Posts Tagged: Japan

Mt. Gox finds 200,000 bitcoins

Mt. Gox finds 200,000 bitcoins down the back of the couch

The ongoing Mt. Gox controversy got even weirder today as the Bitcoin exchange announced it has found 200,000 bitcoins. That means Mt. Gox h...

  • March 21, 2014
  • at 12:47 pm
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Why this startup is better off in Tokyo than in Silicon Valley

The story of Gengo’s Robert Laing and Matthew Romaine is a source of inspiration for many gaijin (foreigners) building a tech startup in J...

  • March 19, 2014
  • at 12:53 pm
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Crevo, a crowdsource video animation platform launches in Japan

PurpleCow, the company behind DesignClue, today launched Crevo, a crowdsourcing platform specifically for animation video.

  • March 18, 2014
  • at 9:08 am
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How LifeisTech is breathing tech into students’ lives

Founded by Mizuno Yusuke, LifeisTech is a Tokyo-based company that teaches programming to junior high students. No, it isn’t like Code...

  • March 17, 2014
  • at 4:08 pm
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Japanese news reader app pulls in millions in funding because it can sell ads

Popular Japanese news reader app Gunosy has closed a funding round led by local telco KDDI, according to The Bridge. The amount was not di...

  • March 14, 2014
  • at 4:52 pm
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Cough up the money: Panasonic will pay employees sent to China a pollution bonus

Japanese electronics maker Panasonic (TYO:6752) will pay its employees working in China extra for putting up with the poor air quality, ac...

  • March 13, 2014
  • at 8:30 pm
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East Ventures raises 3rd fund, will invest in over 20 startups from Southeast Asia

East Ventures, an early stage investment fund in Indonesia and Japan, will start its third fund which will focus on Southeast Asia. The mone...

  • March 11, 2014
  • at 11:02 am
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StudyPact motivates you to study by putting your money at stake

Founded by Tobias Hoenisch and later joined by Paul Kitti and Evan Grossman, StudyPact aims to motivate the world to study harder. How does ...

  • March 10, 2014
  • at 9:58 am
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Japan rules on bitcoin, says it’s not a currency

Prompted by the turmoil surrounding the Tokyo-based Mt. Gox Bitcoin exchange, Japan’s government has finally spoken out on the crypto-...

  • March 7, 2014
  • at 2:34 pm
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For this entrepreneur, losing co-founders was a blessing in disguise

Founded in 2010 by Yusuke Tanaka and three other founders, Locondo is one of the largest ecommerce sites selling shoes in Japan.

  • March 20, 2014
  • at 4:03 pm
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First ever Startup Weekend Tokyo for Women yields one very cool winner

While many Japanese ladies enjoyed White Day – a counterpart to Valentine’s Day – last Friday, a number of Japanese women eage...

  • March 18, 2014
  • at 9:59 am
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You can now call cell phones and landlines using Line, but only on Android

The latest update to Japan’s top social messaging app Line comes with a Viber- and Skype-like voice call feature (hat-tip to @WhatT...

  • March 17, 2014
  • at 8:08 pm
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With 8,000 designs in its portfolio, Japanese home design marketplace raises $1.2 million

Japanese home design marketplace Suvaco announced (PDF) over the weekend it raised about US$1.18 million from Fuji Startup Ventures and Mo...

  • March 17, 2014
  • at 11:51 am
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Capy aims to be a billion-dollar company (and potentially it can)

Capy, a Tokyo-based startup founded by Mitsuo Okada and later joined by CTO Koki Shimada, is building a company that is disrupting online Ca...

  • March 14, 2014
  • at 10:08 am
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Asia online shopping spending 2014 and 2015

These numbers from Asia’s half-trillion dollar ecommerce market will blow your mind (INFOGRAPHIC)

Take the world’s most populous continent and combine it with one of the best things about the internet and you have a recipe for huge ...

  • March 12, 2014
  • at 4:24 pm
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Japanese startup stitches together six GoPro cameras to make interactive panoramic video

The company has officially announced a new video solution, cleverly dubbed ‘Panomovie’, making it available to their clients in additio...

  • March 10, 2014
  • at 3:47 pm
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Startup combines cute baby photos, a family social network and ecommerce all in one app

Founded by Hiromichi Ando and Sakurai Shoko, Kiddy is a photo diary social network targeted at families. The app, which was first launched o...

  • March 7, 2014
  • at 9:42 pm
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quipper mobile learning

Startup gets $5.8 million to make elearning fun, expands to Southeast Asia

Quipper, a London-based mobile learning company founded in 2010 by Masa Watanabe, co-founder of Japanese mobile social gaming giant DeNA, di...

  • March 7, 2014
  • at 8:00 am
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