A long, long time ago the proverbial Mad Men realized that, no matter what you sell, propping up a pretty human being next to the product moves the product.
CEATEC 2013 went dark on Saturday; exhibitors packed up, fans both mainstream and ultra-dorky moved on, and now it’s nothing but cleanup and write-up.
Good news coming from Olympus.
Olympus released a press release today in which they apologized about a short supply of their new camera's lens kit - "OLYMPUS OM-D E-M1 12-40mmF2.8 Lens Kit" - that is scheduled to be out on October 19.
The reason for the shortage is that they have gotten more orders than expected.
Price: ¥219,800 (including 3-Year warranty)
Instant noodles, Top Ramen in particular, are perhaps best known as a symbol of the struggling college student, the underemployed and/or lazy bachelor, or simply the food of last resort - but not in Japan. Here there’s a clear, unabashed romance between Cup Noodles and robots.
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Today Sanwa supply announced its latest "Android HDMI Stick" the 400-MEDI005. This little USB Like Stick, once connected to your TV HDMI port, will turn any "regular" TVs into a smart one. The 400-MEDI005 runs on Android 4.1 comes with WiFi BGN, 4GB of internal memory, microSD/SDHC slot, 1GB of RAM and a 1.5GHz Dual Core ARM Cortex-A9 CPU.
Announced at 9,800 Yen, the 400-MEDI005 comes with the support of AVI, WMV, MOV, MPEG-2/4, MKV and FLV videos and will of course runs any Android App available on Google Play.
Japan’s top 9 iconic game companies, Nintendo, Sony, Sega-Sammy, Bandai-Namco, Konami, Takara-Tomy, Square-Enix, Capcom, Tecmo-Koei created much of the world’s games markets, and many of the world’s most loved game characters.
They are now seeing brutal disruption.
With the Financial Year ending March 31, 2013, for the first time, just three Japanese newcomers (GREE, DeNA and GungHo) achieved higher operating income than all top 9 Japanese iconic incumbent game makers: