Posts Tagged: Japan


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Idblognetwork partners with Japan’s Freakout to bring new ad product to Indonesia

Indonesia’s biggest blog advertising network Idblognetwork is looking to launch a local Demand Side Platform (DSP) in Indonesia called Idb...

  • October 29, 2013
  • at 12:17 pm
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iSitter helps Japan's parents find a babysitter

New startup iSitter helps Japan’s parents find a babysitter

We’ve seen online marketplaces pop up that help people find designers, home-cooked food, real estate, and lots more. Here’s a ne...

  • October 28, 2013
  • at 11:15 am
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Intel Capital funding Asian startups

7 Asian startups get a boost with new Intel Capital funding

This morning, Intel Capital – the VC arm of chipmaker giant Intel – revealed that it has ploughed funding into seven Asian start...

  • October 23, 2013
  • at 12:04 pm
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Puzzle & Dragons hits 20 million users in Japan, finally launches in UK too

Japan’s biggest smartphone game Puzzle and Dragons now boasts over 20 million registered users in the country, maker GungHo (3765.OS) anno...

  • October 18, 2013
  • at 6:00 pm
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Softbank and GungHo have acquired 51% of Supercell for $1.53 billion (Updated)

Update: Included Softbank’s reasons for the transaction below. The news was first tweeted by a Wall Street Journal reporter and then r...

  • October 15, 2013
  • at 6:15 pm
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42% of the world’s Internet users live in Asia

Asia, as we have noted repeatedly before, is home to the biggest internet populations across the world. These maps show us, with some stagge...

  • October 11, 2013
  • at 8:00 pm
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Most Expensive and Top Grossing Games

Square Enix, Nintendo make Asia’s most expensive and highest grossing games

An infographic by Graphs.net shows the most expensive and top grossing games of all time with five game titles hailing from Asian companies.

  • October 8, 2013
  • at 4:00 pm
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SlideStory wants to get you into photo slideshows

Videos are so last year: SlideStory wants to get you into photo slideshows

We’ve all shared our photos online, and perhaps some of us have created GIFs and Vine and Instagram videos as well. But a Japanese app...

  • October 7, 2013
  • at 4:32 pm
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Huawei is quietly taking over the world, minus the US

Fed up with the US government’s allegations that its technology could be used for espionage, a vice president from Chinese telecommuni...

  • October 3, 2013
  • at 6:00 pm
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South Korea’s gaming market is worth $9.16 billion!

South Korea is one of the most promising gaming markets in the world with a total worth of more than $9 billion now. Japan lags behind in gr...

  • October 28, 2013
  • at 9:30 pm
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Plateculture founders: the concept might be feminine but we’re a very masculine startup

Malaysia-based startup PlateCulture is an Airbnb for food. It allows users to eat home-cooked meals from someone’s home. The concept is as...

  • October 25, 2013
  • at 7:30 pm
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Apple’s new iPad Air coming to China, Hong Kong, Japan, and Singapore on November 1

Apple announced a bunch of new and exciting things at its press event today, including the launch of the latest version of OS X, but the bel...

  • October 23, 2013
  • at 2:58 am
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Supercell’s acquistion signals the Asian buying spree to come

The Mobile gaming world has been buzzing lately by the news that Supercell of Finland was acquired by Softbank and GungHo of Japan for $1.5 ...

  • October 16, 2013
  • at 4:08 pm
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Kii, a backend-as-a-service firm that funds startups, confirms expansion to Southeast Asia

Backend-as-a-service (BaaS) companies have risen in prominence this year after the acquisition of Parse by Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) for a repor...

  • October 15, 2013
  • at 1:00 am
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Japanese e-commerce titan Rakuten sets its sights on Spain with new marketplace

Rakuten, the leading e-commerce platform in Japan, announced today that it has launched a new online marketplace in Spain. Users that log on...

  • October 11, 2013
  • at 1:15 pm
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Conyac raises new seed funding ahead of expanding crowdsourced translation platform across Asia, Europe

Conyac raises new seed funding ahead of expanding crowdsourced translation platform across Asia, Europe

We’re seeing a lot of creative online marketplaces thriving across Asia these days. Conyac is one of the most specialized of these ...

  • October 8, 2013
  • at 2:30 pm
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On Asia’s internet, Japan and the Philippines are the most free, Vietnam and China the least

Freedom House just came out with a detailed 800-page report on internet freedoms across the world. Here’s some of the insights into Asia.

  • October 7, 2013
  • at 4:00 pm
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GREE offers voluntary retirement to 11% of workforce, shuts Osaka office

Today it came to light that GREE is planning to offer voluntary retirement plans to about 200 employees, or 11 percent of its entire workfor...

  • October 3, 2013
  • at 10:21 am
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