Jul 15, 2014

Government-backed innovation initiative looking for 'weirdos'

by Tomohiro Osaki

Tech-savvy “weirdos” are now wanted for an unusual government-sponsored project that seeks to spur innovation by backing people capable of producing “disruptive change” in conservative Japan. Starting Monday, the Internal Affairs and Communications Ministry began taking applications from “idiosyncratic and innovative” individuals who hope ...

Mar 1, 2013

China overtakes Japan on IT outlays

China has overtaken Japan in global information technology spending, German IT industry group BITKOM said Wednesday, ahead of the CeBIT, the world’s biggest high-tech trade fair. Global IT spending is poised to rise by 5.1 percent to $3.5 trillion, said BITKOM in a new ...