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A week in tech, Aug 8-14

A roundup of all the latest tech news.
Japan

Media, Entertainment and Gaming
ò Industry sources announced Sony Online EntertainmentÆs entering into a partnership with Virgin Comics to launch a massively multiplayer online video game, based on the Hindu comic book series Ramayan 3392 A.D. The series itself is based on the Hindu epic Ramayana. The game will be designed initially for the PC. Sony Online Entertainment is a part of Sony Computer Entertainment America, a division of global electronics maker Sony Corp.

Internet
ò Softbank Corp. announced a 44.9 percent growth in its April-June operating profit from a year ago to 78.7 billion yen US$667.5 million, a growth that the company ascribed partly to an increase in...
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