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Inside Luxembourg’s startup scene

See the original story in Japanese. I visited Luxembourg back in June to attend the international startup showcase, ICT Spring 2013. The tiny country of...

Top 3 Japanese commercials of 2013, according to the Twitterverse

Michel is an online text mining analysis service that collects information from blogs, online reviews and social media to find internet trends. Plus Alpha...

9 Japanese robotics startups to watch in 2014

As you may have read recently, Google has acquired seven robotics startups from the world, as the company looks ahead to new business opportunities....

Xibao: Helping China’s online merchants advertise better

CTO of Xibao, Alex Farfurnik, on the right (photo cred) China’s top e-commerce site, Taobao, accounts for a whopping 80% share of the nation’s...
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Cognition-as-a-Service will be big in 2014

Dudu Noy is the CMO at Ginger Software. Ginger’s Grammar Checker and Sentence Rephraser are available as desktop software, browser add-ons and Android mobile...

Popular Japanese cosmetics review portal @Cosme surpasses 11 million reviews

We previously featured Japanese cosmetics review portal @Cosme earlier this year. Many Japanese women trying to decide between cosmetic products turn to the site...

Japanese government launches public data portal, aiming to keep up with open data trend

We recently featured Cameron Beccario’s Tokyo Wind Map, a visualization created from publicly available weather data. This sort of presentation is made through ‘Open...

Japanese recipe sharing site Cookpad makes two key international acquisitions

Japanese recipe sharing site Cookpad announced today that it has acquired two companies doing similar business: US-based Allthecooks and Spain-based Mis Recetas. Cookpad has...
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Postach.io: Could this be the perfect blog platform for Japan?

There are so many ways for people to start a blog these days. The recent trend of ‘static’ blog services like Scriptogr.am and Ghost...

Lancers CEO Yosuke Akiyoshi on obstacles facing crowdsourcing in Japan

This is part of our coverage of Infinity Ventures Summit Kyoto 2013 See the original article in Japanese We conducted many interviews about consumer-to-consumer (C2C) businesses...

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