Posts Tagged: GREE

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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Getting into bed with the enemy, GREE launches first game on KakaoTalk

If you can’t beat them, join them: that’s what GREE (TYO:3632) probably thought when it allowed its subsidiary in Seoul, GREE Korea, to ...

  • September 2, 2013
  • at 4:00 pm
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GREE messenger Tellit shuts down

GREE Tells TellIt to Shut It, Gives Up on Building a Messaging App

Earlier this year, Japanese social gaming giant GREE (TYO:3632) got a rocket up its butt from the huge success of apps like Line (which also...

  • August 1, 2013
  • at 3:08 pm
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GREE Again Cuts Down On International Business With Lay-Offs and Office Closures

Just last week The Nikkei reported about sales and profit sliding significantly for GREE (TYO:3632) between April and June (ahead of the com...

  • July 10, 2013
  • at 11:12 am
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GREE China Shutdown Gets Uglier With Accusations of Denying Aid to Pregnant Employee

Last week, employees reported that Japanese social gaming giant GREE had just announced it was shutting down its entire China branch, and la...

  • May 23, 2013
  • at 9:30 am
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GREE’s Founder Sees Stake Dip to $1.4 Billion Valuation: Can It Fight Back?

What goes up must come down and that unfortunately is happening to GREE

  • April 24, 2013
  • at 9:38 am
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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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GREE and Yahoo Japan launch Driland HTML5 game

Joint-Venture Between GREE And Yahoo Japan Releases First Game

The joint venture that GREE (TYO:3632) and Yahoo Japan established back in February this year – called GxYz – has released its first gam...

  • August 5, 2013
  • at 2:00 pm
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GREE pulls plug on Tellit, its competitor for WeChat, Line

Japanese mobile social gaming company GREE has decided to kill Tellit, its own attempt at a mobile chat app. Launched a year ago, the app wa...

  • August 1, 2013
  • at 3:04 pm
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Property Marketplace UrbanIndo Raises Series A Round From GREE Ventures and IMJ Fenox

Indonesian online real estate marketplace UrbanIndo has concluded a series A financing round led by Japan-based GREE Ventures. IMJ Fenox, a ...

  • June 5, 2013
  • at 7:53 pm
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GREE Shuts Down China Branch (Update: CONFIRMED)

Update: GREE has replied and this is the company’s official statement on the matter: We are reviewing our business to optimize our glo...

  • May 15, 2013
  • at 2:13 am
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GREE is Secretly Pushing Tellit, Its Mobile Messaging App

Japanese mobile gaming giant, GREE, has been secretly pushing its mobile messaging app, Tellit (Tell it). It was first launched as GREE Mess...

  • April 17, 2013
  • at 8:42 pm
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