Google has just released comprehensive street maps of Japan in the wake of the Earthquake which occurred back in March. They have also set up a website called Mirai kioku which stands for “Memories for the Future”. Users are encouraged to upload old photos and videos in the hopes of sharing lost memories.
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Reuters is reporting that Sony will be boosting production at their Japan plant, and that they expect to increase capacity by 50% within two to three years. This is likely welcome news as Sony shares have shed approximately 50% of their value this year due to setbacks in Thailand as well as the rising cost of the Yen in Japan.
In case you hadn’t heard, Olympus has had a lot of negative press lately. First, Olympus fired their CEO Michael Woodford, who has only been at the helm since April, “for trying to shake up 92 years of the firm’s management culture”. Normally this wouldn’t be that big a deal, but apparently Michael was abruptly […]
It turns out that the flooding in Thailand has severely impacted the daily activities of hundreds of businesses, including 320 Japanese companies. Above you can see a chart which lists how Nikon, Sony and Canon have been affected by the natural disaster. The outlook for Nikon and Sony is particularly grim: “No prospect of recovery”. No word yet on how this will impact the availability of cameras and lenses.