Mon November 30, 2009

Online-sent scent (44) -- How significant is scent?


How important do you think scent is in your life?

In other words, if some kinds of scent were transmitted to you online, would something around you be disrupted significantly?


posted by sam at 08:24:35 JST on Mon November 30, 2009 | Comment(0) | TrackBack(0) | scent

Sun November 29, 2009

YouTube is surpassed by mixi in total time spent

The total amount of time spent at Japan-originated SNS giant mixi has been exploding since August 2009.

In terms of total amount of time spent, the SNS exceeded YouTube and took the second position behind Yahoo! Japan in October in Japan.

The SNS embraced application offering like Facebook in August, which helped the explosion.


posted by sam at 00:14:00 JST on Sun November 29, 2009 | Comment(0) | TrackBack(0) | Web 2.0

Sat November 28, 2009

UQ WiMAX is expanding

Are you enjoying communications through Mobile WiMAX?

UQ Communications Inc., Japan's Mobile WiMAX service provider, announced Thursday that its service UQ WiMAX is covering more areas in Japan.

When the service launched in July, it covered metropolitan areas of Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka, Kobe, and Kyoto.

As of November 26, the coverage reaches 262 cities in 35 prefectures, including cities of Sapporo, Hiroshima, and Fukuoka.


posted by sam at 00:01:33 JST on Sat November 28, 2009 | Comment(0) | TrackBack(0) | mobile

Fri November 27, 2009

DoCoMo to provide information on pollen dispersal

Do you have an allergy to pollens?

NTT DoCoMo Inc. announced Wednesday that it will begin trial operation of its network system for environmental sensing on December 21, 2009.

The system automatically measures meteorological data such as amounts of pollen dispersed, level of carbon dioxide, and UV illumination and stores them.

The data will be sold to other entities like weather information providers.

DoCoMo is expected to begin to offer commercial services based on the system that provide information on pollen dispersal in January 2010.

posted by sam at 00:02:01 JST on Fri November 27, 2009 | Comment(0) | TrackBack(0) | Network

Thu November 26, 2009

Music video service for Wii launches

Would you like music videos via the Wii for free?

Tokyo, Japan-based RecoChoku Co., Ltd., a cellphone-oriented entertainment content service provider, announced on November 21 that it would begin to offer a music-related video deliver service to Wii users for free that day.

The service “Ongaku no Ma (Music in a living room)” is offered as one of the menus in the Wii-oriented comprehensive online entertainment service “Wii no Ma (Wii in a living room).”


posted by sam at 00:25:33 JST on Thu November 26, 2009 | Comment(0) | TrackBack(0) | Network

Wed November 25, 2009

Landline phone is declining in Japan

How properly do you use landline, IP, and mobile phones?

The Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC) announced on November 20 the number of subscribers to landline, IP, and mobile phone services in Japan as of the end of September 2009.

The number of subscribers to landline (POTS and ISDN) services was 45.323 million, 8.2 percent down from the same term last year.

The number of subscribers to IP phone services was 21.579 million, 13.3 percent up from the same term last year.

The number of subscribers to mobile phone (cellphone and PHS) services was 114.069 million, 4.2 percent up from the same term last year.

posted by sam at 00:08:47 JST on Wed November 25, 2009 | Comment(0) | TrackBack(0) | statistics

Tue November 24, 2009

Pay video service for Wii launches

Nintendo Co., Ltd. began to provide its pay video service for Wii users on November 21.

The service “Theater no Ma (Theater in a living room)” is offered as one of the menus in the Wii-oriented comprehensive online entertainment service “Wii no Ma (Wii in a living room).”

Some of the videos purchased can be transferred from the Wii to the DSi and viewed on it.


posted by sam at 00:01:37 JST on Tue November 24, 2009 | Comment(0) | TrackBack(0) | Network
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