TotemoTech - 2023-06-02


Hello and welcome to today’s news from TotemoTech on June 2nd, 2023. Meta announces new VR headset, the Meta Quest 3, with new chip and MR capabilities, to be released in autumn for 74,800 yen. The older Meta Quest 2 model will also see a price drop starting June 4th. Meanwhile, Hayakawa Shobo releases new books with NFT digital versions included, hoping to tap into the ‘second-hand e-book market’. Stability AI’s Japanese branch hires programmer Takuya Akiyama as Senior Research Scientist, while domestic smartphone makers continue to struggle due to the ‘four-fold hardship’ of the Japanese smartphone market. In other news, Life Card redesigns its credit card for improved security, while Mitsui Sumitomo Card increases its point reward rate for touch payments at select convenience stores and restaurants. Finally, the production committee for the movie ‘The First Slam Dunk’ issues a warning against illegal uploads of the film. And that’s all for today’s news. Thanks for listening to TotemoTech.

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