Japan



ORIX invests $60M in Israeli crowdfunding platform OurCrowd

November 20, 2020 0

Japan-based financial services group ORIX Corporation today announced that it has made a $60 million strategic investment into the Israeli crowdsourcing platform OurCrowd. In return,

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

November 16, 2020 0

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

Twitter brings its Stories feature, Fleets, to Japan

November 11, 2020 0

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

SoftBank could make, gasp, a profit on its expected sale of Arm for $40B

September 13, 2020 0

While the big deal we have been tracking the past few weeks has been TikTok, there was another massive deal under negotiation that mirrors some

Chip to detect the COVID-19 antibodies is developed

September 11, 2020 0

Japan is claiming to have developed the chip that can detect presence of covid-19 antibodies “The test also provides information about the number of antibodies

Tokyo-based collaboration platform BeaTrust lands $2.8 million seed round

August 20, 2020 0

BeaTrust co-founder Masato Kume, co-founder and chief executive officer Kunio Hara and Ryo Nagaoka, vice president of engineering Founded just four months ago, Tokyo-based BeaTrust

After India and US, Japan looks to ban TikTok and other Chinese apps

July 29, 2020 0

A group of Japanese lawmakers is seeking to restrict the use of TikTok and other apps developed by Chinese firms, following in the footstep of

Rakuten will not renew its contract with WeWork, says report

July 22, 2020 0

Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten has decided not to renew its contract with WeWork when it expires next month, according to a report in the Japan

Plum raises $10M for its ‘smart’ money management app

July 21, 2020 0

Plum, the London and Athens-based fintech that offers a ‘smart’ money management app to help you improve your “financial resilience,” has raised a further $10

Apple unveils iOS 14 and macOS Big Sur features for India, China and other international markets

June 23, 2020 0

Apple will roll out a range of new features and improvements that are aimed at users in India, China and other international markets with its

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