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CDC removes updated guidelines around COVID-19 aerosol transmission, but this expert explains why it should reverse the reversal

CDC removes updated guidelines around COVID-19 aerosol transmission, but this expert explains why it should reverse the reversal Last week at TechCrunch Disrupt 2020, I got the chance to speak to Dr. Eric Feigl-Ding, an epidemiologist and health economists who is a Senior Fellow of the Federation of American Scientists. Dr. Feigl-Ding has been a […]

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SmartNews’ Kaisei Hamamoto on how the app deals with media polarization

SmartNews’ Kaisei Hamamoto on how the app deals with media polarization Six years ago, SmartNews took on a major challenge. After launching in Japan in 2012, the news discovery app decided that its first international market would be the United States. During Disrupt, co-founder Kaisei Hamamoto talked about how SmartNews adapts its app for two […]

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After lockdowns lead to an e-bike boom, VanMoof raises $40M Series B to expand globally

After lockdowns lead to an e-bike boom, VanMoof raises M Series B to expand globally E-bike startup VanMoof, has raised a $40 million investment from Norwest Venture Partners, Felix Capital and Balderton Capital. The Series B financing comes after a $13.5 million investment in May. The funding brings VanMoof’s total raised to $73 million and […]

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Homage announces strategic partnership with Infocom, one of Japan’s largest healthcare IT providers

Homage announces strategic partnership with Infocom, one of Japan’s largest healthcare IT providers Homage, a Singapore-based caregiving and telehealth company, has taken a major step in its global expansion plan. The startup announced today that it has received strategic investment from Infocom, the Japanese information and communications technology company that runs one of the largest […]

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

SoftBank could make, gasp, a profit on its expected sale of Arm for B 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 of the international tech dynamics that have plagued the consumer social app’s sale. Arm Holdings, which […]

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Revolut launches its financial app in Japan

Revolut launches its financial app in Japan Fintech startup Revolut is expanding to Japan. After testing the service with 10,000 users, anybody can now sign up and open an account. The company originally obtained its authorization to operate from Japan’s Finance Service Agency in 2018. When you open an account, you get an electronic wallet […]

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

Tokyo-based collaboration platform BeaTrust lands .8 million seed round 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 has raised a JPY 300 million (about USD $2.83 million) seed round for its enterprise collaboration platform. The startup’s ambitious goal […]

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With technology to perfect product pitches in digital marketplaces Pattern raises $52 million

With technology to perfect product pitches in digital marketplaces Pattern raises million Pattern, a Lehi, Utah-based reseller that offers large and small brands a way to optimize their sales on marketplaces like Amazon, eBay, Walmart and Google Shopping, has raised $52 million in growth funding, the company said. The money, from Ainge Advisory and KSV […]

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

After India and US, Japan looks to ban TikTok and other Chinese apps A group of Japanese lawmakers is seeking to restrict the use of TikTok and other apps developed by Chinese firms, following the footstep of India, which has already blocked dozens of Chinese apps, and the U.S., which is floating the idea of […]

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China’s first Mars rover is en route to the Red Planet after successful launch of Tianwen-1

China’s first Mars rover is en route to the Red Planet after successful launch of Tianwen-1 China successfully launched a combination Mars orbiter and rover early this morning, using a Long March 5 rocket that took off from Wenchang Satellite Launch Center on Hainan Island at 12:41 AM EDT. The Tianwen-1 payload it carries represents […]

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