Today at 7:58 pm CET I will reach my first billion seconds of life. To celebrate it I have a very stupid idea, to become the first crowdfunded billionaire. If this Facebook post gets 100 likes before 7:58 pm CET I will launch a Kickstarter project, recruit a team and make it happen.
(Of course, I will share my future fortune with those who like, share and back this. I promise to give a billion a meaning)
Running is a growing lifestyle activity in Japan, with applicants for the Tokyo Marathon increasing by 68% in 2009. This trend has led to Nike and Asics opening innovative new retail spaces in central Tokyo, and mobile devices and e-money are also adapting to meet the consumer demand. The band may be only single-function but for its price it is a useful tool for a consumer, plus it could also be integrated into watches in the future.