Posts Tagged: Japan


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Japan’s Softbank Buys Rival eAccess for $1.8 billion

It has been a big day for acquisitions in Japan. As we previously mentioned, Nexon’s acquisition of social game developer Gloops for $...

  • October 1, 2012
  • at 7:18 pm
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Japan’s New Anti-Download Law Starts Today

As many of you know, Japan’s revised copyright law, which was approved back on June 15 by House of Representatives (without much discu...

  • October 1, 2012
  • at 11:30 am
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Chat Application Line Surpasses 30 Million Users in Japan

The popular Japanese chat application/platform Line has just surpassed the 30 million user mark in Japan. The company has been releasing new...

  • September 27, 2012
  • at 10:01 am
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Google Nexus 7 Now Available in Japan

It appears that sometime between yesterday and today, Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) has quietly made its Nexus 7 tablet available for Japan-based con...

  • September 25, 2012
  • at 10:40 am
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Au store in Ibaraki, Osaka. Photo: sponichi.co.jp

The Great iPhone 5 Robbery: Japanese Thieves Steal Almost $100,000 Worth Just Before Launch

The Wall Street Journal and Japan’s Nikkei are reporting that thieves were the first to get their hands on Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL)...

  • September 21, 2012
  • at 3:16 pm
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Apple Botches China and Japan Maps in iOS 6

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) has abandoned Google Maps in favor of its own solution in the newly released iOS. But it seems that from a consumer poin...

  • September 20, 2012
  • at 8:45 pm
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Docomo’s Grip UI: Concept Smartphone Interface Improves One-Hand Input

On Wednesday in Tokyo, NTT Docomo (NYSE:DCM) displayed a number of fun new mobile technologies which it will feature at the upcoming CEATEC ...

  • September 19, 2012
  • at 11:59 pm
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Docomo Previews Tablet Prototype You Control With Your Eyes

It appears to be Docomo’s (NYSE:DCM) habit in recent years of teasing its latest new tech just ahead of Japan’s CEATEC conferenc...

  • September 19, 2012
  • at 7:45 pm
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Find Unique Travel Experiences With Local Guides Using Meetrip

While traveling can be lots of fun, some aspects of it can be quite mundane. Buying guide books and looking up “popular restaurants” usi...

  • September 18, 2012
  • at 1:00 pm
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Nexon Acquires Japanese Mobile Social Gaming Company Gloops for $469 Million

Japanese mobile game developer Gloops has been acquired by Nexon (TYO:3659) for 36.5 billion yen (or about $469 million). Social games exper...

  • October 1, 2012
  • at 5:31 pm
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Daiby: Document Your Baby’s Early Days with a Fun iPhone App

Here’s a fun Friday app recommendation, as Hakuhodo DY Media Partners has released ‘Daiby’ for iPhone, an app that lets yo...

  • September 28, 2012
  • at 9:20 pm
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Japan’s Recruit to Acquire Leading Job Site Indeed.com

Austin-based jobs website Indeed.com has announced today that it is to be acquired by Japan’s largest HR and classified media group, R...

  • September 25, 2012
  • at 9:03 pm
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Rakuten’s Strategy in Indonesia: In Discounts We Trust

This article has been updated with a clarification from Rakuten Belanja Online. E-commerce is poised to grow strongly in Indonesia along sid...

  • September 21, 2012
  • at 10:10 pm
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Panasonic: Violent Anti-Japan Protests Saw 3 China Plants Damaged, 2 Still Shut

Japanese manufacturer Panasonic (NYSE:PC; TYO:6752) has issued a statement detailing damage to three of its China manufacturing plants durin...

  • September 21, 2012
  • at 2:20 pm
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DeNA Partners With Gloops To Tackle U.S Market

We received news this afternoon that DeNA has partnered with Gloops to bring games into the U.S. and also other parts of the world, includin...

  • September 20, 2012
  • at 4:52 pm
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Eyeing More of Japan’s Ad Market, OpenX Opens Tokyo Office

OpenX, a Los Angeles-based digital and mobile advertising technology company, has made a big step to solidify its efforts in the Japan ad sp...

  • September 19, 2012
  • at 9:25 pm
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Baidu’s Digital Patriotism Looks Like Corporate Suicide for Overseas Expansion Plans

Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU), China’s biggest search engine, has engaged in a surprising bit of digital activism and patriotism, declaring that...

  • September 18, 2012
  • at 1:35 pm
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GREE Acquires Another US-based Mobile Games Developer

Japanese social gaming giant GREE (TYO:3632) has announced today that it has acquired San Francisco-based mobile game company App Ant. App A...

  • September 18, 2012
  • at 12:00 pm
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