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76% of Smartphones Sold in Japan are Apple!


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 »

Fugitive penguin 337 spotted alive in Tokyo Bay

After Penguin Number 337 made a daring bid for freedom from a Tokyo aquarium and vanished into the waters of Tokyo Bay two months ago, many feared the worst for the adventurous feathered fugitive. But the one-year-old Humboldt penguin has now popped up on video footage in a different part of the bay, frolicking in the water and apparently healthy. ... Read More »

Sony Reports $5.7 Billion Loss, Fourth Straight Year of Red

Sony Corporation continues to rack up massive losses. Today the company reported a record annual loss of 457 billion yen($5.7 billion). This is the fourth straight year that Sony has reported a loss. Sony, the once-glorious maker of the Walkman and PlayStation struggles toward a turnaround under a new president. The electronics and entertainment company, which also makes “Spider-Man” movies, ... Read More »

Japan’s Suzuki recalls over 100,000 Swifts

Japan’s Suzuki Motor said Monday it will recall about 109,000 Swift subcompact cars worldwide, half of them in Japan, to repair a defect that may cause petrol leakage. The cars were produced between September 2010 and last month with 55,146 of them shipped to the domestic market and 53,801 others exported outside the country, including Australia, Mexico, and Europe, a ... Read More »