Fri April 30, 2010

Gourmet Navigator gets on Android keitai (1)

Gourmet Navigator Inc., Japan's gourmet Web service giant, released its application for Android-based mobile phones on April 27.

The application Guru-nabi is available from the Android Market for free.

posted by sam at 08:16:50 JST on Fri April 30, 2010 | Comment(0) | TrackBack(0) | mobile

Thu April 29, 2010

Ustream is localized into Japanese (1)

Softbank Corp. announced on April 27 that it began to offer its localized Japanese version of Ustream on that day.

The Japanese version of Ustream has been partially localized as of that day.

posted by sam at 08:41:56 JST on Thu April 29, 2010 | Comment(0) | TrackBack(0) | Web 2.0

Wed April 28, 2010

Samsung to launch Android keitai in Japan (1)

Samsung unveiled its Android-based smartphone GALAXY S in Tokyo, Japan on April 23.

Samsung has yet to announce when it will hit Japan's market and how much it will cost.

posted by sam at 01:02:43 JST on Wed April 28, 2010 | Comment(0) | TrackBack(0) | mobile

Tue April 27, 2010

FIFA World Cup games on TV in 3D (2)

The 3D broadcasting service “Sony Presents ‘2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa 3D,’” which SKY Perfect JSAT Corp. and Sony Corp. will begin to provide on June 19, will be available on the CS channel “Suka-chan 3D169.”

And the channel will be implemented in the Sky Perfect TV! HD service and the Sky Perfect TV! Hikari service.

posted by sam at 08:26:20 JST on Tue April 27, 2010 | Comment(0) | TrackBack(0) | broadcasting

Mon April 26, 2010

Online-sent scent (65) -- Smell of live music

Do you often go to a club with live music?

Do you enjoy listening to live music only there?

It would be pretty nice to not only listen to music but also perceive its vibes including smell via the Internet when you can not go there.

posted by sam at 08:23:13 JST on Mon April 26, 2010 | Comment(0) | TrackBack(0) | scent

Sun April 25, 2010

SBM offers femtocell BS (1)

Softbank Mobile (SBM) Corp. announced on April 22 that it will provide a femtocell BS for its customer's home or store.

SBM is expected to begin to receive applications of its femtocell BS on May 10.

posted by sam at 08:53:32 JST on Sun April 25, 2010 | Comment(0) | TrackBack(0) | mobile

Sat April 24, 2010

Survival in digitization of TV in Japan (63) -- CATV keeps on going with analog TV? [3]

Japan Cablenet (JCN) Ltd., KDDI Corp.'s affiliate, announced Wednesday that it will convert the digital terrestrial television broadcasting to the existing analog format and relay it to the subscribers from July 24, 2011 through March 31, 2015.

Therefore, JCN will continue to relay analog and digital terrestrial television broadcasting simultaneously until March 31, 2015.

JCN is a CATV MSO (multiple system operator), which now retains 18 CATV stations in some areas in Japan such as Kanto.

posted by sam at 02:31:32 JST on Sat April 24, 2010 | Comment(0) | TrackBack(0) | Terrestrial Digital TV Broadcasting