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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

JAPAN

Panasonic to abandon consumer smartphones
Panasonic to abandon consumer smartphones

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

SINGAPORE

Spikes Asia announces 2013 winners
Spikes Asia announces 2013 winners

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

JAPAN

PlayStation 4 (Image: Uncrate.com)
Game consoles remain despite smartphones

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

JAPAN

Japan's NEC to pull out of smartphones: report

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

UNITED KINGDOM

D&AD Awards: The nominations
D&AD Awards: The nominations

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

UNITED STATES

comScore releases the '2013 Mobile Future in Focus' report
comScore releases the '2013 Mobile Future in Focus' report

RESTON, US: comScore, Inc, a global leader in digital measurement and analytics, has released the 2013 Mobile Future in Focus report.

27 Feb 2013

JAPAN

No new BlackBerry models for Japan
No new BlackBerry models for Japan

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

UNITED STATES

New York Festivals: Six additional Executive Jury appointments
New York Festivals: Six additional Executive Jury appointments

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

UNITED STATES

Midas Awards 2012 Winners: King James Cape Town wins Grand Midas for Santam Insurance
Midas Awards 2012 Winners: King James Cape Town wins Grand Midas for Santam Insurance

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

JAPAN

Sharp in talks with US technology giants?

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

JAPAN

Japan's electronics sector warns of dire outlook

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

JAPAN

Smartphones control smart homes at Asia tech fair

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

UNITED STATES

Marketing pays off: iPhone 5 frenzy builds ahead of today's release
Marketing pays off: iPhone 5 frenzy builds ahead of today's release

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

JAPAN

Smartphones take lead over feature phones
Smartphones take lead over feature phones

TOKYO, JAPAN: comScore, Inc has released data from the comScore MobiLens service, reporting key trends in the Japan mobile phone industry during the three-month average period ending February 2012.

25 Apr 2012

UNITED STATES

New iPad tops three million
New iPad tops three million

CUPERTINO, US: Apple has announced it has sold three million of its new iPad, since its launch on Friday, March 16. The new iPad features a new Retina display, Apple's new A5X chip with quad-core graphics, a 5 megapixel iSight camera with advanced optics for capturing photos and 1080p HD video, and the same all-day 10 hour battery life*.

22 Mar 2012

UNITED STATES

Latest news on iPad availability
Latest news on iPad availability

CUPERTINO, US: Apple has announced the new iPad, the third generation mobile device, will arrive at Apple's retail stores and the Apple Online Store (www.apple.com) on Friday, 16 March in the US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, Switzerland and the UK; along with Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands.

15 Mar 2012

UNITED STATES

comScore releases 2012 Mobile Future in Focus report
comScore releases 2012 Mobile Future in Focus report

RESTON, US: comScore, Inc has released the 2012 Mobile Future in Focus report. This annual report examines the mobile and connected device landscape, covering several mobile markets measured by comScore.

24 Feb 2012

JAPAN

Smartphone owners in Japan: Male, under 35
Smartphone owners in Japan: Male, under 35

TOKYO, JAPAN: comScore Japan KK, a wholly owned subsidiary of comScore, Inc, a leader in measuring the digital world, has released the latest report on smartphone users in Japan from its comScore MobiLens service.

7 Dec 2011

UNITED KINGDOM

Loyalty to smartphone brand increases with greater use of digital content
Loyalty to smartphone brand increases with greater use of digital content

LONDON, UK: Nearly one in five consumers, who own both an iPad and an iPhone, say switching smartphone is more difficult than changing bank accounts. A simple, integrated user experience is driving consumers' brand loyalty to their smartphone and they are less likely to switch brands the more applications and services they use on the device, new research from GfK finds.

30 Nov 2011

JAPAN

Japanese iPhone and Android users survey
Japanese iPhone and Android users survey

TOKYO, JAPAN: Nobot Inc, which administers the Ad Network "AdMaker" for smartphones, has released a survey study for iPhone and Android users in March.

8 Jul 2011

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