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A week in tech, January 23-29

A roundup of all the latest tech news.
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ò Yahoo Japan reported a rise of 20 percent in its quarterly profit as it signed up more users to its auction site and attracted more stores on its online mall. The company said its net income rose to Ñ15.2 billion $125 million in the three months ended December 31 against Ñ12.7 billion $104.4 million a year earlier. Yahoo Japan, which competes with web firms such as Rakuten and Google, said the total value of transactions at its online auction, shopping and other services jumped 14.7 percent in calendar 2006 from a year earlier, in contrast with sluggish wages and spending in the overall economy.

ò Market sources said that Mitsubishi...
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