CyberAgent Press Release 2/28/2011
- Pankia surpassed 5 million users as of 2011 February.
- Pankaku raised 50M yen from CyberAgent in 2010 March.
Tonchidot, the Tokyo-based mobile application company, today announces “domo” at the LAUNCH Conference in San Francisco. With domo, Tonchidot introduces a “pre-social” application that allows users to find people around them they do not yet know, who would be interesting to connect with. Domo essentially brings the usefulness of Facebook profiles into the real world, in real-time, allowing people to open up their data and information to others around them and meet in person.
“Domo connects people! Domo makes love and peace!”
The domo app, which works on Android and iPhone, comes from the crazy Japanese Tonchidot team that launched “Sekai Camera” at TechCrunch50 in 2008. With this next step in “Augmenting” the real world, domo will allow users to see other domo users nearby, get connected to people with common interests, and message or just say “domo”.
Domo will be available for Android and iPhone at the beginning of March, just in time for South By Southwest.
Social application developer Seesmic has raised $4 million in new funding from enterprise giant Salesforce.com and Softbank Holdings, a subsidiary of Softbank. This brings Seesmic’s total funding to $16 million; Seesmic’s last fundraising round took place in 2008. ...
Nobot, a public company that operates the ad network “AdMaker” for the Smartphone has formed a business partnership with Smaato Inc., a company with a global mobile advertising platform that proudly ranks in first place in the world as the leading mobile advertising optimization platform.
These two companies have integrated their advertising delivery systems in order to provide one solution for the mobile advertising market in Japan.
Tokyo-based tech start-up Anydoor announced today that it had completed the integration of its social translation service Conyac with Facebook and social rewards platform Badgeville, which allows potential users to join the service more easily and to motivate participating users to be engaged.
Conyac enables you to request a translation easily. Users can ask for translations in exchange for a small amount of money and other users around the world can then translate the requests, receiving rewards in return.
Integrating Facebook enables Facebook users to become a Coynac user (translation requester or translator) without entering a bunch of user information, and integrating Badgeville enables them to earn rewards when finishing someone’s translation request or evaluating someone’s translation result. ...