Japan Causes Toshiba Tension



Japan’s crisis has led to a downturn in Toshiba investment.  According to one of the corporation’s American partners (NRG Energy), there will be no additional investment in a Texas nuclear power project, due to the “Japanese nuclear plant” crisis.  There was the intention of developing a further two reactors near Houston but now David Crane, the company’s president has said that the recent crisis created “multiple uncertainties around new nuclear development in the United States which have had the effect of dramatically reducing the probability [of constructing reactors in the South Texas Project] in a timely fashion.”

US Impacted by Japan’s Crisis

This announcement came in reaction to the Japanese crisis.  NRG – as a result of what happened in the Asian region – “will not [be] invest[ing] additional capital in the STP development effort.”  It has been said that this indicates that the Japanese crisis “has directly affected the US nuclear power industry.”  It remains unclear as to whether Toshiba will move forward with its project with other partners.

New Toshiba Projects

But despite its reservations vis-à-vis the Japanese crisis, Toshiba is still forging ahead with other new and exciting projects.  It is due to “launch its first tablet computer” in a couple of months and, according to company’s digital products and services unit president Masaaki Oosumi, “attempt to gain a 10 percent share of the global tablet market by 2013.”  It is an impressive PC tablet, based on Android’s 3.0 operating system, priced at approximately ¥60,000 (US$730) in Japan.


Spotlight on Conduit

The mobile online and mobile app industry is one of the fastest growing markets in the world today. With Apple’s App Store, Google’s Android Market, and RIM’s Blackberry App World, the industry is in constant competition, making it difficult for other parties to make a name for themselves.

One company that has managed to do so is Conduit. This web and mobile app publisher currently has more than 230 million users, 200 employees and 260,000 web publishers. The original Conduit Network enables global and independent app publishers to develop, distribute and exchange apps across the globe. The network also makes it easy to create business partnerships.

Conduit provides an easy, effortless method of distributing apps anywhere in the world, from toolbars to mobile devices to web browsers. Apps can be deployed directly, or through the Conduit App Marketplace.

Founder and CEO of Conduit Ronen Shilo said: “We know how competitive it is these days to market products, services and content online, which is why we provide an open solution that levels the playing field and creates new business opportunities. With our vast network and App Marketplace, we are enabling Web and mobile publishers of all sizes to freely and easily create and share content with one another, as well as acquire and engage users more effectively. We believe that it’s this same open spirit which attracted people to the internet 15 years ago, that continues to draw publishers to Conduit over and over again.”

Some of the better known Conduit users include MLB (Major League Baseball), Time Warner Cable, Univision, Chelsea Football Club, Fox News, iVillage, Groupon, Travelocity and TechCrunch.


The upcoming 2011 Renewable Energy Exhibition (Lyon, France), will be privy to the latest green products’ catalogs from Taiwan as well as a demonstration of Taiwantrade.  Taiwantrade is a powerful B2B website, developed by the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) and e-sourcing platform providing clients with tons of information on current trade events, industries news and more. It assists Taiwanese companies with all sorts of developments and is a quality product at a reasonable price.  In terms of its green products, this is not new to a country rated number four in the world of solar modules manufacturing and solar cells.  As well it was rated number 6 in the world for green-energy technology and number two in Asia as an eco-solutions developer.
Also at the exhibition, there will be an attempt to develop cohesion in business with French and European companies while educating on the 50 Taiwanese green suppliers.  TAITRA “will be providing the most comprehensive sourcing services.”

Council for Science and Technology Has Selected 8 Priority Areas

Japanese Government Council for Science and Technology (and former Prime Minister Naoto Kan, president ) on Wednesday selected 8 key strategy areas of science and technology in particular to focus on as part of a budget allocation request “action plan.”  One of them is the 100,000 genome ( genome ) to help decode the prevention of disease “research Genomukohoto “ with the current emphasis on life and health. Another area of focus is the environmental field of long lasting fuel cell development.

This development plan adopted by the cabinet in June is the first attempt to realize a new growth strategy A decision will be made soon at the plenary session in order promote concrete policies and budget requests to the ministry efficiently .

The Genomukohoto study takes about 20 years to register 100,000 people who wish to track the health status and to develop prevention methods against diseases such as dementia and strokes while using genetic information to decipher preventative methods.