Certain American startups do pretty well in Japan, if a report issued today by Nielsen Japan (NetRatings) is to be believed (as with all web statistics providers, take the following numbers with a grain of salt). The company investigated the traffic Dropbox and Evernote have seen in the past 12 months, and it appears the… Continue reading Nielsen: Evernote And Dropbox See Significant User Growth In Japan
Evernote, a popular note-taking service, who has achieved a big, maybe bigger success in Japan than elsewhere, launched a new app to cover majority of Japanese cellphone users on Docomo i-mode, which is a mobile internet service subscribed by over 48 million people. “Evernote for i-mode” [J, Docomo Market] is an i-mode Appli version of… Continue reading Evernote for i-mode Released For Docomo Feature Phone
It’s no secret that in recent years, quite a few foreign (mostly American) web brands have made it big in Japan: Google, YouTube, Twitter, Wikipedia, Amazon etc. But what about startups that don’t have huge budgets to internationalize, no staff in Japan and – in some cases – not even a Japanese user interface (usually… Continue reading Which Foreign Startups Are Doing Well In Japan “Under The Radar”?
Silicon valley-based tech start-up Evernote, which has introduced services for note-taking and archiving for PCs and smartphone devices, announced new partnerships with seven Japanese companies on Wednesday. Evernote CEO Phil Libin is now visiting Japan, and he says, “Our Japanese users share almost 18% of our total user accounts, which is the second place in… Continue reading Evernote CEO: A Half Of The Third Party Developers Are Japanese
Evernote‘s press conference was held in Tokyo on 23rd June, just one day before their second anniversary. At the conference, Evernote’s CEO Phil Libin, who was visiting Tokyo, announced a lot of new things for their Japanese users. 1. Japan branch They opened a 100% subsidiary, Evernote Japan. Evernote’s vice president Takeshi Nakajima, who worked… Continue reading Evernote Gets Bigger, Opens Office in Japan
Last week our RSS subscribers passed over 5,000, which is a good milestone. Twitter followers also increased to 400. Following @asiajin also will notify our latest articles. Thank you so much. Here is the first half of January Japanese IT/Web interesting news links we did not take as a dedicated article. (part 2 is here)… Continue reading January 2010 Japan-IT Links (part 1)