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Yahoo Japan will soon be powered by Google

Yahoo and Google have come to the agreement on the partnership in Japanese market. It was officially announced on each blog on July 27th. While the effective date is yet to be decided, according to the announcements, we can expect … Read More

Japan's Rakuten to Acquire Buy.com for $250mil

Japan’s biggest e-commerce site Rakuten announced that it will acquire Buy.com Inc for $250 million, foraying into the U.S. market for the first time as it steps up its push to expand overseas. Earlier this year, Rakuten announced a joint … Read More

Yahoo Japan president says Google isn't so great

During the interview with Nikkei Business, Yahoo Japan’s president Inoue said that he wasn’t impressed by some of the popular Google services such as Street View, Book Search and AdWords. He thinks that those services are either in the “gray … Read More

ISS – Search in Japan

Motoko Hunt – AJPR 94 million users 4% using devices other than PC or mobile, such as TV and Playstation 90% 14-49 are on the internet 99% of business with 50% of them on Ecommece Country code in japanese characters … Read More

SEMPO expands the reach to APAC region

Search Engine Marketing Professional Organization (SEMPO) announced its launch of SEMPO APAC Committee. SEMPO APAC plans and organizes SEMPO activities in the Asia-Pacific region to educate the market, grow membership and awareness of the Online & Search Marketing Industry, as … Read More

ad:tech Tokyo – full of innovation

The first ad:tech in Japan was held on Sept 2-3 in Tokyo. The agenda had 4 keynotes invited from overseas and a keynote panel by 3 Creative directors and a CEO from Japanese corporations including Dentsu. Innovation was one of … Read More

ComScore Reveals Google Share by Market

Via Adage, ComScore has revealed the Google share by market showing the Google domination in many markets alongside discrepancies such as Korea where Google has a dismal share of the market. Western Europe has stronger Google shares than the US … Read More

Japanese ccTLD is getting interesting

7 organizations such as Internet Associations in Japan are getting together to set up Japanese Internet Domain Name Conference (the final name may change). The main purpose of the conference is to set the regulations and standards for new Japanese … Read More

Ask.jp will close on June 25

Ask.jp announced that they will end the search service on June 25. They ad services has been ended in May. The search services include web, blog, products and category search. Ask opened its beta version in August 2004, and the … Read More

Yahoo Japan to provide free analytic tool

Yahoo Japan has been providing the analytic tool for Geocities Plus (paid) Members since March 2009, and just announced that the tool is now available for free to all registered (Yahoo ID holders) users. This easy to user tool has … Read More