Chinese authorities continue their crackdown of online 'rumors'. Is now the right time to launch an attack on the Great Firewall?
Hana Stewart Smith
Temporary blackouts leave China's Internet users unable to access many Chinese Web sites as well as other unblocked foreign sites. Chinese Telecoms deny any network issues.
A paper released by the 'Internet Society of China' is calling for Internet firms to prevent the spread of online rumors, as Chinese authorities continue their web crackdown.
Japanese travel cards like Pasmo are being used by investigators to track unfaithful partners. As a result, the company has shut down its travel history services.
Five people have been charged in China over an incident in 2011, where a seventeen-year-old boy sold his kidney to afford new Apple products. Now his health is failing.
To celebrate Final Fantasy's 25th anniversary, Square Enix has teamed up with Prada to produce a series of special images, using characters from the game to model menswear.
People's Daily, a Chinese news source and government mouthpiece, has launched a $83.6 million IPO in Shanghai in an attempt to keep up with competitors.
A Tokyo publishing company has released textbooks that support Augmented Reality on smartphones. With apps downloadable for free, this textbook displays how AR might be a more practical choice than an iPad for classroom tech.
Despite reports that Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg was in China, he arrived in Tokyo today to meet the prime minister and surprising guests at the Mobile Hack event.
Apple's chief executive Tim Cook has visited a Foxconn plant and met with Chinese Vice Premier Li Keqiang as he continues his visit in the country.
Yamaha have revealed their latest step in synthesized vocals, a Vocaloid Keyboard, which can be used to produce live performances of virtual singers.
For Japan's Cherry Blossom season, Google has released a special edition of Street View with information for tourists in English, Japanese and Chinese.
Apple's Wi-Fi iPad 3 model has passed certification in China, and is clear for sale, despite the ongoing trademark dispute between Apple and Proview.
The Tokyo District court has sided with a Japanese man who claims that Google's autocomplete function is an invasion of his privacy.
The MPAA has released statistics from 2011, and the global box office is up 3 percent. Despite a decline in U.S. and Canadian markets, heavy growth in China and other international audiences is rescuing cinema from a slump.
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