Posts Tagged: Japan


Alibaba

Alibaba’s Alipay payment service says konichiwa to Japan as it inks deal with Rakuten

Alipay, China’s popular third-party payment service from tech giant Alibaba, will now be integrated onto Rakuten Global Market, the in...

  • April 18, 2014
  • at 7:51 pm
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This Japanese entrepreneur is freeing small businesses from their accounting nightmares

Founded by Daisuke Sasaki and Ryu Yokoji in July 2012, freee aims to make bookkeeping and accounting quick and easy.

  • April 17, 2014
  • at 9:08 am
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Mt. Gox gives up on plan to revive bitcoin exchange, files for liquidation

Mt. Gox gives up on plan to revive bitcoin exchange, files for liquidation: report

The troubled Mt. Gox bitcoin exchange was hoping to revive and restart business. But all that ends today with Mt. Gox filing for liquidation...

  • April 16, 2014
  • at 2:14 pm
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Meet Kensuke Furukawa, the serial entrepreneur who founded Japan’s hottest lifehacking site

Nanapi is Japan’s largest lifehack media site that has 28 million visitors and generates over 60 million pageviews every month.

  • April 14, 2014
  • at 7:29 pm
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From salaryman to entrepreneur: the man who made it easier to print stuff in Japan

“Why can’t small printing companies get printing orders in a more efficient manner?” Matsumoto, founder of Raksul.com thought.

  • April 11, 2014
  • at 3:30 pm
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Oracle’s Larry Ellison talks about Edward Snowden, isn’t a big fan

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison was in Tokyo to deliver a speech at the New Economy Summit 2014. He spoke about data privacy and his experience wor...

  • April 10, 2014
  • at 1:08 pm
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Yelp Japan launch

Yelp launches in Japan, its second market in Asia

Yelp co-founder and CEO Jeremy Stoppelman formally announced the launch of his community-sourced restaurant review site in Japan.

  • April 9, 2014
  • at 4:43 pm
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Line now has 400 million registered users

Line hits two new highs – 400 million registered users, 10 billion messages sent per day

Japan-made messaging app Line revealed today that it now has 400 million registered users. While the app is most popular in Japan, it boasts...

  • April 2, 2014
  • at 12:01 pm
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6 startups graduate from latest Docomo Innovation Village incubator

Japanese telco NTT Docomo (NYSE:DCM) held its latest Docomo Innovation Village demo day last week. It’s the second running of its startup...

  • March 31, 2014
  • at 7:25 pm
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Tokyo Otaku Mode gets series A funding to grow its anime estore

Anime fan-site turned ecommerce portal Tokyo Otaku Mode has got its hands on series A funding worth JPY 270 million - that’s US$2.64 milli...

  • April 17, 2014
  • at 2:48 pm
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China has 10 times more people, but Japan still outspends on iOS apps

In Q1 2014, China's revenue growth was stronger than download growth for the first time. Games accounted for the majority of that rise.

  • April 16, 2014
  • at 3:18 pm
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This Japanese startup handles over 1 trillion bid requests every month

Geniee is a real-time bidding (RTB) ad network startup that serves up to 20 to 30 billion impressions per month.

  • April 15, 2014
  • at 9:58 am
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Etsy looks to get crafty in Asia with job posting for Japan country manager

Etsy, the popular Brooklyn-based DIY crafts marketplace, appears to have its sights on Asia as its next frontier. According to the company&#...

  • April 14, 2014
  • at 5:00 pm
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Samsung Galaxy S5 launch

Samsung Galaxy S5 joins new smartwatches and fitness tracker in today’s global launch

It’s not just Samsung’s newest flagship phone that’s debuting today – the Samsung Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo smartwatches and the Samsung...

  • April 11, 2014
  • at 2:05 pm
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Jerry Yang: Urgency drives innovation

“It’s a great time to be an entrepreneur,” says Jerry Yang, co-founder of Yahoo, at the New Economy Summit (NES) held in Tokyo, Japan ...

  • April 10, 2014
  • at 10:26 am
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pixta

Despite the naysayers, Pixta became Japan’s biggest stock photo marketplace

Founded in 2005 by Daisuke Komata, Pixta is Japan’s largest stock photo marketplace for both amateur and professional photographers to upl...

  • April 4, 2014
  • at 6:15 pm
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Metaps challenges PayPal with new zero-commission epayment service

One Japanese startup is looking to challenge PayPal by attracting ecommerce merchants and businesses to its new, zero-commission epayment se...

  • April 1, 2014
  • at 5:42 pm
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Crowdsourced A/B testing platform Kaizen raises $5 million

Kaizen, the Japanese company behind planBCD, a growth hacking crowdsourcing platform, has raised US$5 million from Fidelity Growth Partners ...

  • March 31, 2014
  • at 11:57 am
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