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Sprint and SoftBank reach national security agreement with US government: WSJ
Toshiba's high-res Kirabook takes on the MacBook Air and Pro all at once

Major shareholder Third Point ups Sony stake by 9.4% as it seeks talks on proposed spinoff

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Sony’s major shareholder Third Point LLC has increased its stake in the Japanese company by 9.4 percent, as it seeks to push ahead on talks for a proposed spin-off of Sony’s movie and music businesses. According to a report by Bloomberg, citing a June 17 letter from Third Point to Sony...
Major shareholder Third Point ups Sony stake by 9.4% as it seeks talks on proposed spinoff

Raspberry Pi moves manufacturing from China to the UK, courtesy of Sony

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The Raspberry Pi Foundation recently made two announcements. On Wednesday the company revealed its Rev2 board design (it’s a very technical post, if you’re interested). On Thursday, the company, which is based in the UK, announced something very dear to its heart: manufacturing for this board has moved from China...
Raspberry Pi moves manufacturing from China to the UK, courtesy of Sony

Nintendo's Scott Moffitt tells us what we need to know about the Wii U launch (interview)

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Nintendo want the Wii U launch on Nov. 18 to be the video game event of the holiday season. Scott Moffitt, executive vice president of sales and marketing, is the man in charge of making that happen. The Japanese company has a lot at stake on the Wii U,...
Nintendo's Scott Moffitt tells us what we need to know about the Wii U launch (interview)
Square Enix’s Mike Fischer says Activision was “crazy” to abandon True Crime: Hong Kong (interview)

Softbank Nears Sprint Nextel Deal

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Japanese company Softbank Corp. is near a $20 billion deal to buy a majority stake in Sprint Nextel Corp., people familiar with the matter said, a deal that will give the third-largest U.S. wireless operator more financial firepower to compete with bigger rivals. Softbank, a Japanese telecom and Internet company,...
Softbank Nears Sprint Nextel Deal

Japan's Kiip-like Metaps raises $11m, aims to become world's top Android monetization platform

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Metaps, a Japanese company that provides an advertising and promotions platform for Android, has raised a 1 billion yen (approximately $11 million) round of Series B funding that will help accelerate its expansion across Asia and beyond. The platform operates in a similar fashion to US-based rewards-based platform Kiip —...
Japan's Kiip-like Metaps raises $11m, aims to become world's top Android monetization platform

Companies worth $1 trillion are suing others over Android's alleged patent infringement

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On Friday it became discoverable that Fujifilm, a Japanese company, has sued Google subsidiary Motorola Mobility for Android's alleged infringement of four of its patents. So far, Fujifilm has mostly played a defensive role in patent litigation, bringing declaratory judgment actions or countersuits. But after trying unsuccessfully since April 2011...
Companies worth $1 trillion are suing others over Android's alleged patent infringement

First wind-current power system to be installed off Japan's coast

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A Japanese company will soon test the first renewable energy source to harvest the power of the wind and ocean. [Read more]...
First wind-current power system to be installed off Japan's coast

Apple pays $10M to license patents tracing back to Palm, others

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Apple has agreed to pay 1 billion yen, roughly $10 million US, to license patents originally devised by Palm and Palm OS creator PalmSource, among other companies, according to Macotakara. The patents are now owned by a Japanese company called Access. Beyond the Palm properties, Apple has also licensed concepts...
Apple pays $10M to license patents tracing back to Palm, others

Robot 'race' to fix nuclear plant

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Japanese company Mitsubishi has joined the race to build a radiation-resistant robot to work on the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant....
Robot 'race' to fix nuclear plant

Fuji Electric releasing first coin-operated EV fast charger, gives electric cars extra life

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Fuji Electric Retail Systems Co. is no stranger to flipping coins for profit, thanks to a robust lineup of vending machines such as the A011. The Japanese company, however, has also branched out from dispensing hot and cold drinks for change by supplementing its offerings with a different kind...
Fuji Electric releasing first coin-operated EV fast charger, gives electric cars extra life

iPhone becomes biggest-selling cellphone in Japan

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Apple now has the top-selling cellphone of any kind in Japan, IDC Japan determined late Thursday. The iPhone 4S launch helped Apple claim 26.6 percent of all cellphone shipments in the country this fall. It may have been the first non-Japanese company to top local ranks, ending a longstanding emphasis...
iPhone becomes biggest-selling cellphone in Japan

Mobile chat service Line targets emerging markets with plan to launch Nokia Asha app

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Mobile chat app Line passed 100 million downloads in January and began its strategy to gain traction in the US, but it has not forgotten the potential of emerging markets after committing to launch an app for Nokia’s Asha range in March. The Japanese company announced today that it will support...
Mobile chat service Line targets emerging markets with plan to launch Nokia Asha app

