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Japan Times
Dec 9, 2013
Major U.S. tech companies call for strict limits on surveillance
Eight of America's largest technology companies have called on President Barack Obama and Congress to impose strict new curbs on surveillance that, if enacted, would dramatically reshape intelligence operations that U.S. officials have portrayed as integral to the war on terrorism.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Dec 4, 2013
Nintendo seen missing target as Sony, Microsoft dwarf Wii U
Nintendo Co.'s prospects for meeting its profit and sales forecasts for the year are diminishing after Sony Corp. and Microsoft Corp. each sold more game consoles in 24 hours than the Wii U maker did in nine months.
Nov 27, 2013
Suspicious of NSA spying, Microsoft eyes encryption
Microsoft is moving toward a major new effort to encrypt its Internet traffic amid fears that the National Security Agency may have broken into its global communications links, people familiar with the emerging plans said.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 15, 2013
Sony holds its breath hoping for hitch-free PlayStation 4 debut
Sony Corp. chose the late Lou Reed's "Perfect Day" as the background music in commercials for the new PlayStation 4 scheduled to go on sale in the United States on Friday.
Japan Times
Nov 6, 2013
Thanks to old law, South Korea stuck as the land of Internet Explorer
South Korea is renowned for its digital innovation, with coast-to-coast broadband and a 4G LTE network that reaches into Seoul's subway system. But this tech-savvy country is stuck in a time warp in one way: its slavish dependence on Internet Explorer.
Japan Times
LIFE / Digital
Sep 19, 2013
Sony, Microsoft to square off at Tokyo Game Show
In Japan, the Tokyo Game Show (TGS) is gaming's main event. This year, heavyweights Sony and Microsoft are set to square off at Chiba's Makuhari Messe convention center with brand new consoles in tow. Who will come out on top?
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Sep 9, 2013
Post-Gates Microsoft's woes laid to Ballmer
"Do you have an iPod?"
Aug 24, 2013
Under Ballmer, Microsoft struggled to modernize
Aug 5, 2013
Businesses face switch as Windows XP wanes
Fire up a desktop computer at many small or medium-size businesses, and there is a decent chance it is running on a 12-year-old operating system: Windows XP.
Jun 15, 2013
Facebook, Microsoft release some data on U.S. surveillance requests
Facebook and Microsoft for the first time admit they received data requests from the U.S. government, but add it did not permit them to provide specific figures.
Jun 12, 2013
U.S. tech giants urge NSA transparency
Technology companies stung by the controversy over the National Security Agency's sweeping Internet surveillance program are calling on U.S. officials to ease the secrecy surrounding national security investigations and lift long-standing gag orders covering the nature and extent of information collected about Internet users.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jun 11, 2013
Sony-Microsoft console war faces tablet reality at E3
Gun-toting fighters take a back seat to Microsoft Corp. and Sony Corp. this week as the console makers battle to show they've got the best plan for selling pricey machines in the age of cheap play on phones and tablets.
May 9, 2013
Common complaints, possible solutions in coming update
The problem: There's no central place for launching programs and changing settings. Windows 8 features a new start page that takes over the entire screen. The page is filled with boxes, or tiles, for accessing your favorite programs. But to get to programs you use less often, you need to slide up a menu...
Mar 16, 2013
Browser makers consider limits to tracking users
It is often hard to tell which is the Web's priority: helping you learn about the world or helping the world — and especially advertisers — learn about you.
Mar 2, 2013
Panasonic developing 4K tablet computer with Microsoft
Panasonic Corp. is developing a tablet computer for business customers that runs on Microsoft Corp.'s Windows 8 operating system under their new business partnership, sources said Friday.
Japan Times
Mar 2, 2013
Microsoft's tablet computer finally coming to Japan in search of sales
Microsoft Corp.'s first-ever tablet computer will hit the Japanese market in two weeks, the company said Friday, hoping to break the iPad's domination.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / Japan Pulse
Feb 29, 2012
New dishes on company cafeteria menus
Company cafeterias, not usually the realm of gourmet fare, are making a name for themselves, and their company's brand, by serving up unique dishes.
Oct 31, 2011
Saudi Arabia's old regime grows older
The contrast between the deaths, within two days of each other, of Libya's Col. Moammar Gadhafi and Saudi Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdel Aziz is one of terminal buffoonery versus decadent gerontocracy. And their demise is likely to lead to very different outcomes: liberation for the Libyans and stagnation...
JAPAN / Media / Japan Pulse
Oct 25, 2011
Get your virtual freak on this Halloween
Thanks to augmented reality voodoo, you can skip that messy fake blood and itchy costume.
JAPAN / Media / Japan Pulse
Oct 26, 2009
A mouthful of tech marketing
All the big players in personal computing have landed in Japan to do battle, using conventional and unusual tactics. Who will come out on top?


Father's Day is said to have come to Japan around 1950, shortly after the establishment of Mother's Day.
The evolving nature of fatherhood in Japan