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Japanese startup ispace raises $46M to support planned moon missions

Japanese startup ispace has raised $46 million in a fresh round of Series C funding as it looks to complete three lunar lander missions in three years. The funding will go toward the second and third of the planned missions, scheduled for 2023 and 2024. The first mission, which ispace aims to conduct in the latter half of 2022, is being furnished by earlier financing. The Series C was led by Japanese VC firm Incubate Fund, with additional investment from partnerships managed by Innovation Engine...
Tags: Startups, Space, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Tech, Commercial Spaceflight, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Toyko, Outer Space, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, SpaceX Falcon, ArianeGroup, Ispace, Recent Funding, Lampoldshausen Germany

Apple Works With Chinese Suppliers for Latest IPhones -Nikkei

(Reuters) - Apple Inc is working with more Chinese suppliers to produce its latest iPhones, Japan's Nikkei newspaper said on Wednesday, as a tech...
Tags: Apple, Japan, Reuters Apple Inc

The 21 most captivating biographies of all time

The bets biographies include books about Malcolm X, Frida Kahlo, Steve Jobs, Alexander Hamilton, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Amazon; Rachel Mendelson/Insider When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Biographies illuminate pivotal times and people in history. The biography books on this list are heavily researched and fascinating stories. Want more books? Check out the best classics, historical fiction books, and For centuries, books have allowed ...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Amazon, Europe, Japan, New York, Education, California, Steve Jobs, Mexico, Russia, Africa, US, America, Trends, Features

Edtech startup bina raises $1.4M to teach 4- to 12-year-olds, launch School-as-a-Service

With the pandemic wreaking havoc amongst early years education amid school lockdowns, it’s no wonder edtech startups have piled into the space. But it has also served to highlight the abysmal nature of early years teaching: Some 40 million teachers across the globe are leaving the sector, according to the World Bank. Of the 1.5 billion primary-age children, only a few can access high-quality education, and approximately 58 million primary-age children are out of education, most of whom are girls...
Tags: Startups, TC, Europe, Japan, Education, Tech, United Kingdom, SaaS, World Bank, OECD, Student, Edtech, Teacher, Pearson, Advisors, PRISMA

Cheer on the finalists of our Indie Games Festival

On September 4, we’re celebrating some of the best indie talent on Google Play during the Indie Games Festival finals for Europe, Japan and South Korea. This year the three festivals are virtual, so you can join us to discover the games, meet the developers who created them, cheer them on and be the first to hear who the winners are. In June we kicked off the Indie Games Festival – a competition to celebrate the innovation and creativity that indie developers bring to Google Play. We received th...
Tags: Google, Google Play, South Korea, Japan, Developers, Dali, Nate, Europe Japan, Sengoku, Patricia Correa, George Batchelor United KingdomCats, Jimjum Studios, Anastasiya Shabunia BelarusGumslinger, Emoak AustriaPsychofunk, Tommy Søreide Kjær NorwayRailways, Big Loop Studios

Singapore-based gets $6M to help B2B sales team collaborate more effectively founders Aravind Ravi Sulekha and Abhijeet Vijayvergiya Organizing information about prospective deals is a challenging task for B2B sales teams, since salespeople usually rely on multiple tools (email, Zoom, WhatsApp, etc) to talk with buyer committees. It becomes even more unwieldy when sales teams work remotely. is a B2B sales productivity startup that wants to help sales team by reducing the amount of time they spend on manual data entry and providing analytics that ca...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Japan, Southeast Asia, Singapore, Tech, United States, Asia Pacific, Dell, Nexus Venture Partners, Capital Group, APAC, Tyler Technologies, Nektar, B2B sales

56 thoughtful gifts for your wife, from sweet personalized items to romantic grand gestures

