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Alleged images of iOS 5.1 pre-GM build show new camera slider and Japanese Siri
The Japanese art of monetization

Apple's iBookstore Headed to Japan This Year

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Apple is preparing to take a serious run at the Japanese e-book market. The company is negotiating deals with a handful of Japanese publishers to supply a local version of its iBookstore with their e-book catalogs Sources with knowledge of the situation tell AllThingsD that Kodansha, Shogakukan and Kadokawa are...
Apple's iBookstore Headed to Japan This Year

Foxconn recruiter says next-gen iPhone arriving in June - rumor

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A Japanese-language TV program has recorded a Foxconn recruiter in Taiyuan, China as saying that Apple will release its next-generation iPhone in June....
Foxconn recruiter says next-gen iPhone arriving in June - rumor

iOS 5.1 available today, brings Japanese-language Siri

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We're live from Apple's event in San Francisco where Tim Cook has just announced additional language capabilities for Siri. That disembodied helper ushered in by the iPhone 4S is now getting a localized Japanese equivalent as part of the iOS 5.1 update rolling out today and slated to hit...
iOS 5.1 available today, brings Japanese-language Siri

Nintendo Reverses Feature That Lets Male Video Characters Get Gay Married

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Bathhouse. (Photo: Kotaku) Pray for Nintendo’s PR department, as it’s undoubtedly going to face the wrath of some very angry gaymers. Last week, the company released a life-simulation game that let male characters to marry the same sex. But an update released yesterday removed that supposedly unintended feature…OF HAPPINESS. In the new,...
Nintendo Reverses Feature That Lets Male Video Characters Get Gay Married

Kinect for Windows 1.5 will have better tracking and broader reach

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The Kinect for Windows 1.5 developer kit will be available in late May, Microsoft’s Craig Eisler, General Manager, Kinect for Windows, announced recently via blog post. With the 1.5 software development kit (SDK) will come Kinect Studio, an application that allows for developers to record and playback debug clips...
Kinect for Windows 1.5 will have better tracking and broader reach
LG's upcoming flagship Optimus G Pro revealed in leak

Microsoft to launch its Surface RT tablet in Japan, report indicates

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A report published by Nikkei, and brought to our attention by MarketWatch indicates that the Surface RT tablet could be slated for sale in Japan. The timing for such a launch may be no more than a few weeks from today. The Surface RT marked the start of a new...
Microsoft to launch its Surface RT tablet in Japan, report indicates

Amazon Looks East: Launches First Japanese Language Kindle And Japanese Kindle Store

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Amazon continues to extend its reach into new markets and increase its focus in Asia: today it announced pre-orders for its first Japanese-language Kindle, the Paperwhite, and, in another first, it has now extended its Kindle Store into Japan, opening it with 50,000 titles in the library. It also today...
Amazon Looks East: Launches First Japanese Language Kindle And Japanese Kindle Store

New 21.5-inch iMac gets an early teardown in Japan

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We're currently putting Apple's latest "skinny" iMac through its paces here in New York, but an eager Japanese customer has already popped open the 21.5-inch desktop's case, revealing a serviceable hard drive, removable logic board and even a bit of room to spare in the tapered silver housing. There's...
New 21.5-inch iMac gets an early teardown in Japan
SkimLinks helps publishers nail affiliate marketing, no wooing required
iOS apps hijack Twitter accounts, post false "confessions" of piracy

Sharp now manufacturing 5-inch 1080p displays for Android smartphones

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Sharp announced in a Japanese-language press release earlier today that it has begun mass production of a series of 5-inch smartphone displays which will bring desktop HD resolution to mobile devices. The displays will max out at an impressive 1920×1080 pixels—the same resolution as many HD televisions and widescreen computer...
Sharp now manufacturing 5-inch 1080p displays for Android smartphones

The Kindle is headed to Japan next month

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If you find yourself shopping for a holiday gift in Tokyo later this year, you might spy a new gadget vying for your currency: Amazon’s Kindle. According to the Nikkei, as reported by Reuters, Amazon is taking its e-reading devices to Japan next month. E-readers have reached mainstream status in...
The Kindle is headed to Japan next month

Fake Google Play apps scam Japanese porn seekers

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Security firm Symantec says these fraudulent Android apps are using a one-click method, tricking Japanese-language porn lovers into registering for a paid service that doesn't exist. [Read more]...
Fake Google Play apps scam Japanese porn seekers

Rakuten begins Pinterest collaboration, adds ‘Pin It’ buttons to three key Web services in Japan

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Japan-headquartered e-commerce giant Rakuten has taken its first step to collaborate with Pinterest, the social network that it led a recent $100 million round of investment in, after announcing that three of its Japanese services — virtual mall Rakuten Ichiba, Rakuten Travel and Rakuten Recipe service — now include ‘Pin It’...
Rakuten begins Pinterest collaboration, adds ‘Pin It’ buttons to three key Web services in Japan

Huffington Post, Asahi Shimbun partner to launch HuffPo Japan

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The Huffington Post will launch in Japan through a partnership with the Japanese newspaper company Asahi Shimbun. The Japanese-language edition marks the Huffington Post’s first foray into Asia. Asahi Shimbun was founded in 1879 and has a daily circulation of 8 million for the morning edition and 3.4 million for...
Huffington Post, Asahi Shimbun partner to launch HuffPo Japan
Facebook overtakes Japanese social network Mixi in Japan

Siri reveals Japanese language support itself

www.electronista.com
Apple through indirect means confirmed a longstanding expectation of Japanese language support in Siri. While direct proof of conversation wasn't mentioned, 9to5 in a quick check found that Siri now included Japanese along with the existing English, French, and German. The mention supported hints of extra language support coming by...
Siri reveals Japanese language support itself

iOS 5.1 'Pre-GM' Seed Leaked? Camera Button, Japanese Siri

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BlogdoiPhone claims to have somehow obtained a "pre-GM" version of iOS 5.1. GM refers to Golden Master version of the software which is typically the final production version. Only two new minor findings have been discovered. One is an ever-present camera icon on the lock screen of iOS 5.1. In...
iOS 5.1 'Pre-GM' Seed Leaked? Camera Button, Japanese Siri
iOS 5.1 arrives with battery bug fixes, will add Japanese Siri support

Amazon brings Kindle to Japan: launches Kindle Paperwhite, Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HD

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Signalling its intention to launch in Japan a couple of months ago, Amazon has finally announced that it will launch its first Kindle devices in the country, making available its new Kindle Paperwhite, Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HD. Such is the demand for the devices, Amazon says that consumers...
Amazon brings Kindle to Japan: launches Kindle Paperwhite, Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HD

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
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