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NHN Japan’s Line Chat App Passes 100 Million Users

As we mentioned in our post yesterday, NHN Japan’s Line application has been slowly creeping u...

By Rick Martin

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  • January 18, 2013
  • at 1:50 pm
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Tokyo Otaku Mode Launches News Page, Approaches 10 Million Facebook Likes

Japan-based Tokyo Otaku Mode turned many heads over the past year, mostly because of its enormous fa...

By Rick Martin

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  • January 18, 2013
  • at 12:30 pm
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Collaborative Design Platform Cacoo Goes Enterprise

Based in Fukuoka, Japan, Cacoo is an online collaborative design service which we have featured a fe...

By Rick Martin

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  • January 17, 2013
  • at 9:00 pm
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KDDI Funds Japanese App Publisher 3rdKind, Solidifies Partnership

KDDI Corporation (TYO:9433) has just announced that it will be solidifying its partnership with Japa...

By Rick Martin

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  • January 17, 2013
  • at 2:30 pm

The Mobile Messenger War: What’s the Score?

Yesterday we pointed out that Chinese chat application WeChat (known as Weixin in Chinese) had surpa...

By Rick Martin

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  • January 17, 2013
  • at 10:54 am
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Survey of Japanese Young Adults Shows Preference for Twitter, Facebook

We recently looked at a survey of Japanese smartphone users which gave a general indication of what ...

By Rick Martin

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  • January 16, 2013
  • at 12:00 pm
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Startup Labs Sets its Eyes on Tech Companies in Vietnam and the Philippines

We have features as many startups from the Philippines as we should have over the past year, but the...

By Rick Martin

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  • January 15, 2013
  • at 11:25 pm
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Princess Punt Sweets: If you Liked Angry Birds, You’ll Get a Kick Out of This Japanese Game

There’s a wacky creativity behind some Japanese-made games that I really enjoy. It’s the...

By Rick Martin

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  • January 15, 2013
  • at 5:00 pm
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M-Story: A Personal Finance App From Korea With iCloud Integration

Readers may remember that I was very enthusiastic about Japanese finance application Zaim. And while...

By Rick Martin

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  • January 15, 2013
  • at 2:00 pm
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Singapore’s Tabsquare Raises Over $480,000 to Further Fund e-Menu System

Singapore-based e-menu startup Tabsquare has announced today that it has raised S$589,000 (or about ...

By Rick Martin

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  • January 14, 2013
  • at 1:45 pm
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Duke University Takes to Sina Weibo to Connect with Potential Students

We’ve written much in the past about how individuals and organizations outside of China are ma...

By Rick Martin

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  • January 14, 2013
  • at 10:10 am

Mobile Service Disruption from Great Japan Earthquake Visualized

When the tragic earthquake hit Japan back in March of 2011, mobile communications were severely disr...

By Rick Martin

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  • January 11, 2013
  • at 8:30 pm
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Russian Game Studio Pits Bees Against Bears on Bungees

If you enjoy slashy, swipy smartphones games like Cut the Rope and Fruit Ninja, you might also like ...

By Rick Martin

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  • January 11, 2013
  • at 4:30 pm
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Zendesk Celebrates 25,000 Users Worldwide, Enjoys Strong Asia Growth

Today cloud-based customer service solution provider Zendesk has announced that it now has more than...

By Rick Martin

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  • January 11, 2013
  • at 1:45 pm

NTT Docomo To Sell New Smartphone Specifically for Pre-Teens

Japanese mobile carrier NTT Docomo (NYSE:DCM) announced today that it will soon be accepting preorde...

By Rick Martin

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  • January 10, 2013
  • at 7:30 pm
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DeNA Gets a Playful Rebranding, Plans to Release Social Music App in Japan

Recently we looked back on what was a pretty busy year for Japan’s DeNA (TYO:2432). The intern...

By Rick Martin

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  • January 10, 2013
  • at 2:45 pm
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Gimmie Funding! Singapore-based Loyalty Service Raises $520,000 for Asia Expansion

Singapore-based loyalty service provider Gimmie has announced that it has received S$639,000 (about ...

By Rick Martin

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  • January 10, 2013
  • at 12:58 pm
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Bangkok Game Studio Releases ‘Lost Cubes,’ A Fun Puzzler for iPhone

Thailand-based game studio Pocket Playlab has recently released a fun puzzle game for iPhone called ...

By Rick Martin

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  • January 10, 2013
  • at 10:30 am