Posts Tagged: Japan

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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Korean Gaming Giant Nexon Hits $1.2 Billion Revenue in 2012, Marches on to Mobile

Nexon’s (TYO:3659) Q4 2012 results are just in. In brief, the Korean gaming giant did okay. Last quarter saw Nexon hitting ¥30.94 bil...

  • February 13, 2013
  • at 5:45 pm
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No East Ventures Alpha accelerator in Jakarta this year as ‘funding ecosystem not ready’

East Ventures founder Willson Cuacua does not rule out the possibility that Alpha will return to Indonesia, although it would have to depend...

  • February 13, 2013
  • at 9:23 am
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Opera: Indonesia Now World’s 2nd Largest Market for Mobile Ad Impressions

Norwegian web browser maker Opera (OSE:OPERA) has just released its latest State of Mobile Advertising report which takes data from Opera...

  • February 7, 2013
  • at 10:25 pm
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Docomo Invests in 500 Startups as it Readies $109 Million Venture Fund

Japanese telco NTT Docomo (NYSE:DCM) announced today that the company is ready to open the 10 billion yen (US$109 million) venture fund that...

  • February 7, 2013
  • at 3:24 pm
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KakaoTalk social gaming launch iOS and Japan

KakaoTalk Launches Social Gaming Platform on iOS and in Japan

Korean-made messaging app KakaoTalk launched its Game Platform on Android in its home country last July – and today that social gaming...

  • February 2, 2013
  • at 12:15 am
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Japan’s Docomo Looks to Expand E-Commerce Efforts With Acquisition Offer

Japanese telco NTT Docomo (NYSE:DCM) has been diversifying a lot recently, notably launching online shopping through its ‘dmarket’ conte...

  • January 30, 2013
  • at 3:00 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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How V-Cube Makes Enterprise Tech Sexy

V-cube is a Japanese company that provides visual communications — basically video and web conference solutions — for enterprises. It wa...

  • February 13, 2013
  • at 10:08 am
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Poin Web Offers Japan’s Point Reward System to Indonesian Users

Another Japanese company is eyeing a few slices of the Indonesian market, this time in the form of online points provider Poin Web. The site...

  • February 8, 2013
  • at 4:42 pm
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DeNA’s Revenue Hits $567 million in 3Q, Operating Profit Dips 3% on Aggressive Promotion of Comm App

Update, 12.37am: A DeNA representative further explained on my note about the company’s slight dip in operating profit. He stated that...

  • February 7, 2013
  • at 4:16 pm
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Line spin-off as Line Corp

NHN Japan Focuses on its Chat App With “Line Corp” Spin-Off Company

Regular readers will know that the messaging app Line now has over 100 million registered users. That makes it hugely important to its maker...

  • February 7, 2013
  • at 2:15 pm
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GungHo acquires Grasshopper

Lollipop Chainsaw Developer Acquired by One of Japan’s Top Game Publishers

Gamers might be aware that GungHo Online is one of Japan’s top mobile game publishers – and now GungHo is a bit bigger after acquiri...

  • January 31, 2013
  • at 1:20 pm
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SnapDish Adds 7 Languages And Comes to Kindle Fire

Snapdish, the photosharing app for food lovers, is now coming to the Kindle Fire along with broader language support across all its platform...

  • January 29, 2013
  • at 12:06 pm
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