Posts Tagged: Japan


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Expand to Asia’s biggest tech markets with Market Expansion Tracks

We at Tech in Asia receive many emails requesting introductions to possible partners across Asia and it is tough to answer them all one by o...

  • February 13, 2014
  • at 8:00 pm
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Line adds a new theme store

Line gets colorful, adds new theme store in updated Android app

Messaging app Line has updated to v4.0 on Android, but it hasn’t resulted in a much-needed visual update for the old-looking app. Inst...

  • February 7, 2014
  • at 5:02 pm
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Sony sells VAIO PC business

It’s official: Sony ditches Vaio, will spin off TV business

Weeks after rumors concerning the fate of Sony’s Vaio PC arm began to circulate, the Japanese electronics company today officially an...

  • February 6, 2014
  • at 4:11 pm
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SmartNews reader app in Japan

SmartNews app challenges Flipboard in Japan with over 2 million active users

There are tons of mobile news reader apps out there, though Flipboard gets most of the attention. To stand out in the crowd, an app needs to...

  • February 5, 2014
  • at 7:25 pm
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Get unlimited use of chat app Line with Singapore telco’s new prepaid plan

Singapore residents can now send messages and stickers from popular chat app Line to their friends at 40 cents a day or S$6 ($4.70) for 30 d...

  • February 4, 2014
  • at 5:25 pm
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A genius idea was born after 2 entrepreneurs grew frustrated with corporate processes

Japan’s Kaizen is the startup behind A/B testing software planBCD and it isn’t like any other A/B testing software in the market today.

  • February 3, 2014
  • at 1:37 pm
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Line's emoticons get a bit less cartoony with addition of photo stickers

Line’s emoticons get less cartoony with addition of photo stickers

The oversized stickers on messaging apps like Line have been central to their success. But the stickers are usually of the cutesy-cartoony v...

  • January 30, 2014
  • at 4:33 pm
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This new app helps Koreans and Japanese speak English like it’s their first language

Korean educational startup Smatoos, known for its BeNative apps, has just launched an iOS app called Formula for English Conversation (our t...

  • January 29, 2014
  • at 4:52 pm
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Indonesian bloggers now have more options to earn a living with Japan’s Cyberbuzz

B Blog has ambitious target to recruit 15,000 bloggers in Indonesia by November, and earn between IDR 500 million ($41,000) to IDR 1 billion...

  • January 28, 2014
  • at 4:00 pm
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Japan-based Cinnamon gets $1.5M in funding just in time for a major product pivot

Cinnamon, the Japanese startup that pitched its photo app Seconds at last year’s Startup Asia Singapore, yesterday announced it received $...

  • February 11, 2014
  • at 6:11 pm
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Brave Frontier developer Gumi gets second investment in 2 months for regional expansion

Less than two months after closing a $19 million funding round, Tokyo-based mobile game developer Gumi has just accepted an undisclosed su...

  • February 6, 2014
  • at 6:15 pm
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Line messaging app

Line messaging app racks up $338 million in revenue in 2013

The company behind the messaging app Line has today revealed some financial figures for Q4 (October and December) and the whole of 2013. Acc...

  • February 6, 2014
  • at 11:10 am
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DeNA Q3 2013 revenue profit

Struggling against new gaming challengers, DeNA sees revenues and profits plunge

The team at DeNA must be wearing out the minus buttons on their calculators. The mobile social gaming company posted its Q3 financial report...

  • February 5, 2014
  • at 3:40 pm
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Having struggled through a tough year, Gumi bounces back stronger

"We are going to be the number one mobile game company. We are going to create the best self-developed games." says Gumi CEO Hironao Kunimit...

  • February 4, 2014
  • at 9:08 am
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Line makes more money than any other non-game app in the world

Line‘s active user count might be an enigma, but the latest edition of the App Annie Index shows outside of games, Line was the top e...

  • January 30, 2014
  • at 9:00 pm
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This startup lets users mix and match their favorite outfits, and is making money without selling a thing

“I’m in a business that I love. I love fashion and technology. I can’t ask for more,” said Kanayama, co-founder of iQon.

  • January 30, 2014
  • at 3:15 pm
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Japan’s Terra Motors brings a $29,000 super electric scooter to India

Japan’s Terra Motors Corporation today released its Kiwami electric bikes in India.

  • January 28, 2014
  • at 9:48 pm
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Apple gets huge revenue boost from Asia, including a record $8.8 billion from China

Apple gets huge revenue boost from Asia, including a record $8.8 billion from China

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) has revealed its financials for the quarter ending December 28, 2013 (called fiscal Q1 2014). They show that the Cuperti...

  • January 28, 2014
  • at 2:09 pm
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