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Photohoku: Helping Japan’s Tohoku Rebuild Through Photos

It’s almost been a year now since the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Japan, and while we don’t hear as much about the recove...

  • January 26, 2012
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Nokia’s Sales in China Down 40% Last Year, Only Hope Rests in WP7

The final quarter of 2011 proved to be another chapter in Nokia’s (HEL:NOK1V; NYSE:NOK) horror story in China with the Finnish phone-m...

  • January 26, 2012
  • at 9:15 pm
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ideas.inc Workshops – 28-29 Jan

Prior to the executive summary submission deadline of ideas.inc on 14th February, there will be two workshops that will be held this weekend...

  • January 26, 2012
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Air China’s Facebook Marketing Campaign Takes Off

We’re always on the lookout for creative online marketing campaigns from companies here in Asia. But we were somewhat surprised to hea...

  • January 26, 2012
  • at 5:30 pm
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Japan To Get ‘Chocolate Phone’ on Valentine’s Day

Last night we told you about our talk with Rovio, the creators of Angry Birds, who told us their plans for a Valentine’s Day launch of...

  • January 26, 2012
  • at 4:05 pm
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Nokia Launches Asha 300, Collaborates With Fellow Finns Rovio

At the Kempinski Ballroom in Jakarta yesterday, Nokia (HEL:NOK1V; NYSE:NOK) launched its new addition to the Asha line with the new Asha 300...

  • January 26, 2012
  • at 11:09 am
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Southeast Asia and Japan Through a German’s Lens [PREVIEW]

Serkan Toto is one of the more prominent bloggers covering startups and innovation across Asia on TechCrunch, Asiajin, and his own blog. He ...

  • January 26, 2012
  • at 9:08 am
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Angry Birds Coming to Facebook on Valentine’s Day [EXCLUSIVE]

Speaking exclusively to Penn Olson today in Jakarta, Peter Vesterbacka, the ‘Mighty Eagle’ of Rovio, and Henri Holm, the SVP of Rovio As...

  • January 25, 2012
  • at 11:50 pm
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mediba

Japanese Mobile Ad Company Mediba Continues Outward Growth With Korea Office

In 2011 we wrote quite a bit about Japanese internet companies expanding their businesses abroad, like GREE, DeNA, and CyberAgent, just to n...

  • January 25, 2012
  • at 9:35 pm
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ACE BlueSky Exchange: How IT can improve your bottom line – 9 Feb

For their 54th ACE BlueSky Exchange, Action Community for Entrepreneurship (ACE) will have a talk entitled “How IT can improve your bo...

  • January 26, 2012
  • at 9:48 pm
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Infinite.ly: Nice domain, Nice Design, But…

Philippines-based Infinite.ly is an application built for brands and marketing managers to track social buzz about their companies (on Faceb...

  • January 26, 2012
  • at 8:08 pm
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Japan Digest: App to curb protruding nostril hairs, Cave focuses on social games, and more

(1) Chololi lets anyone send a pre-written notification to the offending hairy culprit anonymously via their email. “For all you people wh...

  • January 26, 2012
  • at 6:35 pm
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Pleco: Chinese Character Recognition App Finally Comes to Android [REVIEW]

After months of rigorous testing, feedback from hundreds of voluntary testers, and seven beta versions, the Android iteration of Pleco dicti...

  • January 26, 2012
  • at 4:39 pm
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Mandarin Madness Game-ifies the Learning of Chinese Characters

Chinese characters can look like arcane codes, cryptic communiqué, that conspire to obscure the meanings of an ancient culture. But new, hi...

  • January 26, 2012
  • at 12:45 pm
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Mixi and DeNA Announce Social Commerce Partnership

Japanese social networking giant Mixi and leading social gaming platform DeNA have announced a partnership in field of social commerce. The ...

  • January 26, 2012
  • at 10:00 am
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Three startups that make staying fit more fun

Find out what Fitness Buffet, Playlor! and SixReps.com does.

  • January 26, 2012
  • at 9:00 am
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Docomo CEO Ryuji Yamada

Japan’s Docomo Experiences Another Network Service Disruption

Early this morning I noticed a barrage of Twitter messages complaining of a Docomo (NYSE:DCM) service outage here in Tokyo. According to a B...

  • January 25, 2012
  • at 10:30 pm
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Free Coupons a Big Business for Freecharge.in, Secures More Funding From Sequoia

The Indian startup Freecharge.in has announced this afternoon that its has secured funding worth Rs. 20 crores (US$4 million) from Sequoia C...

  • January 25, 2012
  • at 5:07 pm
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