Posts Tagged: KDDI



KDDI Labo introduces five new startups in its 6th Demo Day

Filme won the audience award and MistCDN won the prize for best startup. Take a look to see which of the companies are worth watching.

  • July 15, 2014
  • at 10:30 am
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Japanese news app Gunosy lands second $12M investment from KDDI in just 4 months

KDDI is betting on the success of news curation app Gunosy after leading a second $12 million round of funding in just four months.

  • June 23, 2014
  • at 11:22 am
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5Rocks, backed by a strong team, hopes to rock the game analytics world

The startup has experienced entrepreneurs on board as well as some familiar names in Asia as investors.

  • April 10, 2014
  • at 6:27 pm
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5 startups from KDDI Mugen Labo’s 5th Demo Day

KDDI Mugen Labo had its fifth demo day in Shibuya, Tokyo last Friday which saw five startup teams successfully graduated from its accelerato...

  • January 27, 2014
  • at 11:08 am
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Docomo’s 7 Million LTE Subscribers Give it an Edge in Japan’s Carrier Wars

New mobile subscriber figures from Japan’s Telecom Carriers Association show that the country’s leading carrier, NTT Docomo (NYS...

  • December 10, 2012
  • at 2:40 pm
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Japan’s KDDI, Softbank to Start Selling Cellular Model iPad Mini on November 30

Kyodo is reporting that Japanese carriers Softbank (TSE:9984) and KDDI (TYO:9433) say they will launch Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) new iPad ...

  • November 23, 2012
  • at 11:00 am
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The Great iPhone 5 Robbery: Japanese Thieves Steal Almost $100,000 Worth Just Before Launch

The Wall Street Journal and Japan’s Nikkei are reporting that thieves were the first to get their hands on Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL)...

  • September 21, 2012
  • at 3:16 pm
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Japan’s Softbank Tops 30 Million Mobile Subscribers

A few days ago new numbers from the Telecommunications Carriers Association in Japan showed that Softbank (TSE:9984) had picked up the most ...

  • August 13, 2012
  • at 3:20 pm
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KDDI and Global Brain wants to fund young startups worldwide

The KDDI Open Innovation Fund, a 5 billion Yen (US$63M) corporate venture capital fund from Japan, is seeking to invest in promising mobile ...

  • May 21, 2012
  • at 12:54 pm
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Japanese telco giant KDDI puts $8M into four American startups, launches new $50M fund

After making $8M of investment in the US, KDDI is reloaded with $50 million. The new fund is for companies that are able to bridge the digit...

  • July 14, 2014
  • at 9:20 pm
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KKBox did Spotify in Asia before Spotify even existed

Tech in Asia sat down with Chris Lin, CEO and co-founder of KKBox to talk about its founding story.

  • April 23, 2014
  • at 10:08 am
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Japanese news reader app pulls in millions in funding because it can sell ads

Popular Japanese news reader app Gunosy has closed a funding round led by local telco KDDI, according to The Bridge. The amount was not di...

  • March 14, 2014
  • at 4:52 pm
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KDDI Funds Japanese App Publisher 3rdKind, Solidifies Partnership

KDDI Corporation (TYO:9433) has just announced that it will be solidifying its partnership with Japanese app publisher 3rdKind by way of fun...

  • January 17, 2013
  • at 2:30 pm
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KDDI Set to Launch HTC J Butterfly in Japan On December 9

Japanese carrier KDDI (TYO:9433) has announced the launch date for its much anticipated HTC J Butterfly. The handset will go on sale in Japa...

  • December 6, 2012
  • at 3:52 pm
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KDDI Unveils New Winter Mobile Lineup for Japanese Market

KDDI (TYO:9433) unveiled its winter mobile line up this afternoon in Tokyo, with a number of new Android devices stepping into the spotlight...

  • October 17, 2012
  • at 7:20 pm
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Singapore Serving as Springboard for Japanese Companies Looking Abroad

There’s an interesting piece from Kyoto news today about how many Japanese companies are increasingly moving headquarters or operation...

  • August 14, 2012
  • at 4:08 pm
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3rdKind Bringing More Foreign Smartphone Apps to Japan’s Mobile Market

Japan’s 3rdKind Inc. has just announced a new partnership with London-based games and apps developer AMA Ltd (Advanced Mobile Applicat...

  • July 20, 2012
  • at 12:45 pm
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Dolphin Browser Strikes Deal to be Pre-installed on KDDI Phones in Japan

MoboTap, the makers of the popular Dolphin Browser for iOS and Android, has announced a partnership with Japanese carrier KDDI (TYO:9433) in...

  • May 16, 2012
  • at 11:00 am
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