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Nintendo President: Lack of games hurting Wii U, but more titles coming

Nintendo's President said a lack of compelling titles for the Wii U is hurting sales, and promised to improve the console's lineup this year.

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Sony doubles profit forecast after selling U.S. headquarters, stock holdings

Sony has doubled its profit forecast for its recently ended fiscal year, a widely expected move after it sold off major assets including its U.S. headquarters and an office complex in Tokyo.

Nintendo misses profit goal as Wii U, 3DS sales sag

Sales of Nintendo's Wii U and 3DS fell short of the company's targets last fiscal year, pulling its profits down to half of what it expected.

Anonymous calls for Internet blackout to protest CISPA

Hacking group Anonymous asked websites to black out their front pages on Monday, in protest against legislation in the U.S. that would allow online companies and government agencies to more easily share personal information.

Evernote CEO: We want to build hardware

The CEO of archiving service Evernote said his company will soon release branded hardware with partners, as it moves toward creating its own devices.

Android founder: We aimed to make a camera OS

The creators of Android originally dreamed it would be used to create a world of "smart cameras" that connected to PCs, a founder said, but it was reworked for mobile handsets as the smartphone market began to explode.

Twitter, Pinterest, Skype founders advise Japan entrepreneurs

A host of celebrity tech executives, including the founders of Twitter, Pinterest, Evernote and Android, converged in Tokyo this week, invited as part of an ambitious effort to modernize Japan's economy through entrepreneurship.

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Sony ISP launches world's fastest home Internet, 2Gbps

A Sony-backed ISP in Japan has launched a 2Gbps Internet service, which it said is the world's fastest for home use.

John Kerry: Cyberdefense a major part of Asian security

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry called defending against cyberattacks a major part of maintaining security in Asia, and said Washington is forming working groups with China and Japan to address the issue.

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Chat app takes on e-book retailers, Amazon with manga comics service

Line, the popular messaging platform based in Japan, is challenging e-book vendors like Amazon and Rakuten with a new service to download and view manga, or Japanese comic books.

Fujitsu acquires French cloud startup RunMyProcess

Fujitsu has acquired RunMyProcess, a French startup that helps companies integrate on-site and cloud-based services.

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Sony aims to take 4K mainstream with $4999 TV, media player, download service

Sony will soon launch 4K TVs far smaller and cheaper than existing models, along with a 4K media player and download service, all aimed at bringing the next-generation TV format into the mainstream.

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Hirai remakes Sony in first year as CEO, now must win consumers

In his first year as Sony CEO, Kazuo Hirai has remade the company, cutting thousands of jobs, selling off large businesses and core properties, and moving divisions around the world.

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Chat app Line releases safety guide for girl teens after string of incidents

Line, the chat app that is exploding in popularity in Japan and other Asian countries, has published an online safety guide for teens after a string of incidents in which it was used to maliciously target young women.

Amazon CEO's group recovers Apollo moon mission rockets

A group led by Amazon's CEO has recovered from deep in the Atlantic Ocean rocket engines that powered the NASA Apollo moon missions in the 1960s and 1970s.