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A week in tech, January 2-8

A roundup of the latest tech news.
Japan

Media, Entertainment and Gaming
According to media sources, Sony Corp has plans to create an Internet phone function for its PlayStation Portable PSP game player in cooperation with eBay unit Skype. SonyÆs PSP has been trailing NintendoÆs DS handheld gear in sales since the devices were launched. Under the offering, clients can download Skype's software, which is expected to become available as early as this month. The software will enable PSP users to make free web-based phone calls to other PSP users and to users of PCs equipped with Skype software.

Internet
According to Dentsu, the Japanese online advertising market was projected to be worth $3.4 billion in 2007 compared to the $4.1...
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