canon misses profit forecast on poor camera sales

TOKYO, JAPAN: Japan's Canon said that it missed its full-year profit target because of a slump in demand for its digital cameras as consumers increasingly turn to smartphones to take pictures.

30 Jan 2014 07:45

JAPAN

2013 Digital Asia Festival Awards: Winners
2013 Digital Asia Festival Awards: Winners

BEIJING, CHINA: The winners of the 2013 Digital Asia Festival Awards, honouring the best in Asia Pacific's digital marketing, have been announced.

18 Nov 2013 15:05

JAPAN

Japan's SoftBank net profit up 84%
Japan's SoftBank net profit up 84%

TOKYO, JAPAN: Japan's SoftBank said on Thursday, 31 October, its net profit rose 84.1% year-on-year to US$4.0bn in the six months to September, boosted by strong demand for iPhones and other smartphones.

1 Nov 2013 08:10

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