Posts Tagged: Japan


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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panoplaza

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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kiddy

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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A mobile app that emits smell, for real

Scentee is a Japanese mobile app that emits smells. To do that, users need to download the app and purchase a special device that attaches t...

  • March 6, 2014
  • at 11:31 am
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Mt Gox alleges theft and hacking in Bitcoin heist, considers re-starting trading

Mt Gox alleges theft and hacking in huge Bitcoin heist, considers re-starting trading

After filing for bankruptcy protection at the end of last week, the embattled Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox has posted a statement to its site ex...

  • March 3, 2014
  • at 5:57 pm
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How one game saved ‘Japan’s Facebook’ from the brink

How one game brought ‘Japan’s Facebook’ back from the brink of disaster

Mixi, once Japan’s largest social network, is back from the dead. In September 2006, Mixi was the first so-called web 2.0 startup ever to ...

  • March 3, 2014
  • at 1:03 pm
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Bitcoin in the shitter

Mt. Gox Bitcoin exchange ends week of turmoil, files for bankruptcy

Exactly one week after shutting down under mysterious circumstances, causing a huge drop in Bitcoin prices, the Tokyo-based Mt. Gox Bitcoin ...

  • February 28, 2014
  • at 7:27 pm
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Now you can create your own sticker sets on Line, and earn money from them too

Popular Japanese messaging app recently announced it will introduce a new feature that lets users create and sell their own virtual stickers...

  • February 26, 2014
  • at 6:01 pm
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east ventures

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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bitcoin in japan

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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Viber app

Rakuten wants to see Viber getting a million new users per day

Last month, Rakuten (JSD:4755) acquired Viber messaging app in a $900 million deal as the Japanese ecommerce titan tries to diversify and be...

  • March 6, 2014
  • at 2:50 pm
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DeNA Groovy

DeNA loses its groove, shuts down music streaming service

It appears that DeNA’s (TYO:2432) music streaming app has hit a Spotify of trouble. Sorry, I mean a spot of trouble. DeNA has announce...

  • March 4, 2014
  • at 2:01 pm
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Why Microsoft’s Xbox One doesn’t stand a chance in Japan

The Microsoft’s Xbox One will be launching in Japan later this year, and I’ve got to say, things are not looking very optimistic for...

  • March 3, 2014
  • at 4:04 pm
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Japanese news curation app Kamelio gets $490,000 funding from Global Brain

Tokyo-based Shiroyagi Corporation recently launched a news curation app called Kamelio. Just last week the startup announced that it has rai...

  • March 3, 2014
  • at 12:00 pm
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Hulu ends global ambitions, sells off Japan video site

Hulu ends global ambitions, sells off Japan video site

US-based video streaming service Hulu launched in Japan back in 2011, bringing hot movies and TV shows from the US, Japan, and beyond to sub...

  • February 28, 2014
  • at 11:22 am
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Line wants to steal you away from Skype with new phone calls service

Right in the thick of chat app madness, Japan’s Line messenger has announced it will roll out a new feature to further boost its alrea...

  • February 26, 2014
  • at 3:10 pm
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