Posts Tagged: Japan


pokelabo

GREE Acquires Japanese Social Game Publisher Pokelabo for $173.8 Million

Mobile gaming giant GREE (TYO:3632) has announced its acquisition of Japanese game publisher Pokelabo (short for ‘Pocket Laboratory...

  • October 25, 2012
  • at 10:00 am
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Japanese Price Site Kakaku Steps Up its Facebook Game

In yet another sign of Facebook’s momentum in Japan, the country’s most popular price comparison website Kakaku.com (TYO:2371) h...

  • October 24, 2012
  • at 12:20 pm
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GREE’s Monster Quest is Number 1 Free Game in US

The folks over at Gamebiz.jp pointed out yesterday evening that GREE’s (TYO:3632) new title Monster Quest, which was released just las...

  • October 23, 2012
  • at 10:02 am
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GREE Releases Monster Quest, New iOS Game from Funzio Team

GREE’s (TYO:3632) US studio has just announced a new title, as Monster Quest has just dropped for iPhone and iPad. The game is free to...

  • October 19, 2012
  • at 10:15 am
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Startup ‘Japan Healthcare Info’ Helps Keep Expats and Travelers Healthy

It’s no secret we love startups that solve an actual problem. And anyone who has lived in a foreign country where a different language...

  • October 18, 2012
  • at 1:00 pm
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Can Asia Take the Lead in the Next Generation of Social Games?

About the Author: Sangeet Paul Choudary writes regularly on strategies for online markets, and works closely with startups in these spaces i...

  • October 16, 2012
  • at 8:00 pm
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FxCamera for Android Announces 20 Million Downloads, iPhone Version on the Way

Earlier this year we wrote about Japan-based Bitcellar and its free Android camera app FxCamera. At that time it had just raised over $5 mil...

  • October 16, 2012
  • at 1:00 pm
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Softbank Officially Acquires Sprint, Claims to Be Global Number 3 Mobile Company in Revenue

Softbank (TSE:9984) and Sprint (NYSE:S) held a joint press conference in Tokyo to announce Softbank’s $20 billion investment in Sprint...

  • October 15, 2012
  • at 5:40 pm
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bizreach

Looking for a Job that Pays $100,000 Annual Salary? Try BizReach

BizReach is a jobs marketplace that only offers high-level jobs, meaning only job positions that offer $100,000 or more annually. Interestin...

  • October 12, 2012
  • at 9:58 am
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Amazon’s Kindle Finally Coming to Japan, Pre-orders Available Now

Amazon has finally issued an announcement that the Kindle is finally coming to Japan, as well as the Kindle store with 50,000 Japanese title...

  • October 24, 2012
  • at 7:09 pm
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World Bank Says Singapore Still Tops for Doing Business

The 2013 Doing Business report from the World Bank has just been published, and Singapore remains on top for the seventh straight year accor...

  • October 23, 2012
  • at 5:25 pm
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Japan’s Manga Camera Doing Well Overseas, Passes 3 Million Downloads

Our readers may remember that we featured Manga Camera a few weeks back, a photo application from Japan which had started very hot in the Ja...

  • October 22, 2012
  • at 4:00 pm
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6 Great Ideas from Open Network Lab’s Demo Day in Tokyo

Open Network Lab is a Tokyo-based incubator backed by Joi Ito (the director for MIT’s Media Lab) and two Japanese internet juggernauts...

  • October 18, 2012
  • at 5:00 pm
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KDDI Unveils New Winter Mobile Lineup for Japanese Market

KDDI (TYO:9433) unveiled its winter mobile line up this afternoon in Tokyo, with a number of new Android devices stepping into the spotlight...

  • October 17, 2012
  • at 7:20 pm
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Fujitsu’s Video Data Transmission Technology Could Make Commercials Fun Again

We’ve written a lot about QR codes recently, especially with Chinese application WeChat using them creatively as part of social chat p...

  • October 16, 2012
  • at 6:00 pm
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GREE Continues Overseas Investment Taking Minority Stake in eBuddy

It looks as though Japanese gaming giant GREE (TYO:3632) is continuing its activities overseas, this time with investment in chat service eB...

  • October 16, 2012
  • at 10:10 am
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Japan’s Social Restaurant Finder ‘Retty’ Raises $1.2 Million, Starts Global Expansion

Japanese social gourmet site/ restaurant finder Retty just announced that it has raised a total of $1.2 million from GREE Ventures, NTT Inve...

  • October 12, 2012
  • at 2:00 pm
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Metamoji’s Note Anytime: Handwritten Notes on Your iPad

Readers may remember last year when we featured Metamoji’s 7notes iPad application, which conveniently converts your handwriting into ...

  • October 11, 2012
  • at 4:30 pm
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