a-week-in-tech-november-28--december-5

A week in tech, November 28 - December 5

A roundup of all the latest tech news.
Japan

Internet
ò Expedia, the No. 1 U.S. online travel agency, launched a Japanese version of its popular travel site, marking the first attempt at a branded site in Asia by one of the top four U.S. travel agencies. According to PhoCusWright, a travel research company, the number of online travel bookings registered a growth of 31 percent in 2005 and 28 percent in 2006 in the Asia-Pacific region. The study said bookings are forecast to rise by 25 percent in 2007 and 2008. The figures do not include corporate bookings. At present, only about 10 percent of travel is booked online in Japan, compared to the U.S. where almost 50 percent...
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