Demand for health gadgets soars amid lockdowns

Business / Tech Apr 2, 2020

Demand for health gadgets soars amid lockdowns

Fitness-tracking gadgets are selling out, home exercise classes have never been more popular and robotics crews are pivoting to making sanitation robots. The Covid-19 pandemic has triggered a seismic wave of health awareness and anxiety, which is energizing a new category of virus-fighting tech. The ...

Japan Display bailout plan gets shareholder approval

Business / Corporate Mar 26, 2020

Japan Display bailout plan gets shareholder approval

Japan Display Inc. shareholders have signed off on a bailout plan involving a capital injection from a private Japanese fund to erase its negative net worth so the company can turn itself around. Under the bailout plan, which was approved Wednesday at an extraordinary shareholders ...

NTT Docomo becomes first to launch 5G service in Japan

Business Mar 25, 2020

NTT Docomo becomes first to launch 5G service in Japan

NTT Docomo Inc. launched fifth-generation large-capacity ultrahigh-speed mobile phone services Wednesday, becoming the first in Japan to do so. Rivals KDDI Corp. and Softbank Corp. are set to follow suit on Thursday and Friday, respectively. Rakuten Inc. plans to enter the 5G market in June. With ...