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A week in tech, July 1-7

A roundup of all the latest tech news.
Japan

Media, Entertainment and Gaming
ò Microsoft Corp announced its plan to launch the advanced version of its Xbox 360 game console, Xbox 360 Elite, this October in Japan. The device, which is popular in the US, has slow sales in Japan, where it trails behind Nintendo and Sony. The Elite's 120-gigabyte hard drive is six times bigger than the regular Xbox 360's hard drive and twice as big as that of Sony's PlayStation 3 console. It can store thousands of songs as well as a library of high-definition TV shows, movies and arcade games. Microsoft said it will sell the Xbox 360 Elite for 47,800 yen $390, compared with 29,800...
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