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

- Department stores expect online summer gift sales to hit Ñ1 billion. Eight leading department stores revealed that summer gift sales on the Internet so far jumped by 25-620% year-on-year, with total sales during the entire season forecasted to treble to Y1 billion. Daimaru Inc. fared the best of the industry, expecting online summer gift sales to grow 620% on the year, exceeding its target by 10%. The success is largely attributed to its sales of alcohol on the Net.

Telecommunications

- KDDI's IP service is to bolster declining fixed-line operations. KDDI Corp. will launch an IP Internet Protocol telephone service in October that is much less expensive...

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