a-week-in-tech-september-1925

A week in tech, September 19-25

A round-up of all the latest tech news.
Japan

Internet
ò Industry analysts note that social networking service, a members-only online community, has been rapidly gaining popularity in Japan, fueling competition among major Internet service providers. As an invitation from an existing member of an SNS site is usually required to join the site, members can chat with each other with a sense of security, which is often cited as the reason behind the popularity of these sites. Mixi Inc., the largest SNS website operator in Japan, has attracted some 5.7 million registered members since its launch two years ago and on September 15 it went public on the Tokyo Stock Exchange's Mothers market for startup firms. Mixi's profits mostly come from...
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