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Siemens Atlas of Digitalization measures six cities' digital readiness

Siemens has launched its Atlas of Digitalization, a new web-based application that reveals the readiness and potential of six major cities to embrace digitalisation...

24 Apr 2019

JAPAN

Rakuten buys shopping site Ebates for $1bn

TOKYO, JAPAN: Japanese e-commerce company Rakuten will buy US online shopping operator Ebates for $1.0bn as it taps overseas markets to counter a limited home market.

10 Sep 2014

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

JAPAN

SoftBank wants Sprint for US$21.6bn

TOKYO, JAPAN: SoftBank said Tuesday (11 June) it is increasing its bid for Sprint Nextel to US$21.6bn, the latest twist in a high-stakes bid to trump a rival offer and grab a chunk of the lucrative US mobile market.

12 Jun 2013

UNITED STATES

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

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

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

JAPAN

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

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

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

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

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

UNITED STATES

Consumer Confidence Survey: Economy again top global concern

NEW YORK, US: Global online consumer confidence fell for the seventh consecutive quarter as confidence in 31 of 56 global markets measured declined, according to from Nielsen, a leading global provider of insights and analytics into what consumers watch and buy.

9 Nov 2011

UNITED STATES

Global advertising spend up 5.7% in Q2 2011

NEW YORK, US: Despite overall growth of 5.7% for the advertising industry in Q2 2011, adspend fell in nearly half the world's key markets in the second quarter of this year as economic concerns continued to impact the advertising industry, according to Nielsen's quarterly Global AdView Pulse report released recently.

20 Oct 2011

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