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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
Nintendo to announce 3DS XL with 4.3-inch screen at E3, says Nikkei

Sharp may be close to receiving a $110 million boost from Samsung (update: deal final)

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Japan's Sharp has been struggling very publicly for some time now, and many reports indicate it's been looking outward for interested investors. While it already secured just such an arrangement with Qualcomm in December, rumors indicate attempts to reach a deal with Foxconn are in trouble and now Samsung...
Sharp may be close to receiving a $110 million boost from Samsung (update: deal final)
Hon Hai raises the stakes, wants 20 percent ownership of Sharp

Tokyo court rules in Apple's favor in patent battle, Samsung has deja vu

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In case you forgot, Samsung and Apple's legal squabbles didn't end in US federal court last year: the litigation rages on in international courts. Stop us if you've heard this one -- Samsung and Apple are caught up in a lawsuit focusing in part on Cupertino's bounce back patent,...
Tokyo court rules in Apple's favor in patent battle, Samsung has deja vu
Nexus 7 reportedly dethrones iPad as top tablet in Japan

Amazon is reportedly planning to launch its Kindle e-readers in Brazil and Japan

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Separate reports indicate that Amazon may soon launch its Kindle e-readers in Brazil and in Japan, PaidContent notes. This would be one more step in the Kindle’s global rollout, following its recent launch in Italy and Spain. As we reported, Amazon has also recently started to ship its Kindle Touch...
Amazon is reportedly planning to launch its Kindle e-readers in Brazil and Japan
Panasonic scaling back TV production, possibly getting out of plasma, reports Nikkei
Panasonic has developed its 'last plasma panel,' but television sales to continue for now

Sharp reportedly getting cozy with Hon Hai Precision, helping to make phone and tablet LCDs in Chengdu

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If we believe Japan's Nikkei, the decision by Hon Hai Precision Industry (that is, Foxconn's daddy) to buy a stake in Sharp was really just the start of a long, torrid love affair in LCD production. While Hon Hai is getting the rosy side of the deal for Sharp's...
Sharp reportedly getting cozy with Hon Hai Precision, helping to make phone and tablet LCDs in Chengdu

Japanese biometric ATM reads your palm, tells fortune

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A palm reading cash machine might not tell you your fortune, but it will, at least, dispense some of it. Ogaki Kyoritsu Bank in Japan has revealed that it will introduce the nation's first ATM that lets you withdraw money just by scanning your palm. This isn't the first...
Japanese biometric ATM reads your palm, tells fortune

'New playing options,' not better graphics to lead PS4 -- report

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That's the claim from an unidentified source talking to Japan-based news outlet Nikkei. That source says Sony wants to turn the PlayStation 4 into a living room "nerve center." [Read more]...
'New playing options,' not better graphics to lead PS4 -- report

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
Foxconn to take largest stake in Sharp's Osaka LCD plant, says Nikkei

Apple reportedly cuts iPhone 5 component orders from Japan by 'almost half' on weak demand

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Things don’t look positive for Apple according to reports out of Asia this morning. First, sources close to the Wall Street Journal suggested that Apple had asked its part suppliers to cut their output due to weak sales forecasts. Now, there’s more color from a report from Japan’s Nikkei which...
Apple reportedly cuts iPhone 5 component orders from Japan by 'almost half' on weak demand
Panasonic halving HQ workforce, says Nikkei
Sharp technology to be used for Hon Hai iPhone panel plant, says Nikkei

Apple shares dip below $500 following reports it cut iPhone 5 screen orders

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Investors take fright after Wall Street Journal suggests move indicates weakening of demandApple's shares dipped below $500 on Monday as Wall Street took fright over reports that it had cut orders for parts from screen suppliers for its iPhone 5 - but others said the reaction was overdone.The Nikkei newspaper...
Apple shares dip below $500 following reports it cut iPhone 5 screen orders

Emoji harmonization: Japanese carriers unite to standardize picture characters

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Emoji, the system of emoticons and pictures ubiquitous in Japanese text messaging and mobile email, is to be standardized after three of the country's major carriers announced plans to unify their character sets. Currently when you send a message to someone on a different network their phone will transliterate...
Emoji harmonization: Japanese carriers unite to standardize picture characters

Report: Japan's Softbank negotiating to buy U.S. operator Sprint

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Japan's Softbank, the country's third-largest carrier, is in negotiations to acquire U.S. mobile operator Sprint in a deal worth over US$30 billion, the Japanese business newspaper Nikkei reported Thursday....
Report: Japan's Softbank negotiating to buy U.S. operator Sprint

Prototype 3D display maintains resolution, bumps viewing angles, spans dimensions

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If 3D has a future in our pockets, then it must be one that requires no spectacles. Not only are the goggles an issue, other key factors like resolution and viewing angles all need to be bettered before it stands a chance of broad adoption. NLT technology knows this,...
Prototype 3D display maintains resolution, bumps viewing angles, spans dimensions

Apple Shares Dip Below $500 on Reports of Weak iPhone 5 Demand

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With just over a week to go before Apple posts first-quarter results, the company took a nasty beating on Wall Street early Monday morning following reports that it has reduced iPhone 5 component because of weaker-than-forecast demand. Apple shares slipped below $500 in early morning trading for the first time...
Apple Shares Dip Below $500 on Reports of Weak iPhone 5 Demand
World's smallest 4K display is 9.6 inches in size, boasts a 458ppi pixel density
Google's Nexus 7 surpasses Apple's iPad in Japan with growing market share

Panasonic racks up a record loss for 2012, looks forward to profits and a partner for OLED TVs

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Panasonic's yearly earnings are in and the red ink added up to a record $9.7 billion net loss for 2011. Number one on incoming president Kazuhiro Tsuga's list is turning around the company's TV division, where its heavy investments in both plasma and LCD manufacturing resulted in heavy losses....
Panasonic racks up a record loss for 2012, looks forward to profits and a partner for OLED TVs

Panasonic said offshoring all cellphone manufacturing

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In a sign of the times for the struggling Japanese tech giants, Panasonic is said to be offshoring all of its cellphone manufacturing. According to the Nikkei, the......
Panasonic said offshoring all cellphone manufacturing

Sharp may cut LCD production in half

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For the second time in a year, Sharp has announced that it will be cutting production of LCDs screens in its Sakai City (Osaka) Japan production facility. Nikkei is reporting [subscription required] that the company plans to reduce its output by one-half. Sharp will continue pushing out the screens at...
Sharp may cut LCD production in half

Google Nexus 7 tops iPad in Japan: Is this a trend?

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Google's Nexus 7 is making serious market-share headway against Apple in Japan, according to Nikkei. [Read more]...
Google Nexus 7 tops iPad in Japan: Is this a trend?

Apple Reviewing New Kind of Optical Film that Outshines OLED

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Tokyo's Nikkei national media conglomerate covering business, finance and industry news is reporting this morning that Apple ......
Apple Reviewing New Kind of Optical Film that Outshines OLED

Nikkei: Amazon to launch Kindle in Japan 'early October'

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If it feels like we've heard about Amazon's intention to punch through the Japanese wall with Kindle before, it's because we have. However, if a new report on Reuters via The Nikkei is to be believed, it could finally be getting closer. It's said that the internet retailer had...
Nikkei: Amazon to launch Kindle in Japan 'early October'
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