Posts Tagged: Japan


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Language-learning Service Rosetta Stone Poised for Asia Push

Rosetta Stone has just announced that it will be making a stronger push in the Asia region, and is relocating its president of global consum...

  • June 20, 2012
  • at 12:12 pm
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Japanese Researchers Obtain 3D Data More Efficiently from Ordinary Digital Cameras

Here’s an intriguing system from researchers at the Tokyo Institute of Technology that provides a new way to gather 3D spatial data fr...

  • June 19, 2012
  • at 3:08 pm
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GREE Invests in GeePlus, a One Month-Old Gaming Company

GREE (TYO:3632) announced today that it has purchased shares in GeePlus, a company that plans and develops social games in Japan. This major...

  • June 15, 2012
  • at 9:53 pm
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Takara Tomy Delivers Another Addition to Japan’s Growing Robot Dog Army

Readers may recall a few months back when we wrote about Bandai’s Smartpet robot dog, which used an iPhone as its artificial brain. We...

  • June 15, 2012
  • at 12:20 pm
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Fuji Xerox Continues to Assist with Post-Disaster Document Recovery in Japan

According to a report from PC World, Japan’s Fuji Xerox has sent a team of 259 employees to Ishinomaki in Japan’s Miyagi prefect...

  • June 14, 2012
  • at 1:00 pm
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Smart TVs Most Popular in China, Japan in 2012

A new report from the folks over at NPD DisplaySearch says that 27 percent of all televisions shipped in Q1 2012 had some internet capabilit...

  • June 14, 2012
  • at 9:03 am
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NTT Docomo Says its LTE Subscribers have Topped 3 Million

NTT Docomo is announcing today that its total amount of subscribers to its LTE Xi service surpassed the 3 million user mark on June 8th. Rea...

  • June 13, 2012
  • at 3:05 pm
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NHN Japan Launches Popular Line App for Windows Phone

NHN Japan, hot on the heels of hitting its 40 millionth user milestone for its popular Line calling/messaging application, has today announc...

  • June 12, 2012
  • at 9:08 pm
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Japanese Real-Time Avatar Web Cam Brings Endless Possibilities to Gaming

Here’s an amazing demonstration video of new avatar web camera technology from Yasue Mitsukura and the folks at Keio University in Jap...

  • June 11, 2012
  • at 2:15 pm
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Dentsu Hopes Emoji Can Ride Android Platform to Overseas Markets

Japanese advertising giant Dentsu, D2C, and Bijutsu Shuppan Networks Co. Ltd have officially announced the release of the Dcloud platform [1...

  • June 19, 2012
  • at 8:00 pm
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With Eyes on Asia Expansion, CoolIris Receives Investment from Docomo Capital

We received word from the folks over at CoolIris that the service has just received a strategic investment from the venture arm of Japanese ...

  • June 19, 2012
  • at 8:36 am
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Japanese Collaborative Diagram Service Cacoo Hits 500,000 Users

Japanese startup, Cacoo, the online diagram and wire-frame creator, has surpassed 500,000 users recently. We have been tracking and using Ca...

  • June 15, 2012
  • at 12:50 pm
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DS Anatomy Delivers New 3D Models of Muscles and Bones on the iPad

Here’s a great iPad app from the folks over at Digital Solution in Japan. It’s called DS Anatomy and it provides a 3D digital mo...

  • June 14, 2012
  • at 2:30 pm
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Eyeland is a Location Messaging App with 500,000 Users in Japan

Eyeland (www.eyeland.in) is an app that allows users to leave their comments and messages at a specific location, where other users can then...

  • June 14, 2012
  • at 10:08 am
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Su casa es mi casa: Rakuten Acquires Spanish Online Video Service Wuaki.tv

Japan’s e-commerce giant Rakuten (JSD:4755) announced today that it has acquired Spanish online video service, Wuaki.tv. This deal cam...

  • June 13, 2012
  • at 10:05 pm
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Rage of Bahamut is Top Grossing on iOS and Android App Charts

Cygames Inc. and DeNA are announcing today that their social card battle title for iOS, Rage of Bahamut has reached number one on the US top...

  • June 13, 2012
  • at 10:00 am
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Japan’s GREE Launches ‘Come Play’ Site for Global Audience

Japanese social gaming giant GREE (TYO:3632) has launched its global website aimed at audiences outside of its home country, with its ‘...

  • June 12, 2012
  • at 3:15 pm
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Showcase your home-cooked dishes with SnapDish

Food technology startups are a major trend in Asia this year, and even Echelon 2012 is reflecting this, with two of the finalists for this y...

  • June 11, 2012
  • at 8:10 am
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