Rakuten, often referred to as the “Amazon of Japan” with extensive holdings in e-commerce and streaming media, has made an acquisition that will help it build up and flex a newer arm of it
Otter.ai, an AI-powered transcription app and note-takers’ best friend, has received a strategic investment from Japan’s leading mobile operator and new Otter partner, NTT DOCOMO Inc. The
Even when Apple telegraphs its hardware strategy, it’s proving to be nearly impossible for startups to beat them. The company’s executives have been motioning interest in following their r
In this week's newsletter: WeWork files confidentially for IPO, Lyft loses scooter head and Magic Leap raises MORE money.
If Magic Leap fails, the skeptics will at least have to admire the AR startup’s keen ability to raise vast amounts of capital. The company announced today that it has locked down another $280 mi
Toyota introduced T-HR3 to the world right around this time last year. The humanoid robot is capable of mimicking the motions of a plugged-in human, à la “Pacific Rim” and countless other
Japanese carrier NTT Docomo has revealed that it experienced a record monthly drop in subscribers for September, which is somewhat surprising given that the company was the lone remaining major Japane
Japanese carrier <a target="_blank" href="http://www.nttdocomo.com">NTT Docomo</a> today <a target="_blank" href="http://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/info/media_center/pr/2013/0827_00.html">announced o
Japanese carrier NTT DoCoMo has announced it plans to invest around $50M into Japanese digital entertainment company Pioneer Corporation, which makes in-car electronics, to acquire approximately seven
Productivity app Evernote today is announcing that it is teaming up with Honda and the Japanese carrier Docomo to launch the <a target="_blank" href="http://dev.evernote.com/accelerator/">Evernote Acc
<a target="_blank" href="http://www.nttdocomo.com">NTT Docomo</a>, the largest carrier in Japan, is taking one more step into China today. The company <a target="_blank" href="http://www.nttdocomo.com
Samsung and Docomo, Japan's largest mobile communication company, are joining forces to develop <a target="_blank" href="https://www.tizen.org/">Tizen</a>, an open source OS that supporters hope will
Good news for Japanese startups: Japan's largest mobile carrier, NTT Docomo, has announced a $125 million investment fund and incubator program for smartphone and tablet related startups -- to be call
<a href="https://techcrunch.com/tag/nec">NEC</a> did it again: about 11 months after unveiling the <a href="https://techcrunch.com/2011/02/21/first-pics-of-the-worlds-thinnest-smartphone-the-nec-media
<a href="https://techcrunch.com/tag/android">Android</a> adoption is growing rapidly in Japan, with local handset manufacturers doing everything they can in order to meet the demands of customers in a
Do women need special cell phones? Certain companies, such as <a href="https://techcrunch.com/2009/06/23/do-women-need-special-cell-phones-deutsche-telekom-says-yes/">Deutsche Telekom</a> or <a href="
Big news from Asia's mobile market today: Japan's biggest mobile carrier <a href="https://techcrunch.com/tag/docomo">NTT Docomo</a> (55 million customers, over US$50 billion in sales per year) is <a h
Japan, one of the <a href="https://techcrunch.com/2008/08/09/japan%E2%80%99s-super-advanced-mobile-web-too-unique-to-serve-as-a-global-blueprint/">most advanced mobile nations</a> in the world, doesn'
Japan's biggest mobile carrier <a href="https://techcrunch.com/tag/docomo">NTT Docomo</a> has <a href="http://www.lgnewsroom.com/newsroom/contents/61685">introduced</a> LG's awesome Optimus Android ph
Japanese mobile carrier <a href="https://techcrunch.com/tag/docomo/">NTT Docomo</a> has <a href="http://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/info/news_release/2011/12/02_00.html">announced</a> [JP] it will start offer