Posts Tagged: Japan

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6 Start-ups Chosen As Finalists For SF New Tech Japan Night

On Saturday at Microsoft’s Japan office in Tokyo, there was a finalist selection event for the upcoming SF New Tech Japan Night. Th...

  • October 11, 2011
  • at 11:25 am
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Kyocera’s Demos Tactile Feedback Touchscreen Buttons at CEATEC [VIDEO]

When we visited Kyocera at CEATEC Japan last week, we had a chance to try out the company’s ‘New Feeling Touch Panel.’ It&...

  • October 10, 2011
  • at 2:30 pm
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Mobile Location Based Games to See Massive Growth in Japan

Location based services (LBS) garnered quite a bit of attention last year with new services like Foursquare and Gowalla battling over market...

  • October 6, 2011
  • at 12:30 pm
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DeNA to Bring MapleStory to Mobage in Japan

DeNA just announced that it will be bringing MapleStory to its Mobage platform in Japan, in cooperation with publisher Nexon. MapleStory is ...

  • October 5, 2011
  • at 7:00 pm
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Affle Raises $10 Million From Japan’s D2C

Affle, a Singapore-based mobile media start-up, has raised $10 million from D2C, a Japanese mobile ad agency, it announced today. Affle prod...

  • October 4, 2011
  • at 9:06 pm
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8 Nations Sign Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, Including Japan, Korea, US

An agreement that has been years in the making, ACTA (the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement), was finally signed in Japan over the weekend...

  • October 4, 2011
  • at 2:00 pm
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Japan’s Apparel Giant World Acquires Fashion Walker For $14 Million

One more exit in Japan — We learned that Tokyo’s fashion e-commerce giant Fashion Walker has been acquired by Kobe-based appare...

  • October 3, 2011
  • at 8:48 am
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Japan Develops Augmented Reality Breasts for the Kinect

Much has been said in the past about how weird and crazy Japan can be. But we just stumbled across an amazing Kinect hack that makes up for ...

  • September 30, 2011
  • at 9:40 pm
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GREE’s Billboard in SF: Huge in Japan. Growing Here… Growing Everywhere!

After splashing a good chunk of its marketing budget at the Tokyo Game Show (TGS), GREE has now rolled out a billboard in San Francisco (hat...

  • September 30, 2011
  • at 9:08 am
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Hands On With Toshiba’s Regza AT700 at CEATEC Japan [VIDEO]

Last week when we visited CEATEC 2011, we managed to spend a few moments trying out the Toshiba Regza AT700 tablet. Billed as the world̵...

  • October 10, 2011
  • at 8:30 pm
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Apple is Most Improved Global Brand, But Where Do Asian Tech Companies Stand? [CHART]

Interbrand has just released its annual Best Global Brands Report, and not surprisingly Coca-Cola tops the list again. But here at Penn Olso...

  • October 6, 2011
  • at 3:30 pm
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Japan’s Qlippy Pivots To Make E-book Readers Social, Raises Half Million Dollars

Spinning Works, a Tokyo-based start-up, has created Qlippy, an SDK for adding social functions to various e-book reader apps and platforms...

  • October 5, 2011
  • at 10:30 pm
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KDDI To Sell iPhone 4S, Ends Softbank’s Exclusivity in Japan

We reported rumors that KDDI could be the second telco to offer iPhones in Japan – and it’s now official, we learn from Nikkei. KDDI...

  • October 5, 2011
  • at 10:37 am
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Japan’s DeNA Acquires Atakama Labs, its First Latin American Subsidiary

We’ve written much this year about how Japanese internet companies — particularly GREE and DeNA — are expanding their busi...

  • October 4, 2011
  • at 3:30 pm
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CEATEC 2011 to Kick Off Tomorrow in Japan

CEATEC is all set to begin tomorrow in Tokyo. But as you may have noticed from many of our previous posts, many exhibitors have already tipp...

  • October 3, 2011
  • at 9:00 pm
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Sunbridge Invests In Japanese Start-ups Wondershake and Midokura

Sunbridge, a Tokyo- and Sunnyvale-based tech incubator/VC firm founded by Oracle Japan’s former president Allen Miner, unveiled on Fri...

  • October 1, 2011
  • at 6:06 pm
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Softbank Brings Together Chinese Rivals to Build its 4G Network

Chinese telecommunications companies Huawei and ZTE will help Softbank build it’s new 4G network. Softbank announced the new 110 Mbps ...

  • September 30, 2011
  • at 7:00 pm
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Capcom’s Brings Social Games to Android Platform, Starting Right Smurfin’ Now

As we pointed out earlier this month, Japanese game developer Capcom feels that its entire smurfing future hinges on its success overseas, &...

  • September 28, 2011
  • at 10:00 pm
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