DeNA has just announced [J] that the board had decided to replace the head of the company after planned ordinary general meeting of shareholders on June 25th. [Update] DeNA issued English release, too. I did not need to translate them. Thank you for a comment, Tomo. Tomoko Namba, who founded DeNA in March 1999 and… Continue reading DeNA(Mobage) Founder Tomoko Namba To Step Down CEO, COO Isao Moriyasu To Take Presidency
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Video: DeNA CEO Tomoko Namba’s Interview at LeWeb’10
Tomoko Namba, the CEO of Japanese mobile social gaming giant DeNA (and one of my personal heroes), gave a pretty interesting interview at web industry conference LeWeb’10 earlier this month. LeWeb organizer Loic LeMeur asked her for a full 20 minutes about her company’s history, present and future plans Namba, speaking in excellent English, doesn’t… Continue reading Video: DeNA CEO Tomoko Namba’s Interview at LeWeb’10
Breaking: Japan FTC Conducts Investigation On DeNA(Mobage-Town)
Kyodo reports [J] (11:08) that DeNA, who runs one of Japan’s largest mobile social networking Mobage-Town, is subjected to an on-site investigation by Japan Fair Trade Commission(JFTC). DeNA was rumored to ask their third-party game application providers not to provide games for Gree. [Update] Nikkei follows [J] (11:13) with more detail. It says that the… Continue reading Breaking: Japan FTC Conducts Investigation On DeNA(Mobage-Town)
Will DeNA Crack The Japanese Code For International Expansion?
DeNA, the company behind one of the big three social networking sites in Japan, Mobage-Town (20m users in Japan), cannot be clearer on its current strategy. It’s called international expansion. Everyone is abuzz of today’s acquisition of Ngmoco, an US iPhone game developer for a staggering USD 400m. The big tide in social gaming is… Continue reading Will DeNA Crack The Japanese Code For International Expansion?