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Line Taxi launches to drive Uber out of Japan

Japanese messaging giant Line has entered the Asian taxi app battle with its new add-on – Line Taxi, set to rival the so far undisputed Uber for regional top spot. Unlike other Asian countries, such as China and India which list a number of taxi app rivalries, Japan has lived under the peaceful reign of… Read More


IBM opens first Japanese SoftLayer data centre in Tokyo

IBM has opened the doors of its first SoftLayer cloud data centre in Tokyo, answering growing Japanese demand for local data storage. According to IBM, its cloud business grew 600% over 2014 and the company now counts over 1000 Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) customers in Japan. The new facility is able to accommodate thousands… Read More


Japan’s status as Asia’s most cloud ready comes under pressure from big improvers

Japan has maintained its status as the more cloud ready country in Asia but it is being increasingly challenged by big improvers from New Zealand, Australia and Thailand according to The Asia Cloud Computing Association’s (ACCA) latest Cloud Readiness Index 2014 Also on the march is The Philippines, which has now moved from bottom of… Read More



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