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Olympics: Anime, technology on offer as Japan promote 2020 Games

Traditional paper cranes and some of the latest technology are on offer as Japan seeks to promote itself as the host of the next Olympic Games in 2020, with organisers hoping to inherit the enthusiasm and fervour of Pyeongchang 2018 hosts.


Olympics: Tokyo 2020 asks public to donate old phones for medals

Tokyo Olympic organisers on Wednesday called on the Japanese public to donate old smartphones and other old electronic devices to help make medals for the 2020 Games.


Airbnb in the running to provide rooms for 2016 Olympics

Online home-rental marketplace Airbnb Inc is one of three firms being considered to provide additional rooms for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.


Olympics, smartphones push Twitter revenue up 30% in Brazil

Twitter Inc has found a bright spot in Brazil, Latin America's largest economy, even as weak advertising sales across the globe have punished the social network's stock in recent weeks.


Samsung is bringing virtual reality to the Olympics

On Feb 12, the opening ceremony for the 2016 Youth Olympic Games will be filmed and live streamed in 360-degree VR, courtesy of the Korean tech giant.


The first 5G Olympics? Not quite, say bemused spectators

The Pyeongchang Winter Games was supposed to be the coming-out party for 5G, the next generation of wireless technology – but few people noticed. And some of those who did were unimpressed.


Olympics: 'Ghost skier' leads Winter Games data revolution

A ghost skier hurtling down the slope, an athlete's glucose levels flashing across the screen along with his heart rate – it is all part of an Olympic data revolution awaiting television viewers.


Pokemon Go welcome at Rio Olympics, mayor says

Could hunting for a Pokemon get any hotter? Maybe in Rio, so the city about to host the Olympic Games is urging makers of the popular app to come down to Brazil.


Airbnb wins bid to provide rooms for Rio 2016 Olympics: source

Online home-rental marketplace Airbnb Inc has won a bid to provide rooms for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, as the city scrambles to accommodate visiting fans and athletes, a source with direct knowledge of the situation told Reuters.


Malaysia to host the Olympics of the ICT industry in 2020

The brains from the world of ICT will interact here in 2020, when the Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC) and the Association of the Computer and Multimedia Industry of Malaysia (Pikom) host the 22nd World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT) here.