A week in tech

A round-up of all the latest tech news.

Japan

Media, Gaming and Entertainment

- Softbank Technology and Imagica Digix said they will be jointly selling systems that will allow the instant sending of high-definition TV programming and other video content through fiber-optic networks running from TV studios to broadcast stations. The two companies said the systems will be using fiber-optic lines owned by NTT East Corp, NTT West Corp. and others. The video content will be sent at a maximum speed of 10 gigabits per second. The system can reduce the amount of time needed to edit videos as it eliminates the physical handling of videotapes from one location to another. Through the system, films...

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