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JAPAN

Sony sells US-based online game unit

TOKYO, JAPAN: Japan's Sony has sold its online gaming unit to a US investment firm, in a move that should free it to make titles for consoles other than PlayStation...

4 Feb 2015

JAPAN

Japan asks US publisher to change 'sex slave' textbook

TOKYO, JAPAN: Japan has asked a major US publisher to "correct" a school textbook that references WWII sex slaves, as Tokyo's bid to polish its history moves abroad...

16 Jan 2015

JAPAN

Sony warns it will lose $2.14bn this year

TOKYO, JAPAN: Sony has said the company will lose at least $2.14bn this fiscal year, more than four-times its earlier forecast and blamed a downturn in its mobile phone business for the losses.

18 Sep 2014

JAPAN

Intelligent robot to clean your home

TOKYO, JAPAN: The Dyson 360 Eye robot vacuum cleaner is claimed to have more suction than any other robot vacuum.

5 Sep 2014

JAPAN

Sony makes $261m in three months on PS4 sales

TOKYO - The weak Yen helped Sony make profits of to $261m in the first-quarter thanks to brisk sales of its PlayStation 4 console. However, the company still expects to make an overall loss this year.

1 Aug 2014

JAPAN

Japan's Suntory in talks to buy GSK drink brands

TOKYO, JAPAN: Japanese drinks giant Suntory Holdings is in advanced talks to buy the Lucozade and Ribena soft drinks brands for a possible US$1.56bn from British drugs firm GlaxoSmithKline, a report said Friday (6 September).

7 Sep 2013

JAPAN

Huffington Post launches Japan edition

TOKYO, JAPAN: US news website and aggregator, The Huffington Post, launched a Japanese edition on Tuesday, 7 May 2013, the company's first site in Asia, hoping to shake up the media landscape and generate discussion with readers.

8 May 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

Japan's electronics sector warns of dire outlook

TOKYO, JAPAN: Warnings from Panasonic and Sharp that they will post a combined annual loss of more than US$15bn has reignited fears about the increasingly dire outlook for Japan's once-mighty electronics giants.

5 Nov 2012

JAPAN

Japan's Sharp to cut 11 000 jobs, sell assets: report

TOKYO, JAPAN: Troubled Japanese consumer electronics giant Sharp is to cut 11 000 jobs worldwide and sell US$2.7bn worth of assets and factories in a bid to turn its finances around, a report said Tuesday.

26 Sep 2012

UNITED STATES

Marketing pays off: iPhone 5 frenzy builds ahead of today's release

SAN FRANCISCO, US: Gadget lovers have flooded Apple with pre-orders and set up camp outside the company's real-world stores to get their hands on the new generation iPhone 5 set for release today. [Video]

21 Sep 2012

UNITED STATES

Environmentally friendly purchases heat up in emerging markets

NEW YORK, US: Purchases of environmentally protective products have grown significantly in two of the world's leading markets - China and Brazil; but the widespread perception that these products are too expensive may be blocking deeper adoption.

21 Aug 2012

JAPAN

Japan's Sharp running out of options: analysts

TOKYO, JAPAN: Japan's Sharp Corp. is fast running out of options to repair its disintegrating balance sheet, analysts say, raising fears about its viability as investors bolt for the exit.

14 Aug 2012

UNITED STATES

New iPad tops three million

CUPERTINO, US: Apple has announced it has sold three million of its new iPad, since its launch on Friday, March 16. The new iPad features a new Retina display, Apple's new A5X chip with quad-core graphics, a 5 megapixel iSight camera with advanced optics for capturing photos and 1080p HD video, and the same all-day 10 hour battery life*.

22 Mar 2012

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