Posts Tagged: Japan

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China’s Yodo1 to localize games for Korea and Japan with latest $11 million investment

Yodo1 has just closed an $11 million series B funding round led by GGV Capital. The Beijing-based mobile game localization specialists als...

  • December 11, 2013
  • at 5:00 pm
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SlideStory gets $300,000 seed funding to push its photo slideshow app

In October we looked at a new kind of photo app that wants to get people making and sharing fun slideshows. The app, called SlideStory, now ...

  • December 10, 2013
  • at 1:01 pm
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Blood and schoolgirls: DeNA launches free Manga Box e-reader

Want some free manga? Japanese web giant DeNA yesterday released a new e-reader for Manga lovers, and all the content is completely free. ...

  • December 6, 2013
  • at 12:30 pm
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Japanese e-commerce site Rakuten opens shop in Singapore

Singaporeans addicted to online shopping now have another option to choose from – Rakuten has officially launched in Singapore, and is...

  • December 4, 2013
  • at 9:00 am
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Qihoo levels up its mobile gaming abilities with stake in Japan’s KLab

Qihoo levels up its mobile gaming abilities with stake in Japan’s KLab

Chinese search engine and web portal company Qihoo (NYSE:QIHU) has boosted its gaming capabilities by taking a stake in Japan’s KLab (...

  • December 3, 2013
  • at 12:16 pm
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Retty books $3.2 million funding for social restaurant finder service

Restaurant finder and booking service Retty has cooked up yet another major round of funding to help it grow. According to The Bridge, Retty...

  • December 2, 2013
  • at 5:40 pm
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4 months after reaching 200 million, Line now has 300 million registered users

Line, the popular smartphone messaging app, has reached 300 million registered users today. The CEO of Line Corp took to Twitter to celebrat...

  • November 25, 2013
  • at 3:51 pm
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Vine takes a shot at Asia with support for lots of new languages

Twitter’s funky, six-second video app Vine is expanding its horizons today with an app update that supports lots of new languages. In ...

  • November 22, 2013
  • at 4:08 pm
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Why m-commerce could be the secret sauce for chat apps

Chat apps and their extensions will emerge as a key platform for retailers to tap into a massive mobile userbase and drive footfall into bri...

  • November 19, 2013
  • at 9:09 am
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6 of Facebook’s top check-in places in 2013 are in Asia

Facebook has just released Facebook Stories 2013 – A Year in Review 1, which highlights the most talked about topics around the world,...

  • December 10, 2013
  • at 2:00 pm
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China overtakes Taiwan with largest number of fast-growing companies

UK-based consulting firm Deloitte says China surpassed Taiwan with the most ranked companies on its annual list of the top 500 fastest-grow...

  • December 6, 2013
  • at 5:45 pm
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Does Sony’s PS4 face exile?

This gaming post was originally published on our new sister site Games in Asia, which you should totally bookmark and follow on Twitter and ...

  • December 4, 2013
  • at 6:18 pm
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Sony: We’ve sold 2.1 million PS4 consoles already

Sony’s (NYSE:SNE) new PlayStation 4 launched in the US on November 15. How’s it doing since then? Sony revealed today that 2.1 million P...

  • December 3, 2013
  • at 6:14 pm
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Crowdworks, Japan’s biggest crowdsourced marketplace for professional creators, raises $10.7 million

Tokyo-based Crowdworks today announced it closed a $10.7 million funding round from CyberAgent, DG Incubation, and Denstu Digital Fund 1, ...

  • December 2, 2013
  • at 6:00 pm
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MoneyTree Japan

After massive seed funding, Japan’s Moneytree plans to leap into pockets around the world

Moneytree app is all about knowing where you’re spending. The app’s makers, too, are being careful how they’re spending th...

  • December 2, 2013
  • at 2:59 pm
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China, Japan, and India represent strongly in latest top 500 supercomputers list

China, Japan, and India represent strongly in latest top 500 supercomputers list

Asian countries have not yet matched the development levels of the West, but when it comes to supercomputers it’s a different story. N...

  • November 22, 2013
  • at 8:00 pm
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Spotted at #StartupAsia: Touchten confirms new funding round led by CyberAgent Ventures

(Updated on March 11th: TouchTen reveals two more players inside its series B round: TMS Entertainment and a fund managed by UOB Venture Man...

  • November 21, 2013
  • at 3:53 pm
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China controversy over child-like sex doll

Chinese e-commerce site draws anger for global sales of child-size sex doll

A Chinese e-commerce site that helps Chinese manufacturers sell goods globally is getting into big trouble for one very creepy product being...

  • November 16, 2013
  • at 1:02 pm
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