Posted by Rick Martin

Startup Base Camp

A Visit to CyberAgent Ventures’ Startup Base Camp

This week I had a chance to visit Startup Base Camp, the Tokyo-based incubation office of CyberAgent...

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  • April 18, 2012
  • at 6:50 pm
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Kickstarter Project Funds Film About Chinese Citizen Journalists

We write a lot about startups who create apps and web services, but we don’t often get a chanc...

By Rick Martin

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  • April 18, 2012
  • at 10:20 am
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Fuji Television to Open Six New Channels on YouTube

There’s news from YouTube Japan today that local broadcaster Fuji TV is opening six new channe...

By Rick Martin

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  • April 17, 2012
  • at 7:28 pm
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Amazon Reportedly Making Progress With Japanese Publishers, Kindle Coming… erm… Later

Any of our readers in Japan who are waiting for Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) to start selling e-books and it...

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  • April 17, 2012
  • at 4:00 pm

As Facebook and Twitter Grow, Google+ Wants to Be in Japan’s Social Circle Too

Much has been written about Facebook’s impressive growth in Japan recenty, and Twitter too app...

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  • April 16, 2012
  • at 10:00 pm
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Rakuten Teams Up with Japan Post to Make International E-commerce Easier for Sellers

The Yomiuri Shimbun is reporting today that Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten (JSD:4755) will cooper...

By Rick Martin

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  • April 16, 2012
  • at 4:01 pm
Japan Social Gaming Market, Design, Francesco Romano; Written/researched by Serkan Toto

Japan’s Social Gaming Market [Infographic]

It has been interesting for us to follow the growth of Japan’s social gaming market, particula...

By Rick Martin

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  • April 16, 2012
  • at 10:20 am
Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto trying the 3DS Louvre guide

Nintendo Puts the 3DS in a Museum. (It’s Not What You Think)

The Louvre and Nintendo (TYO:7974) have teamed up an in somewhat surprising partnership to provide a...

By Rick Martin

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  • April 13, 2012
  • at 11:00 pm
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With 28 Million Using Line VoIP App, NHN Japan Launches ‘Line Camera’

NHN Japan, whose VoIP application Line has seen a skyrocketing user count over the past few months, ...

By Rick Martin

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  • April 13, 2012
  • at 9:20 pm
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Samsung Surpasses Nokia to Take Mobile Crown

Reuters is reporting that its poll of analysts indicates that Samsung’s (005930:KS) cell phone...

By Rick Martin

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  • April 13, 2012
  • at 4:30 pm
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A Look at How Foxconn Manufactures Apple’s iPad [Video]

From Rob Schmitz, the man responsible for exposing the now infamous fabrications in Mike Daisey̵...

By Rick Martin

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  • April 13, 2012
  • at 11:00 am

China Experiences Brief Internet Blip — But Was That Anything?

As we wrote earlier today, there was something wrong on the internet today. Many people in China (in...

By Rick Martin

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  • April 12, 2012
  • at 10:00 pm

Poll Suggests Chinese Have More Fun Online

A new poll from Ipsos Global Public Affairs [1] surveyed internet users in 24 countries to find out ...

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  • April 12, 2012
  • at 2:35 pm
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China’s Internet in a Glance [Infographic]

The folks over at Statista have collected some informative figures about how the internet is growing...

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  • April 12, 2012
  • at 9:45 am

Market Leaders Emerging in China’s Group Buy Space

We’ve seen a lot happen in China’s group buy space over the past few months. What was a ...

By Rick Martin

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  • April 11, 2012
  • at 11:00 pm
toshiba excite

Toshiba’s Quad-core Excite Tablets Coming in Three Sizes

Yesterday we told you about Lenovo’s new IdeaTab S2109 Android 4.0 tablet, which looks like it...

By Rick Martin

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  • April 11, 2012
  • at 3:30 pm
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GREE Invests in Wizcorp, Aims to Leverage its HTML5 Expertise

Earlier this week Tokyo-based game developer Wizcorp announced on its website that it had become a s...

By Rick Martin

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  • April 11, 2012
  • at 11:05 am
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Gnip Now Providing Access to Social Data from Sina Weibo

Social data platform Gnip says its data is already being used by 90 percent of Fortune 500 companies...

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  • April 10, 2012
  • at 10:00 pm