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Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jun 15, 2022
Why some Japan firms can’t quit Internet Explorer
After nearly 30 years, Microsoft has finished support for the browser, which is set to cause problems for the handful of Japanese organizations still using it.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
May 10, 2022
Microsoft has $1.3 billion at stake for combat goggles
The project, which will under go a monthlong Pentagon test from May 23, aims to develop a 'heads-up display” for U.S. ground forces, similar to those for fighter pilots.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech / FOCUS
Apr 7, 2022
AI is explaining itself to humans. And it's paying off.
The emerging field of explainable AI has spurred big investment in Silicon Valley as startups and cloud giants compete to make opaque software more understandable.
Japan Times
WORLD
Mar 25, 2022
New EU rules regulating U.S. tech giants likely to set global standard
Europe's antitrust chief Margrethe Vestager on Thursday won backing from European Union members and EU lawmakers for her proposal, the Digital Markets Act, to reign in firms' powers.
Japan Times
LIFE / Digital / ON: GAMES
Mar 5, 2022
Unfazed by game rivals’ acquisitions, Nintendo seeks to forge its own path to success
The game company sees value in existing working relationships over securing short-term profit.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Feb 10, 2022
Microsoft lays out new app store rules as it seeks approval of its Activision deal
Microsoft said it wouldn't require developers to use its payment system for in-app purchases, although that stipulation and a few others won't initially apply to the Xbox store.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Feb 4, 2022
Activision Blizzard earnings miss estimates after Microsoft deal
Adjusted revenue fell 18% to $2.49 billion in the fourth quarter, Activision Blizzard said in a statement Thursday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / ANALYSIS
Jan 26, 2022
Microsoft’s Activision purchase could leave Japanese video game-makers out in the cold
Japanese gaming firms, which are generally less agile and outward-looking than their U.S. peers, may struggle as companies invest in the metaverse.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / ANALYSIS
Jan 21, 2022
Microsoft faces challenge cleaning up Activision Blizzard’s culture
After the acquisition closes, Microsoft will look take a more active role by hiring advisers, bringing in law firms or mandating sensitivity training.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jan 19, 2022
Microsoft will buy Activision Blizzard, betting $70 billion on the future of games
Microsoft has framed the deal as strengthening the company's hand in the so-called metaverse, claiming that 'gaming will be at the forefront of making that mainstream.”
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Dec 4, 2021
PlayStation plans new service to take on Xbox Game Pass
The service, code-named Spartacus, will allow PlayStation owners to pay a monthly fee for access to a catalog of modern and classic games.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Oct 15, 2021
Microsoft to shut LinkedIn China, citing ‘challenging’ climate
The company will close the current version later this year, but will launch a standalone jobs app in its place.
Japan Times
LIFE / Digital
Oct 1, 2021
Xbox Cloud Gaming launches in Japan as Microsoft continues to woo Japanese gamers
Microsoft used its platform at the Tokyo Game Show to talk about cloud gaming and double-down on its efforts to make inroads in the Japanese market.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Aug 22, 2021
For bank regulators, tech giants are now too big to fail
Tech giants that host a growing mass of bank, insurance and market operations on their vast cloud internet platforms are keeping watchdogs awake at night.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 29, 2021
Tech giants’ record quarter gives way to growth skepticism
Three of the world’s largest companies — Apple Inc., Microsoft Corp. and Alphabet Inc. — reported about $57 billion in combined profit in a record-busting quarter, riding a resurgence in consumer and business spending.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jul 24, 2021
Biden team has no immediate plan to sanction China over hacks
Some in the U.S. administration cite concern that sanctions wouldn't be as effective as other approaches in deterring future cyberattacks by China.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jul 15, 2021
Nintendo’s higher-priced Switch tests demand for bigger OLED screen
In an industry where consoles typically get mid-life price cuts, the Switch is moving into a higher tier — largely on the strength of a larger and better display and some added storage.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jun 5, 2021
Microsoft says error led to no matching Bing images for Tiananmen 'tank man'
Microsoft said the issue was 'due to an accidental human error and we are actively working to resolve this.'
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
May 25, 2021
Google's Starline shows promise and perils of 3D chats
Google and its rivals, including Microsoft, Apple and Facebook, all view 'mixed reality' as the next big new wave in computing and all are staking out fresh ground.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
May 17, 2021
Apple and Microsoft’s rivalry had cooled. Now it’s back and getting testier.
At a virtual product launch in November for Apple’s Mac reboot, actor John Hodgman appeared in a nerdy, ill-fitting suit before a white backdrop. "Stop, hang on, wait, one more thing, hi, I’m a PC,” he said, reprising the popular Mac vs. PC television commercials of a decade ago that not so...

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