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KDDI invests $5M in educational apps maker Fuhu

KDDI's Open Innovation Fund invested $5 million in Fuhu, a developer of children's educational apps and devices. This is the first investment for the fund, which was launched last February and has $60 million in funding to invest in companies in the Silicon Valley area.

Japan regulators favor ISDB-Tmm, not MediaFLO, for mobile TV

A Japanese government advisory panel said it favors operator giant NTT DoCoMo's proposal to run a next-generation mobile broadcasting service based on ISDB-Tmm technology, shooting down carrier

O2 signs on for Napster Mobile

Operator O2 UK announced an agreement to launch digital music service provider Napster's mobile music service. Network services provider Ericsson will assume systems integration, operations,

Is Disney's Japanese MVNO too Goofy to succeed?

Both Google and The Walt Disney Co. made significant inroads into the Japanese mobile market this week, but just because the two American media giants are moving into the Far East doesn't mean

Google unveils Android, Open Handset Alliance

On Monday Google finally made public the worst-kept secret in wireless, officially announcing the development of Android, a Linux-based open software platform for mobile devices. Google also will

KDDI announces music sharing deal with Sony

Japanese mobile operator KDDI announced an agreement with Sony to enable digital music sharing music between Sony portable and home music systems and KDDI's mobile handsets. The joint service, which

KDDI intros behavioral targeted advertising

Japanese operator KDDI announced it will introduce an advanced behavioral targeting advertisement system that analyzes mobile users' website logs and visit frequency to serve ads tailored to their

KDDI launches branded Google email

Japanese operator KDDI announced it will introduce a new branded email service based on Google's Gmail. The free service will launch in September--KDDI subscribers will receive 2 gigabytes of