Posts Tagged: GREE

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Former Huffington Post editor-in-chief joins Japan’s SmartNews

The hiring shows that SmartNews wants to be more than just another news app.

  • September 19, 2014
  • at 3:00 pm
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Despite relatively small funding amounts, experts agree that Japan is on the cusp of a startup bubble

The CEOs of two hot young startups and the VCs that funded them unanimously agree that a bubble is forming - but don't believe everything yo...

  • September 8, 2014
  • at 3:30 pm
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Gree is not saying sayonara to games, explains diverse investments

Gree not saying sayonara to games, looks for the ‘next big trend’ with diverse investments (#StartupAsia)

It might seem random to most, but naturally Tanaka has his reasons.

  • September 4, 2014
  • at 1:25 pm
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The future of Gree as told by its founder and CEO (#StartupAsia preview)

The company’s future is cloudy but CEO Yoshikazu Tanaka is ready to light the way.

  • August 22, 2014
  • at 10:30 am
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Japanese gaming giant Gree continues to diversify with launch of new babysitting app

In its ongoing search for new revenue, Gree turns to the childcare industry.

  • August 13, 2014
  • at 1:08 pm
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B Dash Ventures preparing new fund, will triple size to $60 million

Hiroyuki Watanabe found enough success with the first B Dash Ventures fund that he is trying triple the size of the new one according to rep...

  • July 17, 2014
  • at 1:30 pm
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Last-minute hotel booker HotelQuickly nets even more funding, this time from Japan’s Gree

HotelQuickly, a startup that connects travelers in need of a room with hotels that are in a pinch to put heads in beds, announced today it ...

  • July 10, 2014
  • at 9:00 am
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Japanese gaming giant GREE announces new hotel booking service

GREE (TYO: 3632), the Japanese internet services company best known for its games, revealed a new hotel booking service today. Known as Toni...

  • June 17, 2014
  • at 1:30 pm
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GREE offers voluntary retirement to 11% of workforce, shuts Osaka office

Today it came to light that GREE is planning to offer voluntary retirement plans to about 200 employees, or 11 percent of its entire workfor...

  • October 3, 2013
  • at 10:21 am
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This woman left a corporate job to bootstrap a babysitting service in Japan

The babysitting website addresses a critical issue but it has a major rival in Gree.

  • September 16, 2014
  • at 6:00 pm
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Highlights from day 2 morning session at Startup Asia Tokyo 2014

Our recap of the best bits from the morning of our second day at Startup Asia Tokyo 2014.

  • September 4, 2014
  • at 1:42 pm
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10 inspiring quotes on entrepreneurship, for and by entrepreneurs in Asia

10 inspiring quotes on entrepreneurship, for and by entrepreneurs in Asia

Get inspired by heroes close to home.

  • August 23, 2014
  • at 1:40 pm
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Gree admits failure with browser-based mobile gaming, shifts half of workforce to make native games for iOS and Android

In response to crashing revenue and net income, Gree is leaving browser games behind in favor of native mobile games.

  • August 13, 2014
  • at 4:39 pm
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Gree leads $36M investment in Japan’s SmartNews

The investment will diversify Gree's mobile holdings as it looks to supplement lost gaming revenue.

  • August 8, 2014
  • at 3:15 pm
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Can Japan’s KLab prove it is capable of competing with DeNA and Gree?

Japanese gaming company KLab is trying to recover from a disastrous 2014. Will the market allow it?

  • July 14, 2014
  • at 9:00 am
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Gumi raises $50M, partners with Sega Networks in next step toward digital entertainment domination

Tokyo-based mobile game developer Gumi today secured a JPY5 billion fundraising round led by Silicon Valley VC World Innovation Lab and Sega...

  • July 4, 2014
  • at 4:14 pm
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South Korea’s gaming market is worth $9.16 billion!

South Korea is one of the most promising gaming markets in the world with a total worth of more than $9 billion now. Japan lags behind in gr...

  • October 28, 2013
  • at 9:30 pm
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TGS hands-on: Xpec’s upcoming mobile fantasy card battle game Fantasy Lore

There are an awful lot of games at TGS about fantasy battles. After all, the Asian market loves them! Taiwan’s Xpec Entertainment is a...

  • September 19, 2013
  • at 11:31 am
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