Posts Tagged: Japan

Google Public Alerts for disasters in Japan

Google Launches Online Public Alerts for Disaster Warnings in Japan

Japan already has a sophisticated and trigger-quick public alerts system for disasters like earthquakes and tsunami – and now Google (...

  • March 7, 2013
  • at 4:05 pm
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Sony sells DeNA stake

Sony to Sell Whole 13% Stake in DeNA for About $438 Million

Troubled gadget-maker Sony (NYSE:SNE) is selling off its whole 13.14 percent stake in Japanese mobile gaming firm DeNA (TYO:2432). As Sony l...

  • March 4, 2013
  • at 6:00 pm
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Line app monetization

Line App to Hit Nokia Asha Phones in March, Keen to Chat Up Emerging Markets

Japan-made messaging app Line is keen to chat up users in emerging markets by launching a version of its app for the budget Nokia Asha phone...

  • February 26, 2013
  • at 12:59 pm
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Line Band app

Line Launches a New Social Network to Challenge Path, Facebook

The Japan-made messaging app Line is once again challenging Facebook, this time by adding a mini social network for its 100 million-plus use...

  • February 20, 2013
  • at 7:00 pm
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Scirocco Cloud Aims To Solve Mobile Developers’ Android Test Pain

Scirocco Cloud is a Japan-made (by Sonix Co., Ltd), cloud-based Android compatibility testing platform for developers. The open-source Andro...

  • February 18, 2013
  • at 11:38 pm
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Anybody Nostalgic for Some Tamagotchi? It’s Now On Android

I’m not gonna lie. When I was in middle school in the States, Tamagotchi was the coolest thing. It was either Pogs or Tamagotchi. My class...

  • February 15, 2013
  • at 10:43 pm
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Tokyo Otaku Mode funding

Tokyo Otaku Mode Attracts Funding for Its Manga-Mad Portal

We’ve seen the niche community called Tokyo Otaku Mode pass 10 million Facebook ‘likes’ and launch the awesome Manga Camer...

  • February 13, 2013
  • at 9:33 pm
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How V-Cube Makes Enterprise Tech Sexy

V-cube is a Japanese company that provides visual communications — basically video and web conference solutions — for enterprises. It wa...

  • February 13, 2013
  • at 10:08 am
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Poin Web Offers Japan’s Point Reward System to Indonesian Users

Another Japanese company is eyeing a few slices of the Indonesian market, this time in the form of online points provider Poin Web. The site...

  • February 8, 2013
  • at 4:42 pm
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Metaps funding

Metaps Taps $11 Million in Series B Funding for its Android Monetization Platform

Android monetization platform Metaps has just announced series B funding worth US$11 million. The Japanese startup, which launched in August...

  • March 6, 2013
  • at 6:32 pm
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ChatWork’s 150,000 Users Sent More than 71 Million Messages So Far

Japan-based communication platform for businesses, ChatWork, turns two years old today. It is a cloud-based solution for people to collabora...

  • March 1, 2013
  • at 4:08 pm
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China Mobile 4G launch in 2013

Report: Still Few 4G Subscribers in Asia, But Will Rise to 72.1 Million by End of 2013

ABI Research has published a new report today that says Asia-Pacific’s 4G subscriber market is growing – but is not exactly huge...

  • February 22, 2013
  • at 4:52 pm
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Youtube Asia Pop channel launches

YouTube to Bring Music Livestreams and Hangouts to New ‘Asia Pop’ Channel

YouTube has just launched a devoted Asia Pop channel that will showcase the hottest pop music across the region – and give fans a chan...

  • February 19, 2013
  • at 9:16 pm
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Yahoo Japan and GREE joint-venture for social gaming

Yahoo Japan and GREE Invest $2 Million to Open Social Gaming Joint-Venture Next Month

Yahoo Japan and GREE (TYO:3632) announced today what they had teased a few months back – the launch of a joint-venture company that wi...

  • February 18, 2013
  • at 6:17 pm
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Lessons in Monetizing Games in Korea and Japan

Lessons in Monetizing Apps and Games in Smartphone-Mad Korea and Japan [INFOGRAPHIC]

Japan and Korea are at the forefront of Asia’s rush to smartphones, and are also markets where app developers can seriously monetize. ...

  • February 15, 2013
  • at 4:00 pm
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Korean Gaming Giant Nexon Hits $1.2 Billion Revenue in 2012, Marches on to Mobile

Nexon’s (TYO:3659) Q4 2012 results are just in. In brief, the Korean gaming giant did okay. Last quarter saw Nexon hitting ¥30.94 bil...

  • February 13, 2013
  • at 5:45 pm
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No East Ventures Alpha accelerator in Jakarta this year as ‘funding ecosystem not ready’

East Ventures founder Willson Cuacua does not rule out the possibility that Alpha will return to Indonesia, although it would have to depend...

  • February 13, 2013
  • at 9:23 am
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mobile ad impressions Asia

Opera: Indonesia Now World’s 2nd Largest Market for Mobile Ad Impressions

Norwegian web browser maker Opera (OSE:OPERA) has just released its latest State of Mobile Advertising report which takes data from Opera...

  • February 7, 2013
  • at 10:25 pm
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