Microsoft Innovation Award 2009: Five Tech Start-ups Nominated As Finalists

Microsoft announced the finalists of Microsoft Innovation Award 2009 last week, and there were a judging committee for the award at the company’s annual conference for system engineers in Yokohama, Tech-ED Japan 2009[J]. Microsoft assists the finalists in marketing, engineering and international business development.   In 2007, tech start-up known as web browser developer Lunascape won … Continue reading Microsoft Innovation Award 2009: Five Tech Start-ups Nominated As Finalists

Event Wrap-up: 400+ Geeks Applaud Web Innovators At WISH2009

More than 400 Internet users joined the event on Friday evening in Tokyo.   Tokyo-based blog marketing agency Agile Media Network (AMN)[J] held Japan’s first conference having a number of tech start-ups in comprehensive perspective, titled WISH2009 (Web Innovation SHare)[J].   More than a dozen of innovators had opportunities to present their works, and Japanese tech media … Continue reading Event Wrap-up: 400+ Geeks Applaud Web Innovators At WISH2009

Event Preview: Web Innovation Showcase WISH2009 To Be Held

Agile Media Network, a Shibuya-based start-up company providing Japanese A-list bloggers with ad revenue opportunities and Asiajin’s adviser Motohiko Tokuriki[J] serves as the president of, plans to hold an event called WISH2009[J] on Friday evening next week. Mr. Tokuriki attended TedxTokyo last May, and he was highly inspired by the event and turned to think … Continue reading Event Preview: Web Innovation Showcase WISH2009 To Be Held

CNET Japan Holds Its Annual Tech Innovation Awards Contest

On Friday, CNET Networks Japan[J] held this year’s award ceremony of its annual innovation contest called TechVenture 2009[J] in Omotesando, in association with Tokyo-based seven tech-oriented venture capital firms. Totally 15 companies and services are nominated for the prize awards.   Let’s have a look at each of them and what they provide. Atlantis[J] (Service: AdLantis[J]) Atlantis … Continue reading CNET Japan Holds Its Annual Tech Innovation Awards Contest