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Another Hit for NHN Japan with ‘Line Brush’ Drawing App

When NHN Japan published its Line Brush application last week, I was a little hesitant to look at it...

By Rick Martin

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  • August 1, 2012
  • at 4:30 pm
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Japan’s DeNA Uses Its E-Commerce Expertise To Help Local Retailer Online

Japan’s DeNA (TYO:2432) is announcing today a deal with Seiyu, a Japanese subsidiary of Walmar...

By Rick Martin

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  • July 31, 2012
  • at 8:00 pm
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Report Says Japan Very Active on Twitter, But Among Slowest in Growth

French research group Semiocast has released an interesting report showing the top countries and top...

By Rick Martin

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  • July 31, 2012
  • at 2:08 pm
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From Messaging to Games: KakaoTalk Starts Game Center for Korea

When we last spoke to Kakao at Mobile Asia Expo in Shanghai, they alluded to a ‘Game Center...

By Rick Martin

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  • July 31, 2012
  • at 9:15 am
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Japanese Mobile Video Channel, NotTV, Surpasses 100,000 Subscribers

Mmbi Inc.’s NotTV mobile television service has surpassed 100,000 subscribers on July 28, just...

By Rick Martin

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  • July 30, 2012
  • at 11:00 pm
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Korea’s Game Publisher Neowiz to Target China for Mobile Gaming

According to a report by Korea’s Yonhap News Agency, Neowiz Games (KOSDAQ:095660) is keen to m...

By Rick Martin

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  • July 30, 2012
  • at 1:30 pm
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Photo Sharing App Dabkick Launches With Minority Investment From GREE

Here’s a fun application that we got wind of on this Friday evening. Dabkick is a photo sharin...

By Rick Martin

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  • July 27, 2012
  • at 10:30 pm
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Rakuten Speaks Out About A Difficult Week For Kobo

Rakuten’s (JSD:4755) Kobo e-reader launched in Japan back on July 19th, and even though pre-or...

By Rick Martin

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  • July 27, 2012
  • at 2:25 pm
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Chinese Netizens Map Beijing Floods on Google Maps

Following last Saturday’s floods in Beijing, my colleague Charlie pointed out the subsequent a...

By Rick Martin

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  • July 27, 2012
  • at 10:10 am
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After Hitting 50 Million Users, Line is Going to China [Report]

The Korean Herald is reporting today that NHN Corp (KRX:035420) plans to launch its popular Line app...

By Rick Martin

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  • July 26, 2012
  • at 7:25 pm
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Startup Ships You Cool Japanese Toys for a Monthly Subscription

Sugo Toys Japan is a new service that allows users to buy a new toy from Japan each month. It capita...

By Rick Martin

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  • July 26, 2012
  • at 10:08 am
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DeNA and Daum Take Mobage Partnership to the Next Level

Some of our readers may recall last February when Japanese social gaming giant DeNA (TYO:2432), in c...

By Rick Martin

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  • July 25, 2012
  • at 8:30 pm
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Japanese Prime Minister’s Office to Use Sina Weibo to Reach Out to Chinese Audiences

Reports in Japanese and Chinese media are saying that the Japanese Prime Minister’s Office wil...

By Rick Martin

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  • July 25, 2012
  • at 1:48 pm

Apple’s Q3 Earnings Sees China, Asia Revenue Down, But CEO Cook Still Pleased

Apple’s earnings summary for Q3 2012 has been released, and looking at the regional breakdown ...

By Rick Martin

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  • July 25, 2012
  • at 10:03 am

LTE Adoption Rising Fast in Asia, as Docomo Passes 4 Million Subscribers

NTT Docomo (NYSE:DCM) is announcing today that its LTE service has passed the 4 million subscriber m...

By Rick Martin

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  • July 24, 2012
  • at 6:30 pm

China’s 3G Subscribers Hit 175 Million, But Is Growth Slowing?

We keep hearing China’s monthly mobile subscriber figures, each time with the totals reaching ...

By Rick Martin

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  • July 24, 2012
  • at 12:15 pm
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Korea is King of Wireless Broadband, But Japan Leads in Mobile Subscriptions

The OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development) recently released a bunch of broadb...

By Rick Martin

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  • July 23, 2012
  • at 10:30 pm
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Dissecting Big Problems: Alibaba’s Jack Ma Takes His Own Advice

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, which has over 23,000 employees, has announced today that it is ch...

By Rick Martin

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  • July 23, 2012
  • at 6:00 pm