Shiseido app adds makeup to faces on video conferences

Oct 11, 2016

Shiseido app adds makeup to faces on video conferences

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In a potential boost for the government’s drive to get more people telecommuting, cosmetics company Shiseido Co. has developed an app that makes users look as if they are wearing makeup. It amounts to an instant makeover for the unfortunate worker called to appear ...

Telecom firms push to spread Wi-Fi to mountains, trails, huts

Aug 11, 2016

Telecom firms push to spread Wi-Fi to mountains, trails, huts

As Japan ushered the new Mountain Day public holiday on Thursday, telecommunications carriers vowed to expand Wi-Fi availability in cottages and on the trails winding through its numerous peaks. The wireless connections are expected to be useful in dealing with natural disasters or lost ...

Aug 4, 2016

Line, Shibuya Ward sign deal for online services

Line Corp. said it has signed an agreement with Tokyo’s Shibuya Ward to use its technology to improve online services provided by the municipality. It is the first municipal deal for the popular Japanese messaging application provider, which is owned by South Korea’s Naver ...

Aug 3, 2016

Mercari mulls additional funding after clinching U.S. foothold

Japan’s first startup unicorn is considering a new fundraising round to maintain momentum after a spike in U.S. downloads for e-commerce company Mercari Inc. The company’s free mobile app, which matches individual buyers and sellers, jumped to No. 3 in the U.S. download rankings ...