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SMARTPHONES

Though Apple’s overall revenue of $81.8 billion came in just above Wall Street estimates last quarter, iPhone demand was weaker than predicted.
BUSINESS / Tech
Aug 4, 2023
Apple faces longest sales slowdown in decades as iPhone slumps
The company reported a revenue decline of 1.4% in the fiscal third quarter, hurt by an industrywide slump that has sapped demand.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Apr 18, 2023
New Monster Hunter mobile game supercharges Capcom shares
Monster Hunter Now represents a low-risk bet by Capcom to grab a share of the expanding global smartphone game market.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Dec 31, 2022
Apple CEO Tim Cook conveyed concern over App Store curbs in meet with Kishida
Apple has faced heightened scrutiny over its App Store practices that charge a 30% fee on payments and subscriptions and does not allow iPhones to use apps from third party app stores.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Nov 2, 2022
Japan eyes enhanced tax collection from smartphone game providers
Japan is apparently aiming to enhance its tax collection in its bid to level the playfield for domestic and overseas game providers at a time when the industry has been booming.
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BUSINESS
Oct 23, 2022
Who gets the last word on Steve Jobs? He might.
Some historians are wondering if Steve Jobs' widow is trying to frame the legacy of her late husband, a complicated and transformational figure who was shadowed by his flaws.
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BUSINESS / Tech
Sep 3, 2022
Google expands app billing options in Japan and Europe
Google began to accept applications Thursday from developers of apps, excluding games, who want to use credit cards or other settlement methods outside the internet giant's system.
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BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 4, 2022
KDDI network ‘almost restored’ as Japan assesses outage's full impact
The problem has impacted not only users but also organizations in areas ranging from banking and logistics to emergency services.
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BUSINESS / Tech
Jul 3, 2022
Up to 39.15 million KDDI mobile lines affected during nationwide disruption
The au mobile brand operator has been scrambling to resolve the disruption to its nationwide network since early Saturday.
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BUSINESS
Jul 2, 2022
Au mobile customers across Japan hit by network troubles
KDDI Corp., with some 60 million au customers, said the disruption started at around 1:35 a.m. and work is underway to restore services. The cause is being investigated.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 19, 2022
Smartphone apps aim to provide a lifeline to those in isolation in Japan
Thousands of people have signed up to a service that automatically sends messages to a phone at regular intervals to confirm safety.
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BUSINESS / Tech
Feb 5, 2022
Apple aims to debut a new low-cost 5G iPhone and iPad in early March
The announcement will mark Appleu2019s first major event since a new MacBook Pro debuted in October.
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COMMENTARY / World
Dec 19, 2021
Cash is dying, but we aren’t ready to bury it
As cash vanishes u2014 without a central bank digital currency replacing it u2014 the publicu2019s trust in the convertibility of deposits into official money may become an issue.
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JAPAN / Society
Nov 20, 2021
Local governments in Japan helping elderly people learn how to use smartphones
Japan's "digital divide" came into focus when older people without internet access faced roadblocks for making COVID-19 vaccine reservations.
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BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 17, 2021
The cult of Balmuda can now make phone calls
Balmuda, best known for its stylish but expensive toaster, is hoping to bring its know-how to the ultra-competitive smartphone market.
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BUSINESS
Oct 20, 2021
Google’s new Pixel handsets and Android system boost iPhone competition
The two U.S.-based firms are competing in a much-changed smartphone market this year, with Chinese Android vendors having improved significantly.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / ANALYSIS
Oct 13, 2021
Apple's China balancing act more precarious as Xi cracks down on tech
Last month Chinau2019s top court effectively granted consumers the right to sue Apple for alleged abuse of market power, threatening the delicate balance the firm has cultivated in the country.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Sep 23, 2021
In setback for Apple, EU plans one mobile charging port for all
The move has been more than 10 years in the making, with the European Union executive touting environmental benefits and savings for users.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies / Regional Voices: Tohoku
Sep 20, 2021
Sendai throws weight behind efforts to develop tech for disasters
Companies in the Tohoku region are developing apps to help with the distribution of relief supplies and the management of evacuation centers.
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BUSINESS
Sep 14, 2021
Apple issues emergency security updates to close a spyware flaw
The spyware, called Pegasus, uses a novel method to invisibly infect Apple devices without victimsu2019 knowledge.
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BUSINESS / Companies
Dec 3, 2020
NTT Docomo unveils ¥2,980 data plan, cheapest among Japan's top carriers
Unlike KDDI and SoftBank, Docomo does not have a budget brand and is set to lower fees for its main brand u2014 a sign that the carrier is succumbing to pressure from the Suga administration.

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