Japan – US Innovation Awards Symposium July 22

In my role as Japan Society board member, I’m happy to share the agenda for our annual Japan-US Innovation Awards, shown below.   **    Japan – U.S. Innovation Awards Symposium  Friday, July 22, 2016 | 1:30 – 6:30 pm Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center, 326 Galvez Street, Stanford University   Now in its Sixth Year, the […]

The Signal #14: unleash your inner developer

from our June 27 newsletter, slightly edited for public consumption: Friends – We are impressed. In our last newsletter, we wrote about Kim Kardashian and Spotify, and despite the obvious click-bait headline, our open rate was largely unchanged compared to past newsletters. We take this to mean that there’s an audience who will read us […]

The Signal #13: Kim Kardashian, Spotify, and turning hours to dollars (日本語版あり)

(originally from our May 29 newsletter – slightly for public post – sign-up at our index page) Friends – App developers have long lamented app economics. And it *is* a hard business, even for developers of hit games. Take GLU Mobile’s hit game, Kim Kardashian: Hollywood. (What, you don’t play? Sure you don’t.)  Close to […]

The Signal #12: On-demand economy and beacons of light (日本語版あり)

Friends – Great Scott! It’s been a month since our last update. The good news is that gives us lots to talk about. First, as mentioned last time, the Japan Society of Northern California will indeed host an Innovation Salon on the on-demand economy, Friday May 20 at 5:30pm in San Francisco. Big thanks to […]