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Egg building #Tokyo http://flic.kr/p/7RmdVC

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US federal court order halts Dwolla wire transfers to Mt. Gox

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A not-yet-public U.S. federal court order has apparently halted wire transfers between payments startup Dwolla and the largest bitcoin exchange, Mt. Gox.Dwolla, based in Des Moines, Iowa, offers inexpensive wire transfers. Mt. Gox, headquartered in Tokyo, runs a popular exchange where people can buy and sell the virtual currency...
US federal court order halts Dwolla wire transfers to Mt. Gox
Interactive 'posters' from Japan will react to being kissed

Video game-inspired restaurant lets you eat brains and drink vaccines

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Continuing the gamer geek theme from my post about the Nintendo belt buckle, it seems that Capcom has raised the bar. The Japanese video game company has launched the Capcom Bar in Tokyo, including gaming-inspired food and gaming kiosks…in case you have a few minutes to spare between courses. On...
Video game-inspired restaurant lets you eat brains and drink vaccines

SPIDERSS For Android: Browser, RSS Reader And Social Network Update Aggregator In One

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Tokyo-based jig.jp has been developing mobile browsers since 2003, claiming its “jig browser (which was downloaded over 4 million times so far) is the world’s first Java-based browser that made it possible to view PC sites on cell phones. And now the company has released an ambitious Android app called...
SPIDERSS For Android: Browser, RSS Reader And Social Network Update Aggregator In One

Japanese translation service Gengo gets $12M from Intel Capital

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Gengo, a Tokyo-based startup specializing in people-powered translation, has just taken its second round of institutional funding. The deal, which totals $12 million, was led by Intel Capital with participation from previous investor Atomico as well as new investors Iris Capital, Infocomm (Singapore), NTT-IP (Japan), and STCV (Saudi Arabia)....
Japanese translation service Gengo gets $12M from Intel Capital

Sony to cut jobs at TV group and headquarters, and close Japanese phone factory

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Sony said its current round of job cuts will include workers in its struggling TV business and at its headquarters in Tokyo, and it will close a mobile phone and lens factory in central Japan....
Sony to cut jobs at TV group and headquarters, and close Japanese phone factory
Box Accelerator supercharges the service's upload speeds to twice that of Dropbox

Sharp Drops on Nikkei Report It Will Cut Output: Tokyo Mover

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Sharp Corp. fell the most in almost six months in Tokyo trading after the Nikkei newspaper reported Japan’s largest liquid-crystal-display maker will cut TV panel production by half for a month at its biggest factory....
Sharp Drops on Nikkei Report It Will Cut Output: Tokyo Mover

A million umbrellas in Tokyo move in unison.

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A million umbrellas in Tokyo move in unison....
A million umbrellas in Tokyo move in unison.
Our live blog of Apple's iPad mini event begins on Tuesday at 10AM PT, 1PM ET

NTT DoCoMo details its 150Mbps LTE rollout, plans to double base stations

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To this day, relatively few wireless carriers offer LTE at its loftiest 150Mbps speeds. We'll soon get to count NTT DoCoMo among those ranks, however. Alongside the launch of its summer phone lineup, the Japanese network has firmed up some details of its Xi speed-up plans. The initial rollout...
NTT DoCoMo details its 150Mbps LTE rollout, plans to double base stations

A Very Makers Gift Guide

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It’s been a weird year for hardware: the biggest, most news-worthy launches haven’t come out of Cupertino or Tokyo but out of small Kickstarter campaigns that have, in the end, raised millions of dollars. Makers, in other words, are finally getting their due. In this short Gift Guide episode...
A Very Makers Gift Guide

Tim O'Reilly Explains the Internet of Things

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The Internet of Things is the idea of a web of data provided by things like real-world devices and sensors. It's something we've covered in great detail here at ReadWriteWeb because where there is data, there is a platform for services and mashups. When that data is intimately tied to...
Tim O'Reilly Explains the Internet of Things
'Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Plus' coming to PlayStation Vita in early 2013
The world's biggest chiptune festival takes its final bow in Tokyo

