Posts Tagged: Japan

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Japanese Photo App DecoAlbum Gets Funding, Because Kawaii Never Goes Out of Style

Japanese photo app DecoAlbum has just revealed the finalization of $100,000 in seed funding from East Ventures

  • April 1, 2013
  • at 1:00 pm
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Groovy, Baby: DeNA Launches Social Music App for Japan

When the Japanese social gaming giant DeNA (TYO:2432) rebranded a couple of months ago, it also teased an upcoming social music service. Tod...

  • March 29, 2013
  • at 1:00 pm
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Google Street View car in Fukushima nuclear exclusion zone

Google Street View Ventures into Post-Quake, Off-Limits Fukushima Prefecture

A little more than two years after the colossal Japan earthquake and tsunami disaster of March 2011, Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) has let its Street...

  • March 28, 2013
  • at 4:15 am
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SoftBank to Take Majority Stake In ‘Puzzle and Dragons’ Maker GungHo

With the investment, the telco’s stake in the Puzzle and Dragons game maker increases from 33.6 to 58.5 percent.

  • March 26, 2013
  • at 5:18 pm
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Got Game: Japan’s NTT Docomo to Launch ‘D Game’ Portal Tomorrow with China Mobile

Japan’s NTT Docomo (NYSE:DCM) is buddying up with another giant telco, China Mobile (NYSE:CHL; HKG:0941), to bring its mobile gaming porta...

  • March 25, 2013
  • at 9:52 pm
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Truecaller Now Installed on Every 7th Smartphone in India, Eyes Japan and Indonesia Next

Sweden-based crowdsourcing phone directory app Truecaller announced today that the company now processes around 500 million name and number ...

  • March 21, 2013
  • at 12:11 am
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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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DecoAlbum, with 500k users, has aspirations beyond being a photo decoration app

DecoAlbum, a photo decoration app developed by Japanese startup Primeagain, has had a good run lately.

  • April 1, 2013
  • at 8:29 am
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Asian Startups @ SXSW 2013

At SXSW 2013, there were three Asian countries with their own pavilions. Some thoughts about the pavilions at SXSW 1. When exhibiting in the...

  • March 29, 2013
  • at 12:39 pm
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Gungho’s ‘Puzzle and Dragons’ Probably Made Up to $86 Million In Sales Last Month

The crazy Puzzle and Dragons boom in Japan continues – and it gets even crazier. Maker GungHo (3765.OS) posted a new financial document...

  • March 27, 2013
  • at 2:05 pm
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Japan’s Metaps Teams Up With Appota To Monetize Apps in Vietnam

Metaps, the Android monetization platform out of Japan that just secured $11 million in series B funding, is today teaming up with Vietnam...

  • March 26, 2013
  • at 4:47 pm
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Japan’s Flash Sales Frenzy Continues with Series B Funding for Luxa

Selling everything from pricey sake to quality skincare products, Luxa.jp, as its name might suggest, is a luxury-oriented e-commerce site. ...

  • March 21, 2013
  • at 8:59 pm
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Backed By Japan’s WWS Corp, NusaResearch Aims to be Indonesia’s Top Online Research Firm

Indonesian online market research site NusaResearch is a startup that believes its Japanese expertise can spice up the Indonesian research e...

  • March 15, 2013
  • at 10:46 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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