Posted by Scott Halcomb


Twitter Ain’t No Thang: KakaoTalk Sends a Billion Messages in a Day

At the end of 2012 Naver Line, a free mobile messaging service, announced it reached 10 million down...

By Scott Halcomb

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  • January 13, 2012
  • at 11:30 am

KDDI Teams with Total Immersion for Powerful AR Development

Today Japan’s second largest telecom, KDDI (34 million subscribers), announced its strategic p...

By Scott Halcomb

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  • December 16, 2011
  • at 12:17 pm
Henri Holm (SVP Asia) Announces Angry Birds Japan

Angry Birds Landing in Japan. But Will It Succeed?

Yesterday at the Techcrunch Tokyo 2011 event there was a panel discussion regarding starting a compa...

By Scott Halcomb

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  • December 1, 2011
  • at 9:03 am
Vending Machine Check-in

How Coca-Cola is Gamifying Vending Machines in Japan

Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO) wants its customers in Japan to get to know their favorite vending machines a li...

By Scott Halcomb

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  • November 10, 2011
  • at 10:00 am
Applog Knows Its Users App Habits

Japan’s Milog Builds Business Around Selling User Data, Angers Android Users

Milog, a Japanese startup focused on Android development, has recently been the recipient of much ne...

By Scott Halcomb

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  • October 13, 2011
  • at 6:00 pm
Castle Builder Screenshot

Mobile Location Based Games to See Massive Growth in Japan

Location based services (LBS) garnered quite a bit of attention last year with new services like Fou...

By Scott Halcomb

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  • October 6, 2011
  • at 12:30 pm

Advanced Speaker Technology Developed for Smartphones

CEATEC Japan 2011, Japan’s annual IT and electronics trade show, isn’t until next week b...

By Scott Halcomb

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  • September 28, 2011
  • at 8:00 pm

Japan’s Smartphone Gaming to Grow 30-Fold by 2015

Seed Planning, a market research and consulting firm, recently released a report projecting massive ...

By Scott Halcomb

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  • September 15, 2011
  • at 1:00 pm
Train Net

Japan Railways Experiments with ‘Train Net’

Japan is renowned for its train innovation. The ‘Bullet Train’ was a breakthrough for hi...

By Scott Halcomb

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  • September 8, 2011
  • at 12:00 pm

E-commerce Soars in Japan, Smartphones the Cause?

The Nikkei reported this week that Japan’s e-commerce sales increased 16.9 percent during fisc...

By Scott Halcomb

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  • August 31, 2011
  • at 1:14 pm
2nd Quarter 2011 Data ARPU

Japan’s Mobile Carriers Play Chicken with Smartphone Data Plans

On multiple occasions this week, Japan’s mobile carriers have publicly addressed a looming pro...

By Scott Halcomb

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  • August 25, 2011
  • at 9:08 am

Colopl Innovates the Social Gaming Business Model

Scott performs mobile related research and consulting for Infinita in Tokyo. He is fascinated by all...

By Scott Halcomb

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  • July 28, 2011
  • at 10:08 am