Posts Tagged: Japan



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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Recipe sharing app SnapDish launches on Kindle Fire, supports 7 new languages

SnapDish is like an Instagram for food. Users can snap pictures of their home-cooked food with the app, beautify the photos, and share it wi...

  • January 29, 2013
  • at 9:45 am
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Rakuten Opens Singapore Base, Eyes Southeast Asia Expansion

Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten (JSD:4755) now has a regional headquarters situated at One George Road in Singapore. The new Singapore off...

  • January 28, 2013
  • at 8:08 pm
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Growing Faster than Facebook and Twitter: Key Highlights for Japan’s Line App [Infographic]

Now boasting more than 100 million users on its Line mobile chat app, NHN Japan has released an infographic to commemorate the occasion. Inc...

  • January 25, 2013
  • at 12:00 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
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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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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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US-Based Buy.com to be Rebranded as ‘Rakuten Shopping’ This Week

Yesterday we mentioned that Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten (JSD: 4755) is opening a Singapore office to enlarge the company’s presence ...

  • January 29, 2013
  • at 9:00 am
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Uber-Cute Photo App ‘Camely’ Tops 400,000 Downloads in Japan, Adds Valentine’s Day Stamps

We’ve featured lots of fun photo apps from Japan in the past, and here’s another one that looks like a promising addition for Va...

  • January 25, 2013
  • at 4:40 pm
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NHN Japan’s Casual Games Continue to Kill it on Line

More milestones for NHN Japan and its Line chat app, which is continuing to prove its worth as a game platform. After the company passed the...

  • January 24, 2013
  • at 8:00 pm
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