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Japan’s DeNA makes rare double acquisition for $50M in an effort to diversify

The tech company continues to diversify, branching out into lifestyle curation.

By David Corbin

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  • October 1, 2014
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Protecting your customer’s personal data: a comparison across countries in Asia

Protecting customer data and transferring it around Asia is not as complicated as it appears.

By David Corbin

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  • September 30, 2014
  • at 4:30 pm

Japanese telco Docomo to tackle machine translation with new joint venture

The international partnership will start from October.

By David Corbin

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  • September 30, 2014
  • at 1:00 pm
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Alibaba is going to expand. But these VCs believe that startups in Southeast Asia don’t need to worry.

Alibaba is flush with cash and ready to expand. But that might not be a bad thing.

By David Corbin

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  • September 26, 2014
  • at 10:00 am
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Pop culture heaven Tokyo Otaku Mode nabs up to $13.7 million in new funds

Tokyo Otaku Mode is planning strengthen its overseas operations.

By David Corbin

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  • September 25, 2014
  • at 6:46 pm

Accounting startup Freee adds $6 million in funding

This latest funding round for the Japanese startup comes on the heels of an $8 million input in Apri...

By David Corbin

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  • September 25, 2014
  • at 1:47 pm

Fablic, the maker of women-focused flea-market app Fril, raises $9M

Fablic joins Mercari as flea market services raising hefty rounds.

By David Corbin

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  • September 25, 2014
  • at 11:10 am

Crowdworks nabs two big time advisors as Joi Ito and Jeff Howe join the team

The crowdsourcing firm is preparing for a global push.

By David Corbin

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  • September 25, 2014
  • at 9:00 am
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Bitcoin gains strength in Japan, wins support from a leading payment provider

The move could make bitcoin payment a reality for over 48,000 online merchants.

By David Corbin

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  • September 25, 2014
  • at 2:31 am

Move over SpaceX, Japan’s space elevator will be a ride to the stars

The latest entry in Asia’s space race.

By David Corbin

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  • September 23, 2014
  • at 5:13 am
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Line temporarily cancels its IPO

2015 could be the new date as Line searches for most appropriate timing.

By David Corbin

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  • September 23, 2014
  • at 3:58 am

The game that saved Mixi, Japan’s Facebook rival, is coming to the US

The game saved Mixi. Can it make it big in America?

By David Corbin

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  • September 22, 2014
  • at 1:58 pm

Japan’s Yamanashi prefecture launches $2.9M fund for local startups

Unlike other government initiatives, this fund will provide thorough support to local firms.

By David Corbin

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  • September 20, 2014
  • at 4:24 pm
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Former Huffington Post editor-in-chief joins Japan’s SmartNews

The hiring shows that SmartNews wants to be more than just another news app.

By David Corbin

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  • September 19, 2014
  • at 3:00 pm

The Oculus Rift roller coaster, and other sights from Ad:Tech Tokyo

The annual advertising event attracted a lot of big names but also some exciting startups.

By David Corbin

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  • September 19, 2014
  • at 2:00 pm

This Japanese app tells you which local stores hire hot men

When selecting which restaurant or store to visit, you need as many data points as possible.

By David Corbin

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  • September 18, 2014
  • at 11:30 am
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Education startup company Mana.bo nets $3.07M to enter B2C sales

The cash will be used for marketing and tech development as well.

By David Corbin

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  • September 18, 2014
  • at 1:00 am

This woman left a corporate job to bootstrap a babysitting service in Japan

The babysitting website addresses a critical issue but it has a major rival in Gree.

By David Corbin

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  • September 16, 2014
  • at 6:00 pm