TotemoTech - 2024-04-13


Hello and welcome to today’s news from TotemoTech on April 13th, 2024. In today’s news, HOYA, a leading manufacturer of eyeglass lenses, has announced the partial resumption of lens shipments after a cyberattack caused system disruptions. The company stated that it will restart the acceptance of orders for certain lens products. This comes after HOYA had temporarily halted shipments due to the unauthorized access incident.

Moving on to our next story, Western Digital is set to showcase its latest storage solutions at the NAB Show 2024 in Las Vegas. Among the products on display is a groundbreaking 4TB SD card under the SanDisk brand. This marks the industry’s first 4TB SD card and demonstrates Western Digital’s commitment to pushing the boundaries of storage technology.

In other news, a 71-year-old man in Shiga Prefecture, Japan, has fallen victim to an investment fraud scheme on social media. The man was swindled out of 100 million yen in cash, according to the Shiga Prefectural Police’s Organized Crime Countermeasure Division and the Moriyama Police Station.

Turning our attention to international affairs, the joint statement released following the Japan-US summit between Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and President Joe Biden highlights the importance of close collaboration in advanced technologies such as AI and space exploration. The statement emphasizes the need for Japan and the United States to stay ahead in these fields, which are expected to shape the future of society and the economy, in order to counter authoritarian countries like China.

In business news, UUUM, a company specializing in managing YouTubers and other online content creators, has reported a significant decline in its operating profit for the third quarter of the fiscal year ending in September 2024. The company’s operating profit dropped by 91.7% to 40 million yen, while its net loss amounted to 300 million yen.

Next, X, a popular social media platform, has announced its decision to remove the feature that allows users to hide the blue verification badge, also known as the ‘blue checkmark.’ This move has sparked concerns among some users who relied on the feature to maintain their privacy and avoid unwanted attention.

And finally, in sports news, the federal prosecutors in California have declared Shohei Ohtani, the Los Angeles Dodgers’ interpreter, as a victim in the illegal gambling case involving former interpreter Kazuhira Mizuhara. The prosecutors have charged Mizuhara with bank fraud, carrying a maximum sentence of 30 years in prison. The total amount involved in the case is reported to exceed 16 million dollars.

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