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Cryptocurrency and AI all the buzz at tech conference Slush Tokyo

Business Mar 29, 2018

Cryptocurrency and AI all the buzz at tech conference Slush Tokyo

by Cory Baird

Cryptocurrency and artificial intelligence technologies took center stage this week at Slush Tokyo, one of the nation's largest tech conferences and an annual event that brings together startups, investors and more established businesses. This year's conference featured many speakers, panel discussions and startups moving into ...

Unregulated ICOs threaten funding source for startups

Business Mar 29, 2018

Unregulated ICOs threaten funding source for startups

by Kazuaki Nagata

The rising cryptocurrency boom has sparked a fundraising scheme called initial coin offerings that have become a money-pumping machine for startups but also have a problematic reputation. Masahiro Yasu, 29, chief executive officer of Tokyo-based startup Alis Co., experienced the power of the ICO when ...

Facebook cuts ties to data brokers in blow to targeted ads

Business / Tech Mar 29, 2018

Facebook cuts ties to data brokers in blow to targeted ads

Facebook Inc. said on Wednesday it would end its partnerships with several large data brokers who help advertisers target people on the social network, a step that follows a scandal over how Facebook handles personal information. The world's largest social media company is under pressure ...

Kiyoshi Koyama: A life lived with jazz

Music Mar 29, 2018

Kiyoshi Koyama: A life lived with jazz

by Katherine Whatley

"I have lived a life alongside jazz," says Kiyoshi Koyama, jazz critic, journalist and radio host. This is apparent on a recent visit to his home in Chiba Prefecture, where he and his wife live surrounded by walls of neatly organized records, CDs, books ...

Photos highlight the everyday lives of prisoners in Japan

Art Mar 29, 2018

Photos highlight the everyday lives of prisoners in Japan

by Keiji Hirano

A week-long photo exhibition being held next month will aim to shed light on the everyday lives of inmates of Japanese prisons and promote public awareness about the challenges the country's criminal justice system faces. Around 60 photos, which were taken by six photography majors ...

Longtime MLB slugger Rusty Staub dies at 73

Baseball / MLB Mar 29, 2018

Longtime MLB slugger Rusty Staub dies at 73

The New York Mets have announced that former slugger Rusty Staub has died at 73. The team said in a statement he died Thursday after an illness in a hospital in West Palm Beach, Florida, hours before the start of the baseball season. A team ...

All eyes on Ohtani going into new MLB season

Baseball / MLB Mar 29, 2018

All eyes on Ohtani going into new MLB season

The world, the baseball world at the very least, will be watching two-way star Shohei Ohtani as the Angels begin their season with one of the game's brightest young phenomenons. When will he get that first plate appearance? It's likely to be one of the ...