Google pulls Hong Kong protester role-playing app

Business / Tech Oct 11, 2019

Google pulls Hong Kong protester role-playing app

Alphabet Inc.'s Google has suspended a role-playing app associated with the Hong Kong protests due to a policy that prohibits developers from capitalizing on ongoing conflicts, the company said on Thursday. A Google spokesman said that The Revolution Of Our Times app, which lets users ...

Starbucks Japan starts preorder service

Business / Corporate Jun 26, 2019

Starbucks Japan starts preorder service

Starbucks Coffee Japan Ltd. said Tuesday that it will start a new service to allow customers to order and pay through its smartphone app without waiting in line. The service, called Mobile Order & Pay, started at its 56 stores in Tokyo on Wednesday. Starbucks aims ...

Japan crypto-exchange license approval nears for Line

Business / Corporate Jun 20, 2019

Japan crypto-exchange license approval nears for Line

Line Corp., the nation's largest messaging app, is close to obtaining a license to launch a cryptocurrency exchange in Japan, according to people familiar with the matter. The Financial Services Agency could issue the license as early as this month, with exchange operations starting a ...