Posts Tagged: Japan


GREE model poses with Android Infobar phone, Tokyo Game Show 2011

Facebook’s Prospects in Asia

Facebook’s IPO story is a lot about mobile, international growth, and Asia.

  • May 18, 2012
  • at 12:00 pm
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Get things done for just 5 dollars with ‘Vites’

Vites is TaskRabbit made a little more simple. It matches people with talent and/or time, to those who need to get things done. Vites was re...

  • May 17, 2012
  • at 4:30 pm
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Docomo Rolls Out New Phone Lineup, Heralds New ‘Docomo Cloud’

After KDDI (TYO:9433) rolled out its new summer smartphone lineup yesterday, rival carrier NTT Docomo unveiled its own repertoire of handset...

  • May 16, 2012
  • at 5:35 pm
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Mixi Denies Nikkei Report that CEO Wants to Sell 55% Stake

There’s much discussion going on today about a Nikkei Business Daily report that says Mixi’s founder and CEO, Kenji Kasahara, is...

  • May 15, 2012
  • at 1:08 pm
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Docomo to Make $288 Million Tender Offer for Italian Mobile Content Company Buongiorno

Japanese carrier NTT Docomo (NYSE:DCM) issued a brief announcement today that it has launched a tender to acquire Italy-based mobile interne...

  • May 14, 2012
  • at 7:38 pm
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iPhone was Japan’s Top Smartphone for 2011, But Android Still Dominant OS by Far

According to figures from MM Research, Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPhone was the number one smartphone in Japan for 2011 with 7.25 million ...

  • May 11, 2012
  • at 10:08 am
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Phewtick Matchmakes People Through Gamification and LBS (And a Lot More)

Japanese startup, Phewtick, is the pitch that has caught my attention – and confused me the most – this morning at the G-Startup...

  • May 10, 2012
  • at 1:40 pm
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Softbank and PayPal to Form Joint Venture, Brings Card Reader to Smartphone Users

Japanese mobile carrier Softbank (TYO:9984) has just announced that it will form a joint venture with online payments solution PayPal. The j...

  • May 9, 2012
  • at 12:30 pm
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Facebook Adds 20 Million New Users Across Asia as Social Media Grows Apace [INFOGRAPHIC]

A fresh snapshot of Asia’s social media landscape reveals which service dominates in each country – and it’s especially good news for ...

  • May 8, 2012
  • at 2:47 pm
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Who Wants to Play? Survey Says Japan Luke Warm to Nintendo and Sony Game Consoles

We recently wrote that Nintendo (TYO:7974) reported its first loss in 30 years with sales of its major consoles struggling. Sony (NYSE:SNE) ...

  • May 18, 2012
  • at 10:18 am
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Rakuten to be Lead investor in Pinterest’s Next Funding Round [Report]

All Things Digital is reporting today that it expects that Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten (JSD:4755) will be the lead investor in Pintere...

  • May 17, 2012
  • at 12:39 pm
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Dolphin Browser Strikes Deal to be Pre-installed on KDDI Phones in Japan

MoboTap, the makers of the popular Dolphin Browser for iOS and Android, has announced a partnership with Japanese carrier KDDI (TYO:9433) in...

  • May 16, 2012
  • at 11:00 am
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GREE’s Zombie Jombie Surpasses 1 Million Downloads

Even with all the craziness surrounding ‘kompu gacha’ for Japan’s biggest social gaming companies, their businesses still ...

  • May 15, 2012
  • at 10:15 am
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SoftBank’s Ted Matsumoto Talks 4G and the Future at GMIC

This morning at GMIC, Bruno Bensaid (a founder and partner in Shanghaivest) hosted a fireside chat with SoftBank’s chief strategic adv...

  • May 11, 2012
  • at 10:47 am
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Japan’s Calendar+Photo App, My365, Finally Gets Android Version

We first told you about My365 (my365.in) late last year. It’s a fun photo app from Japan that has the interesting twist of presenting ...

  • May 10, 2012
  • at 10:00 pm
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Making Sense of Japan’s Social Gaming Drama

The Japanese mobile social gaming space has experienced quite a rollercoaster ride over the past week or so. It was one week ago today that ...

  • May 9, 2012
  • at 9:08 pm
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Survey Says Japan Seen as Most Creative Country, By Everyone Except Japan [Infographic]

Adobe has released an interesting survey which takes a look at creativity across the globe. Its State of Create global benchmark study surve...

  • May 8, 2012
  • at 4:08 pm
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Picture Rally Challenges You to Complete Themed Photo Assignments

We received word this afternoon from The Windward, Inc., based out of Tokyo, that it has just released an iPhone photo app called Picture Ra...

  • May 7, 2012
  • at 9:12 pm
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