[Singapore] Japan’s No.1 Online Mall Rakuten Opens Here

YoungUpstarts

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State of the Digital Music Industry 2014: An Insider’s View

VC Cafe

Perhaps most promising is the role of internet radio, with the majority of Americans already listening to some internet radio (Edison Research). 2014 will be the year in which internet radio leads the music industry’s growth. AKB48 in Japan…Is this the future of music?

What You Need to Know About Mobile Internet Users and Their Shopping Behavior

ConversionXL

Here’s what you need to know about mobile internet users and their purchasing behavior. More than 25% of smartphone users are making purchases online, Japan and US leading the pack. 80% never leave home without their phones in hand. They do everything on it, including shopping.

New study: Britain leads the world in mobile data consumption, m-commerce and internet TV

The Equity Kicker

New research from Ofcom has found that Britain leads the world in usage of several key technologies: Most likely to access TV content over the internet: 23% of us do so every week (USA is second with 17%).

Web 3.0+: The Hyperconnected Global Internet

thebarefootvc

I overviewed the growth of the global internet and penetration, noting that the future of the Web was going to be driven by emerging countries, as mobile connectivity continues to be more ubiquitous and the West is largely penetrated. Globalization of the Internet. We also have the experience of the Arab Spring, Japan earthquake and, more recently, Occupy Wall Street in the past year to highlight how global the Web has become.

Putting An End To The Biggest Lie On The Internet - Terms of Service

techcrunch.com

Putting An End To The Biggest Lie On The Internet. It’s long been said that “I agree to the terms of service” is the biggest lie on the internet. Japan. Startups. Mobile. Gadgets. Europe. Video. Enterprise. Venture. Social. GreenTech. Gaming. Opinion. Drama. Guides. Smartphones. Tablets. Digital Cameras. Laptops. Headphones. Events. CrunchBase. Hot topics. Facebook. Twitter. Apple. Google. Android. Disrupt SF. Hackathon. Comment.

Carousell gets cozy with Rakuten to bring its mobile marketplace to Southeast Asia

The Next Web

Carousell is now setting its sights on capturing the audience in Southeast Asia, especially for those who are increasingly accessing the Internet via their mobiles. Apps Asia Entrepreneur e-commerce Japan News Singapore Southeast Asia

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3 Reasons to Benefit from the Coming Wave of 5G

The Startup Magazine

The majority of consumers thinks that it’s just a better and faster version of mobile Internet like it was with 4G LTE. It becomes pretty clear that the most significant benefits from the emergence of 5G will get the Internet of Things also well-known as IoT.

Edge Analytics – The Pros and Cons Of Immediate, Local Insight

YoungUpstarts

The Internet of Things (IoT) brings businesses many benefits, primary access to more data and better insights. Gartner estimates that there will be 25 billion “things” connected to the Internet by 2020. by Jason Bissell and Calvin Hoon, Talend.

7 Strategies To Prepare For Global Market Challenges

Startup Professionals Musings

And aging populations in Europe and Japan will join the retiring baby boomers in the U.S. The communication revolution and the advent of the Internet has brought about a new age of globalization.

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The Lean Startup Tokyo edition

Startup Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Tuesday, June 9, 2009 The Lean Startup Tokyo edition I had a blast speaking at Startonomics Tokyo , which was organized to foster ties between the startup cultures in Japan and Silicon Valley. I want to thank everybody who helped oragnize the Startonomics Japan event and the whole Geeks on a Plane trip, especially Dave McClure and Founders Fund, who arranged for me to speak in Tokyo.

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When Winning, the Right Way, is the Only Thing

Growthink Blog

This Saturday was a particular delight, as after playing our game, I took my sons and a few of their teammates to watch an exhibition game between a local traveling team and an all-star team from Tokyo, Japan. People ask me what I do in winter when there's no baseball.

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My Commencement Speech?—?Life at Your Crossroads

Both Sides of the Table

It is better to beg for forgiveness than to ask for permission After 5 years in Europe I decided I really wanted to work in Japan. But I was struggling to find somebody to bring me to Japan. It was 1999 and I had valuable Internet skills. at least I got to visit Japan!

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[Singapore][Competition] Rakuten Startup Challenge

YoungUpstarts

This challenge comes after the Internet giant set up its Asia-Pacific business headquarters in Singapore last year.

