NTT Docomo announced [J] today February 19, 2013 that their LTE service Xi got 10 million users yesterday, February 18, 2013. Here is a chart from their release. Docomo’s Xi began December 24, 2010. [Update] other English news Japan’s DoCoMo hits 10 million LTE subscribers, doubling its numbers in 6 months – The Next Web… Continue reading Docomo’s LTE Passes 10 Million Subscribers
Docomo announced [J] on February 18. The service D-creators will be a combination of a newly made handmade craft marketplace and user-generated novels/comics/photos provided by E-Everystar, joint cellphone web service by Docomo and DeNA. The teaser site is already on.
Niwango, Dwango’s subsidiary which runs popular Japanese video sharing service Niconico (Douga), announced [J] that one of the board member, whose initial “Ni” was used to name the company, left the company. Nishimura recently had made complaints on some campaigns of Niconico services, such like weighing real events around Tokyo-area, on his own blogs. After… Continue reading 2-channel Founder Hiroyuki Nishimura Resigns From Niwango Board
Yahoo! Japan and Gree made comprehensive business ties last November. Related news: GREE And Yahoo Japan To Set Up A Joint Venture, Name It “GxYz” | Dr. Serkan Toto – Japan Mobile And Social Games Consulting Gree and Yahoo Japan invest $2.2M in GxYz social gaming business | GamesBeat
We recently conducted a survey among college students and found that LINE is their most favorite social media platform. Most interestingly when we asked what they would do if there was an earthquake, they listed LINE as their preferred type of communication channel after the phone, email and the internet. This is a topic I… Continue reading What to do if an earthquake strikes? LINE is the answer