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Japanese investors sell record amount of euro-denominated bonds in March

Investors in Japan sold 1.96 trillion yen ($19.2 billion) worth of euro-denominated long & medium-term bonds in the month of March this year, fresh data released by Ministry of Finance revealed.

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SoftBank’s Masayoshi Son recalls how he got exclusive rights for selling iPhone in Japan

Late Steve Jobs, co-founder and former CEO of Apple Inc, was originally reluctant to give SoftBank exclusive rights to sell the iPhone in the Japan but Masayoshi Son finally managed to gain the exclusivity for his company, the Japanese savvy technology entrepreneur recounted in a recent interview.

In a recent TV interview, Masayoshi Son recounted how he managed to score the deal to become the Apple iPhone's exclusive carrier in Japan. He said that he had called Mr. Jobs and arranged for a meeting nearly two years ahead of Apple's officially acknowledging the iPhone's existence.

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Sony may come up with a Windows Phone

Consumer electronic manufacturer Sony may come with a Windows Phone-based handset sometime in the future, a senior executive from the Japanese company hinted at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) last week.

Pierre Perron, head of Sony Mobile Europe, revealed that Sony was in talks with Microsoft in regards to bringing a Windows Phone-based Sony-branded handset to the market.

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Sony officially launches Bravia Smart Stick

Japanese electronics giant Sony has officially launched its Bravia Smart Stick in the United States.

The Sony Bravia Smart Stick has been designed to work around the 2013 Bravia television line up. It is like a Google Android-based TV dongle that comes bundled with some very striking Sony Bravia applications.

Jamie Marsh, television marketing manager for Electronics Home Entertainment & Sound Division at Sony, said that the Smart Stock would bring the full power of Google services to users' television sets.

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Microsoft will allow developers to self-publish games on Xbox 360: claims dev

Software giant Microsoft has revised its policies to allow indie developers to self-publish their games on Xbox 360 console, according to a fresh statement from Pinball Arcade developer FarSight Studios.

The statement came after Microsoft's recent announcement that indie developers would be allowed to self-publish on the Xbox One.

Using Gamasutra, the Pinball Arcade developer claimed that the Redmond-based software giant had stated that the new program would be opened in August.

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