Posts Tagged: Japan

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Protecting your customer’s personal data: a comparison across countries in Asia

Protecting customer data and transferring it around Asia is not as complicated as it appears.

  • September 30, 2014
  • at 4:30 pm
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Japanese telco Docomo to tackle machine translation with new joint venture

The international partnership will start from October.

  • September 30, 2014
  • at 1:00 pm
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Circuit board printing startup AgIC wins JapanNight VII pitch contest

Fourteen of Japan's most ambitious startups battled it out on stage for a chance to attend the finals in San Francisco.

  • September 28, 2014
  • at 7:47 am
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3 ways Indonesia can become more attractive to foreign investors

Indonesia is one of the most promising emerging tech markets in Asia, but still has a long way to go. Here’s what it can do to attract mor...

  • September 25, 2014
  • at 8:01 pm
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Balancing atop balls, the Murata Cheerleaders roll into Japan’s robot spotlight (VIDEO)

Advanced sensing and communication technology could one day be used in self-driving cars or internet of things applications.

  • September 25, 2014
  • at 12:40 pm
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Bitcoin gains strength in Japan, wins support from a leading payment provider

The move could make bitcoin payment a reality for over 48,000 online merchants.

  • September 25, 2014
  • at 2:31 am
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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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Japan’s largest telco announces child-tracking wearable, ‘Docotch’

Docotch can pinpoint a child's location with GPS and sensors and supports basic communication and panic alerts to parents.

  • September 30, 2014
  • at 3:02 pm
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Facebook adds stickers to comments, but only if the post originated in Japan

Status updates made by users in Japan now support Pusheen, Meep, and other stickers in the comments.

  • September 29, 2014
  • at 3:36 pm
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After Mt. Gox collapse, these bankers want to build a safer Bitcoin exchange

Will Bitcoin's true believers accept a new kind of cryptocurrency exchange run by former finance executives?

  • September 26, 2014
  • at 5:25 pm
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Evernote now has more than 30 million users across Asia

Note-syncing app Evernote now has more than 30 million users in Asia, reveals the US startup’s CEO, Phil Libin.

  • September 25, 2014
  • at 5:20 pm
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This new compact camera wants to make selfie-loving ladies feel like runway models

Casio's new camera appeals to selfie addicts with a swiveling frame, screen, and lens coupled with an all new Make-up Plus mode.

  • September 25, 2014
  • at 11:06 am
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Japan’s high-tech toilets are no laughing matter

Toto has the environment and the elderly in mind with toilets that redefine going to the bathroom.

  • September 24, 2014
  • at 4:25 pm
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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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