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October 1, 2012 at 9:56 AM

Microsoft’s visa plan: More needed

I’ll gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today. That’s the gist of Microsoft’s ambitious proposal to revamp U.S. immigration policies regulating the flow of foreign tech workers into the country. Microsoft wants the government to let companies bring in more skilled workers from overseas with special visas. It also wants the government to release…

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Comments | Topics: Apple, Asia, Billionaire techies

March 11, 2011 at 4:05 PM

Nintendo: No quake injuries, business continues

Nintendo released a statement about the quake’s effects on its headquarters in Kyoto. The catastrophe won’t affect business operations, apparently including shipments of the upcoming 3DS, which goes on sale March 27 in the U.S. The statement: We appreciate the concern shown in the aftermath of the recent disaster in Japan. We can confirm that at this time…

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March 11, 2011 at 11:01 AM

For quake news, Comcast makes TV Japan free

Comcast early today made TV Japan available for free to all of its digital cable customers in Washington, so they can get earthquake news from the 24-hour Japanese news channel. TV Japan airs on digital cable channel 245. It’s normally a premium channel requiring an extra charge, but Comcast unencrypted the signal today. It will…

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Comments | Topics: Asia, Comcast

November 11, 2010 at 2:12 PM

PopCap launching Japanese game service

PopCap Games is big in Japan, and getting bigger. The Seattle-based company today said it’s launching a mobile, social game service for the Japanese market. Called “Pop Tower,” a joint venture with Square Enix subsidiary Taito Corp. Pop Tower is part of an Asian blitz by the 10-year-old company, which first established the viability of the Seattle-centered…

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Comments | Topics: Asia, casual games, Casual games

September 24, 2010 at 10:58 AM

After yuan’s fixed, give China Xbox and Halo:Reach

Here’s another way to level the playing field with China, besides getting the country to stop manipulating its currency: Get Microsoft to start selling Xbox 360 consoles in the country, pre-loaded with “Halo: Reach.” In the six days after “Reach” launched last week, players spent 5,901 man years playing the game online, according to “Halo” creator Bungie. That…

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