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Takeshi Hirano

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Takeshi is a Japanese tech blogger and a co-founder of The Bridge, and is also the CEO for bootupAsia, Inc. He started his career as a web designer.

Japanese mobile livestreaming app TwitCasting raises $634,000

See the original story in Japanese. Japanese mobile livestreaming app TwitCasting announced today that it has raised 64.8 million yen (approximately $634,000) from East Ventures, as...

Japanese crowdsourcing marketplace Lancers raises $2.9 million

See the original story in Japanese. Japanese crowsourcing marketplace Lancers announced today that it has raised 300 million yen ($2.9 million) from Globis Capital Partners...
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Japanese knowledge sharing site Qiita could reach as many as half the nation’s programmers

See the original story in Japanese. Qiita is a knowledge sharing platform for programmers, a place where they can exchange information and code snippets in...

Japanese fashion startup Muse & Co raises $3.4 million

See the original story in Japanese. Here's more news from Japan's fashion commerce space. Apparel-focused, flash marketing startup Muse & Co has announced that it...

NTT Docomo unveils the first 6 startups for its new incubation program

See the original story in Japanese. NTT Docomo held a kick-off event for its incubation program today, unveiling six startups chosen for its first batch....

Foursquare has 240M check-ins in Japan, will leverage its big data for next business...

This is a part of our coverage of B Dash Camp Fukuoka 2013. See the original story in Japanese. Foursquare debuted at SxSW in 2009. Its gamification...

Japan’s Mobcast partners with 13 content providers, wants to dominate sports gaming on mobile

See also the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based games company Mobcast announced on Monday that it has launched a sport-focused social gaming platform. The company...

Yoshiaki Maeda on how Docomo plans to tackle Japan’s smartphone app market

See the original story in Japanese. This is a part of our coverage of B Dash Camp Fukuoka 2013. You can't discuss the history of the Japanese...

B Dash Camp panel: Trends in the Japanese online ad business

See the original story in Japanese. This is a part of our coverage of B Dash Camp Fukuoka 2013. Along with the evolution of web services,...

B Dash Camp panel: Social gaming principles can also be applied to e-learning

See the original story in Japanese. This is a part of our coverage of B Dash Camp Fukuoka 2013. The e-learning industry is changing drastically with...

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