Aug 21, 2014

220 mostly female minors warned against online solicitation

Warnings against online misconduct were issued to 220 minors under 18 in the first half of the year, the National Police Agency reported Thursday. The warnings covered activity ranging from paid sex and dates to underwear sales, and 102 were involved in prostitution or ...

Aug 15, 2014

Amazon surge in Japan lifts Yamato's express deliveries

As more Japanese use mobile phones to shop online, Asia’s biggest parcel shipper is ready. Yamato Holdings Co. is seeing so much demand for everything from computer disks to electrical parts by customers of Amazon.com Inc. and other online retailers in Japan that it ...

Jul 29, 2014

Samsung postpones launch of Tizen smartphone

Samsung Electronics Co. said Monday it is delaying sales of its first Tizen-powered smartphone in the latest setback to the company’s ambition to create a mobile platform to rival Google’s Android or Apple’s iOS. The South Korean company had planned to start selling the ...

Jul 28, 2014

Japan Display, Sharp race to win China smartphone display deals

Japan Display Inc. and Sharp Corp. are in a fierce battle to land liquid crystal display panel contracts from Chinese smartphone makers. Since some of the Chinese makers are starting to offer high-quality handsets, the two rivals want to boost their profiles in the ...

Jun 21, 2014

Microsoft, Google OK 'kill switch' for phones

As as part of an agreement with mayors and police agencies, Google and Microsoft said Friday they plan to join Apple in offering theft-deterring “kill switches” in their smartphone operating systems. The companies confirmed the commitment, which was noted in a report Thursday by ...