Category: Japan

How To Buy The Animal Crossing Switch Parts Separately, From Japan 0

How To Buy The Animal Crossing Switch Parts Separately, From Japan

Photo: Nintendo Everybody’s losing their minds over Nintendo’s new Animal Crossing-styled Switch hardware. The Tom Nook-themed dock! The pastel Joy-Cons! Whatever’s on the back of it! Many of the millions of people who already...

Waymo buys Latent Logic, drives deeper into simulation and Europe 0

Waymo buys Latent Logic, drives deeper into simulation and Europe

Waymo has acquired Latent Logic, a UK company that spun out of Oxford University’s computer science department, as the autonomous vehicle company seeks to beef up its simulation technology. The acquisition also marks the launch...

WHILL brings its autonomous wheelchairs to North American airports 0

WHILL brings its autonomous wheelchairs to North American airports

After trials in Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport, Tokyo’s Haneda airport, and Abu Dhabi airport earlier this year, WHILL, the developer of autonomous wheelchairs, is bringing its robotic mobility tech to North America. At airports in...

Microsoft’s HoloLens 2 starts shipping 0

Microsoft’s HoloLens 2 starts shipping

Earlier this year, at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Microsoft announced the second generation of its HoloLens augmented reality visor. Today, the $3,500 HoloLens 2 is going on sale in the United States, Japan,...

Founder of language learning platform Babbel steps down as co-CEO to focus on board role 0

Founder of language learning platform Babbel steps down as co-CEO to focus on board role

Babbel, the popular Berlin-based language learning service, today announced that its founder and current co-CEO Markus Witte is stepping down from his CEO role but that he will remain the executive chairman of the...

Japanese instant-credit provider Paidy raises $143 million from investors including PayPal Ventures 0

Japanese instant-credit provider Paidy raises $143 million from investors including PayPal Ventures

Paidy, a Japanese financial tech startup that provides instant credit to consumers in Japan, announced today that it has raised a total of $143 million in new financing. This includes a $83 million Series...

We Company adds a director, ditches its $5.9 million naming deal with its CEO, remains a governance nightmare 0

WeWork confirms an up to $8 billion lifeline from SoftBank Group; names new executive chairman

Confirming earlier reports, The We Company and SoftBank Group agreed to a new capital infusion which will see SoftBank committing $5 billion in new financing and issuing a tender offer for another $3 billion...

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Japan will participate in NASA’s Lunar Gateway project for the Artemis program

Japan has officially announced that it will participate with NASA’s Lunar Gateway project (via NHK), which will seek to establish an orbital research and staging station around the Moon. The Lunar Gateway is a...

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