Of smartphones sold in October, 76% were Apple

Nov 29, 2013

Of smartphones sold in October, 76% were Apple

Apple Inc. sold three of every four smartphones in Japan in October after the largest carrier, NTT Docomo Inc., began carrying the iPhone, according to a market researcher. Apple, which released new iPhone 5S and 5C models in September, won 76 percent of Japanese ...

Nov 27, 2013

Amazon begins online video distribution

Major online shopping site operator Amazon Japan K.K. has started an online video distribution service, enabling customers to purchase or rent Japanese and foreign films and TV shows from a selection of more than 26,000 titles. Content providers for Amazon Instant Video include film ...

Samsung ordered to pay Apple $290 million in patent case

Nov 22, 2013

Samsung ordered to pay Apple $290 million in patent case

A U.S. federal jury Thursday ordered Samsung to pay $290 million in damages to Apple in a partial retrial of a blockbuster patent case involving the two smartphone giants. The award revises the $450 million in damages that was originally granted in the landmark ...

NTT Docomo to start selling the iPad

Nov 20, 2013

NTT Docomo to start selling the iPad

NTT Docomo Inc. will start selling Apple Inc.’s iPad tablet computer soon, a senior official at the mobile phone carrier said Wednesday. The company will offer the product “in the not-too-distant future,” Senior Executive Vice President Kazuto Tsubouchi said. It will do so by ...

Refinements add up in new Mac OS system

| Oct 25, 2013

Refinements add up in new Mac OS system

by Anick Jesdanun

There isn’t one thing that jumps out with Apple’s new Mac operating system, known as Mavericks — and that’s a good thing. Mavericks has plenty of modest refinements that add up to a system well worth the upgrade, even if Apple weren’t giving it ...

Oct 15, 2013

Apple head-hunts Burberry CEO

British luxury fashion group Burberry said Tuesday long-serving chief executive Angela Ahrendts will step down next year to take up a newly created position with Apple. Burberry chief creative officer Christopher Bailey will take over from the 53-year-old U.S. national, adding chief executive to ...