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Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Aug 19, 2015
Microsoft says Line's popular Rinna character is new way to engage customers
Microsoft is hoping to revolutionize the way that companies use messaging service Line to promote their products, with the help of an artificial intelligence program last seen posing as a high school girl.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Aug 6, 2015
Line's AI program captures hearts with lifelike personality
An artificial intelligence program posing as a sweet and innocent schoolgirl has captured the hearts of young men nationwide, with some smitten users even declaring their love for their new "girlfriend."
BUSINESS / Tech
Jun 9, 2015
Chip firms ink $66 billion in mega mergers as Internet of Things connections spread
Chip companies are merging, signing $66 billion worth of deals this year alone in preparation for an explosion of demand from all walks of life as the next technological revolution takes hold: the Internet of Things.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
May 6, 2015
China's cybersecurity push sparks a 'gold rush' in tech products
Zhang Long made his fortune selling pu'er fermented tea and handcrafted furniture from the mountains of his native Yunnan province in southwest China.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Mar 20, 2015
Sony's PS4 hits China but with few games
The PlayStation 4 debuted Friday in China, but with few games and bare-bone online services as Sony navigates tight censorship rules to get a toehold in the world's biggest gaming market.
Japan Times
LIFE / Digital / ON: GAMES
Feb 27, 2015
This month's latest games — from play dough to gangsters
Nintendo molds a new Kirby
BUSINESS / Tech / ANALYSIS
Nov 28, 2014
American competitors behind many of Google's woes in Europe
When EU politicians call for the breakup of Google, it can sound like sour grapes, the anti-American backlash of an aging continent envious and fearful of the wealth and power of young U.S. tech giants.
Japan Times
LIFE / Digital
Sep 18, 2014
Plan your attack before you hit the gamefloor at Tokyo Game Show
It's time to press the start button for Tokyo Game Show (TGS), and while last year's edition smashed attendance records with more than 270,000 gamers showing up over the course of the event. This year's TGS hopes to be even bigger. The number of exhibitors has reached a record 421, a significant hike...
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Sep 11, 2014
Teen held for allegedly posting cracking app for Microsoft Office on blog
A high school student in Fukui was arrested Thursday on suspicion of uploading a computer program to the Internet that deactivates the expiration date in the free-trial edition of Microsoft Office 2013, police said.
WORLD
Sep 11, 2014
New Mexico city plans to auction excavated vintage 'E.T.' video games, the worst ever
A city in New Mexico where 1,300 unwanted vintage video games were discovered buried in a landfill has voted to auction off more than half of the cartridges in the run-up to Christmas.
BUSINESS
Aug 11, 2014
Microsoft's emerging markets problem: Few want to pay for genuine product
On a trip to Beijing a decade ago, Bill Gates was asked by a senior government official how much money Microsoft Corp. made in China. The official asked the interpreter to double check Gates' reply as he couldn't believe the figure was so low.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Jul 18, 2014
Microsoft to cut 18,000 jobs this year as it chops Nokia ranks; stock surges
Microsoft Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella kicked off one of the largest layoffs in tech history Thursday, signaling he intended to shake up the aging PC industry titan, but leaving questions about how exactly he would transform it into a nimbler, Web-based rival to Apple Inc and Google Inc.
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 17, 2014
Microsoft expected to announce huge job cuts this week
Microsoft Corp is planning its biggest round of job cuts in five years as the software maker looks to integrate Nokia Oyj's handset unit, Bloomberg reported, citing sources with knowledge of the company's plans.
BUSINESS / Tech
Jul 1, 2014
Microsoft targets cybercrime rings with roots in Kuwait, Algeria
Microsoft Corp. launched what it hopes will be the most successful private effort to date to crack down on cybercrime by moving to disrupt communications channels between hackers and infected PCs.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jun 11, 2014
Sony pins hopes on gaming unit to shore up profits
Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.'s release of a plethora of software titles in the coming month for the PlayStation 4 will be followed closely by its financially struggling parent company.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Apr 29, 2014
U.S., U.K. advise against use of Internet Explorer until bug is fixed
The U.S. and U.K. governments on Monday advised computer users to consider using alternatives to Microsoft Corp.'s Internet Explorer browser until the company fixes a security flaw that hackers used to launch attacks.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Apr 27, 2014
New Mexico dig uncovers 'E.T.' video games buried after 1980s flop
Documentary filmmakers digging in a New Mexico landfill on Saturday unearthed hundreds of "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial" cartridges. The game was considered by some to be the worst video game ever made; it was blamed for contributing to the downfall of the video game industry in the 1980s.
Japan Times
LIFE / Digital
Mar 13, 2014
BitSummit reveals tantalizing homemade worlds of play
After a successful debut last year, former Q-Games producer James Mielke once again shone a light on Japan's independent gaming scene with the second edition of BitSummit, a gathering of independent developers.
COMMENTARY / World
Feb 24, 2014
Good reasons to loathe Big Tech
Not only have Americans been reamed by Big Tech — they know they've been reamed. Which has set the stage for big-time resentment.
Japan Times
WORLD
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.

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