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The secret’s out: Japan iPhone craze attracts global app developers

A good read from the AP, featuring several of our clients at Snapp Media and a word or two from yours truly.

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Friday, January 15, 2010

New book a goldmine for mobile business: ‘Six Immutable Laws of Mobile’ out now
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New book a goldmine for mobile business: ‘Six Immutable Laws of Mobile’ out now

Written by some of the country’s leading mobile experts, the book takes the Japanese experience as its starting point and explains how the rest of the world can learn to do business on the mobile platform in style.


Thursday, January 14, 2010

Amazing car-carrying hybrid ship relies on solar power and rechargeable batteries
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Amazing car-carrying hybrid ship relies on solar power and rechargeable batteries

Sanyo is working with Mitsui and others to equip cargo transporters with enough ‘clean’ energy options so they don’t need to use diesel engines in harbor.


Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Solar-powered vegetable factory in a 40ft box
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Solar-powered vegetable factory in a 40ft box via sanyo.com  


The price of an Apple MacBook around the world - where’s cheapest?
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The price of an Apple MacBook around the world - where’s cheapest? via blog.cmyplay.com  


Saturday, January 09, 2010

Japanese adult magazines get the 3D treatment
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Japanese adult magazines get the 3D treatment DVD Dream, 980 yen, including silly glasses and two DVDs with all the 3D smut a lonely old man who’s yet to discover the internet could ever wish for…


Friday, January 08, 2010

In India, Japanese manga migrate to mobiles
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In India, Japanese manga migrate to mobiles

Tata and DoCoMo are hoping Indians will be willing to pay for a spot of Japanese comic culture on their cell phones.


Diamond and platinum Nokia Supreme phone - yours for just £100,000!
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Diamond and platinum Nokia Supreme phone - yours for just £100,000!

It’s tacky, attention-seeking and probably uncomfortable to hold, but you know you want one.


DoCoMo wizardry allows future phones to handle eight different frequencies, paves way to 4G & LTE
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DoCoMo wizardry allows future phones to handle eight different frequencies, paves way to 4G & LTE

It’s a prototype for now, but the days of phones that only work in a few countries are numbered. Roll on LTE…


Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Hey kids - let’s save our livers with Kanzou-Kun, AKA Liver Boy
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Hey kids - let’s save our livers with Kanzou-Kun, AKA Liver Boy

If you’ve managed to wreck your liver over the holiday period, then never fear - Kanzou-kun is here!


Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Medieval massacres in Philippines led by feudal ruling families
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Medieval massacres in Philippines led by feudal ruling families

A sickening report by my friend David McNeill on routine ‘political’ killings among our near-neighbors to the south.


Monday, January 04, 2010

New 3D cellphone input technique could destroy touchscreen models like iPhone
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New 3D cellphone input technique could destroy touchscreen models like iPhone

This looks like it has immense potential to replace the standard touchscreen phone - imagine if they can make it track multiple fingers to allow proper typing in mid-air.


Sunday, January 03, 2010

New Year’s pachinko
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New Year’s pachinko Looks like somebody got lucky today…


Thursday, December 31, 2009

Tentacle fans: Looking for a way to pass three hours this New Year’s?
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Tentacle fans: Looking for a way to pass three hours this New Year’s?

The 2009 remake of the Wyndham classic isn’t exactly up to scratch, but still worth a look…


Rusty trombone, dirty sanchez, donkey punch and now muddy bear?
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Rusty trombone, dirty sanchez, donkey punch and now muddy bear?

Seriously, is it just me thought that? They’re pretty tasty, actually…


C of E priest pelted with pasta after encouraging parishioners to avoid starving to death
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C of E priest pelted with pasta after encouraging parishioners to avoid starving to death

Isn’t this all the wrong way round? Busybodies worrying about folk so poor they have to steal to eat, thereby risking a criminal record, instead of addressing the problem that puts them in that position?


Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Trying out the Tabby Posterous theme by Cory Watilo - both beautiful and free
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Trying out the Tabby Posterous theme by Cory Watilo - both beautiful and free

Some smart work and a nice result - thanks, Cory!


Monday, December 28, 2009

Does Avatar have the highest names-per-inch density in post-roll credits history?
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Does Avatar have the highest names-per-inch density in post-roll credits history? I know it was expensive, but this is ridiculous…


Japanese scientists working to stop train carriages stinking like wet dogs
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Japanese scientists working to stop train carriages stinking like wet dogs

Bit of a geeky post this one, but we all know how certain train carriages smell decidedly peculiar, particularly during Japan’s rainy season. That old upholstery just gives off a stink once the heaters fire up that’s not conducive to hanging around.


Friday, December 25, 2009

Hey, Mr Claus: sure you know the way home tonight?
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Hey, Mr Claus: sure you know the way home tonight? Keio Bus, thanks for having an unusually seasonal sense of humor…


Sanyo eneloop music booster rechargeable 9V battery unit for musicians whose mojo ain’t working…
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Sanyo eneloop music booster rechargeable 9V battery unit for musicians whose mojo ain’t working…

Stable voltage for your gear, longer life - what more could one want?



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