NTT Resonant, a subsidiary of Japan’s largest telecommunication company NTT, who is running Goo, a search engine for PC, mobile (mainly for Docomo handsets) and smartphone, released [J] that Goo starts providing “Useful Tweets” on its search result page. The useful tweets showed on the search are selected by Goo’s original language analysis and scoring… Continue reading Goo Web Search Offers Useful Tweets On Search Results
Goo, a Japanese web portal run by NTT Resonant, a group company of NTT, announced to terminate their two sub services. Goo RSS Reader All variations of Goo’s RSS Readers, web reader [J], Windows application version and Japanese cellphone version will be discontinued [J]. PC and mobile web versions will stop on May 31, 2011.… Continue reading Goo To End RSS Reader And Movie Sharing Service
Japan’s largest cellphone carrier NTT Docomo, which boasts 50% market share on cellphone users, also keeps over 50% share of cellphone web connection services i-mode, announced that they switch their default mobile internet search service from Google mobile search to Goo’s one since April 30th [J]. Until last week, your searching on i-mode portal, iMenu… Continue reading Google Losing Default Mobile Search Engine Position On Docomo i-mode Portal, A Gate To Half Of Japanese Mobile Web
Blame Avatar’s hit on screen. Many of Japanese big portal showed great originality on April Fools’ Day. Half a day ahead to 3D services launch in USA. The No.1 Yahoo! Japan announced their migration to 3D top page on Microsoft Silverlight technology. No.4 portal (by visitors, according to the NetRatings 2007 research [J]) Nifty No.… Continue reading Japanese April Fools’ Day Is 3D! 3D! 3D!
Japanese telecom giant NTT and Cerego Japan, an owner of a UGC-based social learning site Smart.fm(previously known as iKnow!), announced both had reached the agreement of the partnership in boosting online education business. NTT is now considering to set up a new subsidiary focusing on online education business, and will create a number of mash-up… Continue reading Smart.fm Fundraises USD3.37M From NTT
NTT DoCoMo announced today it would launch a new service providing corporate users with health advisory for preventing their employees from adult disease. If a corporate user applies for the service, NTT DoCoMo will start collecting vital data from pedometer-enabled cellphone handsets owned by the company’s employees, they can be advised by health nurses and… Continue reading Is It For Monitoring Your Performance, Or Preventing You From Adult Disease?
You might notice that Google changed their favicon image which you see on your browser addressbar this week. Here is NTT Resonant’s portal site “goo“‘s icon, goo is one of the biggest portal in Japan, though the gap to the leading Yahoo/Google is big, goo is ranked at 10th among Japanese websites in Alexa traffic.… Continue reading Google copies icon from Japanese portal goo (maybe not)