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Episode 142: Graham Warsop on his IMC keynote speech: Marketing - where to from here?

Date: 30 Jul 2015
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Toshiba president to resign over accounting scandal: reports
Toshiba president to resign over accounting scandal: reports

TOKYO, JAPAN: An accounting scandal involving massive Japanese conglomerate Toshiba deepened on Saturday as reports said the company's president would likely be forced to resign.

13 Jul 2015 09:46

JAPAN

Messaging app Line launches music streaming service in Japan
Messaging app Line launches music streaming service in Japan

TOKYO, JAPAN: Mobile messaging giant Line on Thursday launched a digital music streaming service in Japan, stepping into a largely untapped market still dominated by sales of compact discs.

12 Jun 2015 08:48



JAPAN

Female millennials are the most confident and ambitious of any female generation
Female millennials are the most confident and ambitious of any female generation

New PwC survey dispels myths about women and work...

5 Mar 2015 09:17

JAPAN

Asian firms challenge Apple with snazzy new smartphones
Asian firms challenge Apple with snazzy new smartphones

BARCELONA, SPAIN: Several big Asian phone companies launched new high-end smartphones and other wireless gizmos on Sunday, hoping to challenge US giant Apple in a big year for wireless gadgets...

3 Mar 2015 10:31

JAPAN

Sony sells US-based online game unit
Sony sells US-based online game unit

TOKYO, JAPAN: Japan's Sony has sold its online gaming unit to a US investment firm, in a move that should free it to make titles for consoles other than PlayStation...

4 Feb 2015 10:04

JAPAN

Japan asks US publisher to change 'sex slave' textbook
Japan asks US publisher to change 'sex slave' textbook

TOKYO, JAPAN: Japan has asked a major US publisher to "correct" a school textbook that references WWII sex slaves, as Tokyo's bid to polish its history moves abroad...

16 Jan 2015 11:10

JAPAN

Sony to end FIFA sponsorship contract: report
Sony to end FIFA sponsorship contract: report

TOKYO, JAPAN: Sony will not renew a multi-million-dollar sponsorship contract with FIFA, reports said on Tuesday, as the money-losing firm undergoes a painful restructuring and football's governing remains embroiled in controversy...

26 Nov 2014 07:53

JAPAN

Japan's smartphone 'zombies' wreak havoc on the streets
Japan's smartphone 'zombies' wreak havoc on the streets

TOKYO, JAPAN: When the lights change at the Shibuya crossing in Japan's capital, one of the world's busiest pedestrian thoroughfares, hundreds of people with their eyes glued to smartphones pick their way over the road...

13 Nov 2014 12:54

JAPAN

Japan's NEC rolls out counterfeit-spotting technology
Japan's NEC rolls out counterfeit-spotting technology

TOKYO, JAPAN: Japan's NEC on Monday unveiled a technology that sniffs out even the most convincing counterfeits by reading microscopic patterns on everything from a luxury purse to a metal bolt...

11 Nov 2014 08:33

JAPAN

Virtual vegetables... a funfair in your mouth
Virtual vegetables... a funfair in your mouth

Ebara creates an interactive PC game that uses facial recognition software to enable kids to chomp through virtual vegetables. (Video)

10 Nov 2014 11:27

JAPAN

Toshiba's profits of ¥30,8bn in six months
Toshiba's profits of ¥30,8bn in six months

TOKYO, JAPAN: Toshiba said its half-year net profit rose by about 43% from a year ago, largely owing to a weak yen and strong sales in its infrastructure business.

31 Oct 2014 09:53

JAPAN

Fujitsu's profits up by 31,5%
Fujitsu's profits up by 31,5%

TOKYO, JAPAN: Fujitsu said its half-year net profit jumped by nearly a third on rising IT investments among Japanese firms, but a recent economic downturn took a toll on results in the September quarter.

31 Oct 2014 09:03

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

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