Facebook started in colleges. Japanese live video startup TwitCasting said yesterday that it owns 50 percent of the college market in Japan — and it’s coming here.
“Japan is a special market. Even if you have a very good service or product, without a good marketing or distribution channel, you won’t be successful. You need a good partner.”
Now … if Apple could just get that pesky China Mobile deal done, its fourth quarter — and most certainly its first quarter of 2014 — will look very rosy indeed.
Fast-moving Fab is on a mission to become a “really massive” global e-commerce company.
Outside of the tiny (but wealthy) island of Japan, international sales for Apple are pretty much in the crapper.
That’s an interesting prediction, more for who it doesn’t include than who it does include.
The “iWatch” moniker, made up by the tech world for Apple’s rumored smartwatch, is getting a dose of legitimacy.
Kyocera will provide 30MW of solar power generating systems to alternative energy project that powers Japan’s agricultural community.
The next time you enter a tiny Shibuya noodle bar, you could end up paying with one of Square’s payment technologies.
Sharp, Japan Display, and Samsung rival LG Electronics are tooling up for Apple iPhone 5S production runs which will begin in earnest in June, according to a report out of Japan.
The goal: To make American startups interested in doing business in Japan.
Microsoft is reevaluating its strategy with the Xbox 360 in Japan.
This launch gives developers the full Twilio bag of tricks, now with full integration with Japanese carriers. And yes, all the documentation has been translated into Japanese, too.
No more unauthorized lock screen access for you!
There are horrible, terrible ways to advertise a new iPhone app. And then there is this new ad by Domino’s.
Will the iPhone mini actually be the iPhone maxi?
With 88 percent of Apple’s supply chain in Asia, only 11 percent of Apple’s suppliers are in its home country of the United States, and even fewer — seven percent — of Apple’s suppliers are in Europe and the Middle East.
BlackBerry has confirmed that it has no plans to bring its latest phones to Japan.
With its new $250 million fund, SoftBank Capital wants to make it easier for growth-stage companies to make headway in tough Asian markets.
For the first time, Japanese scientists captured video of a thought being formed, and it looks pretty much like miniature lightning tracing its way through a meshed structure of neurons.
Asia loves apps, apparently. Especially if they’re games.
4K television content could get a major bump next year, courtesy of the Japanese government.
Korean relationships app Between is proving that love-tech can do really well in the right markets.
Will the iPhone 5 be coming to China Mobile’s 700 million subscribers? Apple needs this, sure, but make no mistake: China Mobile needs it just as bad.
Japan made mistakes with console role-playing games this generation, and it’s costing us for good.
In an unusual twist, Japan’s top science students are applying to make ice cream and yogurt rather than work for tech companies such as Sony, Panasonic, and Sharp.
Remember when Japanese carrier NTT Docomo was the darling of the wireless world, could do no wrong, and was the subject of every adoring U.S. report on how mobile in Japan rocked in every possible way?
Japanese electronics companies are fighting surging Korean electronics companies such as LG and Samsung — and losing.
Microsoft is relying on the irresistible allure of anime to get Japanese consumers excited for Windows 8.
Japanese TV and electronics manufacturer Sharp will soon cut more than 10,000 jobs, or 18 percent of its workforce. It is also in talks to sell three of its overseas plants to Chinese factory staple Foxconn.
Investment firm BV Capital launched a global venture platform today, unifying its four international funds under one heading and rebranding itself as E.ventures. The integration is in an effort to emphasize the firm’s global perspective and promote international collaboration between the five markets.
The ban on the once-ubiquitous mobile-social game mechanic is effective July 1.
After Facebook’s surprising Instagram buy, it now seems like every hot startup needs to reach a billion dollar valuation to truly be taken seriously. So it was inevitable that Pinterest, the popular image pinboard site, would eventually skyrocket in value.
Twitter is getting to be kind of a big deal globally, at least among marketers and the digerati.