Posts Tagged: Japan


Wii U sales 2013

NintenD’OH! Struggling company admits only 2.8 million Wii U consoles sold in 2013

Nintendo (TYO:7974) has finally faced up to the facts and admitted that its flagship Wii U console is a huge and embarrassing flop. Satoru I...

  • January 17, 2014
  • at 7:59 pm
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Indonesia’s biggest social network for foodies whips up investment from Japan’s Cookpad

DapurMasak, Indonesia’s social networking site for cooks, today reveals that it has received an investment from Japan’s recipe site Cook...

  • January 15, 2014
  • at 12:51 pm
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How a big data startup perseveres and succeeds after losing a founder

Founded in 2011, FlyData (formerly known as Hapyrus) is a Japanese startup based in Silicon Valley that makes big data storage on the cloud ...

  • January 10, 2014
  • at 5:08 pm
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22 cool gadgets from Asian hardware giants at CES

22 cool gadgets from Asian hardware giants at CES

Here at Tech In Asia we tend to tilt our coverage towards startups and industry news, as there are plenty of other great blogs around the wo...

  • January 10, 2014
  • at 3:36 pm
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Japanese messenger introduces Line Whoscall, a service to track and block unwanted phone calls

LINE, the Japanese messaging app that’s hot right now in East Asia, has officially released Line Whoscall, a separate standalone app that ...

  • January 9, 2014
  • at 4:30 pm
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9 best Asian games of 2013

Staff picks: the 9 best Asian games of 2013

With the year drawing to a close, we thought it’d be fun to take a look back at the Asia-developed games that came out this year and pick ...

  • January 1, 2014
  • at 11:30 am
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Baidu Japanese IME app controversy

Japanese newspaper claims that Baidu’s typing tool is spying on what you write

Japanese newspaper Yomiuri Shimbun has accused Chinese web giant Baidu of making an app that’s a danger to users’ privacy. The p...

  • December 26, 2013
  • at 4:43 pm
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Line’s e-commerce outlet Line Mall opens for business in Japan

Line, the Japanese messaging app that’s found success in parts of Asia and around the world, announced today it has officially soft-launch...

  • December 20, 2013
  • at 2:30 pm
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Intel Capital has so far invested over $2 billion in Asian startups

Intel Capital has so far invested over $2 billion in Asian startups

There are a lot of venture capital funds out there, many of whom are playing close attention to what’s happening with startups in Asia. Pe...

  • December 19, 2013
  • at 11:42 am
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Now you can register a domain name in Japanese script, all thanks to Google

Google announced this afternoon that internet users can now apply for the domain name .みんな , (pronounced “mee-n-nuh” according t...

  • January 16, 2014
  • at 3:05 pm
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Valued at about $50 million, Japanese startup Coiney aims for IPO

When CEO and founder of Coiney Naoko Samata first joined Paypal Japan in 2009, she didn’t imagine that she would one day become an ent...

  • January 14, 2014
  • at 9:08 am
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iPhone sales on NTT Docomo

Japan’s NTT Docomo sees big boost in subscribers from iPhone sales

After years of waiting, Japanese telco NTT Docomo (NYSE:DCM; TYO:9437) finally made a deal to sell the iPhone in October. So how’s tha...

  • January 10, 2014
  • at 4:40 pm
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E-Wheelchair startup from Japan raises more funding, opens online pre-orders

Last summer we looked into Whill, a Japanese startup that makes an e-wheelchair that promises to be the next big thing in personal mobility....

  • January 9, 2014
  • at 5:55 pm
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All you need to know about the world’s 2.5 billion web users (SLIDESHOW)

Let’s start the new year by looking at the big picture – at the world’s wired citizens and what they’re doing on the...

  • January 9, 2014
  • at 12:46 pm
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Dr. Wallet raises $1 million to keep your finances in good health

BearTail, the Japanese company behind finance tracking app Dr. Wallet, today revealed it received JPY 100 million (about $955,000) in fundin...

  • December 27, 2013
  • at 6:00 pm
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Mobile game developer Gumi raises $19 million, partners with Fuji Media

Japanese mobile game developer Gumi announced that it has concluded a financing round of 1.9 billion yen ($19 million).

  • December 26, 2013
  • at 3:23 pm
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This is the cosplay camera app you've been waiting for.

This is the cosplay camera app you’ve been waiting for

If you want to do a bit of cosplaying but don’t fancy dressing up, there’s a new camera app for that. Called Moe Camera, it̵...

  • December 19, 2013
  • at 9:48 pm
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Japanese couples’ social network Pairy raises almost $1 million in first funding since launch

Pairy, a social network app for couples made by Tokyo-based Timers, announced today it raised JPY 100 million ($970,000) in its first ever ...

  • December 18, 2013
  • at 5:38 pm
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