Nintendo teams up with venture fund to find new tech for Switch

Business / Tech Apr 13, 2018

Nintendo teams up with venture fund to find new tech for Switch

Nintendo Co. is teaming up with San Francisco-based Scrum Ventures to scout startups working on new ways to play or use the company's hit gaming console, the Switch. The program, run by Scrum, will look for startups, teams within larger companies or university researchers developing ...

Uber CEO plans closer ties with Toyota on autonomous driving

Business Feb 22, 2018

Uber CEO plans closer ties with Toyota on autonomous driving

The world's largest car maker and the world's biggest ride-hailing company plan to team up on autonomous driving as technological changes sweep through the transportation industry. On Thursday, Dara Khosrowshahi, chief executive officer of Uber Technologies Inc., posted a photo on Twitter of him and ...

At last, Japan gives nod to gaming as a profession

Business Feb 9, 2018

At last, Japan gives nod to gaming as a profession

A skinny chain smoker with pale skin, Yota Kachi doesn't look much like a professional athlete. But this weekend, the 31-year-old will get a chance to become one by playing video games. Japan will begin the process of legalizing paid esports with a tournament near ...

China's bitcoin barons seek new life in Japan and Hong Kong

Business Oct 29, 2017

China's bitcoin barons seek new life in Japan and Hong Kong

China's largest cryptocurrency operators are proving hard to keep down. From OKCoin to Binance.com, Chinese exchanges and wallet services are seeking a second life in friendlier Asian jurisdictions as the mainland clamps down on trading and coin offerings. They're applying for licenses in Japan — ...