A week in tech

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- Yahoo Japan Corp. said profit and revenue increased sharply in its fiscal first quarter, with advertising, online shopping and job-information services continuing to grow. Yahoo Japan, which is affiliated with Yahoo Inc. and Softbank Corp., said group net profit jumped 83% to 8.3 billion $76.5 million from 4.5 billion $40.9 million in the year-earlier period, while revenue climbed 57% to 24.5 billion $222.5 million. The Internet portal site operator said revenue from its auction service increased 4.2% to 6.1 billion $55.4 million. Commissions from users of the service rose, but the value of transactions was almost flat as measures the company implemented,...

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