Consumer Affairs Agency, Government of Japan(CAA) [J] made public their administrative order [J, pdf] against 5 Japanese penny auction web services on March 31. Violation against “Keihin Hyouji Hou”(Act against Unjustifiable Premiums and Misleading Representations) is notified to DMM, Agito and Zerooku.
Month: April 2011
GMO-VP Launches “F-Commerce” Fund And Invests In Platform Developer
On Friday, GMO Venture Partners[J], an investment arm of Shibuya-based web juggernaut GMO Internet Group, launched a private equity fund specializing in investing in start-ups who are developing e-commerce and ad services to be provided on the Facebook platform (a.k.a. F-commerce), which is called Social Ad & Commerce Technology Fund. It has a JPY57M(=USD670,000) volume… Continue reading GMO-VP Launches “F-Commerce” Fund And Invests In Platform Developer
February 2011 Japan IT Links (Part 3)
February? Yes. I am sorry for big delay. The earthquake made me forgot this. March version will come late, too. Continued from (Part 2). Last part of February news which we did not write as a dedicated article. Referred pages are all in Japanese, unless otherwise stated. Taisho, a Taiyaki (Japanese fish-shape cake) shop in… Continue reading February 2011 Japan IT Links (Part 3)
Hatena Launces World Shortest 3 Letters Microblog Hatena Now
On April 1, Kyoto-based web service company Hatena released a new microblog service Hatena Now, which restrict users’ message at most 3 characters. Hatena called it “The world smallest nano blog” [J]. In 2009, we reported a nano blog chuitter.jp, which limits message by 14 letters, 1/10 of Twitter. However, Chuitter ceased after one year… Continue reading Hatena Launces World Shortest 3 Letters Microblog Hatena Now