Microsoft buys Nuance for a huge amount of 2.16 trillion yen and pushes into the medical field | TechCrunch Japan

I was informed that Microsoft had acquired Nuance Communications for $ 19.7 billion on the morning of April 12, and I saw this number twice in the morning. Even if you do, it’s not impossible. It’s certainly huge for a $ 14 billion run rate company, but Microsoft, which has already partnered with the company, … Read more

Cell Culture Startup “Integriculture” Utilizes Cultured Meat Technology to Develop World’s First Skin Care Cosmetic Ingredients | TechCrunch Japan

On April 7, cell culture startup Integriculture developed the skin care cosmetic ingredient “CELLAMENT” and set up a mass production system. Announced that it has started business talks. Cerament uses highly safe eggs (domestic) that are also used in vaccine production as raw materials, and is the world’s first raw material for cosmetics in the … Read more

Stanford University and Duke University Participate in Certification Program to Promote Diversity Education for Investors and Business Executives | TechCrunch Japan

Kenan Flagler Entrepreneurship Center, Opportunity Hub (OHUB), 100 Black Angels and Allies Fund (OHUB), University of North Carolina, with the aim of fostering and supporting the founders of diverse companies in the tech industry. The partnership formed by the One-Handed Red Black Angels and Arise) fund has been joined by strong partners, Duke University and … Read more

Ajinomoto Develops Beta Version of Automatic Menu Proposal AI App “Kachihan AI” for General Athletes and Club Students, Starts Limited User Test | TechCrunch Japan

On March 31, Ajinomoto developed a beta version of the menu proposal AI app for athletes, “Victory Project Registered Dietitian Supervised Winning Rice AI,” and started user testing. While confirming the acceptability of the concept through limited user tests, the company plans to create and propose value to consumers in a wider variety of fields … Read more

Pussy Riot, a band that uses NFTs (non-fungible tokens) for feminists, shows the power of “cypherpunk” | TechCrunch Japan

Nowadays, everyone seems to be selling non-fungible tokens (NFTs), but Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, a founding member of Pussy Riot, said Hype. He is one of the few who has a strategy that goes beyond the cycle. “I’ve been using cryptocurrencies before that,” Trokonnikova told TechCrunch, noting that Pussy Riot members had been interested in blockchain technology … Read more

“Q-LEAP Quantum Technology Education Program” Official Website Released for “Quantum Native” Development | TechCrunch Japan

The “Q-LEAP Quantum Technology Education (QEd) Program” released its official website on March 25th. The site is a research and development program “Optical / Quantum” by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology that aims at discontinuous solutions (Quantum leap) by making full use of quantum science and technology (optical / quantum technology) … Read more

No-code automation tool Zapier merges no-code education service and community Makerpad with first acquisition | TechCrunch Japan

Zapier, known for its no-code automation tools, has acquired a no-code education service and community Makerpad. The terms of the transaction have not been announced. TechCrunch has been chasing Zapier ever since its inception. So is the $ 1.2 million round, which was the first and only funding in 2012, with Bessemer and DFJ participating. … Read more

Service “heyhey” landing in Japan to receive a surprise video message from a longing talent[Additional notes]| TechCrunch Japan

Heyhey, who connects talent and fans, landed in Japan Heyhey Japan, which provides a new platform service “heyhey” that connects talents and fans, announced on March 4th that it will start service in Japan. heyhey is a service from India that has a simple mechanism in which when a user sends a request to a … Read more

A smart pet collar that notifies you when your dog goes out of range raises Series B of about 3.2 billion yen | TechCrunch Japan

Pet tech company Fi announced on February 25 that it has raised $ 30 million in Series B funding. The round led by Chuck Murphy of Longview Asset Management follows the rise of $ 7 million in Series A funding in 2019, adding 200 million to the startup’s value. It is estimated to be over … Read more

HAIR CAMP, a video education service for beauticians, raises funds from beauty garage, a major e-commerce beauty product for professionals | TechCrunch Japan

HAIR CAMP, which provides a video education service and online salon “HAIR CAMP” for beauticians, announced on February 24th that it will raise funds. The amount raised is not disclosed. The underwriter is CVC operated by BG Ventures, a wholly owned subsidiary of Beauty Garage, a major e-commerce company for professional beauty products. Through fund … Read more