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Japan’s SlideStory movie maker app off to a hot start

SlideStory is a movie and slides how creation application from Japan-based nanameue . That developer has previously done some photo application development for the...
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Japanese social network helps you find great souvenirs

Besides giant social networks like Facebook, Twitter, or Mixi, there are smaller social networks for niche markets, like dieting, pets, or traveling. I recently...

Japanese startup launches social quiz app ‘BrainWars’

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based startup Translimit recently launched a social quiz app called BrainWars. The new app is available for iOS in...

How do you child-proof your smartphone? Japan’s Mimamorl app does the trick

On mobile, there is a lot of content out there that might be inappropriate for young kids (especially in gaming), and parents might want...

Japanese startup Tokyo Otaku Mode uses Kyary Pamyu Pamyu in mobile promo

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo Otaku Mode, a curation site focused on the Japanese otaku culture, has partnered with Japanese FMCG (fast-moving consumer...

Honda begins trials of anti-traffic jam app in Jakarta

Japanese auto maker Honda started testing a trial version of its Android app in Indonesia yesterday, in an effort to reduce traffic jams in...

Line provides free calls to phones in Chile after 8.2 magnitude quake

In the wake of the massive earthquake in Chile this week, Japan’s Line Corporation is allowing users of Line Call to make free phone...

Japan’s Appliv, mobile app discovery platform, expands to India and Singapore

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Nyle (previously known as Volare) has been providing a mobile app discovery platform called Appliv since 2012. The...

Japan’s Open8, female-targeted mobile video ad network, secures $6.6 million

This is the abridged version from our original article in Japanese. Tokyo-based Open8, the Japanese startup behind a women-targeted video ad network for smartphone users...

Top 5: Private social networks for families

In the age of online sharing, many people have become less hesitant to share family photos on platforms like Facebook and Instagram. Many people...