Startup

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Insurance giant Sompo buys 21.9% stake in Google-backed deep learning startup Abeja

Insurance giant Sompo buys 21.9% stake in Google-backed deep learning startup Abeja

Tokyo-based Abeja announced that it has formed a capital and business alliance with Japanese insurance giant Sompo Holdings (TSE:8630). Sompo acquired 21.9% of the outstanding shares from Abeja’s five existing shareholders: INCJ, Salesforce.com, Mizuho Capital Mitsubishi UFJ Capital, and Itochu (TSE:8001). The startup became an affiliate of the insurance conglomerate. Founded in September of 2012, […]

Motivation

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Lost your motivation to work out? Here’s why – and how to get back on track

Lost your motivation to work out? Here’s why – and how to get back on track

In the early phases of lockdown, the streets were teeming with runners and living rooms were a blur of uncoordinated star jumps and lunges. In fact, physical activity levels in the UK peaked around mid-to-late May, just before lockdown restrictions began to be eased. Now, after months of fluctuating social restrictions, many people are reporting […]

Business

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Insurance giant Sompo buys 21.9% stake in Google-backed deep learning startup Abeja

Insurance giant Sompo buys 21.9% stake in Google-backed deep learning startup Abeja

Tokyo-based Abeja announced that it has formed a capital and business alliance with Japanese insurance giant Sompo Holdings (TSE:8630). Sompo acquired 21.9% of the outstanding shares from Abeja’s five existing shareholders: INCJ, Salesforce.com, Mizuho Capital Mitsubishi UFJ Capital, and Itochu (TSE:8001). The startup became an affiliate of the insurance conglomerate. Founded in September of 2012, […]

Sports

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Gov't to let foreign athletes enter Japan under certain conditions

Olympic athletes won’t be forced to get COVID-19 vaccinations, says Bach

TOKYO International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach said on Tuesday that athletes would not be forced to get COVID-19 vaccinations ahead of the Tokyo Olympics, but he said they should …