Posts Tagged: Japan


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Japanese gaming giant DeNA ventures into DNA with new genetic testing service

Japan’s DeNA built its empire from games for feature phones and desktop PCs, but its legacy in leisure isn’t stopping it from ta...

  • June 3, 2014
  • at 4:31 pm
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SOTW - weekend reading

10 of our hottest tech stories, lists, and features for your weekend reading

Things are still moving fast in Asia as the northern hemisphere warms up and June approaches. Stay up to date with all of our biggest storie...

  • May 31, 2014
  • at 12:00 pm
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British analytics firm DC Storm acquired by Rakuten

Rakuten Marketing has acquired British data analytics firm DC Storm for an undisclosed amount.

  • May 29, 2014
  • at 11:18 pm
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After boosting sales with iPhone, Japan’s NTT Docomo to offer iPad

Docomo, Japan’s largest wireless carrier, will begin offering Apple’s iPad Air and iPad Mini with Retina Display from June 10.

  • May 29, 2014
  • at 1:04 pm
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Ecommerce giant Rakuten now has its own cafe in Japan, and it looks pretty snazzy

Apple set off a minor trend ten years ago when it launched its first Apple Store, inspiring other big-name tech firms to launch their own hi...

  • May 27, 2014
  • at 4:46 pm
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This English conversation app says no to video and focuses entirely on text chat

While other English conversation apps have adopted video, Eigooo keeps it simple with text-only chat.

  • May 24, 2014
  • at 1:00 pm
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Hold the pork – this app helps Muslims in Japan find often elusive halal products

HalalMinds uses a barcode scanner to let users verify if a product is halal - an especially useful feature for those who can't read Japanese...

  • May 21, 2014
  • at 4:01 pm
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FreakOut, Japan’s first and largest DSP, approved for June IPO

FreakOut's DSP platform matches brands with the most effective advertising spot for each impression by utilizing a massive amount of stored ...

  • May 19, 2014
  • at 10:00 pm
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Peatix founder talks about his one strategy for success

PeaTix’s growth is something its founders attribute to their ability to focus on customers’ needs.

  • May 19, 2014
  • at 12:00 pm
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Mana.bo wants to shake up the $10 billion Japanese cram school industry with online tutoring

Tokyo-based online education startup Mana.bo is aiming to disrupt Japan’s deeply entrenched juku market by moving lessons online.

  • June 3, 2014
  • at 3:17 pm
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Tokyo’s first Bitcoin ATM arrives… at a bar in Roppongi

Despite the recent meltdown of Tokyo-based Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox, the city has received its first fully-operational Bitcoin ATM.

  • May 30, 2014
  • at 9:56 pm
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Japan’s family-centric social network nets $500,000 in funding led by Venture United

Compath Me, the startup behind Kiddy, has completed a US$500,000 financing round led by Venture United.

  • May 29, 2014
  • at 6:54 pm
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5 exciting new technologies on display at NHK research lab’s open house

Publicly-funded Japanese broadcaster NHK opened the doors of its Science and Technology Research Labs for a glimpse at 8K video and the futu...

  • May 28, 2014
  • at 6:30 pm
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Big data startup FlyData receives $1.45M additional funding from Nissay Capital and more

Silicon Valley-based Japanese startup FlyData has received an additional investment of US$1.45 million from Nissay Capital and more.

  • May 27, 2014
  • at 3:50 pm
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Gengo cracks 200 million mark for words translated

Tokyo-based translation platform Gengo revealed earlier today that it has translated over 200 million words to date.

  • May 22, 2014
  • at 12:17 pm
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How the top tech entrepreneurs in Asia stay productive

How Asia’s top tech entrepreneurs stay productive

It might be worth taking notes on the best practices of the top tech entrepreneurs in Asia when putting together your own work routine.

  • May 21, 2014
  • at 11:55 am
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How the 8 Securities trading dashboard will look for Japanese users.

8securities, an online platform that makes stock trading transparent, launches in Japan

8securities, seeking US$5M Series B, launches in Japan and introduces new services.

  • May 19, 2014
  • at 4:00 pm
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SOTW - weekend reading

10 of our hottest tech stories, lists, and features for your weekend reading

Too busy to read Tech in Asia twice a day? We forgive you (this time). Here's a refresher course on the past week's biggest stories.

  • May 17, 2014
  • at 9:00 am
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