Category: Tokyo

the city

wifi “on the go” is not enough a conceptualization

Every morning at the Kikuna 菊名 station, where there is an ntt docomo wifi access point, I can not afford it because I am always busy commuting to the office. Every night at the same station, I try to get

Posted in スマートフォン, ソフトバンク, docomo, 自由が丘, FON, gmap, google map, Japan, jiyugaoka, jiyuugaoka, mobile, mymap, mzone, on the go, on+the+go, smart+phone, softbank, Tokyo, wifi, wireless, X01HT, yahoo

starbucks drive-through seta

OMG, no one seems to leave. I like the atmosphere and the view excellent from the second floor. Too bad so many college kids and the like preparing for the entrance/midterm/final or whatever exams occupy the space ; as a

Posted in google map, Japan, pricing, starbucks, Tokyo

wifi in the lobby (or, no one but me is wifiing around here.)

Thanks for NTT docomo mzone so comfortable here. it only costs 350 yen or usd 3 or so a month if you have subscription with docomo mobile. extremely cheap compared to US counterparts – what is it ? T-zone 30

Posted in 九十九, ツクモ, フォン, エキサイト, スマートフォン, ソフトバンク, docomo, excite, FON, FON+AP, gmap, google, Japan, mobile, mobile+gmail, mzone, on the go, on+the+go, ShoZu, skype, smart+phone, softbank, SON-san, Tokyo, tsukumo, Varsavsky, wifi, wireless, X01HT, yahoo

Open is the new proprietary

In the “Open is the new proprietary” world, the winners like Google try to be open and the losers like docomo try to be proprietary in the same exact deal.  The important lessen to be learned here is that it’s

Posted in docomo, facebook, google, innovation, Japan, japanese, mixi, ning, open+social, openid, openisthenewproprietary, Tokyo

softbank mobile recorded No.1 net increase in May

softbank mobile recored No.1 net increase in May, originally uploaded by morikenstyle. Found this ad in the JR train a few days ago. Softbank mobile claims its No.1 net increase in May with aggressive pricing plans including WhitePlan ($10 base

Posted in au, ソフトバンク, docomo, Japan, mobile, pricing, softbank, SON-san, Tokyo

Shozu for X01HT

One of the things that are really annoying using smartphone photo is that you have to move files to PC before uploading to flickr. Today I’ve found the very useful tool called ShoZu that enables direct photo upload to flickr

Posted in au, スマートフォン, ソフトバンク, docomo, flickr, FON, Japan, mobile, mzone, on the go, on+the+go, ShoZu, smart+phone, softbank, Tokyo, X01HT, yahoo

FON APs per million

Thanks to FON User’s blog (in Japanese) for providing the number of FON APs derived from whatever the database, I just coundn’t resist dividing the number of APs by the number of population. That is, FON APs per million, Sweden

Posted in フォン, FON, FON+AP, FON+MAP, Tokyo

おつかれさまでした (Congratulations)

あまり話を聞いてなかったが、昼間のプレスリリースと同じ内容だったと思います。 おつかれさまでした。(English: Congratulations! Though I was not really listening to the presentation since the place was so crowded, I suppose what he talked about was more or less the same with the press release made during the day time on

Posted in くりらじ, 九十九, ミクシィ, ツクモ, テクノラティ, デジガレ, フォン, エキサイト, excite, FON, Japan, La+Fonera, mixi, mobile, mylo, skype, softbank, sony, technorati, Tokyo, tsukumo, wifi, wireless, X01HT, yahoo

FON Japan, La Fonera to sell online JPY 0 yen, starting Dec 5, 5 Days campaign

Update: It seems you’d need to register for La Fonera and log in at http://fon.com and follow the “Japanese (日本語)” link to access that content. FON Japan has is openning up its online shop and starteding “zero” yen campaign of

Posted in ミクシィ, フォン, blog, 無料, FON, Japan, La+Fonera, martin+varsavsky, mixi, Tokyo, wifi, wireless

Word Of Mouth (WOM) takes care of itself

Word of mouth might just take care of itself when the product or service is remarkable like YouTube. No adaptation to specific local market needs. The following chart is the comparison of community size for YouTube vs. Google Video inside

Posted in ミクシィ, google video, innovation, Japan, mixi, Tokyo, wom, YouTube