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Softbank in talks to acquire Sprint, reports Nikkei
Verizon reportedly close to a four-year, $1 billion deal to stream every NFL game

Japan's Third Largest Carrier, Softbank, To Acquire Fourth Placed eAccess In Share Swap Worth $2.6BN

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Japan’s third largest carrier, Softbank, is to acquire fourth placed carrier eAccess in a share swap deal valued at just under ¥200 billion ($2.6 billion), Reuters is reporting (original story at the Nikkei business daily). The deal is aimed at acquiring customers and bulking out Softbank’s spectrum frequency holdings to support LTE services,...
Japan's Third Largest Carrier, Softbank, To Acquire Fourth Placed eAccess In Share Swap Worth $2.6BN

Sony Music to finally open its catalog to Japanese Apple users, but not via iTunes

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Insisting in the past on offering its own music services in Japan, Sony Music Entertainment Japan has finally caved in and will offer its domestic catalog to Japanese Apple users, but will utilize a new distribution service to do so. According to Nikkei Business Daily, Sony Music Entertainment Japan has...
Sony Music to finally open its catalog to Japanese Apple users, but not via iTunes

Apple's new In-Cell Displays may be Root of Production Problems

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Shanghai's major financial newspaper the National Business Daily (NBD) is reporting today that Apple's iPhone 5 has been hampered by capacity problems related to substandard In-Cell displays. Sources tell NBD that Apple is seriously considering a switch to ......
Apple's new In-Cell Displays may be Root of Production Problems

China's next Apple store is believed to be under construction in Beijing

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Signs have emerged indicating that a new Apple store is under construction in Beijing and may be open by year’s end. A piece in today’s Beijing Business Daily describes a not-yet-completed building with a strong resemblance to a typical Apple retail outlet, located in Beijing’s China Central Place Shopping Center...
China's next Apple store is believed to be under construction in Beijing

Amazon reportedly making progress with Japanese publishers

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Any of our readers in Japan who are waiting for Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) to start selling e-books and its Kindle e-reader the country are very likely running out of patience. We’ve been following Japanese news reports over the past six months or so, and more than once we’ve heard that its...
Amazon reportedly making progress with Japanese publishers

Interactive video startup Interlude raises $16m from Intel, Sequoia and other big names

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It’s been over three years since I first got to know Yoni Bloch, a musician and something of a celebrity in Israel, and got acquainted with his interactive video technology startup Interlude. Interlude’s technology basically enables video creators and publishers to let viewers experience a multi-branch tree-structured video. Think of...
Interactive video startup Interlude raises $16m from Intel, Sequoia and other big names
Sony may ask executives to return bonuses ahead of 10,000 job cuts, says Nikkei

MetroPCS subscribers fall, with T-Mobile deal pending

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MetroPCS Communications lost a net total of 93,000 subscribers in the fourth quarter, dipping to fewer than 8.9 million subscribers, in the face of increasingly tough competition in the prepaid wireless market. The news, reported by MetroPCS this morning, comes as Deutsche Telekom moves ahead with its plan to acquire...
MetroPCS subscribers fall, with T-Mobile deal pending
Facebook overtakes Japanese social network Mixi in Japan

Amazon cloud spinoff talk crops up again

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Amazon never discusses a possible spin-off of its huge web services business, but that doesn’t stop other people from talking about it. The topic cropped up again Monday after Oppenheimer analyst Tim Horan issued a research note that Amazon Web Services, which probably logs north of $2 billion a year...
Amazon cloud spinoff talk crops up again
Sharp agrees to share technology with Foxconn for new iPhone plant in Chengdu
BlackBerry Confirms It Won't Launch BB10 Devices In Japan

Shoptime’s $50m heats up Russia’s e-commerce war

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It’s been a big week for Russian web companies, with search engine Yandex hitting Nasdaq and billionaire investor Yuri Milner stepping down from his role at Mail.ru. But perhaps both of those have been topped by the news Shoptime.ru is about to receive a bumper $50 million investment from rival...
Shoptime’s $50m heats up Russia’s e-commerce war

BlackBerry exits Japan market; won't deploy BlackBerry 10

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BlackBerry will not launch the new BlackBerry 10 line of products in Japan, citing the cost of modifying its operating system to accommodate the Japanese language, Nikkei business daily reported. Over the last two years, BlackBerry's market share has plummeted to 0.3 percent from five percent. Japan is considered a...
BlackBerry exits Japan market; won't deploy BlackBerry 10

Drama at Russia's Vkontakte: UCP claims 48% stake, CEO is involved in a police investigation

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Editor’s note: This article originally appeared on East-West Digital News, a leading English-language resource on Russian digital industries and related venture activity. United Capital Partners (UCP), a major Russian fund operating in various industries, claims to have acquired a 48% stake in the country’s leading social network Vkontakte.ru, also known as VK.com. The transaction...
Drama at Russia's Vkontakte: UCP claims 48% stake, CEO is involved in a police investigation
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