Posts Tagged: Japan

This English conversation app says no to video and focuses entirely on text chat

While other English conversation apps have adopted video, Eigooo keeps it simple with text-only chat.

  • May 24, 2014
  • at 1:00 pm
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Hold the pork – this app helps Muslims in Japan find often elusive halal products

HalalMinds uses a barcode scanner to let users verify if a product is halal - an especially useful feature for those who can't read Japanese...

  • May 21, 2014
  • at 4:01 pm
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FreakOut, Japan’s first and largest DSP, approved for June IPO

FreakOut's DSP platform matches brands with the most effective advertising spot for each impression by utilizing a massive amount of stored ...

  • May 19, 2014
  • at 10:00 pm
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Peatix founder talks about his one strategy for success

PeaTix’s growth is something its founders attribute to their ability to focus on customers’ needs.

  • May 19, 2014
  • at 12:00 pm
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Thailand’s Yelp-esque Wongnai gets more funding to expand into hair and beauty salon reviews

Thailand’s leading restaurant review site Wongnai has just secured funding from the investment subsidiary of Recruit Holdings Co., Ltd.

  • May 16, 2014
  • at 2:01 pm
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5 entrepreneurial inspirations from Japanese anime

Achieving success as an entrepreneur anywhere is a challenge, so while I could understand the appeal of targeting Silicon Valley, there are ...

  • May 15, 2014
  • at 12:58 pm
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Chat app Line is now selling user-created stickers. Here are our 7 favorite sets

Japan’s powerhouse messaging app Line announced last February that it would begin accepting applications for sticker sets made by ordi...

  • May 14, 2014
  • at 10:17 pm
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Korean couples app Between launches ecommerce store, adds 1M users in Japan and 2 new investors

Between, the South Korean app for couples, will launch an ecommerce store today. It also hit 1M users in Japan and attracted two new investo...

  • May 12, 2014
  • at 10:01 am
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Flea market app 10sec gets funding ahead of launch

Flea market app 10sec gets funding ahead of launch

10sec hasn’t even launched yet, but the startup behind the social flea market app has just wrapped up its second funding round.

  • May 9, 2014
  • at 8:29 pm
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Gengo cracks 200 million mark for words translated

Tokyo-based translation platform Gengo revealed earlier today that it has translated over 200 million words to date.

  • May 22, 2014
  • at 12:17 pm
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How the top tech entrepreneurs in Asia stay productive

How Asia’s top tech entrepreneurs stay productive

It might be worth taking notes on the best practices of the top tech entrepreneurs in Asia when putting together your own work routine.

  • May 21, 2014
  • at 11:55 am
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How the 8 Securities trading dashboard will look for Japanese users.

8securities, an online platform that makes stock trading transparent, launches in Japan

8securities, seeking US$5M Series B, launches in Japan and introduces new services.

  • May 19, 2014
  • at 4:00 pm
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SOTW - weekend reading

10 of our hottest tech stories, lists, and features for your weekend reading

Too busy to read Tech in Asia twice a day? We forgive you (this time). Here's a refresher course on the past week's biggest stories.

  • May 17, 2014
  • at 9:00 am
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Gree Ventures adds $50M to invest in startups across Asia

Tokyo-based Gree Ventures announced the initial closing of its second fund earlier today, valued at 5 billion yen (approximately US$50 milli...

  • May 16, 2014
  • at 11:18 am
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Terra Motors gets $10 million in funding to roll out electric scooters and tuk-tuks across Asia

Japan-based Terra Motors – the company that develops, manufactures, and sells electric scooters and tuk-tuks – announced today that it h...

  • May 15, 2014
  • at 11:38 am
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Kids grow up fast, but Famm helps parents capture, save, and share memories along the way

Famm utilizes private chat and automatically-generated photo collages to ensure that parents never forget their child’s growth journey.

  • May 14, 2014
  • at 10:30 am
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StudyPact wins Innovation Weekend Singapore’s “Road to Tokyo” pitch contest

StudyPact wins the first of a series of pitch contests hosted by Sunbridge Global Ventures.

  • May 9, 2014
  • at 9:41 pm
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This startup pays you to study – but not meeting your weekly goals will cost you

Money motivates us to do a variety of things, but can as little as one dollar a week motivate people to buckle down and study? Tobias Hoenis...

  • May 8, 2014
  • at 5:03 pm
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