Posts Tagged: Japan

Get the dirt on how little-known Metaps roped in Line and Zynga as clients (#StartupAsia preview)

Companies large and small are always eager to get their apps in front of eyeballs, and equally keen to measure how much money they’re...

  • July 24, 2014
  • at 6:18 pm
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Tesla rival? Japan’s coolest electric sports car is ready to roll

Japanese startup GLM partners with racing car manufacturer TommyKaira to create electronic sports cars.

  • July 23, 2014
  • at 5:30 pm
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 Apple sees growing $5.94 billion revenue in China from April to June

China excites, Japan disappoints in Apple’s newest earnings

Apple’s newest financial earnings report (for fiscal 2014 Q3; or April to June in human time) shows stellar growth in China.

  • July 23, 2014
  • at 1:18 pm
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Line launches ‘hidden chat’ to do what Facebook couldn’t – kill Snapchat

“Hidden Chat” allows the user to have private chats with friends which will be automatically deleted within one minute.

  • July 22, 2014
  • at 6:02 pm
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A tale of a dropout turned multi-millionaire entrepreneur (#StartupAsia preview)

Adways, a Tokyo-headquartered company founded in February 2001, today employs over a thousand employees worldwide and generated US$221 milli...

  • July 18, 2014
  • at 9:08 am
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Why 7 of the 11 Fortune 100 auto companies are AdNear clients

What Volkswagen, Toyota, General Motors, Ford, Honda, Nissan, and BMW have in common, apart from being Fortune 100 auto majors, is that they...

  • July 17, 2014
  • at 2:43 pm
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[Exclusive] Japanese businessmen started a $10M fund to be the next Andreessen/Horowitz… in Singapore

Shuhei Morofuji and Hideki Fujita are moving to Singapore. Their $10M fund will mostly target seed and Series A cross-border startups in Sou...

  • July 17, 2014
  • at 10:29 am
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The story behind Japan’s largest online property portal (#StartupAsia preview)

“I was frustrated by the information gap between property developers and the end consumers. Even when I’m part of the real estate indust...

  • July 16, 2014
  • at 8:08 pm
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Line’s new ecommerce app for Thailand is the scruffy cousin to its shopping app in Japan

Thai shoppers, rejoice – popular Japanese chat app Line, which has 24 million registered users in the Land of Smiles, just rolled out ...

  • July 16, 2014
  • at 6:09 pm
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Mitsubishi SVP: Our next fund will target American startups

Yoshihiko Kawamura lent his perspective on the challenges facing Japan’s startups in a frank, wide-ranging interview with Tech in Asia.

  • July 24, 2014
  • at 3:30 pm
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A digital frame that displays custom fine art is killing it on Kickstarter

Framed is more than a high-end digital art frame - it’s the vehicle for an online digital artwork marketplace.

  • July 23, 2014
  • at 5:00 pm
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India has the world’s most upbeat consumers, followed by Indonesia and the Philippines

The consumer confidence level in India currently is the highest in the world, according to a survey conducted by research firm Nielsen in 60...

  • July 23, 2014
  • at 11:36 am
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Duolingo brings free English language learning to 5 new Asian markets

Duolingo, the language-learning app that’s translating the internet, arrives in Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Vietnam, and Indonesia.

  • July 18, 2014
  • at 3:15 pm
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Poached! Google’s Chief Business Officer joins Japanese telco giant SoftBank

Nikesh Arora, a 10-year Google veteran, will leave Mountain View and join the ranks of Japan’s most aggressive telco. Arora will join the ...

  • July 18, 2014
  • at 9:04 am
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B Dash Ventures preparing new fund, will triple size to $60 million

Hiroyuki Watanabe found enough success with the first B Dash Ventures fund that he is trying triple the size of the new one according to rep...

  • July 17, 2014
  • at 1:30 pm
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Where do companies like Rakuten, Alibaba, and Youtube find translators? Gengo. (#StartupAsia preview)

Founder Robert Laing will be on stage for a fireside chat, where we'll warmly welcome him with burning questions like, "Why can't I just use...

  • July 17, 2014
  • at 10:00 am
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Android apps connected to Japan’s Metaps have been downloaded 1 billion times – find out what the firm is working on now

Metaps is taking its online payment solution to the US and EU. Afterwards, it wants to create an ecommerce system that does not require conv...

  • July 16, 2014
  • at 7:00 pm
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Japanese-American entrepreneur William Saito: I only bet on those who have failed

William Saito discusses the state of Japan’s startup ecosystem, what’s holding it back, and how it can eventually thrive.

  • July 16, 2014
  • at 4:34 pm
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