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  • Google launches its Cloud Platform region in Tokyo

    Google launches its Cloud Platform region in Tokyo

    Google today announced the launch of the Tokyo region of its cloud computing platform. With this, the Google Cloud Platform now features two regions (Tokyo and Taiwan) and a total of six availability zones in Asia. In the Asia-Pacific region, the plan is to also open new regions in Mumbai, Singapore and Sydney over the course of the next year, in addition to new regions in the U.S. Read More

  • Virtual reality in Japan Crunch Network

    Virtual reality in Japan

    I spent a week in Tokyo last month as a speaker at the CEDEC gaming conference. Had you asked 10 year old me about Japan, I would have conjured up images of Godzilla, Dragon Ball Z, and ninjas. Funnily enough, day trips to Akihabara and Harajuku brought some of these to life through arcades, cosplayers, and stores full of manga collectibles. Walking around Tokyo, I saw virtual reality poised… Read More

  • Spotify restarts Asia expansion with Indonesia launch, eyes Japan and India

    Spotify restarts Asia expansion with Indonesia launch, eyes Japan and India

    Spotify is finally kicking back into expansion mode in Asia. Nearly two years after its last country launch in the region and close to four years after it first stepped into Asia, the music streaming service has confirmed plans to go live in Indonesia at the end of March. Read More

  • Fitness Wearable Developer Lemonade Lab Scores $5.8M From Foxconn Unit

    Fitness Wearable Developer Lemonade Lab Scores $5.8M From Foxconn Unit

    Lemonade Lab, which develops sensors for athletes, has scored $5.8 million led by a Foxconn subsidiary. The Boston- and Tokyo-based startup will form a strategic partnership with FIH Mobile, which provides manufacturing services for mobile device makers. This is the latest in a string of hardware investments made by Foxconn, whose manufacturing clients include Apple, Microsoft and Acer, or… Read More

  • Rakuten Opens New Research Centers In Boston And Singapore

    Rakuten Opens New Research Centers In Boston And Singapore

    Rakuten, Japan’s largest e-commerce company, has opened two new branches of its research center in Boston and Singapore. Called the Rakuten Institute of Technology, the organization already has branches in New York, Tokyo, and Paris that not only support the company’s research and development, but also its efforts at worldwide expansion. Read More

  • Sony Mobile Gets Into The Drone Business

    Sony Mobile Gets Into The Drone Business

    Sony is looking to drones to find new business opportunities. Specifically Sony Mobile, the division of Sony responsible for mobile phones, telecommunication and small imaging sensors, founded the company along with Tokyo startup ZMP Inc. But don’t expect to buy a Sony drone anytime soon. These drones are not for the general consumer. Called Aerosense, this new company will open new doors… Read More

  • Slightly Slighted, Apple’s Diehards Still Do The Launch Day Lineup Crunch Network

    Slightly Slighted, Apple’s Diehards Still Do The Launch Day Lineup

    While the atmosphere outside the store was generally similar to previous launches, a glaring difference was the fact that I wasn’t waiting outside of an Apple Store. I was sitting on the sidewalk outside of the upscale fashion boutique Maxfield, on trendy Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles. Read More

  • ReShare App Offers International News Articles Translated Into 11 Languages

    ReShare App Offers International News Articles Translated Into 11 Languages

    ReShare is targeted at news junkies who are tired of relying on Google Translate to read articles from foreign-language publications. Instead, the app offers articles translated into 11 languages by humans. The iOS and Android app was created by Conyac, a crowdsourcing translation platform. After raising a total of $1.1 million to date, Conyac grew its base of translators from 10,000 to… Read More

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