Posts Tagged: Japan

Government document says China is ready to lift ban on game consoles

Sony CEO says company working on selling PlayStations in China

Speaking at a Sony (NYSE:SNE) conference in Shanghai yesterday, CEO Kazuo Hirai said that Sony is working on bringing its game console busin...

  • November 13, 2013
  • at 10:34 am
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Japanese Prime Minister takes a cruise in autonomous cars on streets of Tokyo, and yes, it’s like a sci-fi movie

Ahead of this month’s Tokyo motor show, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe tested self-driving cars from Toyota, Honda, and Nissan on...

  • November 11, 2013
  • at 5:30 pm
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CEO of Vietnam’s biggest e-commerce site reveals his secrets to success (INTERVIEW)

We grabbed an in-depth interview with the CEO of Vat Gia, Vietnam's most successful e-commerce platform, to understand his insights into the...

  • November 7, 2013
  • at 6:10 pm
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15 big stats in Asia’s tech world for October (INFOGRAPHIC)

Here's 15 data points from October that will give you a comprehensive idea of what is happening in Asia in terms of internet growth.

  • November 6, 2013
  • at 5:15 pm
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Japanese video-editing app Moso is now gone, but Piktochart and Payroll Hero are thriving [Startup Asia Preview]

This article is part of our coverage of 2012 Startup Arena participants. We’ve been tracking their progress since they pitched at last yea...

  • November 1, 2013
  • at 9:30 am
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GungHo sales and profit drop, prompting stock price fall. What’s going on?

GungHo (3765.OS), the company behind Japan’s biggest smartphone game Puzzle and Dragons, has published its financial report for Q3 (July-S...

  • October 31, 2013
  • at 1:03 pm
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Apple’s iPhone hits record high in Japan with 34% share of market

Apple’s share of smartphone sales in Japan has leapt to a record and unprecedented 34 percent. That’s according to a new report from Cou...

  • October 29, 2013
  • at 5:35 pm
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Idblognetwork partners with Japan’s Freakout to bring new ad product to Indonesia

Indonesia’s biggest blog advertising network Idblognetwork is looking to launch a local Demand Side Platform (DSP) in Indonesia called Idb...

  • October 29, 2013
  • at 12:17 pm
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iSitter helps Japan's parents find a babysitter

New startup iSitter helps Japan’s parents find a babysitter

We’ve seen online marketplaces pop up that help people find designers, home-cooked food, real estate, and lots more. Here’s a ne...

  • October 28, 2013
  • at 11:15 am
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Pinterest pins down pan-Pacific plans with launch of Japanese site

US-based Pinterest will launch a Japanese version of its pinboard-style photo-sharing site, according to the company blog. The move has b...

  • November 12, 2013
  • at 12:39 pm
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Line dives into e-commerce as it recruits Japanese sellers for upcoming Line Mall app

Yesterday Line, the popular Japanese messaging app, announced that it will prepare for the public launch of its upcoming (and long anticipat...

  • November 8, 2013
  • at 12:38 pm
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Line reaches 10 million users in India, Katrina Kaif advertises Line app

Line app is still growing, brings in $194 million in revenue in Q3

Messaging app Line, which now has 280 million registered users around the world, brought in JPY 19.1 billion in revenue – which is $19...

  • November 7, 2013
  • at 5:46 pm
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Which Asian countries ordered Apple to give up private user info?

In response to the NSA’s controversial global surveillance program and public outcry against major IT companies for allowing it, Appl...

  • November 6, 2013
  • at 11:50 am
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Report: Sony’s market share doubles in Japan this year thanks to new Xperia phones

Game developer Animoca released a report revealing how Samsung’s dominance was overtaken by Sony in October.

  • October 31, 2013
  • at 2:45 pm
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Learn from South Korea: its gaming market is just $600M less than China’s and double Japan’s

South Korea, despite being just 50 million people, has a gaming industry that is almost comparable to China in revenue and double Japan's, w...

  • October 29, 2013
  • at 9:01 pm
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Line now has 280 million registered users, up 50 million in 2 months

Today, Japan-made messaging app Line revealed a rise in its registered users to 280 million. That is a 50 million increase in just two month...

  • October 29, 2013
  • at 5:26 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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Plateculture founders: the concept might be feminine but we’re a very masculine startup

Malaysia-based startup PlateCulture is an Airbnb for food. It allows users to eat home-cooked meals from someone’s home. The concept is as...

  • October 25, 2013
  • at 7:30 pm
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