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NASA selects four companies for Moon material collection as it seeks to set precedent on private sector outer space mining

NASA selects four companies for Moon material collection as it seeks to set precedent on private sector outer space mining NASA has selected the winning candidates that they’ve decided to tap to collect lunar resources for eventual Earth return, from a number of commercial companies who applied. The four companies all have […]

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Pfizer and BioNTech to submit request for emergency use approval of their COVID-19 vaccine today

Pfizer and BioNTech to submit request for emergency use approval of their COVID-19 vaccine today Two of the companies behind one of the leading COVID-19 vaccine candidates will seek approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for emergency use authorization (EUA) of their preventative treatment with an application to be delivered […]

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Ride Vision raises $7M for its AI-based motorcycle safety system

Ride Vision raises M for its AI-based motorcycle safety system Ride Vision, an Israeli startup that is building an AI-driven safety system to prevent motorcycle collisions, today announced that it has raised a $7 million Series A round led by crowdsourcing platform OurCrowd. YL Ventures, which typically specializes in cybersecurity startups but […]

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‘Resident Evil’ game maker Capcom confirms data breach after ransomware attack

‘Resident Evil’ game maker Capcom confirms data breach after ransomware attack Capcom, the Japanese game maker behind the Resident Evil and Street Fighter franchises, has confirmed that hackers stole customer data and files from its internal network following a ransomware attack earlier in the month. That’s an about-turn from the days immediately […]

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KKR, Rakuten to acquire most of Walmart’s stake in Japanese supermarket chain Seiyu

KKR, Rakuten to acquire most of Walmart’s stake in Japanese supermarket chain Seiyu Walmart announced today it will sell most of its shares in Seiyu, the Japanese supermarket chain it acquired 12 years ago, to KKR and Rakuten. The deal values Seiyu at about $1.6 billion and means Walmart will almost completely […]

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Twitter brings its Stories feature, Fleets, to Japan

Twitter brings its Stories feature, Fleets, to Japan Twitter’s own version of Stories, which it calls “Fleets,” have arrived in Japan. The new feature allows users to post ephemeral content that automatically disappears after 24 hours. Though Fleets previously launched in Brazil, India, Italy, and South Korea, Japan is notably Twitter’s second […]

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Honda to mass-produce Level 3 autonomous cars by March

Honda to mass-produce Level 3 autonomous cars by March Honda claims it will be the first automaker to mass-produce vehicles with autonomous capabilities that meet SAE Level 3 standards, with plans to begin producing and selling a version of its Honda Legend luxury sedan with fully approved automated driving equipment in Japan […]

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Microsoft announces its first Azure data center region in Taiwan

Microsoft announces its first Azure data center region in Taiwan After announcing its latest data center region in Austria earlier this month and an expansion of its footprint in Brazil, Microsoft today unveiled its plans to open a new region in Taiwan. This new region will augment its existing presence in East Asia, […]

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Tokyo-based virtual reality game developer Thirdverse gets $8.5 million Series A

Tokyo-based virtual reality game developer Thirdverse gets .5 million Series A Thirdverse, the virtual reality game developer behind “Swords of Gargantua,” has raised $8.5 million in Series A funding. The round was led by JAFCO, with participation from Presence Capital, Sisu Ventures, Incubate Fund and KDDI. Based in Tokyo, Thirdverse was started […]

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Japanese startup Nature launches Remo 3, its home appliance smart remote, in the U.S. and Canada

Japanese startup Nature launches Remo 3, its home appliance smart remote, in the U.S. and Canada Nature, a Japanese hardware startup that focuses on IoT home devices, announced the launch Remo 3, its home appliance smart remote, in the United States and Canada today. Priced at $129, the Bluetooth-enabled Remo 3 allows […]

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