Global Politics, Interviews, US

Intel’s David McCloskey Looks Ahead at 2015 and Back at 2014

VR World chats with Intel’s director of marketing and business operations for Asia Pacific and Japan about what’s in store for the coming year.

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Global Politics, US, VR World

Singing capacitors, Google exhibits, Cyber Crime Losses: The Headlines in Tokyo For November 12

Here is the daily roundup from Japanese consumer tech and tech business websites for November 12, 2014.

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Global Politics, US, VR World

Chang San-cheng Wants to Reboot Taiwan’s Competitiveness

A misaligned post-secondary sector, industry lagging in innovation, and China’s unethical state-capitalism all worry Taiwan’s Minister of Science and Technology.

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Global Politics, US, VR World

Eye on Japan: What’s Making Headlines in Tokyo For November 11

Here is the daily roundup from Japanese consumer tech and tech business websites and news publications for November 11, 2014.

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Global Politics, US, VR World

MediaTek Sees Profit Rise 6% in Q3, But Misses Expectations

Company blames the faster than expected transition to 4G for the miss.

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Global Politics, US, VR World

LG and Google Expand Patent Deal

New deal expands 2006 agreement in a hope to prevent patent lawsuits between the two companies.

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Analysis, Enterprise, Global Politics, US, VR World

This is How Lenovo Wins Japan

A short analysis opens what could possibly be the three most critical points in Lenovo’s plans to dominate the Japanese tech market.

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Global Politics, US, VR World

Report Shows China’s Dominance of Rare Earth Market Subsiding

Fears of rare earth shortages have led countries to develop their own supplies.

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Global Politics, US, VR World

Taiwan’s Himax Tumbles After Google Opts Against Further Investment

Google Glass supplier reports Google has pulled back from a planned second round of investment.

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Global Politics, US, VR World

With $65M Series C, GrabTaxi Eyes Asia’s Top Taxi App Spot

Taxi booking startup GrabTaxi has raised a $65 million series C funding round, which it will use to improve services and further grow its user base in Southeast Asia.

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Global Politics, US

Samsung Begins Mass Production of 20nm DDR4 Memory

New lineup of DDR4 memory to be targeted at Enterprise market.

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Global Politics, Memory & Storage Space, US, VR World

Hitachi Develops 100-Layer Quartz Glass Storage Device

Hitachi’s million year-lasting quartz glass data storage technology hits the 100-layer mark.

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Analysis, Global Politics, US

China Challenges Taiwan in Tech Hardware

State support is helping Chinese firms catch up fast to their Taiwanese rivals in the China technology market, Matthew Fulco reports

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Global Politics, Interviews, US

Interview with Quipper: How Games and Education Share the Same DNA

EduTech startup Quipper aims to make education more accessible through technology. With the founder’s previous success in mobile gaming, the company believes gaming and education share the same tech “DNA.”

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Global Politics, US

Huawei Looking Beyond the US

Guo Ping thinks his company can do just fine without the US market.

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Global Politics, US, VR World

TSMC’s Earnings Beat Expectations

The third quarter of 2014 was a solid one for the world’s largest contract chip manufacturer.

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Global Politics, US, VR World

Samsung Sets New 5G Network Speed Record of 7.5 Gbps

Samsung breaks network speed records yet again, with its groundbreaking milestone in setting a 5G network speed record of 7.5 Gbps.

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Global Politics, US, VR World

Softbank Offers iPad-Guided Cars For Rent in Japan

Starting this week, the village of Asuka in Japan will now have its own fleet of iPad-equipped roving ultra-compact vehicles.

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Global Politics, US, VR World

ICANN Transitioning Away From Being US-Run

The United States will no longer have control of ICANN, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t have a role to play.

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Apple, Companies, Global Politics, US, VR World

Hugo Barra: Xiaomi Doesn’t Steal

As Xiaomi prepares to launch its biggest phone of the year, its superstar vice president comes out swinging at allegations from Apple of design theft.

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