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A week in tech, Aug 15-21

A roundup of all the latest tech news.
Japan

Media, Entertainment and Gaming
òNintendo Co. announced plans to expand its presence in South Korea by helping the country's software makers to develop localised computer game programs. The South Korean market is considered one of the worldÆs fastest-growing game markets but is currently dominated by local on-line programmers. Nintendo Korea said the South Korean market is important for its global strategy, with the countryÆs game industry market estimated at $8.2 billion in 2006 and US$670 million in exports. Nintendo's plans, which cover its cooperative tie-up with Nexon Corp. and other South Korean companies, will involve both financial and technological support.
Nintendo launched its Korean operations early in January by introducing its latest portable...
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