Toshiba Launches Consortium of 100 Companies to Drive ‘Internet of Things’ Market

The Toshiba Corp. headquarters stands in Tokyo, Japan, on Tuesday, April 3, 2018. Photographer: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg Toshiba Corp. announced this week that it has launched a large consortium of more than 100 companies in Japan for the purpose of creating … Continue reading

LG Smokes Q3 Forecast for Record Financial Results

LG Electronics Inc. is on a roll, as evidenced by their fiscal third quarter results. The company says it has set an all-time record for third quarter revenues while at the same time booking their best quarterly profit in a … Continue reading

U.S. No Longer Global Biz Leader, There’s a New #1 – China

Fortune just published its latest Global 500 ranking of the top companies in the world – and the results this year are earth-shaking. For the first time ever, since this list was launched in 1990, another country has more companies … Continue reading

Panasonic/Sony OLED Joint Venture JOLED Raises Money

There’s been a lot of action this week on the OLED beat – in this case, news that holds promise for a new robust competitor in the OLED market. The company, known as JOLED (for Japan OLED), is a joint … Continue reading

Japan Makes Coding Mandatory for All Students Starting in Elementary School

Soon, Japanese elementary schoolchildren like these will be taught computer programming Like many countries, Japan is facing a dramatic shortage in the number of available high-tech workers. To address this situation, the country has decided to make computer programming classes … Continue reading

First Time Ever: Asia Files Majority of Global Patents

Huawei Files the Most Individual Patents Global competition continues to heat up and nowhere is that more obvious than a recent analysis from the World Intellectual Property Organization noting that in 2018 – for the first time in human history – the region of Asia … Continue reading

Japan Opens Antitrust Inquiry into Amazon

At the urging the industry minister of Japan, the country’s Fair Trade Commission will look at a new program announced by Amazon Japan that some suggest may be anti-competitive in nature. Depending on the Commission’s findings, Amazon may be forced … Continue reading

I Smell a Scam

The headline caught my attention immediately – “Exclusive: Foxconn reconsidering plans to make LCD panels at Wisconsin plant.” This story, from the highly respected Reuters News Agency, follows a series of articles on Foxconn’s growing business struggles in the wake … Continue reading