Posts Tagged: Japan

Softbank acquires majority stake Softbank

SoftBank to Take Majority Stake In ‘Puzzle and Dragons’ Maker GungHo

With the investment, the telco’s stake in the Puzzle and Dragons game maker increases from 33.6 to 58.5 percent.

  • March 26, 2013
  • at 5:18 pm
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NTT Docomo and China Mobile, social gaming

Got Game: Japan’s NTT Docomo to Launch ‘D Game’ Portal Tomorrow with China Mobile

Japan’s NTT Docomo (NYSE:DCM) is buddying up with another giant telco, China Mobile (NYSE:CHL; HKG:0941), to bring its mobile gaming porta...

  • March 25, 2013
  • at 9:52 pm
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Truecaller Now Installed on Every 7th Smartphone in India, Eyes Japan and Indonesia Next

Sweden-based crowdsourcing phone directory app Truecaller announced today that the company now processes around 500 million name and number ...

  • March 21, 2013
  • at 12:11 am
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Docomo Confirms Acquisition of Magaseek

Docomo Confirms Acquisition of MagaSeek for $21 Million to Boost E-Commerce Efforts

Today, Japanese telco NTT Docomo (NYSE:DCM) has confirmed that its proposed stake in fashion-oriented e-store MagaSeek (TYO:3060) has been a...

  • March 15, 2013
  • at 3:18 pm
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Line’s Now Got 120 Million Users And Line Play Rocks Southeast Asia

Japan-based app Line announced today that the company has reached another milestone by hitting the 120 million users landmark, an increase o...

  • March 13, 2013
  • at 12:45 pm
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Line app monetization

From Line to Puzzles and Dragons, Japan Rocks the World at App Monetization [STATS]

Regular readers will know that Japanese smartphone owners are great for spending money on apps. Now we have new data from AppAnnie, released...

  • March 7, 2013
  • at 9:28 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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Japan’s Metaps Teams Up With Appota To Monetize Apps in Vietnam

Metaps, the Android monetization platform out of Japan that just secured $11 million in series B funding, is today teaming up with Vietnam...

  • March 26, 2013
  • at 4:47 pm
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Luxa funding

Japan’s Flash Sales Frenzy Continues with Series B Funding for Luxa

Selling everything from pricey sake to quality skincare products,, as its name might suggest, is a luxury-oriented e-commerce site. ...

  • March 21, 2013
  • at 8:59 pm
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Backed By Japan’s WWS Corp, NusaResearch Aims to be Indonesia’s Top Online Research Firm

Indonesian online market research site NusaResearch is a startup that believes its Japanese expertise can spice up the Indonesian research e...

  • March 15, 2013
  • at 10:46 pm
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GREE Games Put Up Some Impressive Numbers [INFOGRAPHIC]

You probably already know that Japan’s GREE is a mobile gaming giant. But just how giant is giant? How big are GREE’s biggest mo...

  • March 14, 2013
  • at 8:30 am
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Japan’s VPN Gate Brings Free VPNs to the Masses

VPNs are useful for a lot of reasons, not the least of which being that they help you hop over China’s Great Firewall and evade the co...

  • March 12, 2013
  • at 8:00 am
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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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