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Camera maker Insta360 raises $30M as it eyes 2020 IPO

By | 3D imaging, action camera, Asia, Camcorders, camera+, computing, Funding, Gadgets, GoPro, Hardware, imaging, insta360, Japan, shenzhen, smartphone, Snap, Tencent, Virtual reality

Insta360, one of the pioneers in making 360-degree cameras, just raised $30 million in a Series C+ funding round from Chinese investors, including Everest Venture Capital, MG Holdings and Huajin Capital. The Shenzhen-based camera maker declined to disclose its latest valuation. It plans to use the fresh proceeds in research and development, marketing and after-sales services […]

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Nintendo to open its first official store located in Japan

By | Asia, Gadgets, Gaming, Japan, Nintendo, Nintendo Tokyo, TC, video games

Fourteen years after unveiling its first location in New York, Nintendo is finally opening an official store in Japan, too. Nintendo Tokyo will be located in Shibuya Parco, the new flagship of the Parco department store chain. Nintendo Tokyo is scheduled to open at the same time as the shopping center (autumn 2019). In an announcement, […]

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Panasonic to move its European HQ out of the UK because Brexit

By | amsterdam, Asia, Brexit, corporate tax, Europe, european union, Gadgets, Government, Japan, Panasonic, tax haven, United Kingdom

Chalk up yet another Brexit deficit: Japanese electronics firm Panasonic will be moving its European headquarters from the UK to Amsterdam in October because it’s worried about the tax implications if it stays, the Nikkei Asian Review reports. The company is concerned it could face tax liabilities if the UK shifts its corporate tax regime […]

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Don’t foul this free-throwing Toyota basketball robot

By | Anime, basketball, film, Gadgets, Hardware, Japan, national basketball association, NBA, robot, Robotics, Sports, TC

Because if it gets to the free-throw line, it sinks the shot – every. single. time. This robot (via The Verge) is the project of a group of Toyota engineers using their spare time, to build a robot inspired by the manga Slam Dunk, which is about a Japanese high school basketball team. The engineers […]

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