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Foxconn won't be investing in Sharp after all, report says

Reuters, citing the Asahi newspaper, reports Foxconn and Sharp won't reach a deal by month's end, but Foxconn may consider an investment later after Sharp creates a new business plan.

By March 8, 2013


Robocco BeerBot a steal at just $799

Online retailer CScout is now selling the Asahi Robocco BeerBot for $799, plus shipping.

By June 11, 2007


Panasonic to launch rugged 5-inch smartie next month?

Panasonic is rumoured to be making mobiles again, with a 5-inch rugged smartie planned for next month.

By January 19, 2014


Microsoft rebrands Bing apps under revamped MSN, coming soon to Android and iOS

MSN is reinventing itself as a hub for your news and social networks, with new Android and iOS apps sharing the experience.

By September 8, 2014


Sharp makes a comeback! It's growing strawberries

A company that has fallen on difficult times branches out into a new field: growing strawberries in the United Arab Emirates.

By September 24, 2013


Toshiba has a Lytro-like camera for smartphones -- report

The device maker is building a camera with thousands of lenses that will let users choose what to focus on after they've taken a photograph, a Japanese newspaper reports. The technology is slated for a 2013 release.

By December 27, 2012


Sharp to cut 5,000 jobs in 3-year plan

The restructuring of the ailing TV maker includes pruning the global workforce and executives.

By May 10, 2013


iPhone and DoCoMo is a big deal in Japan

The likely introduction of the iPhone 5S and/or 5C by NTT DoCoMo is a hot topic in Japan.

By September 7, 2013


Tokyo court finds Apple doesn't infringe Samsung patents

The court decided on two occasions that the iPhone maker didn't violate patents related to app downloads and airplane mode.

By October 22, 2012


Japan to broadcast in 4K starting in 2014

The country will beat the rest of the world in broadcasting TV programs with four times the resolution of a Blu-ray movie.

By January 29, 2013