7 Keys To Market Growth - Think Global, But Act Local

Startup Professionals Musings

And aging populations in Europe and Japan will join the retiring baby boomers in the U.S. The communication revolution and the advent of the Internet has brought about a new age of globalization.

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Interview with Motoko Hunt about Search around the World & SES Chicago 2008

Eric Friedman

In Japan, more than 85% of people search to gather information about the services or products that they plan to purchase. If you are targeting Japan, China and Korea, the mobile search is something you should look into as it’s driving so many traffics in these markets.

7 Ways To Prepare For A Growing Global Opportunity

Startup Professionals Musings

And aging populations in Europe and Japan will join the retiring baby boomers in the U.S. The communication revolution and the advent of the Internet has brought about a new age of globalization.

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Digital Transformation And The Evolution of Apps – What’s The Link?

YoungUpstarts

by Keiichiro Nozaki, Regional Marketing Architect/Evangelist of Asia Pacific, China, and Japan for F5 Networks. Mobile is now a significant driver to the volume of software solutions and apps created, and the coming wave of the Internet of Things (IoT) will only accelerate this trend.

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Learn from People, Not Classes

Reid Hoffman

Over the past two decades the internet has reshaped our daily lives and the world of business—so it’s not surprising that it’s transforming how companies develop talent. At the time, PayPal was suffering seemingly endless delays in the launch of PayPal Japan.

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Towards a new entrepreneurship

Startup Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Saturday, January 2, 2010 Towards a new entrepreneurship When I started writing about the lean startup , my aspiration was to do more than just share a handful of tips and tricks that work for consumer internet startups.

Soundbites from the future

Start Up Blog

There are 5 senses, and we still can’t experience 3 of them on the internet – so we must complete the connection / transaction off line…. The internet is trying to mimic the real world. This is ahead of the USA, the UK and Japan. The internet is in every second pocket. People born after 1995 have never know life without the internet. They’re not Luddites and facilitate their kids obsession with the internet and technology.

Entrepreneurs Should Rollout Local, But Plan Global

Startup Professionals Musings

And aging populations in Europe and Japan will join the retiring baby boomers in the U.S. The communication revolution and the advent of the Internet has brought about a new age of globalization.

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Silicon Valley Is Still Best Place to Build a Startup But…

Hunter Walker

When I got out to Stanford in 1998 it was still the dawn of the consumer commercial internet. Not because VCs or SF hipsters or Stanford undergrads were especially insightful but because the Internet population wasn’t as diverse as it is today. Traffic outside of US, Japan and handful of European countries used to not matter because the internet was primarily ad supported and the majority of the world hadn’t yet brought their businesses online.

5 Ways To Make Extra Money After You’re Retired

YoungUpstarts

Etsy has over 34 million buyers and is growing each year, making it the best place to sell handcrafted goods on the internet. You will be connected to students in China, South Korea, Japan, and India to help them become more fluent in the English language.

It’s Better to Beg for Forgiveness than to Ask for Permission

Both Sides of the Table

Having grown up in Northern California and living near a Japanese family when I was really young, I always had a fascination with Japan and wanted to live there. They also knew that I was from NorCal, which in 1999 was a huge bonus to foreign companies thinking about Internet strategies.

Entrepreneurs Need to Think Global From Day One

Startup Professionals Musings

And aging populations in Europe and Japan will join the retiring baby boomers in the U.S. The communication revolution and the advent of the Internet has brought about a new age of globalization.

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UK second only to US amongst large countries for ‘Digital Evolution’

The Equity Kicker

It’s easier for smaller countries to substantially re-orient themselves, as Singapore in particular has done, so the real point of comparison here are the other large developed countries: the USA, Germany, France, Italy, Spain and Japan.

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How The 5G Revolution Emerged And How It Will Give Business A Boost

YoungUpstarts

3G emerged from the growth of the internet during the 1990s , which created a demand for mobile phones that could support both SMS texting and multimedia MMS transmission of image, sound and video files. As a tariff war between the U.S.

Prepare Your Startup Now for International Markets

Startup Professionals Musings

And aging populations in Europe and Japan will join the retiring baby boomers in the U.S. The communication revolution and the advent of the Internet has brought about a new age of globalization. New entrepreneurs who want to survive, and optimize the growth of their startups, need to think globally, and act locally, from day one.

