ò Rakuten Inc announced its plans to launch virtual shopping malls for the US, European and Chinese markets by the spring of 2008. The company said it will set up a U.S. unit in Boston shortly to develop systems and localise them for different regions. Rakuten said it will also boost its staffing levels at its subsidiaries in the UK as well as in other foreign countries.
ò NTT DoCoMo, KDDI and Softbank Mobile announced that they will launch the emergency call position notification system in April 2007. The system can automatically notify an emergency agent of information on the position of the caller when the...