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Japanese market research startup gets $2.2 million in fresh funding

The funding shows VC interest in O20.

By David Corbin

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  • August 22, 2014
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The future of Gree as told by its founder and CEO (#StartupAsia preview)

The company’s future is cloudy but CEO Yoshikazu Tanaka is ready to light the way.

By David Corbin

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  • August 22, 2014
  • at 10:30 am

Japan’s tech titans are doing the Ice Bucket Challenge too

Japan's tech elite are keeping the focus on charity.

By David Corbin

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  • August 21, 2014
  • at 2:02 pm

Tech in Asia teamed up with Deloitte for Morning Pitch in Tokyo. Here are the startups we met.

Morning Pitch is a weekly meeting of entrepreneurs, investors, and corporate representatives organiz...

By David Corbin

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  • August 21, 2014
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Line Bangkok Office

$12M in sales for user-generated stickers on LINE

Sales for Line’s user-created stickers are showing healthy growth.

By David Corbin

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  • August 20, 2014
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Sekai Labs saves Japanese corporations from their lack of engineers

The firm acts as a gateway to Japanese speaking developers around Asia.

By David Corbin

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  • August 19, 2014
  • at 1:00 pm

Want a one-on-one conversation with Rakuten, Y Combinator, Microsoft Ventures and more? Join ‘Office Hours’ at #StartupAsia

Have a chat with international tech leaders at StartupAsia Tokyo, Sept 3 and 4.

By David Corbin

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  • August 18, 2014
  • at 2:30 pm

Gree admits failure with browser-based mobile gaming, shifts half of workforce to make native games for iOS and Android

In response to crashing revenue and net income, Gree is leaving browser games behind in favor of nat...

By David Corbin

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  • August 13, 2014
  • at 4:39 pm

Japanese gaming giant Gree continues to diversify with launch of new babysitting app

In its ongoing search for new revenue, Gree turns to the childcare industry.

By David Corbin

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  • August 13, 2014
  • at 1:08 pm

Born in Vietnam and raised in Y Combinator, Kimono wants to API-ify the entire Internet

Kimono puts the power of data analysis into the hands of anyone. No coding required.

By David Corbin

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  • August 13, 2014
  • at 11:32 am

Razer’s Nabu turns exercise activity into in-app reward for Tencent game

Real life actions will be recorded by the Nabu and reflected in a Tencent mobile game.

By David Corbin

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  • August 12, 2014
  • at 11:00 pm

After helping Skype and Box, Itochu Technology Ventures wants your startup to win in Japan

ITV is earmarking 30% of it’s next fund for Southeast Asia. The firm says its ability to bring for...

By David Corbin

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  • August 11, 2014
  • at 8:30 pm

Gree leads $36M investment in Japan’s SmartNews

The investment will diversify Gree's mobile holdings as it looks to supplement lost gaming revenue.

By David Corbin

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  • August 8, 2014
  • at 3:15 pm

This Japanese entrepreneur left his wife and kids for 18 months in order to create a new education service

The company promises to educate students about their learning style and then give them access to not...

By David Corbin

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  • August 7, 2014
  • at 4:30 pm

DeNA operating profit tumbles 59%, hope found in alternative businesses

The gaming giant will dedicate most of resources to games but is hedging its bets with a variety of ...

By David Corbin

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  • August 6, 2014
  • at 6:25 pm
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Line announces $100M fund just for mobile games, acquires 10% stake in Gumi

The $100M fund will first be used to acquire a 10 percent stake in Gumi which will begin producing g...

By David Corbin

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  • August 6, 2014
  • at 3:17 pm

Car-on-demand company Uber unveils world’s first UberTaxiLux in Tokyo

Uber has outgrown local demand in Tokyo and has launched two new services in order to keep up.

By David Corbin

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  • August 5, 2014
  • at 5:00 pm
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Rakuten: Viber has 608 million registered accounts, is the future of our company

Viber's company's growth comes at a time when Rakuten wants to make the messaging service an essenti...

By David Corbin

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  • August 4, 2014
  • at 4:59 pm