tokyo News of 03/20/19
Transportation Weekly: Polestar CEO Speaks, Tesla Terminology, And A Tribute
Welcome back to Transportation Weekly; I’m your host Kirsten Korosec, senior transportation reporter at TechCrunch . This is the fourth edition of our newsletter, a weekly jaunt into the wonderful world of transportation and how we (and our ...
Toyota’S New Car Subscription Company Kinto Is Gamifying Driving Behavior
Toyota has officially launched Kinto, a company first revealed late last year that will manage a car subscription program and other mobility services in Japan, including the sale and purchase of used vehicles as well as automotive repair and ...
Nintendo To Open Its First Official Store Located In Japan
Fourteen years after unveiling its first location in New York, Nintendo is finally opening an official store in Japan , too. Nintendo Tokyo will be located in Shibuya Parco, the new flagship of the Parco department store chain. Nintendo Tokyo is ...
World’S Most Valuable AI Startup SenseTime Unveils Self-Driving Center In Japan
The world’s highest-valued artificial intelligence startup SenseTime has set foot in Japan. The Beijing-based firm announced on Friday that it just opened a self-driving facility in Joso, a historic city 50 kilometers away from Tokyo where it ...
Nexon Founder Hints At Plan To Sell His $9b Majority Share In Gaming Giant
The founder of Korea’s Nexon, one of the biggest gaming companies on the planet, today appeared to acknowledge his intention to sell his controlling interest for around $9 billion. The divestment has been a hot rumor after a report from ...
SoftBank’S Deepcore And Accelerator Zeroth Team Up To Hunt Early Stage AI Opportunities
Two early stage AI programs are joining forces because, even in the world of artificial intelligence, two heads are better than one. Hong Kong-based accelerator Zeroth — which recently grabbed a majority investment from Animoca Brands ...
Google Is Closing Its Schaft Robotics Unit After Failing To Find A Buyer
Sad news for anyone into giant robots: Google is closing down Schaft, its secretive unit that develops bipedal robots aimed at helping out in disaster efforts and generally looking badass. The news was first reported by Nikkei , but Google ...
Okay, One Final Form D Note
Some more comments from readers on the changing culture around startups filing their Form Ds with the SEC, and then a short update on SoftBank and a bunch more article reviews. We are experimenting with new content forms at TechCrunch. This is a ...