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FeedDrop: A new iPhone news reader app just for Japan

There are no shortage of newsreader apps out there these days, especially as the landscape adjusts in the wake of the announcement of Google...

Japanese mobile developer Cinnamon raises $1.5 million, launching new photo app

See the original story in Japanese. Spicy Cinnamon (Cinnamon for short), the startup behind the photo sharing app Seconds, announced today that it has raised...

Japanese mobile game developer Akatsuki files for IPO

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Akatsuki, the mobile developer behind game titles like Cinderella Nine and Thousand Memories, announced that its IPO application...

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...
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Japan’s bookmark-driven news app ‘Presso’ launches, but fails to impress

Last week I mentioned that Japanese internet company Hatena would be launching a mobile news app based around its Hatena Bookmarks service. Yesterday that...
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Awesome Japanese iPhone app serves up surprise centaur photobombs

Over the past month or so, I’ve been seeing this unusual photo app here and there on the Japanese interwebs. It's called Kenstagram, and...
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Line’s Sonic Dash S still has many obstacles to overcome

Line released its mobile game Sonic Dash S, developed by Sega, back in late January. The title was made available in a number of...
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Japanese social network helps you find great souvenirs

Besides giant social networks like Facebook, Twitter, or Mixi, there are smaller social networks for niche markets, like dieting, pets, or traveling. I recently...
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Line Rangers tops 10M downloads, gets TV promo boost in Japan

Line Corportation corporation recently announced that its Line Rangers game has surpassed 10 million downloads worldwide. The title was initially released back on February...
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Rage of Bahamut and Japan’s quest for global gamers

One of the biggest Japan-related tech stories from 2012 was the success of Cygames’ social card battle game Rage of Bahamut on DeNA’s Mobage...