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Japan's second-largest mobile carrier KDDI says it is investing about $800M for a 49% stake in online securities company   —  Japan's second-largest wireless provider hurries to diversify from smartphones  —  TOKYO — KDDI will invest in online brokerage Securities …
Feb 17, 2019, 8:45 PMIn context
Sources say Google plans to unveil a lower-priced smartphone in 2019, and expect it to be cheaper than the iPhone XR, which starts at $749   —  Tech giant seeks to exploit Apple woes to drive hardware expansion  —  TAIPEI — Google plans to unveil its first lower-priced smartphone this year …
Feb 13, 2019, 10:10 PMIn context
Hisashi Iwato / Nikkei:
Japanese electronics maker NEC says it will acquire KMD, Denmark's largest IT business, for ~$1.22B in a deal expected to close at the end of February   —  Japanese company taps KMD's experience in servicing European public sector  —  TOKYO — Electronics maker NEC will acquire KMD Holding …
Dec 27, 2018, 8:35 PMIn context
Yoichiro Hiroi / Nikkei Asian Review:
Tencent partners with Line to offer payment services via WeChat Pay to small businesses in Japan, starting in 2019 with processing fees waived through July 2021   —  Tie-up targets Chinese tourists, but faces competition from Yahoo-Alibaba service  —  TOKYO — Tencent Holdings will team …
Nov 26, 2018, 10:00 PMIn context
Alphabet to close its Schaft robotics unit and dissolve the project later this year, after seeking other options when a deal to sell it to SoftBank collapsed   —  Tokyo-born unit Schaft lost its way after departure of robot chief Andy Rubin  —  TOKYO — Alphabet, the holding company behind Google …
Nov 15, 2018, 7:35 AMIn context
Origami, a Tokyo-based mobile payments company, raises ~$60M Series C from China Union Pay, others for developing and rolling out QR-code based payment services   —  $60m raised will go toward Chinese and Southeast Asian expansion  —  TOKYO — Mobile payment company Origami …
Sep 21, 2018, 10:50 AMIn context
Renesas, Japan-based automotive chip company, is in late stage talks to acquire US-based wireless chip maker Integrated Device Technology, sources say for $6B+   —  Once-troubled Japanese chipmaker is on the hunt in US  —  TOKYO — Japanese semiconductor manufacturer Renesas Electronics wants …
Sep 1, 2018, 8:45 PMIn context
Sources: Google is preparing to launch its own smart speaker with a display for the holiday season; 3M units are planned for first batch   —  Taiwan suppliers told to prepare for hardware blitz to challenge Amazon  —  TAIPEI — Google is preparing to release a smart speaker equipped …
Aug 16, 2018, 10:35 PMIn context
Sources: Japan trade commission is investigating allegations that pressure from Apple forced Yahoo Japan to pull back from its web-based game platform Game Plus   —  FTC looks into alleged pressure to quash Yahoo's Game Plus platform  —  TOKYO — Japan is investigating allegations that pressure …
Aug 15, 2018, 5:20 PMIn context
Intel says its XMM 7560 modem chip with support for CDMA networks is now in trial and mass production, while its XMM 8060 5G offering will be available in 2019   —  Chipmaker aims to take the lead in 5G, beyond PCs and smartphones  —  TAIPEI — Intel has started production of modem chips …
Jun 15, 2018, 9:45 AMIn context

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