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- Livedoor announced a net profit of 1.8 billion yen $16.6 million for the fiscal first half through March 31, a 110 percent increase year on year. The performance was ascribed to solid earnings at recent acquisitions that were made into subsidiaries, which include Livedoor Securities Co. and accounting software developer Yayoi Co. Earnings of the company were also boosted by profit of 1.2 billion yen $11 million generated from selling stakes in some subsidiaries and affiliates, which include Internet advertising firm ValueClick Japan Inc. The company said its sales for the period totaled 30 billion yen $277.4 million. Its net media operations...

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