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A week in tech, February 8-14

A roundup of all the latest tech news.
Japan

Internet
ò Industry observers in Japan note how social networking web services are shifting their focus to cellphones, with Mixi Inc. leading the market for personal computers. Already, Gree Inc. formed an alliance with KDDI Corp. to launch the EZ Gree community service as part of the EZweb Internet services for KDDI's au cellphone subscribers. The company aims to increase subscribers, offering a function that enables them to use the Wikipedia free encyclopedia service easily. Both Gree and Mixi started social networking web services in February 2004. While Mixi has grown into the nation's largest service, with more than 8 million subscribers, Gree's customer base is limited to about 700,000. Yahoo Japan...
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