a-week-in-tech-october-3--october-9

A week in tech, October 3 - October 9

A roundup of all the latest tech news.
Japan

Internet
ò Industry reports show the trading of imaginary assets within the virtual world for actual money, called real money trading RMT, is believed to have become a Ñ15 billion $126 million industry. According to the Online Game Forum comprised of game developers, about 320 online games are available in the country as of the end of 2005, and about 28 million people are registered players. Online gaming is now an Ñ82 billion $689 million market, an increase of about 140 percent compared with last year. Since there are no regulations or specific rules for RMT, more problems are expected. Players usually gain their virtual items or currency as they clear...
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