Posts Tagged: Japan


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Japanese Photo Sharing App for Women, Snapeee, Eyes Asian Expansion

Readers may recall last year when we wrote about Japanese photo app Snapeee, which was developed by Mind Palette and funded by CyberAgent Ve...

  • August 27, 2012
  • at 12:00 pm
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Singapore’s Bubble Motion wraps up USD 5M funding round from Japan’s largest VC, JAFCO

Bubble Motion, a Singapore-based startup known for its Bubbly app, best described as ‘Twitter with a voice’, has picked up USD 5M in fu...

  • August 24, 2012
  • at 12:00 am
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Quan’s Sticker Maker MMS Jams Your Phone Full of Cute

Here’s a fun little application from Quan Inc which aims to help you make your MMS and iMessages a little bit more cute. Sticker Maker MMS...

  • August 23, 2012
  • at 2:00 pm
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Japan’s Mixi Set to Launch Subscription-based Fashion Commerce Service

Yesterday Japanese social networking giant Mixi (TYO:2121) went live with a teaser page for a new subscription-based e-commerce service. It&...

  • August 21, 2012
  • at 3:00 pm
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FindJPN: A Marketplace for Foreign Visitors to Find Activities in Tokyo

As an organizing member of Tokyo’s local tech community, I often get contacted from foreign entrepreneurs and investors who are coming...

  • August 20, 2012
  • at 10:08 am
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Japan is Asia-Pacific’s champion in watching online videos

If an award were to be handed out to the most avid online video watchers in Asia-Pacific, the Japanese would receive it. That’s accord...

  • August 16, 2012
  • at 2:19 pm
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Average Global Internet Connection Improves, Still Dwarfed by Asian Speed Demons [Map]

Akamai recently released its Q1 2012 State of the Internet report, showing key insights about internet development around the world. Looking...

  • August 14, 2012
  • at 11:00 pm
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Mysteries surround Facebook’s Asia Pacific Gateway project

The Asia Pacific Gateway (APG) is an NTT (Nippon Telephone and Telegraph)-led initiative to lay submarine cables across 12 Asian Telcos and ...

  • August 14, 2012
  • at 11:33 am
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Line Camera Passes 10M Users in 117 Days, 3x Faster than Instagram

NHN Japan has announced today that its popular Line Camera app (see my brief review here) has surpassed the 10 million download mark. This i...

  • August 10, 2012
  • at 5:18 pm
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SearchMan Wants to be a SEO Superhero for Your App

When launching a website, everyone knows that it’s critical to consider search SEO. But what about for smartphone apps? How discoverab...

  • August 24, 2012
  • at 11:40 am
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Japan’s Mobile Leadership [Infographic]

Here’s an interesting graphic from Roman Nedielka which points to Japan as a world leader in the mobile industry [1], but notes that it...

  • August 23, 2012
  • at 10:10 pm
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FeelPress: A Social App from Japan for Stuff That Matters to You

FeelPress is a fun social sharing app from Japan-based imonomi inc which launches today. It’s a clever service that’s dedicated ...

  • August 23, 2012
  • at 9:15 am
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August Founders Drinks with founders of PeaTix, Japanese social ticket platform

For Founders Drinks this month, Taku Harada and Emi Takemura, cofounders of PeaTix will share insights on the PeaTix funding story and their...

  • August 20, 2012
  • at 4:34 pm
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NHN Japan’s Line App Gets Boost From New Features

NHN Japan’s Line application, which recently surpassed 50 million users worldwide, has just received a big boost in the top grossing a...

  • August 16, 2012
  • at 10:15 pm
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ComScore: In Asia, Japan Watches Most Online Videos

Research firm ComScore has some interesting metrics about how the world watches online video, claiming that in the month of June 1.2 billion...

  • August 16, 2012
  • at 12:10 pm
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Singapore Serving as Springboard for Japanese Companies Looking Abroad

There’s an interesting piece from Kyoto news today about how many Japanese companies are increasingly moving headquarters or operation...

  • August 14, 2012
  • at 4:08 pm
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Japan’s Softbank Tops 30 Million Mobile Subscribers

A few days ago new numbers from the Telecommunications Carriers Association in Japan showed that Softbank (TSE:9984) had picked up the most ...

  • August 13, 2012
  • at 3:20 pm
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Tokyo-based Invoicing Service MakeLeaps Gets a Boost, Picks Up Competitor Noroshi

Webnet IT Corporation, the operators of the multilingual invoicing system Makeleaps, is announcing today that it has acquired Noroshi, a com...

  • August 10, 2012
  • at 1:30 pm
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