Posts Tagged: Japan

The game that saved Mixi, Japan’s Facebook rival, is coming to the US

The game saved Mixi. Can it make it big in America?

  • September 22, 2014
  • at 1:58 pm
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A still from a current SmartNews advertisement.

Former Huffington Post editor-in-chief joins Japan’s SmartNews

The hiring shows that SmartNews wants to be more than just another news app.

  • September 19, 2014
  • at 3:00 pm
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Huge queues across Asia on iPhone 6 launch day

Huge queues across Asia on iPhone 6 launch day

Tens of thousands of people across Asia rose very early – or got no sleep at all – today as they flocked to stores to try grab an iPhone...

  • September 19, 2014
  • at 12:34 pm
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Education startup company Mana.bo nets $3.07M to enter B2C sales

The cash will be used for marketing and tech development as well.

  • September 18, 2014
  • at 1:00 am
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Make a $2,000 purchase using only your name and email address with this Japanese startup

Paidy is diving into the risky side of payments by vouching for customer purchases.

  • September 12, 2014
  • at 3:58 pm
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Microbiology Techs diagnos samples

8 emerging technologies that kids born today will take for granted

We've compiled a list of eight consumer-facing emerging technologies that kids born today will take for granted by the time they're adults.

  • September 11, 2014
  • at 3:00 pm
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Rakuten confirms Ebates acquisition, Ebates CEO admits Alibaba threat encouraged his decision

Rakuten’s international business just got a shot in the arm.

  • September 9, 2014
  • at 5:24 pm
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Despite relatively small funding amounts, experts agree that Japan is on the cusp of a startup bubble

The CEOs of two hot young startups and the VCs that funded them unanimously agree that a bubble is forming - but don't believe everything yo...

  • September 8, 2014
  • at 3:30 pm
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MoneyTree Startup Asia Arena

Moneytree wants to help ‘appwardly mobile consumers’ wrangle their personal finances (#StartupAsia Arena)

Moneytree is already pre-installed on all of the iPhones in Apple Japan's retail stores - but will the Arena judges want to install it on th...

  • September 4, 2014
  • at 4:54 pm
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Japan’s Yamanashi prefecture launches $2.9M fund for local startups

Unlike other government initiatives, this fund will provide thorough support to local firms.

  • September 20, 2014
  • at 4:24 pm
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The Oculus Rift roller coaster, and other sights from Ad:Tech Tokyo

The annual advertising event attracted a lot of big names but also some exciting startups.

  • September 19, 2014
  • at 2:00 pm
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This Japanese app tells you which local stores hire hot men

When selecting which restaurant or store to visit, you need as many data points as possible.

  • September 18, 2014
  • at 11:30 am
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This woman left a corporate job to bootstrap a babysitting service in Japan

The babysitting website addresses a critical issue but it has a major rival in Gree.

  • September 16, 2014
  • at 6:00 pm
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11 options for Japanese online shopping that aren’t Rakuten or Yahoo

There are many more options than just Rakuten and Yahoo.

  • September 12, 2014
  • at 11:25 am
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iPhone 6 and 6 Plus hit Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, and Singapore on September 19

iPhone 6 and 6 Plus hit Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, and Singapore on September 19

Here are the official, unlocked prices for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus in Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, and Singapore.

  • September 10, 2014
  • at 10:49 am
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Rakuten confirms attempt to buy US coupon firm Ebates; stock falls 4% over rumored $1B price

The move creates a new revenue stream in the US.

  • September 8, 2014
  • at 12:52 pm
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Capy replaces Captcha gibberish with puzzles that any human can solve – but computers can’t (#StartupAsia Arena)

Capy took the stage at Startup Arena Tokyo to pitch its safer, easier version of Captcha.

  • September 4, 2014
  • at 4:36 pm
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