Analysis, Business, Enterprise, VR World

Tablets Are Used by 15% of all Businesses in Japan

Business research analysis shows that tablets now enjoy a bit more prevalent use in Japanese businesses. IDC Japan, a market intelligence and advisory company, reveals that tablets are becoming more and more commonplace in Japan’s business settings and operations. In its latest statistical report involving the status of tablets in business operations in Japan, it has been shown that tablets account for at least 14.8% use in most electronic activities. According to the report, the 14.8% share in tablets used for businesses are a mix of small to medium industries, which include service type businesses such as IT support and retail product distribution. Larger businesses also

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Business, Enterprise, VR World

Samsung's V-NAND Chips Breaks Limits

Samsung has revealed the next generation of its revolutionary 3D NAND flash memory technology. Samsung, in a keynote presentation at the Flash Memory Summit 2014, launched its newest V-NAND 3-bit/Cell flash memory technology. This was not long after the South Korean tech giant unveiled its new 850 Pro SSDs last month, which feature the second generation V-NAND 2-bit/Cell flash memory technology. V-NAND is currently touted by Samsung as the next step after NAND flash, as it features what is known as 3D NAND cell structuring. The technology exceeds the perceived limitations of planar NAND flash by stacking multiple memory cells on top of one another. The very

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Entertainment, Event, VR World

Japanese Summer is all Beaches and Tablets for Lenovo

Lenovo surfs the hot waves of Japanese summer with a marketing idea combining beaches and tablets. Summers in Japan may be notoriously hot, but it is one of the better reasons for people to hit the beaches there. In fact, Lenovo’s latest marketing strategy in Japan rides on this very notion, with a little familiar twist of course. If you’re already used to iPads as food menus, then the idea may already be quite familiar, though this may offer something  a bit more. The Lenovo House Beach Marche, as it is called, looks like an unassuming little beach house plastered with Lenovo flags and tarps

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Analysis, Opinion, VR World

Sony's VAIO PC Versus VAIO PC: What's the Difference?

VAIO PCs, from Sony’s spun-off division, are now getting redistributed in Japan. But what’s the difference? It’s been almost a month since VAIO’s resurrection, and about a week after its official return to the consumer tech market. While it is not particularly exciting news for the average Japanese tech consumer, its return nevertheless still evoked genuine curiosity. Just how would it really make itself stand out in this post-Sony era you ask? A Japanese tech blog took the simplest idea of comparing the old and new, to see how each other would fare. For the comparison, the unit chosen was the VAIO Pro 13, pitting its old Sony VAIO PC

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Business, Enterprise, VR World

Sony, Panasonic and Other Companies Form OLED Industry Group

Japan’s biggest tech giants, along with other Japanese corporate entities have banded together to form a new company in the name of OLED technology. Sony, Panasonic, the Innovation Network Corporation of Japan (INCJ), and Japan Display (JDI) have announced their collaborative plans to establish a new company, JOLED. The new company will spearhead the integration of both corporation’s research and development efforts into the commercialization of OLED (Organic Light-Emitting Diode) technology. The main focus of JOLED is the acceleration of the development of OLED technology, to widen its prevalence in the consumer tech market. From a production standpoint, research will be focused on the development of

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Business, VR World

VAIO Now Officially Open for Business

Sony’s spun-off VAIO line is now ready to sell its first PCs. Previously sold off by Sony to Japan Industrial Partners earlier this February 2014, the VAIO brand has been recently resurrected as a new company. The new VAIO company officially declared its establishment last month, also resurrecting the VAIO Fit and VAIO Pro, two of the central product lineups of the brand before its dissolution. The new company had just finished the official inauguration of its business operations yesterday. The opening ceremonies included a brief announcement of the new company’s plan road map, and its long term objectives. In a campaign that the company dubs

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