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
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
TOKYO, JAPAN: comScore, Inc, a leader in measuring the digital world, has released the 2013 Japan Digital Future in Focus report.
15 Oct 2013 09:06
TOKYO, JAPAN: Japanese camera company Olympus agreed to pay US$2.6m to settle a US investor claim stemming from a huge accounting scandal that hammered its shares.
1 Oct 2013 07:38
TOKYO JAPAN: Japanese electronics company Panasonic says it will abandon research into new smartphones for retail consumers at home as it struggles to make inroads in a sector dominated by Apple and Samsung.
27 Sep 2013 10:58
SINGAPORE: The hotly anticipated Spikes Asia Awards Ceremony has taken place at the Grand Theatre, Marina Bay Sands. Over 1,000 delegates attended to be the first to hear this year's winners and celebrate the best of creativity in communications from across Asia Pacific.
19 Sep 2013 05:49
TOKYO, JAPAN: Games on tablets and smartphones are better, faster and more varied than ever, but the excitement surrounding the upcoming PlayStation 4 -- expected to attract big crowds at this week's Tokyo Game Show -- proves consoles are here to stay, say observers.
18 Sep 2013 07:37
TOKYO, JAPAN: Sony said on Monday, 9 September, it would sell its new PlayStation 4 games console in Japan next year after its US launch, the first time its declining home market has taken second place.
10 Sep 2013 10:39
HONG KONG, CHINA: The founder of a dating service promoting adultery is setting his sights on China's cheating hearts after a controversial launch in Hong Kong.
27 Aug 2013 06:30
TOKYO, JAPAN: Budget carrier AirAsia Japan is being rebranded as Vanilla Air, the airline announced on Tuesday (20 August), with its president saying that vanilla is "loved by everyone in the world".
21 Aug 2013 13:02
TOKYO: Sony on Tuesday, 6 august 2013, said it has rejected a US hedge fund's proposal to spin off part of its profitable entertainment arm, marking the latest failed bid by an overseas investor to stoke change at a major Japanese firm.
6 Aug 2013 10:02
TOKYO, JAPAN: Japan's electronics company Sony said on Thursday (1 August) it had swung back to a net profit of US$35m for the April to June quarter, while boosting its annual sales forecast.
1 Aug 2013 12:36
TOKYO, JAPAN: Japanese electronics giant NEC will likely abandon smartphone production after failing to bring China's Lenovo Group on board to bolster its money-losing unit, a report said Wednesday.
18 Jul 2013 09:37
SAN FRANCISCO, US: The 4th edition of The Bees Awards - 1st international social media marketing awards - has announced their 2013 nominations.
21 May 2013 09:07
TOKYO, JAPAN: US news website and aggregator, The Huffington Post, launched a Japanese edition on Tuesday, 7 May 2013, the company's first site in Asia, hoping to shake up the media landscape and generate discussion with readers.
8 May 2013 12:04
LONDON, UK: Here are the nominations for the D&AD Awards. See this year's In Book winners and Nominations below. Yellow Pencil winners will be revealed on Wednesday 12 June at the Awards Ceremony.
22 Apr 2013 11:05
TOKYO, JAPAN: A book with pages the size of the eye of a needle has been printed in Japan, the publishing company said Wednesday, with each tiny page showing a microscopic flower.
15 Mar 2013 08:18
RESTON, US: comScore, Inc, a global leader in digital measurement and analytics, has released the 2013 Mobile Future in Focus report.
27 Feb 2013 07:44
TOKYO, JAPAN: Troubled smartphone manufacturer BlackBerry will not launch its new models in Japan, effectively withdrawing from Japan's booming smartphone market where BlackBerry sales have virtually collapsed.
11 Feb 2013 07:25
NEW YORK, US: New York Festivals International Advertising Awards, now in its 56th, year announced six additional appointments to the 2013 Executive Jury. This elite group of worldwide chief creative officers and executive creative directors were chosen to select the World's Best Advertising across all mediums from the shortlist selected by the online Grand Jury.
30 Jan 2013 10:39
NEW YORK, US / JOHANNESBURG, SA: McCann "Truth about Wellness" global research study reveals multiple contradictions & cultural upsets around the world. More than half of respondents (54%) think that technology is making us healthier while 46% think it is making us sicker; globally 94% of consumers agree brands have a role in supporting their wellness needs.
16 Jan 2013 08:49
NEW YORK, US: The Midas Awards, for the World's Best Financial Advertising, announced the award winners for the 2012 competition. This year's Midas Grand Jury awarded one Grand Midas, 26 Gold Ingots, 46 Silver Ingots, and 63 Finalists. The 2012 Midas Awards competition received entries from 28 countries and is reputed to be the only international competition that recognises excellence in financial services communications on a global scale.
21 Dec 2012 08:23
TOKYO, JAPAN: Sharp Corporation's shares jumped in response to reports that the embattled Japanese electronics maker is in talks with US technology giants Apple, Google, and Microsoft on forming business and capital tie-ups.
7 Nov 2012 15:30
TOKYO, JAPAN: Warnings from Panasonic and Sharp that they will post a combined annual loss of more than US$15bn has reignited fears about the increasingly dire outlook for Japan's once-mighty electronics giants.
5 Nov 2012 07:19
TOKYO, JAPAN: Homes where every device is linked up and can be controlled by smartphone were touted in Japan on Tuesday when Asia's biggest tech fair threw open its doors.
3 Oct 2012 12:40
TOKYO, JAPAN: Troubled Japanese consumer electronics giant Sharp is to cut 11 000 jobs worldwide and sell US$2.7bn worth of assets and factories in a bid to turn its finances around, a report said Tuesday.
26 Sep 2012 08:34
NUREMBERG, GERMANY: Worldwide, the trend is moving towards high-quality cameras. New products with smartphone features are being offered and are winning an entirely new customer base. Japan, Russia, the Ukraine and Kazakhstan are posting double-digit growth on photo-products, while markets in Western Europe are characterised by increasing value creation.
25 Sep 2012 12:10
SAN FRANCISCO, US: Gadget lovers have flooded Apple with pre-orders and set up camp outside the company's real-world stores to get their hands on the new generation iPhone 5 set for release today. [Video]
21 Sep 2012 07:25
NEW YORK, US: Purchases of environmentally protective products have grown significantly in two of the world's leading markets - China and Brazil; but the widespread perception that these products are too expensive may be blocking deeper adoption.
21 Aug 2012 11:16
TOKYO, JAPAN: Japan's Sharp Corp. is fast running out of options to repair its disintegrating balance sheet, analysts say, raising fears about its viability as investors bolt for the exit.
14 Aug 2012 06:32
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