Happy blogiversary (my present: a brand new URL)

Startup Lessons Learned

130 posts (and dozens more that mercifully never saw the light of day), tons of comments, and, of course - you, the awesomest subscribers on the internet. Thats the internet for you. Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Wednesday, September 9, 2009 Happy blogiversary (my present: a brand new URL) Its official: Startup Lessons Learned has passed the one-year mark.

The Firewall Is Dead – What Can Businesses Do To Protect And Secure Their Brands?

YoungUpstarts

by David Nagrosst, head of sales for Cyxtera Technologies in Asia Pacific, Australia and Japan. Every personal and business computer is connected to the internet these days, which puts people and companies in harm’s way for cyber attacks.

Zhongguancun in Beijing – China’s Silicon Valley (Part 4 of 5)

Steve Blank

I just spent a few weeks in Japan and China on a book tour for the Japanese and Chinese versions of the Startup Owners Manual. But what made the overwhelming impression for me was finding an entrepreneurial software cluster on par with the Internet software portion of Silicon Valley.

5 Benefits Of Expanding Your Business Into Global Markets

YoungUpstarts

With the extensive focus on how the internet has divided Americans over the last two years, it’s hard to keep an eye on how it’s benefited businesses worldwide. For example, computer technology is booming in India, and few countries can beat Japan for manufacturing.

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Three Megatrends That Will Affect Everybody’s Business

YoungUpstarts

Statistics show that populations in Europe and Japan are having fewer children, while both places face distressing recent levels of youth unemployment. The internet of everything is on its way. by Professor Dominique V. Turpin, president of IMD.

Why Has LA Suddenly Gotten So Much Attention from VCs and Entrepreneurs?

Both Sides of the Table

Many people don’t realize that the majority of the monetization of the Internet originated in Los Angeles but was perfected in Silicon Valley. He built & sold iMall in Internet 1.0 The infrastructure phase of the Internet is over.

The World Economic Forum 2014 #WEF14

VC Cafe

Also, today the WEF unveiled the “ Forum Academy “, a Moocs platform in collaboration with EdX to educate anyone with an internet connection on the world’s pressing issues. A Moocs platform to educate anyone with an Internet connection on the world’s pressing issues.

Taking Your Startup Global

ReadWriteStart

If you’re selling automotive parts, China, Japan and South Korea are good bets.”. China alone will have 650 million Internet users in just a few short years, with consumers set to spend $37 billion online by 2015.”.

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Zhongguancun in Beijing – China’s Silicon Valley (Part 4 of 5)

Steve Blank

I just spent a few weeks in Japan and China on a book tour for the Japanese and Chinese versions of the Startup Owners Manual. But what made the overwhelming impression for me was finding an entrepreneurial software cluster on par with the Internet software portion of Silicon Valley.

[Singapore] Cisco Celebrates 20 Years In Singapore; Opens New Regional Headquarters

YoungUpstarts

“Singapore’s vision is very much aligned with Cisco’s especially when it comes to Internet and education, two of the great equalizers in life.”

Divalicious Puts A Shopping Mall In Your Hand

YoungUpstarts

Serial entrepreneur Weyrich has started three Internet companies and three mobile app companies since the age of 22, and recently sold a Catholic Dating service he owned and operated in 2007 to a competitor.

Applying Lean Startup Beyond Silicon Valley

Startup Lessons Learned

Takashi has been a venture capitalist for fourteen years, investing in technology startups both in Japan and in the United States. On weekends, he evangelizes Customer Development and runs a Lean LaunchPad class nationwide in Japan. Takashi spoke to us specifically about what it’s like to try to bring Lean Startup methodologies to a business culture as conservative as Japan’s. Pivoting is a key Lean Startup concept, but in Japan, pivot mostly means failure.

Learn from People, Not Classes

Reid Hoffman

Over the past two decades the internet has reshaped our daily lives and the world of business—so it’s not surprising that it’s transforming how companies develop talent. At the time, PayPal was suffering seemingly endless delays in the launch of PayPal Japan.

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Survival Tips From A Seasoned Digital Nomad Who Made It Out The Other Side

YoungUpstarts

Most large Asian cities have reasonable internet connection. Power outages occur almost daily, internet is at best inconsistent, telephone lines are unreliable, and raging storms, floods and even tsunamis offer a life-threatening extra-worry to the list.