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2011-07-27 00:01:19

Following natural disasters, increased communication is common, as people seek to contact family and friends in the disasters zone, and seek information regarding food, shelter and transportation. The Japanese earthquake, however, was the first major disaster of a developed nation in the age of social media. Beat Communication Co., Ltd., the largest provider of social networking packages in Japan, conducted a research on the use of social media before and after the March 11th Earthquake. Due...

2011-03-31 07:00:00

CHIBA, Japan, March 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Despite the recent catastrophe in Japan, there are still those who are looking to make a difference. One of those individuals is Dr. Hayasaka, who has launched the first medical iPhone application in Japan. This application will help Hayasaka keep in contact with his patients and colleagues, making himself available at anytime for health related inquiries. During the current disaster in Japan, Dr. Hayasaka feels that "even though we are having...

2010-12-22 00:01:39

HootSuite announces a sales representation agreement with Japanese technology company Digital Garage. Additionally, HootSuite released a beta program for Japanese "keitai" feature phones including Twitter and Mixi, plus added Japanese localization for Blackberry and Android phones. Vancouver, BC, CANADA (Vocus/PRWEB) December 21, 2010 HootSuite Media, Inc. announced a representation relationship with Digital Garage "“ a leader in the Japanese web tech industry who also represent...

2010-09-14 14:00:00

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Foound today released its application for Apple iOS devices which include iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad to users in the United States. Created by Danny Tan and Aen Tan, the idea of Foound emerged in late 2009 when the duo were frustrated by the trouble one must go through to get a group of friends together for something as simple as having coffee. The creation that emerged is a smartphone application that streamlines event invitations by making...

2010-06-18 14:15:00

Microblogging service Twitter has become a successful hit in Japan. Analysts say that the arrival of the Japanese language Twitter service in 2008 tapped into a greater sense of individuality in Japan.  A mobile version of Twitter started last October, further fueling the Twitter boom. According to ratings agency Nielsen Online, the proportion of Japanese Internet users who tweet is 16.3 percent and now surpasses the ratio among Americans at 9.8 percent.  Twitter and Japan's top...

2009-03-12 15:25:00

Social networking Web sites and blogs now account for nearly ten percent of the total time spent on the internet, exceeding even email, according to a new study released by Nielsen Online. Time spent on these sites rated fourth, behind online searching, general interest sites, and software sites, the study found. "While two-thirds of the global online population already accesses member community sites, their vigorous adoption and the migration of time show no signs of slowing," said John...

2008-11-17 12:42:53

Social networking site MySpace said it would more than double the number of artists on its Japanese pages to get more clicks internationally. With rival Japanese networking services such as mixi slowing in growth, MySpace, which launched its Japanese site two years ago, hopes to stay relevant by expanding the range of sales artists can make on its site. The Japanese head of MySpace believes this and the growing interest in J-Pop music and Japanese video games in other parts of the world will...

2008-09-29 00:00:11

By Jay Alabaster The Associated Press TOKYO - Like a lot of 20-year-olds, Kae Takahashi has a page on U.S.-based MySpace, and there is no mistaking it for anyone else's. It's got pictures of the funky Tokyoite modeling the clothes she designs in her spare time, along with her name, plus personal details and ramblings in slightly awkward English about her love life. Switch to her site on mixi, Japan's dominant online hangout, and her identity vanishes. There, Takahashi uses a fake...

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