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Steve is editor, writer and contributor for AkihabaraNews.

In addition to his involvement with AkihabaraNews, Steve is Co-Founder and Director at WIXI, a domain marketplace, registrar, and parking provider based in Tokyo.

Steve is a veteran of the domain industry.  He joined Register.com in New York City in 2000 and worked closely with its management team in the area of strategic corporate development.

In 2002, Steve joined Darshaun and Solis Corporation, becoming Chief Operating Officer and Director and running the daily operations of the company.  After Solis was acquired by GMO Internet in 2005, Steve stayed on for 3 years to run Solis as an internal team within GMO.

Before joining the domain business in 2000, Steve worked with Putnam Investments, an asset management company in Boston, in their Corporate Development group.  Before that he was with Strategic Management Group, a management and financial consultancy in Philadelphia.

Steve earned his BS in Finance from Georgetown University in Washington, DC.

My Satis App Bluetooth vulnerability

If you are using one of those high tech loos Japan is famous for, and you notice the lid suddenly opening and closing automatically, unexpected and repeated flushes, you might thinks it is a perfect case of 'conjuring', but in reality your high-tech loo has been hacked.

Japan's most popular Satis smart toilet that can be controlled by a smartphone, is vulnerable to cyber attacks, warn security experts.

Nikon Business in Health and Medical Investment in Retina Institute Japan, K.K.

Nikon Corporation announced today that it signed an agreement to invest in Retina Institute Japan, K.K. (RIJ).

Under the agreement, Nikon will subscribe for 500 million yen worth of shares issued by RIJ.

Together, Nikon and RIJ will collaborate on developing practical uses of medical treatments for age-related macular degeneration.  RIJ has been working on the world's first case of regenerative medicine using iPS cell technology, utilizing Nikon's own core technology in optics and imaging.

Panasonic Gorilla Eye Car Navigation

The days of taking a drive and relying on fond memories to remember the scenery along the way are over.

Panasonic has announced the "Gorilla Eye" portable car navigation system (CN-GP737VD).  5 new models of the "Gorilla" system will be released sequentially beginning on September 20th of this year, with the "Gorilla Eye" model due out in the beginning of December.

New Cutie Honey OVA

To commemorate 40 years since the birth of the Cutie Honey manga and movie series, "New Cutie Honey" OVA (original video animation) will be released on December 6th.

Also, "Cutie Honey Complete" on Blu-Ray will be released on October 11th.

Fans are excited about the coming release.  New material has not been released since the famous film, produced by Gainax, directed by Hideaki Anno and starring Eriko Sato and the 3-episode OVA series, also produced by Gainax, in 2004, and a TV series on TV Tokyo in 2007.

At AkihabaraNews, we don't rest until we uncover all the most important news in Japan.  Here is some news, for those in need, from Muripo...

 

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