Apple pays $10M to license Palm, other patents from Japanese company

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The electronics giant has reached a patent licensing agreement with Access Co., the Japanese company that owns some patents related to the Palm operating system, as well as patents from Bell Communications Research and Geoworks. [Read more]...
Apple pays $10M to license Palm, other patents from Japanese company

Sony countersues Red over seven camera patents

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Sony has countersued high end digital camera maker Red Digital Cinema for patent infringement, two months after Red alleged Sony cameras infringed its patents and called for the cameras to be destroyed. Sony accused Red of infringing seven of Sony's patents in a suit filed with the U.S. District...
Sony countersues Red over seven camera patents
Apple rumored to be making new device from super-light carbon fiber

Sharp Retires Early Retirement Plan Early

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Sharp’s early retirement plan was supposed to run from November 1 to November 14. But the struggling Japanese company was forced to cut it short when it was overwhelmed by volunteers. Sharp said Tuesday it curtailed its early retirement program a week into its two-week run after receiving nearly 3,000...
Sharp Retires Early Retirement Plan Early

Japanese Carrier Softbank In Talks To Buy Sprint (S)

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TOKYO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Japanese mobile carrier Softbank Corp is in talks to buy a majority stake in U.S. operator Sprint Nextel Corp for more than 1 trillion yen ($12.8 billion), according to a source with direct knowledge of the matter, adding yet another potential shake-up to the fast-changing U.S....
Japanese Carrier Softbank In Talks To Buy Sprint (S)

Apple allegedly buying large quanties of carbon fiber parts

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Apple has ordered a sizable number of carbon fiber parts from a Japanese company which began production with the material in March, a Macotakara source claims. Little other information is available, although Apple is said to have ordered "samples" from the company in too large a quantity for that to...
Apple allegedly buying large quanties of carbon fiber parts

Nintendo Wii U now available to pre-order in the UK from Amazon

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People here in the US of A have been able to pre-order Nintendo's latest gaming console since shortly after the Japanese company wrapped up its NYC event yesterday, and now it's time for UK folks to do the same -- at least through Amazon. The online retail giant's now...
Nintendo Wii U now available to pre-order in the UK from Amazon

Premier Farnell, Sony, team up to move Raspberry PI manufacturing to the UK

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One of the biggest holdups to owning a Raspberry Pi was its stuttering availability, so much so that it even prompted a few copycat boards. Creator Eben Upton and equipment makers Premier Farnell might have found the solution, teaming up with Sony to produce an initial run of 300,000...
Premier Farnell, Sony, team up to move Raspberry PI manufacturing to the UK

Capcom’s grim earnings report boosted by $79.2M in mobile revenues

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Capcom has reported sluggish financial results at the end of its 2012 fiscal year, but mobile earnings from its Beeline unit continued to be a bright spot for the company, climbing 56.6 percent year-over-year to hit 6.3 billion yen ($79.2 million) in net sales. Capcom’s mobile net income rose 74.6...
Capcom’s grim earnings report boosted by $79.2M in mobile revenues

Major Bitcoin exchange slammed with denial of service attack as the currency surges

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Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox faced a distributed denial-of-service attack late Thursday, at a time the digital currency is seeing an upward swing. The Japanese company, which is rated as the largest exchange for bitcoins, was hit by a DDoS attack that was "stronger than the average," the exchange's support...
Major Bitcoin exchange slammed with denial of service attack as the currency surges

Samsung to Take 3% Stake in Sharp

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Samsung has agreed to buy a 3% stake in Sharp for $110 million, as the Japanese company scrambles to raise funds and secure customers for its LCDs....
Samsung to Take 3% Stake in Sharp
Tumblr Is The New York Area's Third Billion-Dollar Startup Exit In The Past 12 Months

Softbank-Sprint: U.S. wireless consolidation or just a land grab?

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If Softbank takes a controlling stake in Sprint, it could finally trigger a long-expected realignment of the U.S. wireless industry. Or it might just net the Japanese company a whole lot of valuable spectrum. [Read more]...
Softbank-Sprint: U.S. wireless consolidation or just a land grab?
Toshiba launches Tegra 4-based Android tablets with beautiful screens

Toshiba to Buy IBM's Retail Point-of-Sale Business for US$850 Million

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Toshiba said Tuesday it will purchase IBM's retail point-of-sale (POS) business for US$850 million, with the Japanese company taking over the hardware business......
Toshiba to Buy IBM's Retail Point-of-Sale Business for US$850 Million
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