TAG: Japan

Guess which country had the most users who clicked on malicious links in 2015?

By Sainul Abudheen K | May 27, 2016

Web attackers have now become more selective of their targets and have changed the technologies they use Read More

Slew of investors help KL fintech startup Jirnexu raise US$3M Series A

By Kevin McSpadden | May 24, 2016

PropertyGuru Co-founder and CEO Steve Melhuish was a private investor in the deal Read More

Rakuten sells Tarad.com, moves one more step away from Southeast Asia

By Kevin McSpadden | Apr 06, 2016

Tarad.com says it will be adapting its business model and specifically cited a desire to target businesses in Thailand Read More

5 workplace safety issues Japan will face in 2016

By Guest Contributor | Apr 05, 2016

Evidently, working in Japan has its perks. However, every country is prone to workplace safety problems and Japan is no different, says the author Read More

Malaysia’s FashionValet secures Series B funding from Japan’s Start Today

By Sainul Abudheen K | Mar 30, 2016

FashionValet has operations in Singapore and Jakarta, and also operates a brick-and-mortar store in Kuala Lumpur Read More

By making eye contact, Japanese VR company Fove lands US$11M

By Kevin McSpadden | Mar 23, 2016

In the near future, Fove wants to distribute its VR technology to 7,500 cafes across South Korea and Japan in an effort to have more people use the device Read More

Singapore has world's fastest Internet, but South Korea has the best: Akamai report

By Kevin McSpadden | Mar 23, 2016

When it comes to page-loading time on a mobile device, Singapore ranks slightly above average, with Thailand being the fastest Read More

Twitter is 10: What Asia has been tweeting in the past decade

By Kevin McSpadden | Mar 21, 2016

More and more Twitter is feeling like an echo chamber, but looking back on its decade of existence, it definitely changed the world Read More

Online merchandise platform for gaming firms PowerCore raises US$2M funding

By Sainul Abudheen K | Mar 15, 2016

The startup helps brands produce various merchandise and transform physical merchandise to virtual character in mobile game Read More

Thai fintech startup StockRadars raises round to democratise stock trading

By Kevin McSpadden | Mar 03, 2016

Along with the funding, StockRadars launched an in-app trading platform in Thailand and is bringing its analytics to eight markets across APAC Read More

Singapore tops mobile app economy, but for how long?

By Kevin McSpadden | Feb 26, 2016

While China, India and Indonesia rank low in today's regional ecosystem, they are set for major jumps in the future and are projected to lead APAC in the years to come Read More

Japan's Global Brain and Mitsui Fudosan launch US$45M investment fund

By Kevin McSpadden | Feb 24, 2016

Singapore has a role to play thanks to a business alliance between Mitsui Fudosan and NUS Enterprise Read More

Bridging the Korea Strait: Rakuten and Gmarket announce trading partnership

By Kevin McSpadden | Feb 24, 2016

The deal is in line with the Vision2020 plan Rakuten outlined as its roadmap to increase company revenue by the year 2020 Read More

Key challenge for Japan's startups is lack of global readiness: Peatix’s Emi Takemura

By Elaine Huang | Feb 17, 2016

This can be solved by either having international talent in the team from the beginning or spending a chunk of founder's time away from Japan, she says Read More

Layoffs for Rakuten as it closes marketplaces in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia

By Kevin McSpadden | Feb 12, 2016

The company is also pushing a C2C marketplace called Rakuma into Southeast Asia; Rakuten is already an investor in Carousell Read More

Sony buys Israeli chip manufacturer Altair for US$200 million

By geektime | Jan 26, 2016

The acquisition gives Sony a massive outpost in Israel as Altair was in a 'no choice but to sell' situation Read More

[Podcast] 500 Startups' James Riney wants a hustler with authenticity

By Bernard Leong | Jan 19, 2016

The Tokyo-based VC shares his story, talks about traits he looks for in an entrepreneur, discusses Japan' startup ecosystem and more... Read More

The Bridge raises funding from Fuji Startup Ventures, PR Times

By Elaine Huang | Jan 04, 2016

The Japanese startup news media company will put its best foot forward as it plans The Bridge Fes, a startup festival set for February 2016 Read More

Japan/US startup Fresvii raises US$4M from Nissay Capital

By Iris Leung | Dec 18, 2015

After launching in beta late 2014, Fresvii raised US$1.8 million to launch its cloud-based social engagement tool platform AppSteroid Read More

Watch out! This robot could just steal your job

By Kai Kiat Ong | Dec 14, 2015

The author breaks down rising trends in robotics in Singapore, China and Japan and the impact these trends will have over the labour markets of the region Read More

[Podcast] A crazy idea for self-education from Approach's Lisa Enckell

By Bernard Leong | Dec 10, 2015

Lisa Enckell gives Bernard Leong her impressions on various countries across Asia — including the impact WeChat is making in Silicon Valley Read More

Victorious helps celebs like Ryan Higa create communities -- and cash

By Kevin McSpadden | Dec 09, 2015

This US company has moved into Asia, and hopes to be the go-to place for Asia's online celebrities to monetise their brands Read More

Sega dumps millions into Singapore mobile gaming distribution startup

By Kevin McSpadden | Dec 04, 2015

Sega Networks could have opened an office in Singapore, but instead put its brand in the hands of David Ng and his company goGame Read More

Echelon Central Asia: Adrian Vanzyl's 7 e-commerce trends to watch

By Elaine Huang | Dec 02, 2015

From going mobile-first to using messaging for e-commerce and more, the CEO of venture firm Ardent Capital shares insights in his keynote address Read More


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