Posts Tagged: Japan



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
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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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Blacklane arrives in 18th Asian city

Aiming to usurp Uber, Blacklane arrives in 18th Asian city with Tokyo roll-out

While tech blogs are swooning over Uber and everything it does, there’s another app-connected limo service out there that’s actually pus...

  • December 12, 2013
  • at 2:01 pm
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Facebook check-ins around the world

6 of Facebook’s top check-in places in 2013 are in Asia

Facebook has just released Facebook Stories 2013 – A Year in Review 1, which highlights the most talked about topics around the world,...

  • December 10, 2013
  • at 2:00 pm
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China overtakes Taiwan with largest number of fast-growing companies

UK-based consulting firm Deloitte says China surpassed Taiwan with the most ranked companies on its annual list of the top 500 fastest-grow...

  • December 6, 2013
  • at 5:45 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
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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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4 search trends Google saw in Asia in 2013

Check out the 4 search trends Google noticed in Asia in 2013

Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) has been looking at the hottest search topics and online trends in Asia in 2013 – and here are the results. Let&#...

  • December 17, 2013
  • at 9:00 pm
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China’s Yodo1 to localize games for Korea and Japan with latest $11 million investment

Yodo1 has just closed an $11 million series B funding round led by GGV Capital. The Beijing-based mobile game localization specialists als...

  • December 11, 2013
  • at 5:00 pm
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SlideStory gets $300,000 seed funding to push its photo slideshow app

In October we looked at a new kind of photo app that wants to get people making and sharing fun slideshows. The app, called SlideStory, now ...

  • December 10, 2013
  • at 1:01 pm
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Blood and schoolgirls: DeNA launches free Manga Box e-reader

Want some free manga? Japanese web giant DeNA yesterday released a new e-reader for Manga lovers, and all the content is completely free. ...

  • December 6, 2013
  • at 12:30 pm
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