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News Bytelanded a $17.3 million Series A round of funding led by the Innovation Network Corporation of Japan, a public-private partnership, with NTT Venture Fund, DoCoMo Innovations and NEC Group’s Innovative Ventures Fund participating. The company also named former CTO Dan Mihai Dumitriu as its CEO. Former CEO Tatsuya Kato was named chairman. Midokura is working on what it calls an “overlay-based” network-virtualization technology.
News ByteiBooks 3.1, includes hundreds of thousands of Japanese language titles, thanks to some new publishing-house distribution deals we reported on back in January.
News Bytedo not infringe a Samsung patent on wireless transmission technology, and that the Korean company has no right to seek damages against Apple, let alone a sales ban. Samsung said it was “disappointed that our argument was not accepted by the court.”
News Bytethe Nikkei that Microsoft intends to bring Surface RT to Japan in March, a move that will pit the Microsoft-designed device against competing offerings from local manufacturing partners like Sony and Fujitsu.