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English football Club Manchester City has signed a deal with Japanese developer MJL to create a local mobile website in a bid to increase its fanbase internationally.
Rumours are surfacing that Apple's Siri may have support for Chinese, Japanese and Russian as early as next month, and is already in testing.
Apple is facing another lawsuit from Proview Technology's Shenzen branch, who are suing under patent infringement for around $38 million.
Twitter snags a former Google Asia executive, who will start later this year, suggesting a potential push into Asia for the company.
Shinjuku's Takashimaya is displaying a unique new android for it's Valentines Day spread, a new 'model' designed to replace storefront mannequins.
Despite the bad press around Foxconn's factories in China, thousands continue to line up for jobs at the factory in Zhengzhou.
News reports, suggesting that Tokyo can 70 percent expect a 7.0 magnitude earthquake in the next four years, sparked panic. That was the least of my worries.
The Thai government has officially endorsed Twitter's 'country-by-country' censorship policy, saying it is a "welcome development".
During the 100 day mourning period for Kim Jong-Il, citizens in North Korea are banned from using mobile phones, and those caught will be treated as 'war criminals'.
China's New Year celebrations are very impressive. This year, the organisers decided that synchronised dancing robots should join in their broadcast.
Singapore carrier M1 is offering 'camera free' iPhones on their website, marketed for military and government personnel banned from using smartphones with cameras.
TEPCO has revealed images from inside the Fukushima second reactor, taken with an industrial endoscope, provided by Olympus.
In an ill-worded statement, the chairman of Foxconn's parent company compared his workforce to 'animals' and sought management advice from the director of Taipei Zoo.
In a recent poll, Japan's virtual idol currently has the crown with thousands of votes for the 2012 London Olympics.
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