Posts Tagged: Japan

This Steve Aoki-endorsed Q&A service helps Japanese fans and western musicians understand each other

AsQme allows Japanese audiophiles to pose questions in their native tongue and receive subtitled video replies from their favorite foreign a...

  • October 2, 2014
  • at 11:27 am
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IoT

GMO buys Finland’s Ubisecure for $12.3M to lay groundwork for Internet of Everything

The international partnership will start from October.

  • October 1, 2014
  • at 6:30 pm
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Shufti lands $5.75M to help Japanese housewives work from home

From data entry to audio transcription, Shufti allows housewives to earn additional income by completing simple, crowdsourced tasks.

  • October 1, 2014
  • at 12:30 pm
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New Docomo fitness service connects with smart shirt to provide biometric data

Docomo takes the term "wearable" to new heights with nanofiber smart shirts that interact with a suite of paid fitness apps.

  • September 30, 2014
  • at 7:54 pm
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Docotch

Japan’s largest telco announces child-tracking wearable, ‘Docotch’

Docotch can pinpoint a child's location with GPS and sensors and supports basic communication and panic alerts to parents.

  • September 30, 2014
  • at 3:02 pm
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Facebook adds stickers to comments, but only if the post originated in Japan

Status updates made by users in Japan now support Pusheen, Meep, and other stickers in the comments.

  • September 29, 2014
  • at 3:36 pm
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After Mt. Gox collapse, these bankers want to build a safer Bitcoin exchange

Will Bitcoin's true believers accept a new kind of cryptocurrency exchange run by former finance executives?

  • September 26, 2014
  • at 5:25 pm
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Evernote users in Asia

Evernote now has more than 30 million users across Asia

Note-syncing app Evernote now has more than 30 million users in Asia, reveals the US startup’s CEO, Phil Libin.

  • September 25, 2014
  • at 5:20 pm
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This new compact camera wants to make selfie-loving ladies feel like runway models

Casio's new camera appeals to selfie addicts with a swiveling frame, screen, and lens coupled with an all new Make-up Plus mode.

  • September 25, 2014
  • at 11:06 am
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Co-founders Toru Nishikawa (L) and Daisuke Okanohara (R)

How big is a zettabyte? This startup got funding from Japan’s biggest telco to find out.

The company is gearing up for its biggest challege yet.

  • October 1, 2014
  • at 8:30 pm
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Ecommerce giant Rakuten extends point service to more than 13,000 brick-and-mortar stores

Rakuten has partnered with 12 retail companies, including convenience stores and department stores, to bring its point service offline.

  • October 1, 2014
  • at 5:23 pm
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acquisition

Japan’s DeNA makes rare double acquisition for $50M in an effort to diversify

The tech company continues to diversify, branching out into lifestyle curation.

  • October 1, 2014
  • at 11:04 am
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data protection penalty

Protecting your customer’s personal data: a comparison across countries in Asia

Protecting customer data and transferring it around Asia is not as complicated as it appears.

  • September 30, 2014
  • at 4:30 pm
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Japanese telco Docomo to tackle machine translation with new joint venture

The international partnership will start from October.

  • September 30, 2014
  • at 1:00 pm
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Circuit board printing startup AgIC wins JapanNight VII pitch contest

Fourteen of Japan's most ambitious startups battled it out on stage for a chance to attend the finals in San Francisco.

  • September 28, 2014
  • at 7:47 am
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Indonesian infrastrcture

3 ways Indonesia can become more attractive to foreign investors

Indonesia is one of the most promising emerging tech markets in Asia, but still has a long way to go. Here’s what it can do to attract mor...

  • September 25, 2014
  • at 8:01 pm
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Balancing atop balls, the Murata Cheerleaders roll into Japan’s robot spotlight (VIDEO)

Advanced sensing and communication technology could one day be used in self-driving cars or internet of things applications.

  • September 25, 2014
  • at 12:40 pm
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bitcoin in japan

Bitcoin gains strength in Japan, wins support from a leading payment provider

The move could make bitcoin payment a reality for over 48,000 online merchants.

  • September 25, 2014
  • at 2:31 am
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