Yahoo! Japan announced [J] their entering application platform competition with new Yahoo! Application Platform (Yahoo! Appli). The release was done on November 25th and it launched on the same day with 10 third-party applications. You might already know that Yahoo! Japan, No.1 website in Japan, is not really identical with U.S. Yahoo!, who has been… Continue reading Yahoo! Japan Begins Its Own Application Platform YAP
Whilst Apple reported to kill the CD in U.S., there are two big Japanese companies turned out to kill other legacy products. Last Cassette Walkman SankeiBiz reported [J] that Sony said on 22nd that they had finished domestic shipment of cassette tape Walkman at the end of April 2010. The last 5 models (WM-EX651, WM-GX410,… Continue reading Yep, Sony Killed Casette Walkman, Sharp Killed PC
I have no idea how he gets power and the internet connection, because plugging to power sockets in public space is not so safe in Japan.
The world’s No.1 PC vendor Hewlett-Packard(HP)’s Japan branch is running a new campaign “Maid in Tokyo” [J], featuring two girls from Japanese idol unit Aidoringu(made up from “Idle”+”-ing”) in maid costume, to appeal that the HP’s PC are “made in Tokyo”. According to the HP site [J], since 1999 they have been producing PC in… Continue reading Hewlett-Packard Japan’s “Maid in Tokyo” Campaign
Following to one of the Big 3 social networking service Mixi’s clone Mixi Voice, which made Evan Williams “unpleasant”, another successful, probably now most vital among three, social networking Gree enters into microblog service (registration required for all Gree pages besides the top login page). As once defeated a battle against Mixi on PC web,… Continue reading Mobile Giant Gree Remodelled Its Unpopular PC Site With Twitter Clone
Mobage Town, the Japan’s largest mobile social networking service(SNS) launched their “PC version” website on July 24th 2008. Mobage Town has made a totally new field “Cellularphone Social Network based on free games” and that success called many followers like GREE mobile, Puchige(Petit Game) Friends, Daishugou NEO, etc. PC SNS leader Mixi, has been providing… Continue reading Mobage Town forays into PC web from mobile