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. AUrate Thoughtful gifts for your wife are key, whether it's for a birthday, anniversary, or just because. We rounded up unique gift ideas for her, whether you want a grand gesture or a personalized memento. Looking for more gift ideas? Check out all of Insider Reviews' gift guides here. Putting extra care into picking out thoughtful gifts for your wife shows her just how how special she is and...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Gift Guide, Japan, London, Instagram, Shopping, Disney, Trends, Gifts, Aclu, Patagonia, Annie Leibovitz, Gift Guides

Japanese sneaker platform SODA raises $56.4M, accquires rival Monokabu

Just half a year after leading SODA’s Series B, SoftBank Ventures Asia is raising its bet on the Tokyo-based sneaker resell platform. The early-stage venture capital arm of SoftBank Group announced today it has returned to lead SODA’s Series C, which currently totals $56.4 million. Other investors include South Korean sneaker reselling platform KREAM (another SoftBank Ventures Asia portfolio company), Altos Ventures and JAFCO. Launched in 2018, SODA runs SNKRDUNK, one of Japan’s largest sneaker ...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Asia, Japan, Indonesia, China, Softbank, Tech, Philippines, Soda, Tokyo, EC, Sneakers, SoftBank Group, Uchiyama

Japanese sneaker platform SODA raises $56.4M, acquires rival Monokabu

Just half a year after leading SODA’s Series B, SoftBank Ventures Asia is raising its bet on the Tokyo-based sneaker resell platform. The early-stage venture capital arm of SoftBank Group announced today it has returned to lead SODA’s Series C, which currently totals $56.4 million. Other investors include South Korean sneaker reselling platform KREAM (another SoftBank Ventures Asia portfolio company), Altos Ventures and JAFCO. Launched in 2018, SODA runs SNKRDUNK, one of Japan’s largest sneaker ...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Asia, Japan, Indonesia, China, Softbank, Tech, Philippines, Soda, Tokyo, EC, Sneakers, SoftBank Group, Uchiyama

Apple Supplier TSMC Readies 2nm Chips for 2024

Apple chip supplier TSMC is planning to manufacture chips with a 2nm fabrication process by 2024, according to Nikkei Asia. TSMC plans to build a new factory on 50 acres of land for two-nanometer chips in Hsinchu, Taiwan, scheduled to begin manufacturing operations in 2024. Construction has been cleared to begin in early 2022, with equipment being installed in 2023. For context, if Apple continues with its current naming system for its custom silicon chips, we may tentatively expect the firs...
Tags: Apple, Japan, Germany, Intel, Arizona, TSMC, Qualcomm, Hsinchu Taiwan, Nanjing China,, Nikkei Asia TSMC

Class, a Zoom-only virtual classroom, nears unicorn status after SoftBank check

Class, a virtual classroom that integrates exclusively with Zoom, announced today that it has raised $105 million in a financing led by SoftBank Vision Fund II. The 10-month old startup has now raised a total of $146 million in known venture funding to date, which eclipses the amount of capital raised by founder Michael Chasen’s now-public previous company, Blackboard. Despite its infancy, Class is rapidly nearing unicorn status, confirming that it currently sports a post-money valuation of $804...
Tags: TC, Europe, Video, Japan, UK, Class, Education, Softbank, Tech, United States, Ireland, Middle East, Edtech, Zoom, Europe Canada, APAC

Japan Pitches 'Society 5.0' To Keep Its Edge In Tech and Science

The Cabinet Office of Japan is co-hosting an event dedicated to "Society 5.0," a future society the government believes Japan should aspire to. Defined by the Cabinet Office as "a human-centered society [helped] by a system that highly integrates cyberspace and physical space," Society 5.0 is a concept intended to broaden the discussion of innovation from science and technology to all of socioeconomic activity. Nikkei Asia Review reports: The government has also established multiple large-scale ...
Tags: Japan, Tech, Society, Osaka, Cabinet Office, Toyota Motor, Inoue, Cabinet Office of Japan, Nikkei Asia Review, Tomohiro Fukuzawa, Japan Pitches Society, Shinji Inoue

