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Those of us who blog about tech in Asia do our best to give adequate attention to all parts of the continent, but for various reasons, information about Japan’s startup. Amid the furore over the PRISM data-leaking saga in the US, President Barack Obama has insisted that Americans aren’t getting “the complete story” on the program – which reportedly enables the. Nuance Communications today released an update to its Dragon Mobile Assistant app for Android. Users with supported devices will find that it now includes hands-free driver technology, voice notifications, and. Sony’s major shareholder Third Point LLC has increased its stake in the Japanese company by 9.4 percent, as it seeks to push ahead on talks for a proposed spin-off of. Yahoo has spoken up to clarify claims made over the US government’s PRISM program two weeks after the news broke. Google has partnered with Starbucks to tout its Google Play Music service that was announced during its developer conference. Today Microsoft announced a new program that will see schools around the world able to purchase the company’s Surface RT tablet hybrid in bulk at a reduced per-unit rate. As you may have heard, Oreo has a new seasonal flavor out, and that flavor is watermelon. Yes, watermelon. Oculus VR has announced completion of a $16 million Series A round c0-led by Spark Capital and Matrix Partners to help the company more quickly build out a “full virtual. Broadcasting later tonight is a long interview between President Obama, and Charlie Rose. Topics discussed include recently reported NSA programs that target some Internet data, and cellular records.