Posted by Rick Martin

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Crazy Japanese Tower Defense Game ‘Battle Cats’ Invades Android Platform

One of my favorite games for all of 2012 was the endlessly wacky Battle Cats from Japanese game deve...

By Rick Martin

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  • December 31, 2012
  • at 2:00 pm
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Japan’s Mobile Video Service ‘NotTV’ Passes 400,000 Paid Subscribers

This past July we wrote about Mmbi Inc’s NotTV mobile television service, which at that point had ...

By Rick Martin

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  • December 28, 2012
  • at 6:00 pm
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GREE and Japan Sumo Association Launch Sumo Card Battle Game

I’ve been having lots of fun trying out mobile games from the card battle genre over the past ...

By Rick Martin

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  • December 28, 2012
  • at 2:30 pm
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Looking to Stop Smoking on New Years Day? Try Quit Pro for iPhone

As the new year is almost upon us, most of us are likely pondering some resolutions for 2013. For th...

By Rick Martin

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  • December 28, 2012
  • at 11:00 am
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Japanese Camera App Fotomecha is Free for the Holidays

In addition to whatever fun presents Santa brought you this year, there are more than a few mobile a...

By Rick Martin

  • 0
  • December 27, 2012
  • at 1:45 pm

Japanese Chat App ‘Line’ Does Gangnam Style

Korean pop star PSY, who recently hit a billion views on YouTube, is being featured by Japanese chat...

By Rick Martin

  • 1
  • December 27, 2012
  • at 9:00 am
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Payroll Hero Chosen as IT Startup of the Year in the Philippines

If you attended our Startup Asia Jakarta event this past year, you no doubt remember Philippines-bas...

By Rick Martin

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  • December 26, 2012
  • at 6:00 pm

Understanding DeNA and Mobage: A Graphical Overview

As the Tokyo editor for TechInAsia, one of the biggest tech players I’ve had to watch over the pas...

By Rick Martin

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  • December 26, 2012
  • at 1:00 pm

Apple Announces 2013 ‘Lucky Bag’ Sales for 7 Stores in Japan

While it’s still Christmas Day in the Western hemisphere, those of us here in Asia are waking ...

By Rick Martin

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  • December 26, 2012
  • at 9:00 am
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Human Camera ‘Touchy’ Wishes You Merry Christmas!

Readers may recall back in October when we featured new media artist Eric Siu and his amazing human ...

By Rick Martin

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  • December 24, 2012
  • at 2:00 pm
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GREE Quietly Releases NFL Shuffle Card Battle Game

Japanese mobile gaming company GREE (TYO:3632) has quietly pushed out an NFL-branded card battle gam...

By Rick Martin

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  • December 24, 2012
  • at 10:20 am
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MOOCs Won’t Replace Traditional Education. But They Don’t Have To

One of the bigger technology stories of the past year has been the emergence of MOOCs, or massive op...

By Rick Martin

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  • December 21, 2012
  • at 9:40 pm

GREE and Yahoo Japan to Co-Sponsor Tokyo 2020 Olympic Bid

GREE (TYO:3632) and Yahoo Japan (TYO:4689) have announced today that the companies will co-sponsor T...

By Rick Martin

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  • December 21, 2012
  • at 2:11 pm
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Cygames’ Rage of Bahamut Surpasses 10 Million Users Worldwide

Japanese gaming publisher Cygames has announced that its hit mobile social game Rage of Bahamut has ...

By Rick Martin

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  • December 21, 2012
  • at 1:00 pm
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As Chat App Wars Intensify, KakaoTalk Makes a Push in Japan

Recently we’ve written much about the success of NHN Japan’s Line, both in its home mark...

By Rick Martin

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  • December 20, 2012
  • at 10:00 pm

Nokia No Longer King of Mobile as Samsung Set to Ship More in 2012

According to forecasted numbers from analysts at iSuppli, 2012 will see Korean manufacturer Samsung ...

By Rick Martin

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  • December 20, 2012
  • at 2:00 pm
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GREE Releases Mobile Chat Application in Selected Regions

The folks over on Techwave are pointing out this morning that Japanese mobile social gaming giant GR...

By Rick Martin

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  • December 20, 2012
  • at 9:18 am

Separating the Men from the Boys in Japan’s Online Social Scene

The folks over at Looops Communications recently put together a good overview of some of the major s...

By Rick Martin

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  • December 19, 2012
  • at 10:00 pm