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Frenzoo Raises $1 Million, Will Create 3D Lifestyle and Fashion Mobile Games

Frenzoo, a startup based out of Hong Kong and San Francisco, is a startup that has been around for a...

By Rick Martin

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  • May 11, 2012
  • at 9:08 am
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Japan’s Calendar+Photo App, My365, Finally Gets Android Version

We first told you about My365 (my365.in) late last year. It’s a fun photo app from Japan that ...

By Rick Martin

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  • May 10, 2012
  • at 10:00 pm
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NHN Japan’s Line Camera Gets 5 Million Downloads in Less than a Month

NHN Japan has seen its VoIP application Line skyrocket to dizzying popularity with more than 30 mill...

By Rick Martin

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  • May 10, 2012
  • at 3:55 pm
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Nielsen: Men and Women in India Have Different Smartphone Habits

A report last year from Nielsen India showed that there was a seismic shift happening in the way the...

By Rick Martin

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  • May 10, 2012
  • at 9:40 am
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Making Sense of Japan’s Social Gaming Drama

The Japanese mobile social gaming space has experienced quite a rollercoaster ride over the past wee...

By Rick Martin

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  • May 9, 2012
  • at 9:08 pm
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Softbank and PayPal to Form Joint Venture, Brings Card Reader to Smartphone Users

Japanese mobile carrier Softbank (TYO:9984) has just announced that it will form a joint venture wit...

By Rick Martin

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  • May 9, 2012
  • at 12:30 pm
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Following PayPal’s Lead, China’s 99Bill Launches Smartphone Card Reader

A few weeks back there was news from PayPal about its new PayPal Here service that uses a card reade...

By Rick Martin

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  • May 9, 2012
  • at 9:35 am
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Amobee Acquires 3D Mobile Advertising Business Adjitsu

It was just a couple of months ago when California-based ad company Amobee was acquired by SingTel f...

By Rick Martin

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  • May 8, 2012
  • at 6:08 pm
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Survey Says Japan Seen as Most Creative Country, By Everyone Except Japan [Infographic]

Adobe has released an interesting survey which takes a look at creativity across the globe. Its Stat...

By Rick Martin

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  • May 8, 2012
  • at 4:08 pm

Meituan Pads its Lead in Chinese Group Buy Space

Here is another insightful monthly report on China’s group buy space from the good folks over ...

By Rick Martin

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  • May 8, 2012
  • at 12:00 pm
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Picture Rally Challenges You to Complete Themed Photo Assignments

We received word this afternoon from The Windward, Inc., based out of Tokyo, that it has just releas...

By Rick Martin

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  • May 7, 2012
  • at 9:12 pm
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Japan’s Consumer Affairs Agency Deems ‘Kompu Gacha’ Sales a Violation of Law [Report]

Japan’s Consumer Affairs Agency has reportedly concluded that the practice of ‘Kompu Gac...

By Rick Martin

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  • May 7, 2012
  • at 12:40 pm
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Alibaba Confirms Some Taobao Staff Arrested For Accepting Bribes in ‘Recent Past’

Alibaba Group issued a statement this evening confirming reports that have been swirling for some ti...

By Rick Martin

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  • May 4, 2012
  • at 11:00 pm
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InMobi Launches New Ad Tracker

Mobile advertising network InMobi has launched its new mobile tracking platform, which it says will ...

By Rick Martin

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  • May 4, 2012
  • at 2:30 pm
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Korea’s Emart Creates QR Codes With Shadows in Midday Sun

QR codes have been around for years now, most commonly used in countries like Japan. I often see QR ...

By Rick Martin

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  • May 4, 2012
  • at 10:30 am
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Rage of Bahamut: Not the Prettiest, But Hard to Put Down

Last week we told you about the card battle game Rage of Bahamut by Cygames, which had hit number on...

By Rick Martin

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  • May 3, 2012
  • at 4:15 pm
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Hugvie Brings the Sense of Touch to Mobile Communication

Last weekend I had a chance to visit the Vstone store in Akihabara, where Osaka University roboticis...

By Rick Martin

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  • May 3, 2012
  • at 9:30 am
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Beepmo Mobile App to Provide Professional Networking Service for Next Bank Asia Conference

Back in February we told you about Beepmo, which at the time had just launched in public beta. The m...

By Rick Martin

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  • May 2, 2012
  • at 8:00 pm