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Japanese data analysis startup pLucky raises funds from CyberAgent Ventures

See the original story in Japanese. pLucky is the Tokyo-based startup behind the user behavior analysis tool Slash-7. The company announced today that it has...
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Japanese startup Fello raises $1M to help game developers improve user retention

See the original story in Japanese. Singapore-based Unicon, the Japanese startup behind user retention improvement platform Fello, announced today that it has raised 100 million...
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A missed opportunity for Japan’s startup ecosystem

From KPCB’s internet trends report released yesterday, comes an interesting factoid: 60% of the top 25 tech companies founded by 1st and 2nd...

KDDI to migrate its music service to Kkbox, joining Asia’s largest music network

Japan’s second largest telco KDDI (TYO:9433) announced today that it would rebrand Lismo, its subscription mobile music service, to the ‘Kkbox’ effective in June....
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Leading Mark raises 50 million yen, launches online platform for recruiting

See the original article in Japanese Tokyo-based startup Leading Mark, announced on November 5th that it has launched an alpha version of Recme, an online...
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Japan’s Green Funding enables DIY crowdfunding for web publishers

This is part of our Crowdfunding in Japan series (RSS). Services like KickStarter have become a global phenomenon with the power to let creative...
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With strong iPhone sales, Apple’s biggest regional revenue growth was Japan

Apple reported its Q3 2013 earnings yesterday, showing a record June quarter for iPhone sales, helped by very strong sales in Japan in particular,...

Homescreen decoration app CocoPPa partners with Chinese search giant Baidu

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based United, the company behind smartphone homescreen decoration app CocoPPa, announced yesterday that it has partnered with Chinese search...

Japanese chat app Line is making a fortune from stamps — But who’s buying?

Line chat app users can now enjoy unique stamps from world famous modern artist Takashi Murakami. The stamps were created to commemorate the release...
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Japan’s Mixi acquires Line’s match-making subsidiary for $10.9M

Japanese social networking giant Mixi has acquired Line’s subsidiary Diverse, a company focusing on the marriage business and match-matching, for 1.07 billion yen (about...