Tokyo-based startup Kamado Inc., which is running several web services including auction site Livlis and a photo curation site Clipie, was today acquired by Mixi (TYO:2121), Japan’s largest social network. The acquisition details haven’t been disclosed.
Kamado was launched in 2010 by Yuichi Kawasaki, the former vice president of Kyoto-based web juggernaut Hatena. ...Tech In Asia 12/27/2012 [en]
- mixi still have large number of users but it has been struggling with competition against Facebook and Twitter recently. It is not very clear at this moment, but the acquisition seems to aim hiring rather than synergy with Kamado's existing services.