Apple Maps Vehicles Collecting 'Look Around' Imagery in Several More Countries

Apple Maps vehicles rigged with LiDAR equipment are collecting street-level imagery and data in several more countries and regions this summer, including Austria, Switzerland, and Hong Kong, according to a list of locations maintained on Apple's website. The vehicles have also returned to Belgium to survey additional regions after focusing on the Brussels area last year. Apple Maps vehicle in Vienna, Austria. Photo submitted by Alexander Schilowsky. Apple will use the data collected to impro...
Tags: Apple, Google, Hong Kong, Japan, Belgium, Brussels, Apple Maps, United States Canada, Austria Switzerland, Apple Maps vehicles, United States Canada United Kingdom Ireland, Apple Maps Apple Maps, Vienna Austria Photo, Alexander Schilowsky Apple

BBC Olympics coverage misses events after loss of TV rights

Viewers complain after rights-holder Discovery puts majority of events behind paywallThe BBC has faced a series of complaints about the lack of live Tokyo Olympics coverage on its channels, after viewers failed to realise the International Olympic Committee has sold the majority of UK television rights to pay-TV company Discovery.During the London 2012 and Rio 2016 Olympics the BBC was able to offer dozens of free livestreams of different sports, revolutionising how British viewers watched the g...
Tags: Japan, UK, Technology, London, Television, Media, Sport, UK News, World news, US news, Bbc, Culture, Asia Pacific, Television & radio, Television industry, Tokyo

How to watch basketball at the Tokyo Olympics, including the new 3-on-3 tournament

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Kevin Durant is one of the many NBA stars playing in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. AP Photo/John Locher The Tokyo 2020 Olympics will feature men's and women's tournaments for 5-on-5 and 3-on-3 basketball. Olympic basketball games will be spread across NBC, NBC Sports, USA, and CNBC. The NBC sports app will stream every game, and US men's games will also stream live on Peacock ($5/month). Table o...
Tags: Reviews, Japan, Usa, Nbc, Entertainment, Australia, France, Germany, Nigeria, US, Sports, Trends, Tech, United States, Olympics, Italy

Google made an elaborate 16-bit video game that pays homage to Japan hosting the Olympics, and you can play it for free right now

"Doodle Champion Island Games" is Google's Olympics-themed game that's free on the Google homepage. Google In honor of the Olympics, Google just turned its homepage into a video game platform with one game. "Doodle Champion Island Games" is a free, adorable homage to Japan's history of video game production. The game was produced in collaboration with Tokyo animation firm STUDIO4°C. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. With the Olympic Games kicking off this ...
Tags: Google, Gaming, Japan, Video Games, Entertainment, Trends, Netflix, Olympics, Tokyo, Google Doodle, Google Doodles, Doodle, Ben Gilbert, Tech Insider, Tokyo 2020, Olympics 2020

The wild life of billionaire Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, who eats one meal a day, evangelizes about bitcoin, and had to defend his company in front of Congress

Jack Dorsey onstage at a bitcoin convention on June 4, 2021 in Miami, Florida. Joe Raedle/Getty Images Jack Dorsey cofounded Twitter in 2006, and the company has made him a billionaire. He is famous for his unusual life of luxury, including a daily fasting routine and regular ice baths. Dorsey holds two CEO jobs at Twitter and his payment company Square. Visit Business Insider's home page for more stories. From fighting armies of bots to quashing rumors about sending his beard hair to ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, South Korea, Twitter, New York Post, Japan, Elon Musk, Hollywood, Obama, Congress, Washington, Cbs News, Life, Senate, White House

Get ready for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics with Google and YouTube

In a few hours, the best athletes from around the world will come together in Tokyo to compete on the world's largest stage. While everyone on the ground prepares for the matches and meets, we’re getting ready, too. We hope technology can help everyone enjoy the Games safely at a distance this year. Here are six ways Google is helping bring you all the action from the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020: 1. Stay up to speed (without breaking a sweat) with Google Search When you search for the Olympics you’...
Tags: Google, Japan, Nbc, Youtube, France, Search, Tokyo, Eurosport, MARCA Claro, NBC Sports Trivia, Google TV, Gopher Gold, U S YouTube TV

