We’ve had another fun week here at SD, doing our best to bring you interesting tech stories going down in Japan. But in case you missed any of it, here’s a wrap up below. This week we got out to cover a couple of events, including the Japan New Economy Summit, as well as the Twilio Japan launch and hackathon. We’ll have a little more on both events later in the week.
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Japan New Economy Summit
- What is Disruptive Innovation?
- How can Japan produce its own disruptive innovations?
- New trends in disruptive innovation
- Roles of entrepreneurs and venture capitals in disruptive innovation
Twilio Japan Summit
- Meet the Twilio Japan hackathon winners: 3 great ideas using the cloud telephony API
- Twilio officially launches in Japan, CEO Jeff Lawson expects ‘enormous demand’
- Ticket Street: How Japan’s ticket-reselling site keeps up rapid growth 4/19
- Meet Japan’s seed accelerators and VC firms [MAP] 4/18
- Feeding Asia’s growing games appetite: Gumi Asia CEO on expansion beyond Japan 4/17
- U.S. teens show Facebook fatigue. But what about kids in Japan? 4/15
- FrogApps CEO Nakamura steps down, has another startup in the works 4/15
- Japan’s Crowdworks adds another big local partner 4/20
- Japanese fashion site iQon lands partnership with Italian online mall Yoox.com 4/18
- Tokyo-based web integrator IMJ teams up with Fenox Capital, plans to invest in SE Asia 4/16
- Japan-based CMS startup MetroWorks raises funds from Sunbridge Global Ventures 4/15
- If you live in Japan and you buy things, you need this app 4/19
- 4 ramen related mobile apps helping to feed Japan 4/17
- Japan’s mobile video service NotTV hit 700,000 subscribers. But can it go much further? 4/15