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Laying the foundation for Google Glass: Japanese projects that pushed the space forward

There’s much anticipation over the very futuristic Google Glass, which promises to deliver smartphone-like capabilities in a pair of wearable glasses. But the idea...

Asia’s mobile flea market app Duriana raises $2.5 million from Beenos, others

See the original story in Japanese. Duriana Internet, a Malaysia- and the Philippines-based startup that provides mobile flea market app Duriana, has secured $2.5 million...

Japanese mobile in-line video ads startup App-CM secures $1.2M seed round funding

See the original story in Japanese. The round in the title was updated based on the claim from App-CM (May 13th, 2016). Tokyo-based App-CM, the Japanese...

Japan’s iJet introduces 3D Pipo mobile app that lets you create 3D avatars and...

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based 3d printing startup iJet Corporation recently introduced a new service called 3D Pipo, which allows users to...

Mobile rewards startup Yoyo Holdings partners with Philippines’ largest telco PLDT/Smart

See the original story in Japanese. Yoyo Holdings, the startup behind PopSlide, a rewards platform for smartphone users in Indonesia, Vietnam, and the Philippines, recently...

Japan Self Defense Forces introduces its first mobile game app

Japan Self Defense Forces (JSDF) introduced its first mobile game app earlier this week, aiming to increase public awareness of the importance of their...

Japan’s mobile analytics and marketing tool Repro gets $2.6 million to expand to US

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Repro, the provider of mobile analytics tool under the same name, announced today that the company has fundraised...

Japan’s Quan invests in Thailand’s mobile game startup Magic Box Asia

Tokyo-based Quan, the Japanese startup behind mobile apps like MyStickerShop and Lounge, announced today that it has invested in Bangkok-based game startup Magic Box...

Mobile shoe fitting and ordering app Cinderella Shoes wins 8th KDDI Mugen Labo Demo...

See the original story in Japanese. On July 14th at Shibuya Hikarie in Tokyo, Japan’s leading telco, KDDI (TSE:9433) held a Demo Day event for...

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