Posts Tagged: mixi


Japan is finally opening up to the rest of the tech world

Will Japan be able to marry its strong history of hardware innovation and build mass appeal for the next generation of software-based techno...

  • September 1, 2014
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How one game saved ‘Japan’s Facebook’ from the brink

How one game brought ‘Japan’s Facebook’ back from the brink of disaster

Mixi, once Japan’s largest social network, is back from the dead. In September 2006, Mixi was the first so-called web 2.0 startup ever to ...

  • March 3, 2014
  • at 1:03 pm
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Japan’s Mixi Acquires Tokyo-based Barter/Curation Site Developer Kamado

Tokyo-based startup Kamado Inc., which is running several web services including auction site Livlis and a photo curation site Clipie, was t...

  • December 27, 2012
  • at 3:24 pm
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Mixi’s Starts Subscription Fashion Service ‘Petite Jeté,’ 4200 Yen/Month, Free Delivery

Mixi (TYO:2121) has finally launched its Petite Jeté subscription-based, fashion e-commerce service in Japan, which it teased about a month...

  • September 18, 2012
  • at 10:00 pm
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Mixi Denies Nikkei Report that CEO Wants to Sell 55% Stake

There’s much discussion going on today about a Nikkei Business Daily report that says Mixi’s founder and CEO, Kenji Kasahara, is...

  • May 15, 2012
  • at 1:08 pm
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Japan’s Social Giants: Trends in User Numbers [CHART]

There have been a flurry of financial reports over the past week, giving us insight not only into whether or not companies are profiting, bu...

  • February 8, 2012
  • at 9:00 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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Social Media in Japan: In Conversation with Comnico

Facebook recently topped the 5 million user mark in Japan, and its rapid growth in the country has the attention of not only individual user...

  • October 31, 2011
  • at 10:00 am
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Zynga’s Chinese CityVille Coming to Tencent

Tencent gamers have news to be happy about today — Zynga’s CityVille is about to become available in simplified Chinese and will be host...

  • July 26, 2011
  • at 1:37 pm
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From salaryman to entrepreneur: the man who made it easier to print stuff in Japan

“Why can’t small printing companies get printing orders in a more efficient manner?” Matsumoto, founder of thought.

  • April 11, 2014
  • at 3:30 pm
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Close all the Things! Mixi To Shut Smartphone Virtual World, Subscription E-Commerce Service

With Facebook still on the rise in Japan, things are only going to get tougher for domestic social network Mixi (TYO:2121). And while the co...

  • January 21, 2013
  • at 10:00 pm
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Japanese Social Giants DeNA and Mixi Agree on Common Game Developer Platform

Japanese social giants Mixi (TYO:2121) and DeNA (TYO:2432) announced today that they will form an alliance that will see their respective ga...

  • November 22, 2012
  • at 2:57 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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Instagram Adds Support for China’s Sina Weibo and Japan’s Mixi

Instagram has just updated its popular photo-sharing app, bringing with it support for Chinese microblog Sina Weibo, as well as Japanese soc...

  • March 1, 2012
  • at 11:30 am
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Japan Digest: Social gaming market to double, dream-controlling app, and more

(1) The Nomura Research Institute says that Japan’s social gaming market will likely be worth 393.5 billion yen (US$5.1 billion) in fiscal...

  • February 8, 2012
  • at 10:58 am
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The Silicon Valley Trend That’s Spreading to Japan

Earlier last week, Japan’s social network Mixi announced it had acquired Tokyo-based start-up Conit. The start-up was founded back in ...

  • November 7, 2011
  • at 10:00 am
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Japan’s Mixi Takes a Page From Facebook

Japanese social networking site Mixi followed the lead of Facebook today by launching public pages for companies and individuals. ‘Pub...

  • August 31, 2011
  • at 3:57 pm
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Japanese Users Ready for Branded Mixi Pages [SURVEY]

There were rumors that Mixi, Japan’s largest online social network with a massive user base of over 23 million, was going to start bra...

  • July 19, 2011
  • at 9:00 am
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