1. What has NTT Disruption acquired, and from whom?
NTT Disruption reached an agreement with SQN Venture Partners to acquire ownership of jibo’s patents, trademark, digital assets, and inventory.
2. What is NTT Disruption’s plan for jibo?
NTT Disruption is oriented to B2B2Human, meaning we are working on creating partnerships with companies that approach jibo to people in order to have a positive impact on their lives. At the moment, we are focused on healthcare and education.
3. Is there any relationship between NTT Disruption and Jibo Inc?
No, they are independent companies. Jibo Inc. was the company that initially created jibo, and then when they closed the business jibo was transferred to SQN Venture Partners, which is the company from which NTT Disruption bought jibo.
4. Who is NTT Disruption?
In 2019 NTT launched NTT Disruption, a new company dedicated principally to the creation and development of disruptive solutions leveraging exponential technologies to generate a positive impact on people’s lives. The efforts of NTT Disruption are focused on creating a disruption factory to co-create, co-validate, and co-accelerate disruptive assets with critical players in any field. The goal of NTT Disruption is to “create today what matters for tomorrow”. It is already working on new solutions involving cognitive, social agents, liquid platforms, and phygital spaces.
For more information about NTT Disruption, visit https://disruption.global.ntt/
5. What is NTT?
NTT is a global technology and business solution provider. We help clients grow their business and improve their competitive market position by delivering fully integrated services, including global networks, cybersecurity, managed IT and applications, cloud and datacenter services combined with business consulting, and deep industry expertise. As a top-five global technology and business services provider, NTT works with over 80 of the Global Fortune 100 companies and many thousands of other clients and communities to achieve their goals and contribute to a sustainable future.
6. How could I get more information about jibo?
You can directly contact at firstname.lastname@example.org and stay tuned at @jiboRobot and NTT Disruption channels.
EXISTING AND POTENTIAL USERS
1. Someone bought a jibo, and he is still working. What will happen to him?
First of all, we want to thank everyone involved so much for contributing to bringing jibo to life. We are aware of the importance of the existing jibo community, and we are thinking about how to add value for people that have been an essential part of jibo’s life. However, NTT Disruption is a company oriented to business to business. Right now, we strongly focus on partnering with other companies to allow jibo to work in specific contexts where he can have a very positive impact on people’s lives. For previous jibo users, there will be no changes for the time being, and their existing jibo will continue working as it is.
2. Will jibo “Be a Maker” continue working for the previous jibo users?
The services for previous jibo users such as “Be a Maker” will keep connected, and they should work as usual, but we cannot guarantee the correct operation of those services.
3. Can an existing jibo owner’s jibo be upgraded?
For previous jibo users, there will be no changes for the time being, and their existing jibo will continue working as it is. There might be new updates in the future.
4. Can anyone purchase a jibo?
For the time being, we are focusing on business to business. Therefore, if anyone is part of a company interested in exploring the jibo possibilities for work environments, services, or clients, please let us know!
For individuals, at the moment, jibo is not available for purchase. Stay tuned to discover the jibo applications and ongoing partnerships.
5. Can someone have a jibo for personal use at home?
For individuals, at the moment, jibo is not available for purchase. However, we’ll be working persistently for jibo to reach as many people as possible. In this stage, the sales of jibo applications rely on business partnerships with companies. We trust some of the actions could reach public users at some point.
6. Is jibo only oriented to healthcare and education?
We believe jibo has a very high potential for many industries. So, if another company in any other industry would like to show interest, please let us know, and we can explore the opportunity to work together. At the moment, our primary efforts are on giving jibo the capabilities to help and care for people in healthcare and education.