Posts Tagged: Japan


doraemon

Google Japan Summons Doraemon in New TV Commercial

Thanks to @feitclub on Twitter for pointing out this fun new TV commercial from Google Japan, which celebrates everyone’s favorite man...

  • September 3, 2012
  • at 12:00 pm
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Lenovo Holds a Quarter of PC Market in Japan

According to Marbridge Daily, Chinese PC manufacturer Lenovo (HKG:0992) announced in Japan yesterday that it has become the leading vendor i...

  • August 29, 2012
  • at 10:20 pm
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As Flipboard Turns 2, China and Japan are Among Top Countries for Users

Everyone’s favorite newsreader Flipboard celebrates its second birthday this summer, and to mark the occasion the company has released...

  • August 29, 2012
  • at 1:00 pm
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Food Journal App Burpple Hooks Up With Instagram, Now Speaks Japanese Too

The food journal app Burpple is getting new features in its v1.1.6 update, with the two biggest being support for cross-posting from Instagr...

  • August 28, 2012
  • at 12:50 pm
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Japanese Photo Sharing App for Women, Snapeee, Eyes Asian Expansion

Readers may recall last year when we wrote about Japanese photo app Snapeee, which was developed by Mind Palette and funded by CyberAgent Ve...

  • August 27, 2012
  • at 12:00 pm
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Singapore’s Bubble Motion wraps up USD 5M funding round from Japan’s largest VC, JAFCO

Bubble Motion, a Singapore-based startup known for its Bubbly app, best described as ‘Twitter with a voice’, has picked up USD 5M in fu...

  • August 24, 2012
  • at 12:00 am
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Quan’s Sticker Maker MMS Jams Your Phone Full of Cute

Here’s a fun little application from Quan Inc which aims to help you make your MMS and iMessages a little bit more cute. Sticker Maker MMS...

  • August 23, 2012
  • at 2:00 pm
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Japan’s Mixi Set to Launch Subscription-based Fashion Commerce Service

Yesterday Japanese social networking giant Mixi (TYO:2121) went live with a teaser page for a new subscription-based e-commerce service. It&...

  • August 21, 2012
  • at 3:00 pm
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FindJPN: A Marketplace for Foreign Visitors to Find Activities in Tokyo

As an organizing member of Tokyo’s local tech community, I often get contacted from foreign entrepreneurs and investors who are coming...

  • August 20, 2012
  • at 10:08 am
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Smartphone Monetization Platform Metaps Drives 10 Million Downloads in 1 Year

Japan-based Metaps recently announced that its smartphone monetization platform has driven 10 million app downloads in the span of one year....

  • August 30, 2012
  • at 7:00 pm
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Sedapur Looks to Become the Pioneer for Culinary E-Commerce in Indonesia

Sedapur has a name that consists of three different meanings: one is “sedap” which means delicious, “dapur” which means kitchen, and...

  • August 29, 2012
  • at 4:45 pm
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Docomo Unveils Pair of 7-Inch Tablets for Japan, One With Haptic Screen Feedback

Japanese mobile carrier NTT Docomo (NYSE:DCM) held a small press event today to show off a few new mobile devices. Perhaps the most notable ...

  • August 28, 2012
  • at 2:00 pm
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Video Games Meet Woodblock Art: Ukiyo-e Heroes Kicking Ass on Kickstarter

Our readers may remember a few months back when we wrote about artist Jed Henry, who creates amazing digital pictures of iconic Nintendo gam...

  • August 27, 2012
  • at 9:20 pm
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SearchMan Wants to be a SEO Superhero for Your App

When launching a website, everyone knows that it’s critical to consider search SEO. But what about for smartphone apps? How discoverab...

  • August 24, 2012
  • at 11:40 am
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Japan’s Mobile Leadership [Infographic]

Here’s an interesting graphic from Roman Nedielka which points to Japan as a world leader in the mobile industry [1], but notes that it...

  • August 23, 2012
  • at 10:10 pm
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FeelPress: A Social App from Japan for Stuff That Matters to You

FeelPress is a fun social sharing app from Japan-based imonomi inc which launches today. It’s a clever service that’s dedicated ...

  • August 23, 2012
  • at 9:15 am
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August Founders Drinks with founders of PeaTix, Japanese social ticket platform

For Founders Drinks this month, Taku Harada and Emi Takemura, cofounders of PeaTix will share insights on the PeaTix funding story and their...

  • August 20, 2012
  • at 4:34 pm
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NHN Japan’s Line App Gets Boost From New Features

NHN Japan’s Line application, which recently surpassed 50 million users worldwide, has just received a big boost in the top grossing a...

  • August 16, 2012
  • at 10:15 pm
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