Amazon aims to inject new life into Alexa with release of developer tools and features

Amazon is giving its Alexa voice platform a shot in the arm after seeing further declines in skill growth over the past year, indicating lagging interest from third-party voice app developers. At the company’s Alexa Live developer event today, the company announced a slew of new features and tools for the developer community — its largest release of new tools to date, in fact. Among the new releases are those to encourage Alexa device owners to discover and engage with Alexa skills, new tools fo...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Ecommerce, Apps, Japan, Media, Whole Foods, Wikipedia, Germany, India, Tech,, Developers, Artificial Intelligence, Canada, Mobile Devices

Artist uses Google street view to find interesting small buildings to draw

Angela Hoa's drawings of Japanese cafes and storefronts capture what I love about walking in Tokyo – the signs, the plants, the colors, the eccentricity. Check out her Instagram to see her work. She also teaches a class on how to do what she does and I'm tempted to take it. — Read the rest
Tags: Google, Art, Post, Japan, News, Tokyo, ProCreate, Angela Hoa

Digital audiences swell, but there may be trouble ahead

Social media user growth continues, but policy changes may impact marketers’ ability to take full advantage. Despite the rapid increases in digital adoption and use that we’ve seen since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic more than a year ago, the latest update in the Global Digital Reports series reveals that digital growth rates remain elevated as we move into the second half of 2021. Our Digital 2021 July Global Statshot Report – published in partnership with Hootsuite and We A...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, Europe, Japan, Usa, UK, Instagram, Internet, Youtube, Mexico, China, Germany, Singapore

UTEC launches a new initiative to help deep-tech founders commercialize their work

The University of Tokyo Edge Capital Partners (UTEC) is launching a new program to address a problem the venture capital fund says many deep-tech founders face. They may raise pre-seed capital from an incubator or accelerator program, but reach a funding gap before moving on to early-stage rounds. Without financial resources, it takes longer to commercialize their technology, no matter how promising. UTEC, an independent venture fund associated with The University of Tokyo and other academic ins...
Tags: TC, Asia, Japan, Tech, University Of Tokyo, Mysore, UTEC, Deep Tech, UFP, The University of Tokyo Edge Capital Partners, University of Tokyo Edge Capital Partners UTEC, Kiran Mysore, Hiroaki Kobayashi

How to watch soccer at the Tokyo Olympics - women's group matches begin on July 21

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. US women's national soccer team members Alex Morgan and Megan Rapinoe celebrate. Zhizhao Wu/Getty Images Olympic soccer will begin before the opening ceremonies with women's group matches starting July 21. Games will air on USA, NBC Sports, and the Olympic Channel via cable and live streaming services. The women's gold medal match is August 5, while the men's gold medal will be decided o...
Tags: Reviews, South Korea, Japan, Usa, Sweden, Nbc, Entertainment, Saudi Arabia, Football, US, Sports, Trends, Tech, Spain, Soccer, United States

US Needs Japan and Korea To Counter China Tech, Says Google ex-CEO

China's capabilities in artificial intelligence are "much closer than I thought" to catching up to the US, former Google chief executive Eric Schmidt told Nikkei Asia, stressing that America would not succeed without a "very strong partnership with our Asian friends." From a report: In an online interview, Schmidt, now chair of the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence, said China was closing in on the US in certain areas of AI and quantum computing -- faster than his previous ...
Tags: Google, Japan, Congress, China, US, America, Tech, United States, Korea, Eric Schmidt, SCHMIDT, Nikkei Asia, Counter China Tech Says Google

White House Formally Blames China's Ministry of State Security for Microsoft Exchange Hack

