By Yuri Kageyama AP Business Writer TOKYO (AP) — Toyota Motor Corp. is investing $1 billion in a research company it’s setting up in Silicon Valley to develop artificial intelligence and robotics, underlining the Japanese automaker’s determination to lead in futuristic cars that drive themselves and apply the technology to other areas of daily life. […]
VISIONARY: Ravi Ramineni — Sounders find strength in numbers
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Three years ago, seeking to network and find like-minded people with a love of numbers and soccer, Ravi Ramineni traveled cross country to Boston to attend the MIT Sloan Analytics Sports Analytics Conference. This year, he found himself speaking at the conference. The former Microsoft program manager, Ramineni is […]
The basics of online education
By Arunabh Satpathy Northwest Asian Weekly Here’s a question: What are the similarities between a mother keen on finishing her studies, a patient hungry to keep learning, and an older professional juggling family and work needing to expand his professional boundaries?
BLOG: Remembering Ted Yamamura
By Assunta Ng “Did you know that the first engineer at Boeing was Chinese?” said the late Ted Yamamura in the early 2000s.
The Layup Drill — An Asian golf prodigy makes his debut at the Masters, a software tycoon tries to turn back Seattle’s NBA bid, and more…
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Welcome to another edition of The Layup Drill. This month, we take a look at the impressive Masters debut of Guan Tianlang, the man who is Vivek Ranadivé, and Yu Darvish’s nearly perfect performance.
COMMENTARY: Two elephants and a mouse, a piece about outsourcing
By Jack Towe For Northwest Asian Weekly We have two elephants in our national living room, and we’d better deal with them before they crush us. First elephant: Why do our major corporations outsource work to other countries? Cheap labor, of course. That was the initial reasons for shipping production work abroad. However, there’s also a byproduct […]
“Slant” author on life, love, and why personal identity is so important
By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly The dim computer screen blinked back at Timothy Wang as his fingers flitted across the keyboard, typing in the web address for www.gay.com. Once the social networking website loaded, he skimmed the online profile photos, seeing only a sea of white faces reflecting back at him. Wang finally settled […]
Cool read: Jennifer K. Chung writes novel in 3 days, wins first place
Bellevue software engineer Jennifer K. Chung wrote her novel “Terroyaki!” in three days for the International 3-Day Novel Contest
Man creates free online repository of Classical music, but some publishers are crying foul
On Feb. 16, 2006, Edward W. Guo, an 18-year-old student at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, started a website called Internet
Commentary: Steven Chu: smart policy, not politics
President-elect Barack Obama’s appointment of Steven Chu as Energy Secretary reaffirms his commitment to change our national energy policy and make the development of alternative energy sources a top priority …