Rakuten acquires Innoeye for its push into 5G and communications services
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
AI-powered voice transcription app Otter raises $10M, including from new strategic investor NTT DOCOMO
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
The sorry state of AR startups in 2019
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
Startups Weekly: Will the Seattle tech scene ever reach its full potential?
In this week's newsletter: WeWork files confidentially for IPO, Lyft loses scooter head and Magic Leap raises MORE money.
Why are people still giving Magic Leap 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 taps Docomo 5G to remotely control its humanoid robot
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
NTT Docomo Finally Gets The iPhone, But Subscribers Still Flee Due To Low Stock
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
Japan’s NTT Docomo Buys Fine Trade, An Austrian E-Commerce Solution Provider, For ‘Several Tens Of Millions Of Euros’
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 DoCoMo To Pay $50M To Take A 7% Stake In Pioneer To Expand Its Push Into In-Car Transport Systems
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
Evernote Hones Its Platform Ambitions, Teams Up With Docomo And Honda For A New Accelerator
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
Docomo Inks Deal With China Mobile To Take Its ‘D Game’ Gaming Portal Abroad For The First Time
<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 Reportedly Team Up To Offer Tizen Smartphones In 2013
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
Japan’s NTT Docomo Launches $125M Incubator Fund And Program To Accelerate Homegrown Mobile Innovation
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
MEDIAS ES N-05D: NEC’s New Android Phone Is 6.7mm Thin, Connects To Casio’s G-SHOCK GB-6900
<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
Disney, Q-pot Choco, Honey Bee: Japan Gets 3 Extra-Cute Android Phones
<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
Fujitsu Japan Rolls Out 2 “Girls-Only” Cell Phones
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="
5 Japanese Tech Companies (And Samsung) Set Up LTE Mobile Chip Venture
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’s Top 3 Mobile Carriers Agree To Support Global NFC Standard
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'
LG’s Optimus LTE Android Phone Goes On Sale In Japan
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
NEC MEDIAS PP: Waterproof Android Phone With 4-Inch OLED Screen, 1700mAh Battery, Wireless Charging Support
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