Tag - tech

 
 

TECH

Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Apr 4, 2019
SoftBank to seek $15 billion more for huge Saudi-backed Vision Fund
For SoftBank Group Corp., $100 billion (¥11 trillion) isn't enough. The conglomerate, which has reshaped the technology startup landscape with its Saudi-backed Vision Fund, is in talks with investors to add as much as $15 billion more to its already massive fund, according to people familiar with the...
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 1, 2019
Tokyo taxis show off true colors to make ride-hailing easier
With the Olympics — and an anticipated influx of even more foreign tourists — a little more than a year away, local companies are finding more ways to get in on the act of showcasing Japanese know-how and enhancing the overall experience of visitors.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Mar 27, 2019
Google launches global council to advise on AI and tech ethics
Alphabet Inc.'s Google said on Tuesday it was launching a global advisory council to consider ethical issues around artificial intelligence and other emerging technologies.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 15, 2019
Mt. Gox bitcoin exchange founder Mark Karpeles gets suspended term for falsifying data but is cleared of embezzlement
Mark Karpeles gets a suspended term for data manipulation related to the scandalous disappearance of 850,000 bitcoins in 2014 but is found not guilty of embezzlement.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Mar 12, 2019
U.S. warns Germany against using 5G tech of China's Huawei and threatens to not share intel, reports WSJ
The United States has told Germany that it will share less intelligence with its security agencies if the country's wireless network uses China's Huawei Technologies Co. to upgrade to 5G, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday in the first explicit U.S. warning to Germany of consequences for declining...
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Mar 4, 2019
Blind Japanese inventor harnessing technology to improve lives of visually impaired
Dr. Chieko Asakawa's life motto: Make the impossible possible — by never giving up.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Mar 4, 2019
Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou sues Canada for alleged wrongful search in Vancouver
The Huawei Technologies Co. chief financial officer whose detention in Canada has sparked a diplomatic standoff has filed a civil lawsuit against Canadian authorities, alleging she was wrongfully detained and searched.
BUSINESS
Mar 4, 2019
French 3% tax on internet giants could yield €500 million yearly, says finance minister Le Maire
A 3 percent tax on the French revenue of large internet companies could yield €500 million per year, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Sunday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Mar 1, 2019
Huawei units plead not guilty in Seattle court to T-Mobile trade secret theft
Huawei Device Co. Ltd. and Huawei Device USA Inc. pleaded not guilty on Thursday in U.S. District Court in Seattle on fraud, trade secrets conspiracy and other charges, the Justice Department said.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / FOCUS
Feb 24, 2019
Thirty years after U.S. curbs on exports to China were eased, two giants' politics and tech collide
"U.S. eases curbs on exports to China" read a Reuters headline on March 1, 1989, when Washington lifted long-standing restrictions on technology shipments to China.
BUSINESS / Tech
Feb 5, 2019
New York beats out San Francisco to be world's best tech city
Amazon.com Inc. might have the right idea: A new study shows New York City is the best place on the planet for technology.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Jan 28, 2019
Japanese software lets cancer and ALS patients get their voices back
Sapporo radio personality Kazuya Yonezawa takes to the airwaves once a month, speaking to his listeners in a calm and low voice. But the 60-year-old's words aren't coming from his vocal cords.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Dec 24, 2018
Huawei gear pulled from $3 billion U.K. police phone network
Huawei Technologies Co. gear will be ripped out of the core part of a U.K. communications network for police and other emergency responders by the company delivering the £2.3 billion ($3 billion) project, BT Group PLC.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Nov 12, 2018
China shows J-20 stealth jet's missiles for the first time at airshow, state-run media says
China has shown the missiles in its advanced J-20 stealth fighter jet to the public for the first time at its largest airshow, the Global Times newspaper reported on Monday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Oct 17, 2018
NTT Docomo to launch world's 'thinnest and lightest' phone in November
For years, electronics giants have been developing smartphones with increasingly larger screens. Bucking the trend for phones to be bigger and flashier is a handset set to debut next month from NTT Docomo Inc. that can fit in your business card case.
BUSINESS / Tech
Oct 12, 2018
U.S. tightens controls on China imports of civil nuclear tech to prevent military use
The United States is tightening controls on Chinese imports of civil nuclear technology to prevent its use for military or other unauthorized purposes, the U.S. Department of Energy said on Thursday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Oct 11, 2018
Amazon scraps secret AI recruiting tool that showed bias against women, say sources
Amazon.com Inc.'s machine-learning specialists learned something unexpected from the machine: their new recruiting engine did not like women.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Sep 30, 2018
Japanese cryptocurrency industry group plans to tighten rules on asset management after thefts
In the wake of another hacking incident in early September, a group of cryptocurrency exchange operators is planning to tighten self-regulatory measures it follows on the management of customer assets.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 27, 2018
'Summer Davos' in China casts spotlight on technological advances beyond Silicon Valley
The award-winning virtual reality film "Tree" offers a rare multisensory experience of becoming a rainforest tree from a seedling in just 15 minutes. Reading a short speech into a microphone analyzes your voice and tells who you are — your sex, height, skull type, personality and emotional state. A...
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Sep 26, 2018
Jeff Sessions hears from states on privacy threat from tech firms amid alleged bias
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions met with a group of state attorneys general on how to protect consumers from dominant technology companies, though they didn't decide to open an investigation.

Longform

Things may look perfect to the outside world, but today's mom is fine with some imperfection at home.
How 'Reiwa moms' are reshaping motherhood in Japan