A week in tech

A summary of all the major tech stories in Asia this week broken down by country and sector.

A week in Japan tech

e-Commerce

- Seven-Eleven Japan is to end e-commerce services offered through its Seven-Navi terminals by month-end due to high costs. Some 1,200 terminals at its Tokyo stores will soon be removed. But the major retailer will continue to sell tickets for concerts, movies and sporting events sold by Pia, tours operated by JTB and flights on Japan Airlines System, using new terminals with touch-sensitive panels.

- Rakuten is to introduce a new virtual currency for use at its online shopping mall next spring. For every purchase made with real money, shoppers will accrue a certain number of credits toward the virtual currency, which can then be used to buy other...

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