Posts Tagged: Japan

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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Rakuten confirms attempt to buy US coupon firm Ebates; stock falls 4% over rumored $1B price

The move creates a new revenue stream in the US.

  • September 8, 2014
  • at 12:52 pm
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Capy replaces Captcha gibberish with puzzles that any human can solve – but computers can’t (#StartupAsia Arena)

Capy took the stage at Startup Arena Tokyo to pitch its safer, easier version of Captcha.

  • September 4, 2014
  • at 4:36 pm
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Social wealth management startup 8 Securities builds trust in Japan, sets eyes on China (#StartupAsia Arena)

8 Securities took the stage at Startup Asia Tokyo 2014 to pitch in the Startup Arena competition.

  • September 4, 2014
  • at 3:48 pm
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This is where the Saito brothers invest their money in Japan (#StartupAsia)

While they agreed with much of each others’ advice during a fireside chat on stage at Startup Asia Tokyo 2014, their preferred sectors rar...

  • September 4, 2014
  • at 11:49 am
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Highlights from day 1 afternoon sessions at Startup Asia Tokyo 2014

Here’s a recap of the second half of the first day of Tech in Asia’s inaugural event in Japan.

  • September 3, 2014
  • at 5:54 pm
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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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Moneytree wants to help ‘appwardly mobile consumers’ wrangle their personal finances (#StartupAsia Arena)

Moneytree is already pre-installed on all of the iPhones in Apple Japan's retail stores - but will the Arena judges want to install it on th...

  • September 4, 2014
  • at 4:54 pm
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Kaizen lets you crowdsource growth-hack solutions (#StartupAsia Arena)

With simultaneous A/B testing, Kaizen crowdsources solutions to optimizing conversion rates.

  • September 4, 2014
  • at 4:29 pm
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Taizo Son: “We are at the start of a new paradigm shift in technology, to the Internet of Things” (#StartupAsia)

Son believes that the Internet of Things is the next big revolution following the smartphone.

  • September 4, 2014
  • at 1:14 pm
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10 ways Japanese entrepreneurs are different from Silicon Valley entrepreneurs (#StartupAsia)

Panelists at Startup Asia Tokyo from Beenos, Movida Japan, Y Combinator, and 500Startups dig into ten key ways that Japan’s startup ecosys...

  • September 4, 2014
  • at 11:15 am
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Startup Arena alumni Studio Ousia lands $1M in new funding

The company behind Phroni, Linkify, and Linkplaza will use the new funds for deeper research into "entity linking."

  • September 3, 2014
  • at 1:51 pm
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