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A week in tech, October 31-November 6

A roundup of all the latest tech news.
Japan

Media, Entertainment and Gaming
Nintendo has decided to stop repairing the Famicom because stocks of spare parts are running out, according to a company spokesperson. Famicom is the console that became famous with Super Mario Brothers and Dragon Quest. The family computer, which was sold as the Nintendo Entertainment System in the US and Europe, made its world debut in Japan in 1983 and went on to sell some 62 million units worldwide. The decision to stop providing repair services for the Famicom is seen by industry observers as bringing about the end of the product.

Sony CorpÆs Sony Pictures Entertainment division is looking into the possibility of selling or forging equity partnerships for...
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