Tue June 30, 2009

Eye-Fi connects to photo/video sites via NTT Com's Wi-Fi for free

Eye-Fi Japan K.K. announced on June 25 that you can now use its SD memory card, the Eye-Fi Share, for digital camera to upload photos you take to photo sharing/storing sites or your PC via NTT Communications (NTT Com) Corp.'s Wi-Fi service for free.

The Wi-Fi service is called “HOTSPOT connect,” which is available around Japan.

The HOTSPOT connect service is available as well when you upload videos using Eye-Fi's SD memory card, the Eye-Fi Share Video, for camcorder.

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Mon June 29, 2009

As many as 200 people lined up in droves for iPhone 3G S

The iPhone 3G S was released on June 26 in Japan from Softbank Mobile (SBM) Corp.

In front of SBM's flagship shop at Omotesando, Tokyo, about 200 people formed a long queue to get an iPhone 3G S smartphone at seven o'clock in the morning on June 26, the time the phone began to sell at the shop.

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Sun June 28, 2009

Mainichi Newspapers is tweeting

The Mainichi Newspapers, one of the major newspaper publishers in Japan, has set up its official accounts on Twitter.

Mainichi operates one account for Japanese-language news and another account for English-language news.

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Sat June 27, 2009

Louis Vuitton Japan gets on Mobage-town

Louis Vuitton Japan (LVJ) began to deliver its own online game for cellphone on Mobage-town, Japan's mobile game/SNS site giant, on June 25.

The game, Precious Cargo, is intended to promote LVJ's new products and attract customers to its brick-and-mortar shop, LOUIS VUITTON /underground/, which is temporarily open in Ikebukuro, Tokyo, Japan.

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Fri June 26, 2009

Total solar eclipse to be carried live to Daiei supermarkets

The Daiei, Inc. will broadcast the total solar eclipse live from Amami, Kagoshima Prefecture, to some of its supermarkets via the communication lines in high-definition on July 22.

The eclipse, which will take place for the first time in 46 years in Japan, is expected to attract customers while the digital signage system is working together.

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Thu June 25, 2009

More than one million units sold in the first three days--iPhone 3G S

Can you wait to get an iPhone 3G S smartphone?

Apple inc. said on June 22 that more than one million units of the iPhone 3G S sold in the first three days since it was launched on June 19 in the U.S.

In Japan, the iPhone 3G S will hit the shelves on June 26.

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Wed June 24, 2009

One-day use of Mobile WiMax

UQ Communications Inc.--poised to put its commercial Mobile WiMax service, UQ WiMAX, in production on July 1--announced on June 8 that it will begin to provide the one-day service plan, UQ 1Day, on October 1.

The plan will let you use its Mobile WiMax service for 24 hours at ¥600 without having to pay a registration fee, as well as its Wi-Fi service (UQ Wi-Fi).

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