The Sony Mobile developers behind Xperia Home have today confirmed that they will no longer be actively developing the home launcher going forward. This news follows a similar fate that befell the Xperia Weather app. It's certainly a shame how Sony is shuttering so many apps/services for the Xperia range.
Lyft is Uber’s main competitor in the United States but the latter is in a league of its own globally. Lyft doesn’t have the kind of international footprint that Uber does and it’s going to take it a very long time to get to where Uber is today. Lyft hasn’t ever ruled out international expansion and it appears that the company might be looking to expand its international footprint by entering one of the most challenging ride-hailing markets in the world: Japan.
Comments from one of the company’s founders suggest that Lyft is considering a move to Japan. "We would love to be in Japan, and we also will be looking at that possibility," said John Zimmer, co-founder and president of Lyft, at the New Economy Summit 2018 in Tokyo. "I think the regulatory framework here will play an even larger role than it likely had in other regions," he added.
Nissan is to become the first Japanese car manufacturer competing in Formula E with an entry in the fifth season of the electric car racing series, organizers announced on Wednesday. Formula E said in a statement that Nissan would replace one of the existing manufacturers in the 2018-19 season. Media reports have indicated that will be alliance partners Renault, allowing the French manufacturer to focus on its Formula One team. "To have a name like Nissan coming on board is a momentous day for the series," said Formula E chief executive Alejandro Agag in a statement. "It's great to see our first Japanese manufacturer entering the frame, showing truly how global the electric revolution is. Japan is a country at the forefront of new technologies with one of the biggest followings of Formula E." Manufacturers already involved in the electric series include BMW, Audi, Renault, Jaguar, Citroen and India's Mahindra. Mercedes and Porsche are due to arrive for season six, which is scheduled to start in 2019 and end in 2020. Reporting by Alan Baldwin