Citizen journalism given a boost

Mar 29, 2015

Citizen journalism given a boost

by Rob Lever

When three buildings collapsed and ignited a blaze in New York on Thursday, a smartphone app brought the live video feed to anyone online wanting to watch. The disaster took place, coincidentally, the same day as the launch of Twitter’s new livestream app Periscope, ...

Mar 13, 2015

Tepco in talks with mobile carriers to form partnership: sources

Tokyo Electric Power Co. is currently in talks with three major Japanese mobile carriers to find a partner for joint marketing, as the planned liberalization of the retail electricity market next year is expected to boost competition, informed sources said Friday. The utility will ...

NTT Docomo bundles mobile and broadband, shaking up sector

| Feb 17, 2015

NTT Docomo bundles mobile and broadband, shaking up sector

NTT Docomo Inc. is set to launch a discount mobile phone price plan bundled with broadband communications that use the fiber-optic networks of Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp. group companies, in a move that’s expected to spur competition in the industry. The nation’s largest ...

Feb 12, 2015

NTT Docomo to hang up on expats in U.S. in 2016

NTT Docomo Inc. is set to terminate its mobile phone service for Japanese people in the United States next year in a move that would mark the effective withdrawal of Japan’s largest mobile carrier from the giant market. It would also highlight the urgent ...

Dec 27, 2014

Over half of mobile phones now smartphones: survey

Smartphone users now account for over half of Japan’s mobile telephone subscribers, a survey of 2,000 adults said Saturday. The Dec. 5 to 8 survey, which drew valid responses from 63.7 percent of the pollees, found the ratio had risen to 52.7 percent from ...