Go Far West, Young Startup: SoftBank Capital and Yahoo Japan in $20M Fund to Bring U.S. Entrepreneurs There

Breaking into the Asian market is not easy.
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Jerry Yang Is Back (And Investing More Than Ever)

Frankly — and I would know — the Internet pioneer also seems better than ever.
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Around the World in 80 Ways: Huffington Post Now Lands in Japan

Domo arigato, Arianna.
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After Pinterest, Japan’s Rakuten Makes Another U.S. E-Commerce Investment — This Time in Daily Grommet

Are you ready for “Citizen Commerce”?
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Exclusive: Yahoo Finally Set to Strike Alibaba Share Deal — Half Now, Then Half of What’s Left After Eventual IPO

Could the never-ending Yahoo-Alibaba deal finally be close to a handshake? Yes, indeedy.
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Sony’s Kazuo Hirai on Reviving the Iconic CE Brand and More: The Full AsiaD Interview (Video)

The second-in-command at the Japanese consumer electronics giant talks tablets, smartphones and turbocharging Sony.
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As Yahoo Ponders Its Fate Endlessly — Selling Off Yahoo Japan Stake Is Suddenly Its Easiest Option

Would the sale of its Japanese asset give the Silicon Valley Internet giant at least one silver lining amidst the many dark clouds?
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Yahoo for Sale: Possible Bidders Circling — Including Marc Andreessen — as Board Pressure Mounts

As Yahoo’s board meets today to talk about what to do next, the unsettled situation at the Silicon Valley Internet giant might overtake them sooner than later.
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Viral Video: The Wacky Japanese Dance

SCVNGR Goes Global (Sort Of!)

Another Wiif for Nintendo

Walkman Outsells iPod in Japan–Sort Of

NEC, Hitachi and Casio Deny Three-Way