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76% of Smartphones Sold in Japan are Apple!

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Apple really has a very strong hold on the Japanese smartphone market. In October Apple sold three out of every smartphones. That is a staggering 76% of all smartphones. Apple, which released new iPhone 5S and 5C models in September, won 76 percent of Japanese smartphone sales last month, market researcher Kantar Worldpanel ComTech said Thursday. Apple’s share of smartphone ... Read More »

Facebook Blocked in Russia?

Facebook has been blocked in Russia. Russia’s has decided that Facebook is just too much of an annoyance that it best be eliminated. Russia’s Internet blacklist, which can blackhole websites for reasons ranging from copyright infringement through to drug-related information, has welcomed its highest profile addition. Russia’s telecoms watchdog has confirmed that Facebook has been added to the list leaving ... Read More »

Yahoo Shuts Down Email Service in China

Yahoo’s email service has been shutdown in China after it warned it’s users back in April about the closure and requested it’s users to go somewhere else. Yesterday was the last day for Yahoo China email users to login and migrate their emails to an alternate email service. Since Yahoo China is run by local e-commerce titan Alibaba, that company ... Read More »