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Overseas Competition: Hit Japanese App Comes to SXSW

By | Mar 9, 2012 at 12:30 pm

The team at Compath Me will be taking a long flight to SXSW this weekend to show off their app, one of the earlier and hotter location-based discovery apps in Japan. To wit: Compath Me was incubated through Open Network Lab, funded, and chosen…

Startup

Shiroube: Ditch the Tourist Traps for Real-Life, Local Tour Guides

By | Aug 15, 2011 at 9:54 am

For bemused travelers, touring an exotic country can be less than exotic: a blur of sterile tourist traps, long lines, and overpriced restaurants. But a startup called Shiroube helps tourists have authentic experiences by connecting them with locals offering personalized tours. “My goal is…

iPad

Hello World, I’m Awake! Japanese Startup Creates Social Alarm Clock

By | Aug 5, 2011 at 10:01 am

There’s no doubt now that the web has gone social, but f4samurai is taking social to an area that may surprise even the hippest tech watchers: the alarm clock. Founded in January 2010, the Tokyo-based application and game developer launched a free iOS app…

Startups & Apps

Getting Married? Hitch’d is Poised to Make Wedding Planning Easier

By | May 19, 2011 at 1:31 pm

Set to launch this summer, Tokyo-based startup Hitch’d will help you curate, create, and discover fabulous wedding-related stuff online—from ideas for bridesmaid dresses to place settings—that you can easily share with your friends and family. Currently in alpha, Hitch’d is accepting applications for private…

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