Posts Tagged: Japan


kaz-hirai

Kazuo Hirai Takes Over as Sony President and CEO

In a move that was much anticipated over the past few weeks in the tech industry, Sony (NYSE:SNE) has finally announced the appointment of K...

  • February 1, 2012
  • at 9:25 pm
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Wantedly: Japan’s Trust-based Social Recruiting Site Officially Debuts

On Monday, a Tokyo-based tech startup called Wanted officially released its social recruiting platform Wantedly. The service was developed ...

  • February 1, 2012
  • at 10:00 am
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Finding a Connection: Android, Line, and Docomo’s Network Outage

In the wake of its most recent network disruption, Japanese mobile carrier NTT Docomo (NYSE:DCM) is scrambling to find ways to improve both ...

  • January 30, 2012
  • at 10:00 pm
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Japan’s NEC Cutting 10,000 Jobs – Is Apple’s iPhone to Blame?

Some startling news coming from electronics maker NEC in Japan, who reportedly said yesterday that it will be cutting 10,000 jobs from its w...

  • January 27, 2012
  • at 11:50 am
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Japan To Get ‘Chocolate Phone’ on Valentine’s Day

Last night we told you about our talk with Rovio, the creators of Angry Birds, who told us their plans for a Valentine’s Day launch of...

  • January 26, 2012
  • at 4:05 pm
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Southeast Asia and Japan Through a German’s Lens [PREVIEW]

Serkan Toto is one of the more prominent bloggers covering startups and innovation across Asia on TechCrunch, Asiajin, and his own blog. He ...

  • January 26, 2012
  • at 9:08 am
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Japanese Mobile Ad Company Mediba Continues Outward Growth With Korea Office

In 2011 we wrote quite a bit about Japanese internet companies expanding their businesses abroad, like GREE, DeNA, and CyberAgent, just to n...

  • January 25, 2012
  • at 9:35 pm
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After Entering Indonesia with Video Service, FC2 Says Adult Section Soon Coming

Last week we told you about FC2’s plans to launch its video service in Indonesia. The company claims that its video service is pretty ...

  • January 24, 2012
  • at 8:00 pm
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Japan’s FC2 Video Site Launches in Indonesia, Minus the Sexy Bits

Heard of FC2 Video? I hadn’t, but I know them now. FC2 Video is an online video streaming site similar to YouTube, and is apparently prett...

  • January 19, 2012
  • at 10:48 pm
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Which are the Top Twitter Nations?

We recently took a look at Eric Fischer’s Twitter visualization which showed that Asia is a very chatty region when it comes to microb...

  • February 1, 2012
  • at 12:30 pm
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Driven by Ameba, CyberAgent Continues to Grow

We’ve written much about Japanese internet entertainment company CyberAgent (TYO:4751) over the past year, ranging from its many game ...

  • January 31, 2012
  • at 10:55 am
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Japanese Voice App ‘Line’ Continues Meteoric Rise, Hits 15 Million Downloads

It was just one month ago (almost to the day) that Japanese mobile messenger application Line surpassed the 10 million downloads milestone. ...

  • January 27, 2012
  • at 6:09 pm
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Photohoku: Helping Japan’s Tohoku Rebuild Through Photos

It’s almost been a year now since the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Japan, and while we don’t hear as much about the recove...

  • January 26, 2012
  • at 10:00 pm
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Mixi and DeNA Announce Social Commerce Partnership

Japanese social networking giant Mixi and leading social gaming platform DeNA have announced a partnership in field of social commerce. The ...

  • January 26, 2012
  • at 10:00 am
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Docomo CEO Ryuji Yamada

Japan’s Docomo Experiences Another Network Service Disruption

Early this morning I noticed a barrage of Twitter messages complaining of a Docomo (NYSE:DCM) service outage here in Tokyo. According to a B...

  • January 25, 2012
  • at 10:30 pm
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Apple Shows Big Revenue Growth in US and Japan, Stays Focused on China

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) has announced its financial report for the first fiscal quarter of 2012, reporting revenue of $46.33 billion (PDF) which...

  • January 25, 2012
  • at 11:35 am
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Looking For Japanese Tech Companies in Singapore? Check Out Crosscoop

Smack right in the center of Singapore at 80 Robinson Road, Crosscoop is a 8,000 square foot hotspot where you can find over 40 Japanese co...

  • January 20, 2012
  • at 10:35 pm
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A Traveler’s Around-the-World Journey into E-commerce

About a week ago I received an unusual message from a friend of a friend, some guy named Thibaud Clément who was apparently coming to Japan...

  • January 19, 2012
  • at 11:11 am
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