TOKYO - Blogging has
come to Japan, and leading Internet firms and venture
companies see such services as a way to attract
subscribers and generate more banner ad
A blog, or Web log, is an online journal
that can be accessed with a browser like any other Web
site. The advantage is that they are much easier to make
and update than a conventional site because they require
no special technical knowledge.
Cyber Agent Inc. launched a blog service at the end of
January that quickly updates blogs to reflect e-mail
magazines. Global Media Online Inc. will begin one in
February that enables subscribers to use any address
they want for their blog. NetAge Inc. began testing a
blog service for cellular phones last fall, and plans to
turn it into a business this spring.
will begin offering a blog service this spring as part
of its Biglobe Internet service. The company may even
include functions that enable blogs to be viewed and
updated from cellular phones.
operator of the goo portal site, also plans to begin a
service this spring.
Jan 23, 2004
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