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Japan’s Bravesoft Enlists Phroni to Enhance News Reading Experience

Readers may recall Japanese startup Phroni from our Startup Asia conference in Singapore last Februa...

By Rick Martin

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  • August 10, 2012
  • at 4:15 pm
MakeLeaps + Noroshi

Tokyo-based Invoicing Service MakeLeaps Gets a Boost, Picks Up Competitor Noroshi

Webnet IT Corporation, the operators of the multilingual invoicing system Makeleaps, is announcing t...

By Rick Martin

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  • August 10, 2012
  • at 1:30 pm
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After European Acquisition, 99Designs CEO Talks About Asia Plans

Earlier this week design marketplace 99designs acquired European rival 12designer for an undisclosed...

By Rick Martin

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  • August 9, 2012
  • at 2:15 pm
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Elecom to Release World’s First NFC Smartphone Keyboard in Japan

Japanese company Elecom recently announced it would be launching this smartphone keyboard which make...

By Rick Martin

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  • August 9, 2012
  • at 11:00 am
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Google Launches Crisis Response Page, Person Finder for Philippines Flood

Yesterday we mentioned a few of the important resources that are being passed around on Twitter in o...

By Rick Martin

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  • August 8, 2012
  • at 6:00 pm
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Apple’s iPad Holds Nearly Three Quarters of China’s Tablet Market [Report]

According to new figures from Chinese research firm Analysys International, Apple’s (NASDAQ:AA...

By Rick Martin

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  • August 8, 2012
  • at 9:20 am
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Amid Flooding in Philippines, Rescue Information Circulates Online

Many of you have probably heard by now that heavy rains in the Philippines have caused serious flood...

By Rick Martin

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  • August 7, 2012
  • at 4:45 pm
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Mobile Gold: Who Takes Top Spot in Olympics-related Mobile Searches? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Most of you are probably enjoying the Olympics coverage these days, but perhaps in a manner quite di...

By Rick Martin

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  • August 7, 2012
  • at 1:30 pm
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Chinese PC Maker Lenovo Wants More of the US Market

According to a Bloomberg report today, Chinese PC maker Lenovo (HKG:0992) is going after Dell’...

By Rick Martin

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  • August 6, 2012
  • at 11:00 pm
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JSCamp Asia: A Conference for Javascript and the Mobile Web in Asia

For mobile web developers, HTML5 and javascript are key tools for anyone who wants to bring some fla...

By Rick Martin

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  • August 6, 2012
  • at 9:00 pm
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Survey Says Nearly 1 in 5 Japanese are Heavy Users of News Aggregators

Dentsu Public Relations has conducted a survey into the usage of news aggregators in Japan (such as ...

By Rick Martin

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  • August 6, 2012
  • at 1:50 pm
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Productivity for Small Teams Made Sweet with Honeytask

It can be hard for small teams of companies to find the right tools with which they can come togethe...

By Rick Martin

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  • August 3, 2012
  • at 4:30 pm
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Anthropomorphize Your iPhone with this Fun Case from Korea

We’ve written about many fun iPhone cases in the past, most of them from Japan. But here’...

By Rick Martin

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  • August 3, 2012
  • at 11:50 am
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GREE Teams Up with France-based Mobile Affiliate Network

Japanese mobile gaming company GREE (TYO:3632), or more specifically, its subsidiary GREE Advertisin...

By Rick Martin

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  • August 2, 2012
  • at 11:00 pm
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Look Ma, No Hands: Turn Sheet Music With a Nod Using PiaScore App

PiaScore is an interesting application from Japan which allows you to view digital sheet music on yo...

By Rick Martin

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  • August 2, 2012
  • at 6:30 pm
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Finding Asia’s Place on the Internet World Map

I’m a big fan of any visualization that gives me a better idea of what the Internet looks like...

By Rick Martin

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  • August 2, 2012
  • at 12:45 pm
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China’s ZTE Bruises RIM’s Blackberry in the Smartphone Wars

Chinese manufacturer ZTE (HKG:0763; SHE:000063) issued an announcement today pointing at something t...

By Rick Martin

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  • August 1, 2012
  • at 10:45 pm
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Tapjoy Making Progress in Asia with Partnerships in China and Korea

With offices in Beijing, Tokyo, and Seoul, mobile advertising and publishing platform Tapjoy definit...

By Rick Martin

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  • August 1, 2012
  • at 7:00 pm