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Vlad Savov
For Vlad Savov's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jun 30, 2021
Big Tech is gearing up for a massive fight with Modi’s India
India is growing more assertive in its efforts to control online communications, challenging Twitter and Facebook's practices and threatening to set a precedent that could extend worldwide.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jun 23, 2021
SoftBank’s Son may stay on as chairman past age 69
Masayoshi Son isn't letting go of the reins at SoftBank Group Corp. anytime soon, even as the founder tells shareholders he's taking the issue of his succession seriously.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Apr 28, 2021
Sony plans $1.8 billion buyback as profit misses estimates
Sony's shares have surged since a trough in March 2020, propelled by the increase in gaming and mobile activity.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Mar 15, 2021
Rakuten sees biggest surge in 18 years after Tencent and Japan Post invest
The e-commerce pioneer is looking to expand its capabilities in artificial intelligence, financial technology and mobile networks.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies / ANALYSIS
Feb 26, 2021
Facebook's small sacrifice to Australia helps keep empire intact
While it's too early to declare a clear winner from the confrontation over Australia's new law, Facebook is walking away satisfied that it didn't have to cede too much ground.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Feb 10, 2021
Clubhouse tops Japan chart as CEOs and celebrities embrace chat app
The invite-only drop-in conversation app, currently only on iPhones, topped the country's download charts with more than 440,000 new installs last week.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Feb 1, 2021
Nintendo raises outlook after surpassing high expectations
Nintendo shares outperformed console rivals Sony Corp. and Microsoft Corp. in 2020 and the new PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X have faced production and logistics setbacks.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Nov 12, 2020
With the PlayStation 5, Sony sees a long-term cash cow amid gaming boom
The new PlayStation is Sony's most important gadget since the Walkman, and it goes head-to-head with Microsoft Corp.'s next-generation Xbox over the holidays.

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