Posts Tagged: Japan


Docomo Confirms Acquisition of Magaseek

Docomo Confirms Acquisition of MagaSeek for $21 Million to Boost E-Commerce Efforts

Today, Japanese telco NTT Docomo (NYSE:DCM) has confirmed that its proposed stake in fashion-oriented e-store MagaSeek (TYO:3060) has been a...

  • March 15, 2013
  • at 3:18 pm
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Line’s Now Got 120 Million Users And Line Play Rocks Southeast Asia

Japan-based app Line announced today that the company has reached another milestone by hitting the 120 million users landmark, an increase o...

  • March 13, 2013
  • at 12:45 pm
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Line app monetization

From Line to Puzzles and Dragons, Japan Rocks the World at App Monetization [STATS]

Regular readers will know that Japanese smartphone owners are great for spending money on apps. Now we have new data from AppAnnie, released...

  • March 7, 2013
  • at 9:28 pm
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Metaps funding

Metaps Taps $11 Million in Series B Funding for its Android Monetization Platform

Android monetization platform Metaps has just announced series B funding worth US$11 million. The Japanese startup, which launched in August...

  • March 6, 2013
  • at 6:32 pm
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ChatWork’s 150,000 Users Sent More than 71 Million Messages So Far

Japan-based communication platform for businesses, ChatWork, turns two years old today. It is a cloud-based solution for people to collabora...

  • March 1, 2013
  • at 4:08 pm
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China Mobile 4G launch in 2013

Report: Still Few 4G Subscribers in Asia, But Will Rise to 72.1 Million by End of 2013

ABI Research has published a new report today that says Asia-Pacific’s 4G subscriber market is growing – but is not exactly huge...

  • February 22, 2013
  • at 4:52 pm
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Youtube Asia Pop channel launches

YouTube to Bring Music Livestreams and Hangouts to New ‘Asia Pop’ Channel

YouTube has just launched a devoted Asia Pop channel that will showcase the hottest pop music across the region – and give fans a chan...

  • February 19, 2013
  • at 9:16 pm
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Yahoo Japan and GREE joint-venture for social gaming

Yahoo Japan and GREE Invest $2 Million to Open Social Gaming Joint-Venture Next Month

Yahoo Japan and GREE (TYO:3632) announced today what they had teased a few months back – the launch of a joint-venture company that wi...

  • February 18, 2013
  • at 6:17 pm
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Lessons in Monetizing Games in Korea and Japan

Lessons in Monetizing Apps and Games in Smartphone-Mad Korea and Japan [INFOGRAPHIC]

Japan and Korea are at the forefront of Asia’s rush to smartphones, and are also markets where app developers can seriously monetize. ...

  • February 15, 2013
  • at 4:00 pm
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GREE Games Put Up Some Impressive Numbers [INFOGRAPHIC]

You probably already know that Japan’s GREE is a mobile gaming giant. But just how giant is giant? How big are GREE’s biggest mo...

  • March 14, 2013
  • at 8:30 am
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Japan’s VPN Gate Brings Free VPNs to the Masses

VPNs are useful for a lot of reasons, not the least of which being that they help you hop over China’s Great Firewall and evade the co...

  • March 12, 2013
  • at 8:00 am
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Google Public Alerts for disasters in Japan

Google Launches Online Public Alerts for Disaster Warnings in Japan

Japan already has a sophisticated and trigger-quick public alerts system for disasters like earthquakes and tsunami – and now Google (...

  • March 7, 2013
  • at 4:05 pm
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Sony sells DeNA stake

Sony to Sell Whole 13% Stake in DeNA for About $438 Million

Troubled gadget-maker Sony (NYSE:SNE) is selling off its whole 13.14 percent stake in Japanese mobile gaming firm DeNA (TYO:2432). As Sony l...

  • March 4, 2013
  • at 6:00 pm
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Line app monetization

Line App to Hit Nokia Asha Phones in March, Keen to Chat Up Emerging Markets

Japan-made messaging app Line is keen to chat up users in emerging markets by launching a version of its app for the budget Nokia Asha phone...

  • February 26, 2013
  • at 12:59 pm
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Line Launches a New Social Network to Challenge Path, Facebook

The Japan-made messaging app Line is once again challenging Facebook, this time by adding a mini social network for its 100 million-plus use...

  • February 20, 2013
  • at 7:00 pm
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Scirocco Cloud Aims To Solve Mobile Developers’ Android Test Pain

Scirocco Cloud is a Japan-made (by Sonix Co., Ltd), cloud-based Android compatibility testing platform for developers. The open-source Andro...

  • February 18, 2013
  • at 11:38 pm
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Anybody Nostalgic for Some Tamagotchi? It’s Now On Android

I’m not gonna lie. When I was in middle school in the States, Tamagotchi was the coolest thing. It was either Pogs or Tamagotchi. My class...

  • February 15, 2013
  • at 10:43 pm
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Tokyo Otaku Mode funding

Tokyo Otaku Mode Attracts Funding for Its Manga-Mad Portal

We’ve seen the niche community called Tokyo Otaku Mode pass 10 million Facebook ‘likes’ and launch the awesome Manga Camer...

  • February 13, 2013
  • at 9:33 pm
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