ò Oricon, a publishing company of music hit charts, said it has withdrawn from Japan's MC music download market, explaining its decision as a result of iTunes and the iPod ôoutrunningö the company. Oricon said that it will instead post links from its web site to online music stores while concentrating on music downloads for mobile phones. Oricon's online store has lost nearly $214,000 each month since its launch in March of 2005, and has raised its monthly download volume of 90,000.
ò Sharp Corp. announced its move to boost its solar cell production capacity by 100 MW to 600 MW per year. With an investment of about 3.5 billion...