Posts Tagged: Japan

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Here’s how Indonesian telco Indosat is building the country’s startup ecosystem

By now, you may have heard about Jakarta’s Ideabox accelerator letting all eight of its second batch startup finalists into the program la...

  • September 23, 2014
  • at 5:30 pm
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Line temporarily cancels its IPO

2015 could be the new date as Line searches for most appropriate timing.

  • September 23, 2014
  • at 3:58 am
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Japan’s Yamanashi prefecture launches $2.9M fund for local startups

Unlike other government initiatives, this fund will provide thorough support to local firms.

  • September 20, 2014
  • at 4:24 pm
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The Oculus Rift roller coaster, and other sights from Ad:Tech Tokyo

The annual advertising event attracted a lot of big names but also some exciting startups.

  • September 19, 2014
  • at 2:00 pm
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This Japanese app tells you which local stores hire hot men

When selecting which restaurant or store to visit, you need as many data points as possible.

  • September 18, 2014
  • at 11:30 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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11 options for Japanese online shopping that aren’t Rakuten or Yahoo

There are many more options than just Rakuten and Yahoo.

  • September 12, 2014
  • at 11:25 am
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iPhone 6 and 6 Plus hit Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, and Singapore on September 19

iPhone 6 and 6 Plus hit Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, and Singapore on September 19

Here are the official, unlocked prices for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus in Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, and Singapore.

  • September 10, 2014
  • at 10:49 am
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Move over SpaceX, Japan’s space elevator will be a ride to the stars

The latest entry in Asia’s space race.

  • September 23, 2014
  • at 5:13 am
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The game that saved Mixi, Japan’s Facebook rival, is coming to the US

The game saved Mixi. Can it make it big in America?

  • September 22, 2014
  • at 1:58 pm
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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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Huge queues across Asia on iPhone 6 launch day

Huge queues across Asia on iPhone 6 launch day

Tens of thousands of people across Asia rose very early – or got no sleep at all – today as they flocked to stores to try grab an iPhone...

  • September 19, 2014
  • at 12:34 pm
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Education startup company Mana.bo nets $3.07M to enter B2C sales

The cash will be used for marketing and tech development as well.

  • September 18, 2014
  • at 1:00 am
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Make a $2,000 purchase using only your name and email address with this Japanese startup

Paidy is diving into the risky side of payments by vouching for customer purchases.

  • September 12, 2014
  • at 3:58 pm
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8 emerging technologies that kids born today will take for granted

We've compiled a list of eight consumer-facing emerging technologies that kids born today will take for granted by the time they're adults.

  • September 11, 2014
  • at 3:00 pm
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Rakuten confirms Ebates acquisition, Ebates CEO admits Alibaba threat encouraged his decision

Rakuten’s international business just got a shot in the arm.

  • September 9, 2014
  • at 5:24 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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