Cosmetics firm Shiseido rolls out smile-rating app

Jun 23, 2016

Cosmetics firm Shiseido rolls out smile-rating app

How do you know if you’ve got that winning smile? There’s an app for that. Japanese cosmetics firm Shiseido says it has come up with a system to rate a person’s smile by measuring facial movements. Users look into a tablet device with the ...

N.Y. senator urges probe into ad firm's 'spying billboards'

May 2, 2016

N.Y. senator urges probe into ad firm's 'spying billboards'

A U.S. senator is calling for a federal investigation into an outdoor advertising company’s latest effort to target billboard ads to specific consumers. New York Sen. Charles Schumer has dubbed Clear Channel Outdoor Americas’ so-called RADAR program “spying billboards,” warning the service may violate ...

iPhone app aims to sell sake to the world

Oct 26, 2015

iPhone app aims to sell sake to the world

An iPhone app that can recognize sake labels and display information in Japanese and English on everything from alcohol content to recommended ways of drinking the rice wine has been released. Developed by label-maker Takakuwa Art Printing Co. in Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture, the app, ...

METI plans bilingual app that scans sake labels

Jun 28, 2015

METI plans bilingual app that scans sake labels

The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry plans to develop a free smartphone app that scans sake labels to provide information in Japanese and English. The app will display such data as alcohol content, the variety of rice used and recommended drinking temperatures, as ...

May 21, 2015

Line said to prepare dual listing before Japan Post IPO

Line Corp., operator of Japan’s most popular mobile-messaging service, is preparing for a dual listing in Tokyo and New York before Japan Post Holdings Co.’s initial public offering, people with knowledge of the matter said. The Tokyo-based company aims to sell shares around September ...