Line: Japan's Answer to Facebook, Twitter

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Line, a 17-month old app created in Tokyo, is trying to reboot social networking for the smartphone age....
Line: Japan's Answer to Facebook, Twitter

Japan's NHK shows off haptic TV, mini 8k video camera

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Japan's public television broadcaster, NHK, is working on technology that will allow people to watch TV with their fingers.NHK is developing a system that maps objects shown on the TV screen in 3D space. "Viewers" place their index finger in a device connected to several actuators that provide haptic...
Japan's NHK shows off haptic TV, mini 8k video camera
The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement: ACTA struggles to pass in Europe

Amazon Web Services Expands in Japan

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Amazon Web Services (AWS) is expanding in Japan through the opening of a new availability zone. The move means that AWS will most likely be adding more data centers to keep up with the steady demand in service it has had since it first began offering its service in Tokyo...
Amazon Web Services Expands in Japan

Uber goes official in Australia as it ends 6 weeks of testing and launches in Sydney

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Uber has been testing its service in Sydney for months but the taxi booking startup has finally gone official in the Australia city today, marking its first full-scale launch in Asia Pacific. The US startup landed ‘down under’ in October in the “super secret stealth” mode that it adopts when it begins...
Uber goes official in Australia as it ends 6 weeks of testing and launches in Sydney

Hundreds of Apple Faithful Line up in Tokyo for Launch of New IPad

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Hundreds lined up in Tokyo, some for a day and a half, for a chance to buy Apple's new iPad early Friday....
Hundreds of Apple Faithful Line up in Tokyo for Launch of New IPad

Softbank Acquires Majority Stake In Sprint

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Japanese mobile provider Softbank is to buy up to 70 per cent of beleaguered U.S. cellphone network Sprint. The deal, announced earlier this morning in Tokyo, is worth $20.1 billion, and is the biggest overseas acquisition ever made by a Japanese firm. The deal will give Sprint, the third largest...
Softbank Acquires Majority Stake In Sprint

Troubled Sharp is reportedly looking to offload $1.2 billion in assets

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Troubled Japanese tech giant Sharp is reportedly looking to sell more than $1.2 billion in assets, including a key solar panel plant in its native Japan. A report from the Daily Yomiuri [via Reuters] claims that the company is already in negotiations with an overseas bidder as it looks to...
Troubled Sharp is reportedly looking to offload $1.2 billion in assets

Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox requires account verification after Liberty Reserve shutdown

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Mt. Gox is requiring all users to verify their accounts in order to make non-bitcoin currency deposits and withdrawals, less than a week after U.S. authorities said they shut down online payment processor Liberty Reserve for alleged money laundering.The world's largest bitcoin exchange instituted the new requirement on Thursday....
Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox requires account verification after Liberty Reserve shutdown

Apple Files For “iTunes Live” Trademark

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Apple has been filing applications for quite a number of trademarks lately, most of which get rigorously tracked and dissected by sites like PatentlyApple.com, among others. But somehow, the most recent applications filed by Apple trademark correspondent Lisa G. Widup have gone unnoticed. Until today. Looks like Apple earlier...
Apple Files For “iTunes Live” Trademark

Sony reveals Japan prices for Windows 8 VAIO machines

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With Windows 8 finally launching this month, it's only a matter of time before the web is flooded with prices of upcoming PCs, the first among which this month hail from Sony VAIO's Japan branch. Starting with the Duo 11 slider PC, it's expected to go for about ¥150,000...
Sony reveals Japan prices for Windows 8 VAIO machines
21 Awesome HDR Pictures Of Japan

Jet Lag

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It's 3am in the morning and I'm wide awake in a hotel room in Tokyo, having slept for about five hours. My head is pounding because I haven't had coffee in 30 hours. I'm fixing myself an espresso and getting out my Nexus 7 for some reading. Emily suggested I...
Jet Lag
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