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Pepper The Japanese Robot Can Read People's Emotions
2014-06-05 12:32:01

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Japanese mobile giant SoftBank, which bought a 70-percent stake in American mobile phone carrier Sprint in late 2012, unveiled a new robot named Pepper on Thursday. The cooing, gesturing robot showed that it could move around freely on wheels much like other robots. However, it can react to heart-felt emotions as well. While the robot doesn't have an actual heart, it does have an "emotional engine," along with a cloud-based artificial...

2014-05-08 08:41:32

DUBLIN, May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/b4n6xw/global_mobile_m2m) has announced the addition of the "Global Mobile M2M Module Market 2014-2018" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 The analysts forecast the Global Mobile M2M Module market to grow at a CAGR of 16.21 percent over the period 2013-2018. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the increasing adoption of mobile...

2014-02-20 08:34:48

NEW YORK, Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SoftBank Corp (OTC: SFTBY) primarily operates in the information industry in Japan. The Company operates through four segments: Mobile Communications, Broadband Infrastructure, Fixed-line Telecommunications, and Internet Culture. The Mobile Communications segment provides mobile communications services, as well as offers content; and sells mobile phone handsets, such as iPhones, iPads, and SoftBank smartphones. The Broadband Infrastructure...

New Japanese Smartphone Detects Radiation
2012-05-29 09:44:46

Michael Harper for RedOrbit.com Claims have been thrown back and forth by medical and technology experts alike as to whether or not cell phones generate radiation, and if so, if they generate enough to cause cancers of the brain or even reproductive systems. Now, there´s a phone that may or may not generate radiation (depending on who you ask) but will also detect radiation, alerting users of any potential hotspots they may come across. According to Reuters, mobile phone operator...

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2011-03-02 11:12:16

Yahoo announced in December that it was cutting about 600 jobs in its third wave of layoffs since late 2008 as chief executive Carol Bartz oversees a reorganization for the internet pioneer. Following the layoffs, Yahoo Inc. has been in talks to potentially unload its $7 billion stake in Yahoo Japan, an AFP report said on Wednesday, citing a source close to the matter. Negotiations, however, are still in early stages and nothing is near to completion, according to the Wall Street Journal....

2011-02-04 08:20:00

SHANGHAI, Feb. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- On Feb 4th, 2011, PPLive (Shanghai, China) CEO, Dr. Vincent Tao confirmed that the company has received an investment of 250 million USD from SOFTBANK CORP. (Tokyo, Japan, Representative: Masayoshi Son). This is the Series D Round financing for PPLive. This deal is the single largest investment in a video company since Google's acquisition of YouTube. The size of funding raised is more than what other Chinese video companies have raised either...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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