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bad trip

Hong Kong Artist Records Daily Life, Builds Trippy Interpretation of Memories

I recently had a chance to watch ‘Bad Trip,’ a short video from 22-year-old media artist...

By Rick Martin

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  • November 12, 2012
  • at 7:30 pm
dena-yahoo-japan

DeNA and Yahoo Japan Partner to Offer Smartphone Social Games Next Spring

Today Japan’s DeNA (TYO:2432) has announced that it will be expanding its PC social games alli...

By Rick Martin

  • 0
  • November 9, 2012
  • at 9:07 pm
google-free-zone

Google and Globe Telecom Introduce Data-Free Mobile Search, Gmail, Google Plus in Philippines

While the smartphone revolution is well established in most mature mobile markets, there’s sti...

By Rick Martin

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  • November 9, 2012
  • at 9:00 am
samsung galaxy 3, Japan debut

Samsung Galaxy S3 is World’s Top Smartphone — But For How Long?

It hardly needs to be said that Samsung’s (005930:KS) Galaxy S3 has been a success for the Kor...

By Rick Martin

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  • November 8, 2012
  • at 9:35 pm
voice-driver

Need for Noise: Voice-Controlled Race-Cars from Japan

Here’s a really crazy idea from Japan, the result of a collaboration between Japanese companie...

By Rick Martin

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  • November 8, 2012
  • at 3:40 pm
Japan video game sales 2012

Nintendo Holds Funeral, I Mean, Unboxing for New Wii U Console

Leading up to the launch of its new Wii U game console later this month, Nintendo (TYO:7974) has jus...

By Rick Martin

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  • November 8, 2012
  • at 11:15 am
cygames

DeNA Picks Up 20 Percent Stake in Cygames for $92 Million

We’ve written much about the success of Cygames’s card battle game Rage of Bahamut both ...

By Rick Martin

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  • November 7, 2012
  • at 5:35 pm
language cloud

Tokyo-based Language Cloud Brings Learning Management Online

Readers may recall education startup Teamie, who won our Startup Arena event in Singapore this past ...

By Rick Martin

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  • November 7, 2012
  • at 4:05 pm
watching-cute-girl

Japanese App ‘Watching Cute Girl’ Makes Sure You’re Never Alone

Here’s an app from Japan that is totally ridiculous, and probably not worth paying for —...

By Rick Martin

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  • November 7, 2012
  • at 11:45 am
ads-beauvais

Japan’s Rakuten Acquires Alpha Direct Services with Aim of Improving Logistics

Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten (JSD:4755) announced (pdf) today that it has acquired French logis...

By Rick Martin

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  • November 6, 2012
  • at 9:00 pm
CEATEC Japan, Huawei smartphone

Freemium App Revenues on the Rise in Asia and Around the World

App Annie has recently released some figures about the growth of Android and iOS in global markets, ...

By Rick Martin

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  • November 6, 2012
  • at 1:15 pm
at Youku

Youku Tudou Strengthens Premium Video Platform with Sony Pictures Television Partnership

Chinese online streaming video company Youku Tudou (NYSE:YOKU) has just announced an agreement with ...

By Rick Martin

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  • November 6, 2012
  • at 10:22 am

Ever Wanted a Really Expensive Clipboard? Try Japan’s iPhone 5 Binder Case

For some reason, some of the craziest iPhone cases seem to originate from Japan. And this latest iPh...

By Rick Martin

  • 1
  • November 5, 2012
  • at 8:30 pm
pico world

CyberAgent to Close English Version of its Ameba Pigg Virtual World

VS Media points out a CyberAgent (TYO:4751) announcement stating that the company will be closing th...

By Rick Martin

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  • November 5, 2012
  • at 10:00 am

10 Must-Read Tech Stories in China This Week

For those of you in China whose internet is not undergoing maintenance, there were more than a few i...

By Rick Martin

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  • November 4, 2012
  • at 9:00 pm
techinasia news of the week

Tech in Asia: Our Picks for News of the Week [Nov. 3, 2012]

This week we saw more developments in the mobile chat application space, as a number of Asia-based c...

By Rick Martin

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  • November 3, 2012
  • at 9:30 pm
ar-food-diginfo-news

Augmented Reality Headset from Japan Supersizes Food, Makes You Eat Less

Here’s a really clever use of augmented reality technology from Japan [1], which tries to tric...

By Rick Martin

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  • November 2, 2012
  • at 3:10 pm
videogram

Cinemacraft Launches Videogram: A Slick, Multi-Thumbnail Web Video Interface

Yesterday we mentioned Taiwan-based startup Cubie, which had been accepted into the 500 Startups Acc...

By Rick Martin

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  • November 2, 2012
  • at 10:00 am