Posts Tagged: Japan


Apple gets huge revenue boost from Asia, including a record $8.8 billion from China

Apple gets huge revenue boost from Asia, including a record $8.8 billion from China

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) has revealed its financials for the quarter ending December 28, 2013 (called fiscal Q1 2014). They show that the Cuperti...

  • January 28, 2014
  • at 2:09 pm
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5 startups from KDDI Mugen Labo’s 5th Demo Day

KDDI Mugen Labo had its fifth demo day in Shibuya, Tokyo last Friday which saw five startup teams successfully graduated from its accelerato...

  • January 27, 2014
  • at 11:08 am
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From hobby to blog to e-commerce, Tokyo Otaku Mode wants to be world’s otaku epicenter

Tokyo Otaku Mode was founded in March 2011 as a Facebook page by a bunch of otaku founders. It is now a site that generates 20 million pagev...

  • January 23, 2014
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Mobile app Cream aims to be the Jelly for pricing data

Founded by Hajime Hirose, Yosuke Kimoto, Yoko Aoyama, Cream aims to become the “Waze for real-time pricing data.”

  • January 23, 2014
  • at 12:01 am
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Game over! Joint venture between DeNA and Namco Bandai to be shut in March

It’s game over: Japanese gaming giants DeNA and Namco Bandai will close their joint venture in March

BNDeNA, the joint venture that Mobage operator DeNA (TYO:2432) and Namco Bandai (TYO:7832) launched in 2011 is set to close. According to th...

  • January 21, 2014
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This entrepreneur built a startup to solve his mom’s problem

Founded by Yuta Tsuruoka and Kazuma Ieiri, BASE a Tokyo-based startup aims to help anyone to create an e-commerce website within 30 seconds.

  • January 20, 2014
  • at 12:02 pm
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Now you can register a domain name in Japanese script, all thanks to Google

Google announced this afternoon that internet users can now apply for the domain name .みんな , (pronounced “mee-n-nuh” according t...

  • January 16, 2014
  • at 3:05 pm
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Valued at about $50 million, Japanese startup Coiney aims for IPO

When CEO and founder of Coiney Naoko Samata first joined Paypal Japan in 2009, she didn’t imagine that she would one day become an ent...

  • January 14, 2014
  • at 9:08 am
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Japan’s NTT Docomo sees big boost in subscribers from iPhone sales

After years of waiting, Japanese telco NTT Docomo (NYSE:DCM; TYO:9437) finally made a deal to sell the iPhone in October. So how’s tha...

  • January 10, 2014
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Lancers produces $200 million freelancing gigs so far and it is still growing

Founded by Akiyoshi Yosuke in 2008, Lancers claims to be Japan’s largest freelancing site, producing over $200 million worth of accumulate...

  • January 28, 2014
  • at 9:08 am
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Twitcasting lets users around the world livestream their life, from singing karaoke to rioting in the streets

Founded in 2010, Twitcasting is a mobile app for streaming and watching live videos in real-time.

  • January 24, 2014
  • at 1:03 pm
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Apple gets serious about Siri in Asia with job postings for Chinese and Japanese writers

Apple has posted listings on its jobs page for “Siri Writer/Editor” in Japanese and Chinese, indicating that the company will ra...

  • January 23, 2014
  • at 11:36 am
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Ticketstreet aims to be the StubHub of Japan

Ticketstreet is a Tokyo-based secondary online marketplace that allows folks to buy and sell concert and sports event tickets.

  • January 22, 2014
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The biggest lesson at YC for AnyPerk: “Build something you want”

In a short span of two years, Fukuyama and his team have turned AnyPerk into one of the startups to watch in Silicon Valley.

  • January 21, 2014
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NintenD’OH! Struggling company admits only 2.8 million Wii U consoles sold in 2013

Nintendo (TYO:7974) has finally faced up to the facts and admitted that its flagship Wii U console is a huge and embarrassing flop. Satoru I...

  • January 17, 2014
  • at 7:59 pm
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Indonesia’s biggest social network for foodies whips up investment from Japan’s Cookpad

DapurMasak, Indonesia’s social networking site for cooks, today reveals that it has received an investment from Japan’s recipe site Cook...

  • January 15, 2014
  • at 12:51 pm
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How a big data startup perseveres and succeeds after losing a founder

Founded in 2011, FlyData (formerly known as Hapyrus) is a Japanese startup based in Silicon Valley that makes big data storage on the cloud ...

  • January 10, 2014
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22 cool gadgets from Asian hardware giants at CES

22 cool gadgets from Asian hardware giants at CES

Here at Tech In Asia we tend to tilt our coverage towards startups and industry news, as there are plenty of other great blogs around the wo...

  • January 10, 2014
  • at 3:36 pm
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