NYT discovers Japanese cell phones

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A recent NYT article about Japanese cell phones pretty much rehashes what I wrote about Japanese cell phones on Wired.com and Gizmodo a year ago. Interesting trend, where big media comes out with stories about topics that bloggers have written about a while back, except they add analyst quotes, industry data, and flashy headlines to make it into a "serious news article." Sometimes it even happens at the same publication.

About Lisa Katayama

I'm a contributing editor here at Boing Boing. I also have a blog (TokyoMango), a book (Urawaza), and I freelance for Wired, Make, the NY Times Magazine, PRI's Studio360, etc. I'm @tokyomango on Twitter.
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