Posts Tagged: Japan


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Docomo Rolls Out Nine New Smartphones in Japan [PHOTOS]

This afternoon Docomo held a press conference to show off its new lineup of mobile phones for this summer season. This time the Docomo reper...

  • May 16, 2011
  • at 9:15 pm
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Docomo and Twitter Announce Agreement on Mobile Services

Docomo issued an announcement today that the company has come to an agreement with Twitter to include features of the popular microblog on i...

  • May 13, 2011
  • at 4:08 pm
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Musical Acts Wimp Out On Japan, NMA Animates It

After a number of musicians cancelled Japan tour plans due to radiation concerns, Taiwanese animation studio NMA (Next Media Animation) has ...

  • May 11, 2011
  • at 8:48 am
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LinkedIn Coming to Japan, Hiring

Joi Ito, who was just recently announced as the new director of MIT’s Media Lab, has written over on his blog that he has been advising Li...

  • May 9, 2011
  • at 11:19 am
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South Korea Wins Internet Speed Race

Akamai just released its quarterly State of the Internet report, and we were curious to look at the internet speed rankings again this quart...

  • May 5, 2011
  • at 11:23 am
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Japan Invents Internet Kiss Machine

Adding to the long list of ‘Japan-is-weird’ gadgets, students at the Kajimoto Laboratory at the University of Electro-Communications hav...

  • May 3, 2011
  • at 8:28 am
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iPad 2 Launches in Japan, Hong Kong, Korea, Singapore and India

Finally… The long-awaited iPad 2 is finally available in more countries in Asia. Japan will receive the iPad 2 today while another 11 ...

  • April 28, 2011
  • at 2:41 am
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Japan’s Docomo, DeNA Announce Mobile Gaming Partnership

Two big players on the Japanese mobile scene announced a partnership today that our friend Serkan Toto describes as “nothing short of spec...

  • April 25, 2011
  • at 4:46 pm
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Twitter’s Expansion in Japan

CEO of Twitter, Dick Costolo announced in a recent blog post the appointment of James Kondo (@jameskondo) as the first country manager in Ja...

  • April 22, 2011
  • at 11:38 pm
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Cool Japanese Cat Ears Reveal Feelings by Reading Brainwaves

Smile, frown or grin… Humans have multiple ways to reveal emotions. How about using a pair of cat ears? It looks fun. Japan’s Ne...

  • May 15, 2011
  • at 12:18 am
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Navi-Facebook: A Japanese Guide For Facebook

As western social networks and internet services catch on in Japan, you’ll often see corresponding books and websites spring up to explain...

  • May 11, 2011
  • at 10:18 pm
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Livlis: Auctions Made Simple Through Twitter Social Graph

Whether you’re buying or selling, using auction services like eBay (or in Japan, “Yahoo Auction”) could take a lot of work...

  • May 10, 2011
  • at 9:18 am
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LinkedIn Japan To Be Launched By Joi Of Neoteny Labs

Not only is Joichi “Joi” Ito extremely busy with Neoteny Labs and with his upcoming new appointment at MIT Media Lab, he just an...

  • May 9, 2011
  • at 10:54 am
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World of Warcraft Pet Purchase Proceeds To Aid Japan

While the Japan earthquake has been pushed out of the news cycle over the past few days, people there are still very much in need of help. I...

  • May 4, 2011
  • at 11:16 am
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Japanese Start-up Helps Publishers Monetize Through a Button

“Grow!” is a social patron platform that allows users to donate money to publishers. You can integrate the grow! button on your ...

  • May 2, 2011
  • at 10:08 am
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GREE Expands Aggressively To Overseas Mobile Market

In the last couple of months, we have seen several Japan-based companies expanding abroad, namely GREE. GREE’s $100 million acquisitio...

  • April 25, 2011
  • at 9:38 pm
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Saving Power With Sassor’s Energy Literacy Platform [Interview]

We recently featured a very intriguing energy-monitoring project from Japan by Sassor. Its ELP (Energy Literacy Platform) modules allow con...

  • April 25, 2011
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DCM Launches $100 Million Android-focused Fund

Investment firm, DCM announced the launch of A-Fund, a $100 million investment focusing on start-ups which leverage on Android’s accel...

  • April 22, 2011
  • at 9:08 pm
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