OKWave expressed its USA subsidiary opens November

OKWave, which has been providing the same name “OKWave(オーケーウェーブ)”, Yahoo! Answers like Q and A community service, expressed its new USA-office plan.

OKWave logo

The Q-and-A service OKWave started in 2000/1. It is the one of the biggest Q-and-A service in Japanese. OKWave also provides its system and user-bases to other players, such like NTT groups’ portal site “goo”, real-estate site “Homes”, etc.

OKWave’s competitors in Japan are “Yahoo! Chiebukuro”(based on Yahoo! Korea’s Answers, its success followed by US Yahoo! Answers) and “Hatena Jinriki Kensaku”(One of the oldest and the most popular service in Hatena portal).

IE7 Auto Update unexpectedly released to Japanese users

via Impress Watch

Internet Explorer 7

Microsoft IE Blog opens that the Internet Explorer browser is now available on Windows Update so Windows users with Automatic Update on are going to get IE7 upgraded.

But that was not expected for Japan. Microsoft explained before that Japanese version of Windows will not have IE7 automatically until 2008. So this time distribution should have not occured on Japanese Windows.

Microsoft drew back the distribution after, at least, 5 hours and is going to have a special announce to whom already upgraded IE unwillingly.