Category: google

google map de wifi

here is wifi access points I use (at least once).View Larger MapPlease give me an email at kenji [at] kenjimori [dot] com if you can collaborate on this Google Map de wifi access. I will send you an invitation.

Posted in 公衆無線, docomo, FON, google, google map, mzone, netvibes, wifi, wireless, yahoo+BB

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

msft and yhoo deal summarized in fewer than 140 characters.

I like the succinct summary of the Microsoft and Yahoo deal in fewer than 140 characters, by Ev of twitter.

Posted in google, microsoft, twitter, yahoo

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

Find folks via gmail being disabled, tentatively or what?

I have found “find folks via gmail” feature in twitter, linkedin, facebook, and plaxo quite powerful and, as Fred Wilson described, inherent in social networking.  To me, the situation is, in a way, the gmail database being utilized (exploited?)by other platforms especially facebook,

Posted in facebook, fred wilson, gmail, google, linkedin, social media, social networking, twitter

The definition of “new” (now) is being changed by twitter

With increased update cycle, blog posts once changed the definition of “new”(or “now”) that we had used to with the traditional media, broadcast or print. I think now is the time to re-define “new” (or “now”) again with twitter, which

Posted in blog, google, media, mybloglog, platform, publish, technorati, twitter, twittersearch

Google Japan offers mobile gmail

Here is annoucement from Google Japan in Japanese, I could not figure out that when I first read this. But, according to Markezine (in Japanese), Google Japan now offers mobile Gmail; namely, Docomo, AU, and Softbank. Yes, Softbank, which is

Posted in au, ソフトバンク, docomo, gmail, google, mobile, mobile+gmail, softbank, yahoo

GooTubeに対抗する連合結成-TechcrunchがScoop (in Ja)

As I was gonna go to bed in 2 a.m in Tokyo, this news just caught my eyes and I couldn’t help briefly translating the original techcrunch post. Here it goes in ja: Google YouTubeに対抗するオンラインビデオ共有サービスが、ジョイントベンチャーという形態で今年の夏に始動する模様です。これはまだ未発表なんだけれども、TechCrunchのスクープです。ジョイントベンチャーに顔を並べたのは米既存メディアの大手で、確認されただけでも、MySpaceを有するNewsCorpとNBC/Universal. 先日GooTubeを訴えたViacomが参画してるかどうかは不明。また、コンテンツの流通(検索および紹介、リンクで)は、AOL, MySpace, MSN,そして Yahooが提携すると。Google GooTube包囲網といってもいい。単純に規模でいえば相当のものになる。

Posted in メディア, google, GooTube, MySpace, rights+shift, YouTube