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India’s Online Restaurant Guide Zomato Expands to London

India’s popular online food and restaurant guide, Zomato, has announced that it is expanding t...

By Rick Martin

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  • January 9, 2013
  • at 5:15 pm
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Ford Makes a Play for Chinese Drivers with In-Car Weibo App

While we’re not attending the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, we are paying close atte...

By Rick Martin

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  • January 9, 2013
  • at 1:30 pm
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Japan’s Line Chat App Wants to Reach 300 Million Users in 2013

It was a pretty big year for NHN Japan and its Line chat application in 2012. And according to a Tai...

By Rick Martin

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  • January 9, 2013
  • at 10:40 am
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High Tech Hangers Make Shopping More Stimulating for Men in Japan

The folks at Japan’s TeamLab are a pretty creative bunch. I first met up with them at a Tokyo ...

By Rick Martin

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  • January 8, 2013
  • at 9:00 pm
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Japanese Social Game Publisher Cygames Has Over 20 Million Total Users

Japanese game developer Cygames (a CyberAgent subsidiary) has announced today that its social games ...

By Rick Martin

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  • January 8, 2013
  • at 3:30 pm
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In the Smartphone Space, Huawei Hopes Bigger is Better

I really hope that 2013 is not the year that we see the ever so ridiculous term ‘phablet’...

By Rick Martin

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  • January 8, 2013
  • at 11:25 am
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China Eagerly Buying Up Bluetooth Headsets After Cell Phone Driving Ban

I was surprised to hear that among a few new traffic safety laws to go into place in China as of Jan...

By Rick Martin

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  • January 7, 2013
  • at 8:00 pm
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Mobile Gaming Company GREE Apologizes for Charging Minors Beyond Spending Limits

Mobile social gaming giant GREE (TYO:3632) has issued an announcement in Japanese today apologizing ...

By Rick Martin

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  • January 7, 2013
  • at 12:35 pm
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Gangnam Style is Now an iPhone Game

Well, I guess it was only a matter of time before this happened. Korean pop star PSY has been a phen...

By Rick Martin

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  • January 7, 2013
  • at 9:30 am
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8 Must-Read Tech Stories in China This Week

For those of you who were still in holiday mode during the past week, we’ve done our best to keep ...

By Rick Martin

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  • January 6, 2013
  • at 5:46 pm
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Tech in Asia: Our Picks for Story of the Week [Jan 5]

Things were a little slow getting back into gear after the holiday break, but there was still some i...

By Rick Martin

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  • January 5, 2013
  • at 7:00 pm

Japanese Mobile Social Gaming: 2012 in Review

It has been a pretty busy year in the mobile space in Japan. While the prevailing narrative in most ...

By Rick Martin

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  • January 4, 2013
  • at 4:35 pm

Survey Says Japan is Now Using Far More Chat Apps

As we pointed out yesterday, 2012 was a pretty big year for NHN Japan’s Line chat app. But if ...

By Rick Martin

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  • January 4, 2013
  • at 1:00 pm
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Singapore’s Sprooki Hooks Up With YFind on Indoor Positioning Technology

We just received word from a representative of Singapore-based startup Sprooki that it will be partn...

By Rick Martin

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  • January 4, 2013
  • at 10:00 am
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2012 Was a Year of Crazy Growth for Japanese Chat App Line

NHN Japan had a pretty crazy year in 2012. In retrospect, things really got busy for the company and...

By Rick Martin

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  • January 3, 2013
  • at 1:00 pm
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Singaporean Fashion Network Clozette Ties Up with Local Portal InSing

Singapore-based online fashion network Clozette is not wasting any time getting things rolling in 20...

By Rick Martin

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  • January 2, 2013
  • at 4:00 pm
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GREE’s 2012 Mobile Gaming Adventure [Timeline]

Last week we took a retrospective look at Japanese mobile gaming giant DeNA (TYO:2432), a company th...

By Rick Martin

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  • January 2, 2013
  • at 2:00 pm
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Apple’s Annual Lucky Bag Sale Delivers for Japanese Fanboys

While Christmas has come and gone for most of us, here in Japan there was quite a bit of excitement ...

By Rick Martin

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  • January 2, 2013
  • at 10:00 am