Posts Tagged: Japan



Line considering an IPO to boost global expansion

Line recently surpassed 230 million users worldwide, and says 300 million would be the threshold for an IPO.

  • August 23, 2013
  • at 11:51 am
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Line adds Line Music, Line Mall and video calling

Line will roll out music service, e-commerce, and video calls later this year

Line is revealing a lot of stuff at the messaging app’s annual event in Tokyo today. The three major new features coming to Line app have ...

  • August 21, 2013
  • at 4:15 pm
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Adlatte Thailand

AdLatte, a reward-based mobile advertising platform from Korea, is now available in Thailand

AdLatte, a reward-based mobile advertising application that launched in Seoul, Korea back in August 2011 is now available in Thailand. This ...

  • August 21, 2013
  • at 2:30 pm
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Puzzle & Dragons and Groove Coaster Zero team up for fun in-game collaborations

The developers of the wildly popular mobile game Puzzles and Dragons, has created yet another collaborative effort with the hit title. On th...

  • August 16, 2013
  • at 8:00 pm
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facebook users in Japan 2013

No need for alarm, Facebook is doing fine in Japan with 21 million active users

Every once in a while, I see alarmist tweets or reports that indicate the number of Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) users in a certain territory has "d...

  • August 15, 2013
  • at 9:00 am
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‘Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn’ shown in 13-minute trailer, game to be launched on August 27

Square Enix releases a 13-minute trailer for Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, which is set for release on August 27 for PC and PS3.

  • August 14, 2013
  • at 6:36 pm
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Pokemon World Championships conclude with 6 champions crowned

The 10th edition of Pokemon’s biggest event, the world championships, concluded over the weekend in Vancouver, Canada, as six world champi...

  • August 13, 2013
  • at 6:00 pm
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Indonesian game Ramen Chain is a hit in Asia with delicious gameplay

A few days ago we wrote about Fun Toilet Games: Panda Adventures from Indonesian game studio Touchten. But another fun game from TouchTen ca...

  • August 9, 2013
  • at 11:30 am
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DeNA Posts $532 Million Revenue In Newest Quarterly Report

DeNA posts its first quarter earnings for 2013 and it's hit over $500 million in revenue once again.

  • August 8, 2013
  • at 3:43 pm
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Telepathy One wearable tech from Japan

Telepathy One, a kind of Google Glass rival from Japan, raises $5 million

Telepathy One is often billed as a Japan-made rival to Google Glass. First unveiled at last year’s SXSW, the Telepathy crew hopes to ship ...

  • August 22, 2013
  • at 4:08 pm
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Line reveals latest user numbers, august 2013

Line reveals latest user numbers in Japan, Thailand, Taiwan, Indonesia

At today’s annual event for NHN’s popular messaging app, Line, the company revealed a bunch of new user numbers in various countries. Li...

  • August 21, 2013
  • at 3:15 pm
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Line prepaid cards launch

Line to launch prepaid cards at convenience stores in Japan and Taiwan

NHN’s popular messaging app Line is having its annual conference today. The Tokyo event, which is also being live-streamed online, has jus...

  • August 21, 2013
  • at 1:25 pm
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Job178 funding

A new Taiwanese jobs site gets funding, plans first step in Asian expansion to Malaysia

Taiwan-based jobs portal Job178 launched in June this year, and today the startup has revealed it’s attracted seed funding for growth and ...

  • August 15, 2013
  • at 2:30 pm
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Phantasy Star Online 2

Asiasoft brings Phantasy Star Online 2 to six Southeast Asian countries in 2014

Asiasoft brings Phantasy Star Online 2 to Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia and the Philippines in 2014.

  • August 14, 2013
  • at 10:00 pm
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Why is 4G adoption in Asia’s emerging markets still so slow?

As of last year, 63 percent of telcos across all Asian countries had rolled out or were developing 4G mobile data services. This proves th...

  • August 14, 2013
  • at 1:30 pm
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Japan's market for mobile gaming and content in 2012

Japan’s market for mobile content worth $8.8 billion in 2012, games bring in $5.1 billion

Japan’s Mobile Content Forum (MCF) has issued a new report that includes a number of interesting statistics on this country’s mobile ind...

  • August 13, 2013
  • at 3:49 pm
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attack on titan coming to 3ds

Isayama’s “Attack On Titan” Announced For The 3DS

Fans of the critically acclaimed Attack on Titan series will be thrilled to hear that their beloved franchise is heading to the Nintendo 3DS...

  • August 8, 2013
  • at 8:00 pm
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Line 300 million

Line Reveals Latest Financial Figures, 53% Of Revenue From In-Game Purchases

Popular messaging app Line was spun off as a subsidiary of NHN (KRX:035420) earlier this year, which means we’re going to get quarterly fi...

  • August 8, 2013
  • at 11:00 am
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