Posts Tagged: Japan

ps4 homeless

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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Touchten funding

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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Aviary Japan app

Aviary cranks up the kawaii, makes a special version of photo app for Japan

The popular photo app Aviary – made by a New York startup – has cranked up the kawaii to make a special version for Japan. This ...

  • November 14, 2013
  • at 2:00 pm
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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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Rakuten singapore

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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Line 300 million

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 app

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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Uber launches in Tokyo

App-connected limo service Uber glides into Tokyo

Here comes Uber, rolling into its seventh city in Asia. Today, US-based Uber has launched tentatively in Tokyo. The app-connected limo servi...

  • November 14, 2013
  • at 4:03 pm
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Mobage Chat- DeNA Rolls Out Another Chat Service

Second time lucky? DeNA launches another gaming-oriented messaging app

Social media in Japan never really put much emphasis on chatting; even the biggest homegrown social network, the Facebook-like Mixi (TYO:212...

  • November 13, 2013
  • at 12:06 pm
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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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