Japan's news app war is starting to spill out globally. Why are startups leading the charge?
SmartNews, now number one in both US app stores for the news category, is making it look easy for Japanese startups to expand into the US - it's usually not.
Yahoo Japan might be a powerhouse but it is feeling pressure from SmartNews and Gunosy.
KDDI is betting on the success of news curation app Gunosy after leading a second $12 million round of funding in just four months.