The U.S. and a coalition of allies on Monday formally attributed the sweeping campaign against Microsoft Exchange email servers to hackers affiliated with China's Ministry of State Security. From a report: The group assessed with "high confidence" that Beijing-linked digital operators carried out the attack that ensnared hundreds of thousands of systems worldwide, a senior Biden administration official told reporters on Sunday. In addition, the partners alleged the ministry -- which oversees the...
Tags: Japan, Microsoft, White House, China, Russia, Tech, European Union, Beijing, Nato, Biden, Ministry of State Security, MSS, Microsoft Exchange, Ministry of State

Japan Has Shattered the Internet Speed Record at 319 Terabits per Second

We're in for an information revolution.Engineers in Japan just shattered the world record for the fastest internet speed, achieving a data transmission rate of 319 Terabits per second (Tb/s), according to a paper presented at the International Conference on Optical Fiber Communications in June. From a report: The new record was made on a line of fibers more than 1,864 miles (3,000 km) long. And, crucially, it is compatible with modern-day cable infrastructure. This could literally change everyth...
Tags: Japan, Tech, Nasa

TSMC Looking Into Expanding Chip Manufacturing In US, Building Fab In Japan

phalse phace shares a report from Reuters: During an analyst call for Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd's quarterly earnings, TSMC chairman Mark Liu signaled that they are looking into building new factories in the United States and Japan. "TSMC said it will expand production capacity in China and does not rule out the possibility of a 'second phase' expansion at its $12 billion factory in the U.S. state of Arizona." Furthermore, "the CEO on Thursday revealed TSMC is currently conducting...
Tags: Japan, China, US, Tech, United States, Arizona, TSMC, Reuters, Liu, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd, Mark Liu

Humanoid Robot Keeps Getting Fired From His Jobs

Pepper, SoftBank's robot, malfunctioned during scripture readings, took breaks in exercise class and couldn't recognize the faces of family members. From a report: Having a robot read scripture to mourners seemed like a cost-effective idea to the people at Nissei Eco, a plastics manufacturer with a sideline in the funeral business. The company hired child-sized robot Pepper, clothed it in the vestments of Buddhist clergy and programmed it to chant several sutras, or Buddhist scriptures, dependin...
Tags: Japan, Softbank, Tech, Tokyo, Buddhist, Honda Motor, Masayoshi Son, SoftBank Group, Chiba Institute of Technology, Asimo, Aiko Chihira, Nissei Eco, Takayuki Furuta, Future Robotics Technology Center, Osamu Funaki, Ai Kitamura

Apple's Chip Partner TSMC to Begin Mass Production of 5nm Chips at New Arizona Factory in 2024

Apple chip supplier TSMC has confirmed that it will begin mass production operations at its new factory in Arizona in 2024, Nikkei Asia reports. TSMC Chairman Mark Liu announced that the company's $12 billion factory in Phoenix, Arizona, which is currently under construction, will begin mass production in the first quarter of 2024. While the 2024 timeframe had previously been rumored by Bloomberg, TSMC's announcement serves as a confirmation and indicates that the project is on track. The fi...
Tags: Apple, Asia, Japan, Taiwan, United States, Arizona, Sony, TSMC, PHOENIX Arizona, Austin Texas, San Jose California, Camas Washington, Mark Liu, Nvidia Qualcomm, Bloomberg TSMC, TSMC Arizona

Toyota’s Woven Planet acquires HD mapping startup Carmera

Woven Planet Holdings — an entity created by Toyota to invest in, develop and eventually bring future of transportation technologies like automated driving to market — has acquired HD mapping startup Carmera for an undisclosed amount. The announcement comes less than two months since Woven Planet Holdings acquired Lyft’s autonomous vehicle unit known as Level 5 for $550 million. It also follows another HD mapping acquisition — Nvidia’s purchase of DeepMap — that was announced in June. Under term...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Lyft, Japan, New York, Tech, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, Gartner, Nvidia, Tokyo, Michigan, Toyota, Autonomous Vehicles, Baidu, Toyota Mirai

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