A week in tech

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

Japan

Telecommunications

- Yahoo BB is to break even within several months, according to Softbank. The recent sharp growth in subscribers is attributed to its BB Phone Internet-based phone service. The Softbank group is prepared to raise the necessary funds to be employed in sales and facilities when cash flow turns positive, and plans to offer a cable TV service nationwide.

- Internet Initiative Japan IIJ is to launch a systems configuration service for start-ups that allows new businesses to lease space as required on servers and hard disks at its data centres. IIJ will configure systems for clients on leased server and hard-disk space at 11 nationwide data centres, which will be connected via...

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