Category: mixi

mixi is mix + i

The art of messaging

Sending email to your friend is to force the recipient to read the message. It works as long as there’s a trust friendship between sender and receiver, though I’d admit that not all such messages are comfortable in my experiences.

Posted in messaging, mixi, SNS, tumblr, twitter

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

The use of premium pricing at Mixi

As I updated in another post, MIXI now requries the mobile phone email validated before signing up for the new account, which in effect means the new user must be a mobile phone holder possibly residing in Japan. On one

Posted in mixi

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

how the word-of-mouth catches up

Obviously Softbank mobile X01 HT is backed up by mass advertising (I mean, indirectly), while mylo and fon not backed up by mass advertising. H01 curve is steep, others’ more slow and gradual in mixi community size comparison. But hey

Posted in FON, H01+XT, La+Fonera, marketing, media, mixi, mylo, softbank, X01HT

FON map for Japan

Tatsuya at FON community inside mixi nicely developed the FON map for Japan (in Japanese) because the official one seems to contain inaccurate information. At the timing of this writing, there are only two access points declared here; yet I

Posted in ミクシィ, フォン, FON, google map, mixi, wifi, wireless

Netvibes meets mixi

  Netvibes meets mixi, originally uploaded by Daioh. I happened to notice this photo in the flickr. Suppose this is the reflection of the recent upgrade by netvibes. Anyway, I think Im gonna try this out.

Posted in mixi, netvibes

Mixi going public in September

Here’s Fukumimi report (via gen kanai). CNET Japan (in Japanese). Update: According to Nikkei, its valuation based on bookbuilding method is said to be about $ 1.09 billion (let dollar =100 yen for convenience). If we devide it by the

Posted in IPO, mixi