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8 Ways the Japan Crisis Impacts Consumer Tech

Typically, “supply chain” is a phrase that only business executives get excited about.  Yet in the aftermath of the Japanese earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear crisis, the world is starting to discover just how important those chains of supplies are. Sever or stress a single link, and the chain comes apart — affecting not only what’s …

Apple Postpones Japanese Launch of iPad 2

As Japan struggles to cope with the ongoing tragedies engendered by earthquakes, tsunamis and faltering nuclear power plants, Apple has announced that it will postpone the launch of the iPad 2 in the tech-savvy country.

The tablet, which launched on Friday in the U.S., was scheduled to debut in Japan on March 25. But Apple spokeswoman …

Tech Supply Shortages Loom After Japan Earthquake

Consumers could be looking at higher prices on televisions, PCs and phones in the wake of the 9.0-magnitude earthquake that hit Japan last Friday.

Although the effects of the quake on Japan’s tech manufacturing industry are still unclear, major display panel makers such as Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics are facing shortages …