Thu September 30, 2010

Sharp to launch cloud media business (1) -- Two dedicated devices

Sharp Corp. announced its new project “cloud media business” on September 27.

The project consists of providing a content delivery service and shipping its dedicated tablet devices.

The service of e-book store and shipment of two tablet devices will begin in December as the first step.

Its business and devices are collectively called GALAPAGOS.

posted by sam at 01:24:00 JST on Thu September 30, 2010 | Comment(0) | TrackBack(0) | strategy

Wed September 29, 2010

iPhone/iPad can reach NAS at home (1) -- Buffalo provides applications

Buffalo Inc. released its applications that allow iPhone/iPad users to access Buffalo's NAS (network attached storage) products on September 24.

The application “WebAccess i” for the iPhone and the one “WebAccess i HD” for the iPad are available from the App Store for free.

By using the applications, iPhone/iPad users can save data on and play videos from Buffalo's NAS products “Link Station” and “Terrace Station” even while they are on the move.

posted by sam at 00:00:56 JST on Wed September 29, 2010 | Comment(0) | TrackBack(0) | mobile

Tue September 28, 2010

ATOK for iPhone/iPod touch (2) -- It works with other applications

The memo pad application ATOK Pad for iPhone, which Justsystems Corp. has developed for Japanese language input on the iPhone and the iPod touch, can work with other application.

As of the launch day, September 22, 2010, the applications include email, SMS, Twitter, and Evernote.


posted by sam at 08:07:51 JST on Tue September 28, 2010 | Comment(0) | TrackBack(0) | mobile

Mon September 27, 2010

How do high-school students use CGM in Japan? (2) -- Thousand students responded

A result of the investigation via the Internet conducted by McAfee Co., Ltd., a Japan subsidiary of US's McAfee Inc., showed that one third of the high-school students who use CGM (consumer generated media) have posted their own or others' personal information on them on September 22.

The investigation was intended for high-school students between the ages of 15 and 18 and 1,030 (male:female ratio of 1:1) students responded.

As many as 95.9 percent of the respondents have ever viewed or posted something on CGM, including blog, Twitter, and mixi.


posted by sam at 03:08:25 JST on Mon September 27, 2010 | Comment(0) | TrackBack(0) | statistics

Sun September 26, 2010

How do high-school students use CGM in Japan? (1) -- McAfee's investigation

McAfee Co., Ltd., a Japan subsidiary of US's McAfee Inc., released results of an investigation on how high-school students use CGM (consumer generated media) in Japan on September 22.

One of the results unveils that one third of the high-school students who use CGM have posted their own or others' personal information on them.

posted by sam at 06:54:36 JST on Sun September 26, 2010 | Comment(0) | TrackBack(0) | statistics

Sat September 25, 2010

Authoring tool for four-frame image gets on iPhone

Shiodome Innovation Studio (SIS) began to provide an iPhone application that works as an authoring tool for four-frame image on September 21.

The application ClipCM ver 2.0 allows the user to create a four-frame image by using photos he/she takes.

The user can make the photos in motion and add captions to them.

Furthermore, the user can post his/her four-frame image on YouTube, and inform others of the URL by Twitter or e-mail.

posted by sam at 00:14:27 JST on Sat September 25, 2010 | Comment(0) | TrackBack(0) | mobile

Fri September 24, 2010

Columnar digital signage in a subway station

Columnar digital signage displays were installed in Ginza station of Tokyo Metro on September 22 and will be shown through September 26.

The displays are to conduct an advertising campaign for Asahi Soft Drinks Co., Ltd.'s canned coffee WANDA.

posted by sam at 01:52:34 JST on Fri September 24, 2010 | Comment(0) | TrackBack(0) | strategy
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