ò Nifty, a major internet service provider, announced its plans to distribute highlights of World Cup soccer matches over the internet when the tournament kicks off in Germany this June. Nifty will offer the broadcasts free of charge to its subscribers, who can view them on their personal computers or mobile phones.
ò Rakuten Securities reported that its number of accounts surged 122 percent from a year earlier to 552,816 as of March 31, a figure that marked the sharpest gain of the five major online brokerages. The five firms had a combined 3.3 million accounts, after posting 87-percent growth from a year earlier.
ò Murata announced that it will...