Movie Star Jean Reno Plays Doraemon in Live-Action Ads International film star Jean Reno (Léon: The Professional, Mission: Impossible, The Da Vinci Code) will play the robot cat Doraemon himself in the second live-action television commercial in the Doraemon campaign from Toyota Motor Corporation. The ad campaign depicts the characters of the classic children's manga Doraemon in live-action, two decades after they grow up. The second ad, "Nobita's Barbeque," will begin airing on Friday.
Soon Even Your Mom Can Invest: Senate Passes Crowdfunding Bill (With Protections) Well, this just in from a dispatch on Capitol Hill: The Senate has passed legislation that will essentially legalize crowdfunding in startups by practically anyone, even your mom. U.S. Senators Scott Brown (R-Mass.), Jeff Merkley (D-Oreg.), and Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) collectively introduced the “CROWDFUND Act” (S. 2190) earlier this month, which adds measures to the House of Rep’s now well-known JOBS Act to ensure that companies would be able to use SEC-approved crowdfunding platforms to raise money from “small-dollar investors.” While the CROWDFUND Act passed 73-26, and received bipartisan support, as one might expect when the potential for any old investor to enter the well-guarded circle of angel investing (especially in Silicon Valley) comes around, both the JOBS Act and the CROWDFUND Act have been controversial in the business community. Many worry that lowering the barriers to investing in startups could increase the amount of fraud inherent to the process.
Home - Valve Cyber Café Program Features Games Valve Cybercafe Program members receive access to 100 games on Steam*. The complete game list can be found here. Automatic Updates All games are kept up-to-date with new content, bug fixes and updates automatically delivered via Steam. Technology opens up new worlds for children with autism Braeden Barr, 14, chortles to himself as he edits a video in his classroom at Chimo Elementary School in Smiths Falls, Ont. “Braeden, do you want to keep working on the iPad?” asks his teacher, David Balfour. “Yes,” the boy responds, a simple, one-word answer he wouldn’t have been capable of four years ago. Braeden has autism. The Future Of Digital Health Is Lurking In San Francisco's Chinatown All of a sudden, health care has catapulted itself into the digital age, with hospital-quality EKGs for smartphones, electronic medical records, and personal telehealth systems for the elderly. Even Apple’s former CEO thinks that health care is the next big technological frontier. Granted, much of today’s health tech hasn’t yet made it your doctor’s office. But if you want a preview of the future of digital health--and more specifically, mobile health--you don’t need to look to the Apples of the world. Just take a trip to San Francisco’s Chinatown--where Rock Health, the first seed accelerator for mobile and web health startups, has its headquarters. I recently visited Rock Health HQ to learn more about how startups are changing the mobile health industry.
Exclusive: Third attack against Sony planned A group of hackers says it is planning another wave of cyberattacks against Sony in retaliation for its handling of the PlayStation Network breach. An observer of the Internet Relay Chat channel used by the hackers told CNET today that a third major attack is planned this weekend against Sony's Web site. The people involved plan to publicize all or some of the information they are able to copy from Sony's servers, which could include customer names, credit card numbers, and addresses, according to the source.
Why Startups Need to Blog (and what to talk about ?) Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Mark Suster (@msuster), a 2x entrepreneur, now VC at GRP Partners. Read more about Suster at Bothsidesofthetable Blogs. We all read them to get a sense of what is going on in the world, peeling back layers of the old world in which media was too scripted. Playstation Mobile PlayStation®Mobile (PSM) is a new initiative to deliver PlayStation® content on open operating system-based portable devices. This new initiative will allow SCE to deliver the PlayStation® experience to a greater number of users. From the PlayStation®Store, users can purchase a wide variety of content developed by a diverse pool of developers through SCE’s new PSM Developer Program, and enjoy that content on PlayStation™Certified devices (PS Certified devices) and the PlayStation®Vita system. PlayStation®Mobile Developer Program allows SCE to offer a greater amount of developers with a convenient and efficient content development environment, and actively support content creation. SCE has started a PlayStation™Certified licensing program for hardware manufacturers so that the world of PlayStation® may be enjoyed on an open system. Official device names may vary by country or region.