A new smartphone wake-up assistance service Mezamee charges fee every morning ONLY WHEN you failed to wake up. The application is “totally free” as far as you wake up and leave your home over 100 meters before the time you set. Higher fee you set at the previous night, more serious you would depart your… Continue reading A wake-up service charges you when you fail to leave your home by time
Asahi Shimbun, one of the largest newspapers in Japan and the world, is to start “Asahi Shimbun Digital” at 3 p.m. today, May 18th 2011, which is seen on its teaser page [J] (thanks @kansai_takako). The teaser page does not tell much, but I think the “digital” means paid-subscription of online version, like Nikkei has… Continue reading Asahi Shimbun Follows To Nikkei, Digital Subscription Starts Today
In Japan, paying for contents on cellphone web is so common. That supports unbelievable profit on social gaming networks Gree and Mobage-Town. Over 2% of population purchase weather forecast on cellphone with 105 yen or more, which I recently wrote for The Japan Times, is also a good example. There is another successful, interesting cellphone… Continue reading Luna Luna – Mobile Menstruation Care Site, 2.7% Of Japanese Women Pay, Now Goes U.S.
Nihon Keizai Shimbun (The Nikkei) [Wikipedia], one of the most influential industrial newspaper in Japan, who had declared its digital version launch plan for this spring on its January 3rd newspaper, seems to set its starting time and fee plan, according to multiple sources. Both February issue of Facta magazine [J, magazine subscription required] and… Continue reading The Nikkei Newspaper To Begin Paid Online News In March, Multiple Sources Say