Posts Tagged: Japan

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Report: Sony’s market share doubles in Japan this year thanks to new Xperia phones

Game developer Animoca released a report revealing how Samsung’s dominance was overtaken by Sony in October.

  • October 31, 2013
  • at 2:45 pm
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Learn from South Korea: its gaming market is just $600M less than China’s and double Japan’s

South Korea, despite being just 50 million people, has a gaming industry that is almost comparable to China in revenue and double Japan's, w...

  • October 29, 2013
  • at 9:01 pm
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Line now has 280 million registered users, up 50 million in 2 months

Today, Japan-made messaging app Line revealed a rise in its registered users to 280 million. That is a 50 million increase in just two month...

  • October 29, 2013
  • at 5:26 pm
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South Korea’s gaming market is worth $9.16 billion!

South Korea is one of the most promising gaming markets in the world with a total worth of more than $9 billion now. Japan lags behind in gr...

  • October 28, 2013
  • at 9:30 pm
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Plateculture founders: the concept might be feminine but we’re a very masculine startup

Malaysia-based startup PlateCulture is an Airbnb for food. It allows users to eat home-cooked meals from someone’s home. The concept is as...

  • October 25, 2013
  • at 7:30 pm
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Apple’s new iPad Air coming to China, Hong Kong, Japan, and Singapore on November 1

Apple announced a bunch of new and exciting things at its press event today, including the launch of the latest version of OS X, but the bel...

  • October 23, 2013
  • at 2:58 am
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Supercell’s acquistion signals the Asian buying spree to come

The Mobile gaming world has been buzzing lately by the news that Supercell of Finland was acquired by Softbank and GungHo of Japan for $1.5 ...

  • October 16, 2013
  • at 4:08 pm
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Kii, a backend-as-a-service firm that funds startups, confirms expansion to Southeast Asia

Backend-as-a-service (BaaS) companies have risen in prominence this year after the acquisition of Parse by Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) for a repor...

  • October 15, 2013
  • at 1:00 am
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Japanese e-commerce titan Rakuten sets its sights on Spain with new marketplace

Rakuten, the leading e-commerce platform in Japan, announced today that it has launched a new online marketplace in Spain. Users that log on...

  • October 11, 2013
  • at 1:15 pm
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GungHo sales and profit drop, prompting stock price fall. What’s going on?

GungHo (3765.OS), the company behind Japan’s biggest smartphone game Puzzle and Dragons, has published its financial report for Q3 (July-S...

  • October 31, 2013
  • at 1:03 pm
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Apple’s iPhone hits record high in Japan with 34% share of market

Apple’s share of smartphone sales in Japan has leapt to a record and unprecedented 34 percent. That’s according to a new report from Cou...

  • October 29, 2013
  • at 5:35 pm
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Idblognetwork partners with Japan’s Freakout to bring new ad product to Indonesia

Indonesia’s biggest blog advertising network Idblognetwork is looking to launch a local Demand Side Platform (DSP) in Indonesia called Idb...

  • October 29, 2013
  • at 12:17 pm
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iSitter helps Japan's parents find a babysitter

New startup iSitter helps Japan’s parents find a babysitter

We’ve seen online marketplaces pop up that help people find designers, home-cooked food, real estate, and lots more. Here’s a ne...

  • October 28, 2013
  • at 11:15 am
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Intel Capital funding Asian startups

7 Asian startups get a boost with new Intel Capital funding

This morning, Intel Capital – the VC arm of chipmaker giant Intel – revealed that it has ploughed funding into seven Asian start...

  • October 23, 2013
  • at 12:04 pm
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Puzzle & Dragons hits 20 million users in Japan, finally launches in UK too

Japan’s biggest smartphone game Puzzle and Dragons now boasts over 20 million registered users in the country, maker GungHo (3765.OS) anno...

  • October 18, 2013
  • at 6:00 pm
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Softbank and GungHo have acquired 51% of Supercell for $1.53 billion (Updated)

Update: Included Softbank’s reasons for the transaction below. The news was first tweeted by a Wall Street Journal reporter and then r...

  • October 15, 2013
  • at 6:15 pm
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42% of the world’s Internet users live in Asia

Asia, as we have noted repeatedly before, is home to the biggest internet populations across the world. These maps show us, with some stagge...

  • October 11, 2013
  • at 8:00 pm
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Most Expensive and Top Grossing Games

Square Enix, Nintendo make Asia’s most expensive and highest grossing games

An infographic by Graphs.net shows the most expensive and top grossing games of all time with five game titles hailing from Asian companies.

  • October 8, 2013
  • at 4:00 pm
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