Boundless, a Japanese arm of Apollo/Yahoo US, announced today that they would shut down two American-originated tech blogs’ Japanese version, TechCrunch Japan and Engadget Japanese version on May 1, 2022. According to the release, huge number of past articles will become inaccessible. Both sites will be redirected to the US version sites. Some of the… Continue reading TechCrunch Japan and Engadget Japan to be Shut Down, No Archives
Tokyo Olympic Committee is Hiring New Engineers for A New COVID-19 Service
twitter user @mahoco found an interesting job listing by Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee. The post valid from April 18th tells that Tokyo Olympic is seeking engineers who are in charge of planning, designing and deployment of a new massive anti-COVID-19 system for the coming Tokyo Olympic Games. Monthly salary is expected about 350,000 yen, which… Continue reading Tokyo Olympic Committee is Hiring New Engineers for A New COVID-19 Service
A wake-up service charges you when you fail to leave your home by time
A new smartphone wake-up assistance service Mezamee charges fee every morning ONLY WHEN you failed to wake up. The application is “totally free” as far as you wake up and leave your home over 100 meters before the time you set. Higher fee you set at the previous night, more serious you would depart your… Continue reading A wake-up service charges you when you fail to leave your home by time
NEC Releases AI Chooses The Best Taste of 2-channelers Soul Snack Umaibou
Umaibou is a Japanese snack which is now widely known as a symbolic favourite snack of the Japan’s largest anonymous bulletin boards 2-channel. The service which NEC launched to boast its AI technology is a automatic profiler tool to select the best fit Umaibou flavour for you.
i-mode cellphone shipment announced to cease by end of this year
NTT Docomo announced today November 2, 2016 that they will end the sales of i-mode cellphones between this month November and December. No new i-mode supported featurephone is announced so that P-01H, which was released November in 2015, would be the last i-mode cellphone for regular users. The announcement tells that their i-mode capable Rakuraku-phone(easy… Continue reading i-mode cellphone shipment announced to cease by end of this year
Smartphone Fasting Camp to be Held This Summer in Japan
Mainichi reports that Hyogo prefecture is to run a 5 days boot camp for smartphone addicted children in August. Kids are still allowed to bring their smartphone, but they are kept in one place, and only be usable between 30 to 60 minutes at night when kids can not stand.
Japanese Web: Find Hilary Clinton’s Photo Similar To Social Game Idols
Playing on the tag challenge is one of the Japanese Twitter users’ favorites, besides super simultaneous tweets by TV watchers. There is a series of challenges that #”Send A picture, and B will be given to you”(#Aの画像を送るとそれに近いBの画像が送られてくる). As a challenge, cats, yuru-chara characters and anime idols from Idol M@aster console/social game are used well. For… Continue reading Japanese Web: Find Hilary Clinton’s Photo Similar To Social Game Idols
Yahoo! Japan to Open Silicon Valley Branch
The Jpaan’s largest web company Yahoo! Japan announced [J] that it is to have a new oversea branch in Silicon Valley “to research the cutting edge technologies”. The release does not tell much details, except that it will send three staffs from its Data & Science solution department.
Yahoo! Japan and Family-mart Gives 50K Free Coffee For Search
Japan’s Web Behemoth Yahoo! Japan and one of three major convenience chain-store Family Mart jointly starts free coffee campaign [J] today. Anyone searching “Famima Coffee” (Famima is an official abbreviation of Family-mart in Japanese) on Yahoo! Japan’s iOS or Android app would get a free coupon of Family-mart coffee, size S which usually costs 100… Continue reading Yahoo! Japan and Family-mart Gives 50K Free Coffee For Search
Google Japan’s office in Skyscraper had a Small Fire
NHK reported [J] that the 30th office in Roppongi Hills’s Mori Tower had a minor fire burnt some carpet and card board boxes before 9 a.m. today November 27th. Floors between 26th and 30th are used by Google Japan. (office visit report by AKIRA DRIVE) Roppongi Hills is one of the Japanese IT centers, having… Continue reading Google Japan’s office in Skyscraper had a Small Fire