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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.

Live-streaming app TwitCasting surpasses 2 million users, but founder is a little distressed

See the original story in Japanese. TwitCasting is an app that allows you to stream videos from iPhone or Android handsets. The service was launched...

Japanese corporate communication platform Talknote has more than 5,000 clients

See the original story in Japanese. Talknote, a Tokyo-based startup providing an in-company social network platform for sharing among colleagues, announced that it has acquired...

NTT Docomo launches startup incubation program, partners with 500Startups and B Dash Ventures

See original story in Japanese Japan's largest mobile telco NTT Docomo (NYSE:DCM) today announced its new incubation program called 'Docomo Innovation Village' (first alluded to back...

Lang-8: The language learning startup that’s playing the long game

Lang–8, launched in 2007, is a language-learning platform in which users from different language backgrounds can socially correct each other’s writings. The CEO YangYang Xi...

Japanese fashion coordination site iQON raises $3.2M, will boost marketing efforts

See original story in Japanese Vasily, a Tokyo-based startup which runs online fashion coordination service iQON, announced today that it has fundraised a total...