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SoftBank to Invest $627 million in Stakes of Indian Online Retailer Snapdeal

SoftBank to Invest $627 million in Stakes of Indian Online Retailer SnapdealThe Japanese telecom company, Softbank Corp. which is run by Masayoshi Son, the billionaire has decided to invest $627 million in Snapdeal. com. The investment in the Indian online retailer is an attempt to tap the immensely growing popularity of the online market in India.

Japan’s Nuclear Safety Report May Not Be Enough to Reduce Price Impact on LNG

Japan’s Nuclear Safety Report May Not Be Enough to Reduce Price Impact on LNGJapan, has the biggest nuclear power generation capacity in the world only after the U. S. and France. But it has been living without any output from atomic power for some time now.

Sony PS4 sales have surpassed 7 million units

SonyIn a statement released on Wednesday, Japanese electronics giant Sony revealed that the worldwide sales of its November-launched next-generation gaming console - the PlayStation 4 (PS4) - have surpassed 7 million units.

According to Sony's statement, more than 7 million units of the $399-priced PS4 have been sold across the world, as of April 6, 2014.

Microsoft expands Windows Azure availability to Japan

MicrosoftIn a February 25 blog post, software giant Microsoft has announced that it is expanding Windows Azure cloud platform to two regions in Japan - Japan East and Japan West. The announcement implies that Microsoft aims at becoming a global cloud computing powerhouse.

Chinese Man Jailed for Poisoning Frozen Dumplings that were Later Exported to Japan

Chinese-Man-PoisoningAfter getting frustrated due to behavior of colleagues and lower wages, a Chinese man injected a highly poisonous pesticide into frozen dumplings that were later exported to Japan.

Sony reportedly planning to launch a Windows Phone-powered handset

Sony reportedly planning to launch a Windows Phone-powered handset

According to a TechRadar report, consumer electronics giant Sony is apparently set to launch a new handset which will run Microsoft's Windows Phone mobile operating system.

Citing the information shared by Sony Mobile Europe chief Pierre Perron, the TechRadar report has revealed that Sony is currently involved in discussions with Microsoft, in connection with getting a Windows Phone-powered Sony-branded handset out into the wild.

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