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Twitter banner ads in JP UI in IE only

Now Twitter comes with the banner ads in the upper right corner when you use IE from Japan IP address (presumably). This is a great experiment for twitter how the banner ads work. However, I personally don’t like it makes

Posted in ie, Japan, japanize, twitter, ui

Softbank Mobile 学割 student discount offers at 0 yen base charge

softbank mobile finally started offering student discount at zero yen for base charge with tiered pricing for packet usage (quite low compard with otherwise). Quite an audacious move. They are achieving No.1 position net increase over the past 9 months

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

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

Notice from Mixi (or, “How do we know we know each other?”)

      Mixi says that my invitation function is currently disabled, notifying that they ban the act of inviting, in public, someone I don’t “know” such as in the bulletin board. In my previous post (a blog, that is),

Posted in google, identity, invitation, invite, invites, Japan, kenji+kasahara, linkedin, mixi, my Social Networking Endeavor, MySpace, ning, open+social, openid, openisthenewproprietary, SNS, social media, social networking, typepad

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

mobile twitter on smart phone x01ht softbank japan by htc via fon

m.twitter.com more for on the go, smart phone, this is my x01ht softbank mobile made by htc, being connected via FON AP at home.

Posted in フォン, ソフトバンク, docomo, FON, htc, Japan, mobile, on the go, on+the+go, smart+phone, softbank, twitter, wifi, X01HT