from Breakingviews:

Three taboo-breaking deals offer hope for Japan

October 8, 2013

By Peter Thal Larsen
The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from MediaFile:

WSJ pushes further into video with free app

September 13, 2011

The Wall Street Journal has launched a new video application "WSJ Live" that pulls from the content from its stable of live programming.

from MediaFile:

Tech wrap: Panasonic profits shaken by quake

June 20, 2011

Japan's Panasonic Corp forecast on Monday its full-year operating profit would drop 11 percent to 270 billion yen ($3.4 billion) in the year to March 2012, after the earthquake and tsunami in northern Japan hit production and sales. Like many of its rivals, Panasonic delayed its profit forecast due to lack of clarity about the effects of the quake.

from MediaFile:

Tech wrap: Microsoft earnings fail to excite

April 28, 2011

Microsoft reported a dip in quarterly sales of its core Windows operating system, mirroring a recent downturn in personal computers. The world's largest software company met Wall Street profit estimates, as strong sales of its Office suite of applications and game systems took up the slack. "Microsoft to me is no longer a growth stock but it is a very attractive value stock. They continue to generate tremendous free cash flow. Their balance sheet is really unmatched," Channing Smith of Capital Advisors said.

from Russell Boyce:

Asia – A Week in Pictures 10 October 2010

October 11, 2010

North Korea opened its doors and the internet to the World's media to allow a glimpse of the parade which marked the 65th anniversary of the founding of the Workers' Party. More importantly, it gave the world its first independent look at the protege Kim Jong-un. China based Chief Photographer Petar Kujundzic took full advantage of the opportunity.  The warmth of the picture of the women soldiers smiling - a rare glimpse into the world from which we normally only get formal, over compressed and pixelated images.

from MediaFile:

CES: Panasonic hopes to sell 1 million 3D TVs in first year

January 9, 2010

You may only have just heard about 3D TV, but Panasonic is already expecting it to be a hit with consumers. Yoshi Yamada, CEO of Panasonic's North America unit, told us the Japanese gadget maker hopes to sell 1 million units -- or more -- and they won't even hit the stores until the spring.

from MediaFile:

CES: Gadgets from the Consumer Electronics Show

January 8, 2010

The Consumer Electronics Show is underway, with myriad companies announcing new devices and services. Here’s a sample, as seen through the lens of Reuters photographers Mario Anzuoni and Steve Marcus.

from MediaFile:

CES: Panasonic’s really big TV screen (video)

January 7, 2010

This video does not do justice to Panasonic's 152-inch HD TV, on display at CES. 3D TV is getting all of the buzz, but this screen just makes you stop and ponder, you know, everything. I only included that guy on the left for perspective. Its a big doggone screen.

from Raw Japan:

3D TV is on its way

September 30, 2009

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Whenever I hear the words "3D TV", I'm reminded of a scene in the 1971 flick Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory in which Mike Teavee uses Wonka's television chocolate machine to miniaturise himself to fit inside a TV screen. As the mini Mike shouts with excitement about his TV debut, his mother reaches into the TV, picks him up and puts him in her purse. As a kid, that was as close as I'd get to 3D TV.

from MediaFile:

Dell unveils new rugged laptop

March 10, 2009

Most people beat up their laptops and eventually pay the price. But not so with an emerging class of so-called rugged laptops. Dell is releasing its second-generation fully-rugged model - the Latitude E6400 XFR - and the company says it provides even better protection from rain, dust and dirt, drops and spills and temperature extremes.