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Japan New Economy Summit: New trends in disruptive innovation

This is part of our coverage of the Japan New Economy Summit happening in Tokyo. See previous updates here. Participants in the third session of...

Japan New Economy Summit: How can Japan produce its own disruptive innovations?

This is part of our coverage of the Japan New Economy Summit happening in Tokyo. See previous updates here. Panelists Joichi Ito (Director, MIT Media Lab) Akira...

Japan New Economy Summit: Panel on Innovation

At the Japan New Economy Summit, Rakuten CEO Hiroshi Mikitani moderated a panel on disruptive innovation. Participants included: Andy Rubin (former SVP, Google) Niklas Zennström (CEO,...

Japan New Economy Summit: What is Disruptive Innovation?

The Japan New Economic Summitis kicking off in Tokyo this morning. We plan to bring you some updates throughout the day . So...

Japan-based MetroWorks raises funds from Sunbridge Global Ventures

Tokyo-based startup MetroWorks, which provides a platform for crowdsourcing website design and production, received an unspecified amount of funds from Sunbridge Global Ventures, a...
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Japan’s mobile video service NotTV hit 700,000 subscribers. But can it go much further?

Mmbi Inc. recently announced that its mobile television service, NotTV, reached the 700,000 subscriber mark on April 8th. The mobile channel, which costs users...
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Japan tech this week: Photo apps, fund-raising, and Facebook gets stamps

We’ve had another fun week here at SD, doing our best to bring you interesting tech stories going down in Japan. But in...
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A new iPhone app from Japan brings fun stamps to Facebook messaging [Video]

What is the major difference between Japan's wildly popular Line chat app and Facebook Messenger? It’s stamps. But not anymore, thanks to a Tokyo-based...
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Growing well in Southeast Asia, Nijibox launches ‘JKT48 Card Battle’ in Indonesia

Following up on its Fantasia games series, Japanese game publisher Nijibox launched a new card battle game on the Southeast Asian feature phone games...
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Watch out WeChat! Japan’s Line becomes the top social app in China

Japanese chat application Line pulled off a pretty impressive feat this week, achieving the top spot in Apple’s Chinese App Store in the social...