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Things I find in my social search of Asia.
Curated by Greg C Viloria
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Virtual women lure men to Japan's vending machines

Virtual women lure men to Japan's vending machines | Social Greg's Asia Scoop | Scoop.it
Call it AI coffee, or a silly gimmick, but you can download a female friend who lives in your local coffee vending machine.
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Twitter 'too open, too crowded'

Twitter 'too open, too crowded' | Social Greg's Asia Scoop | Scoop.it
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Twitter 'too open, too crowded'
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Seoul - Too open. Too crowded. Too difficult. That's why some Twitter users in South Korea and Japan say they are spending less time on the site or have quit for other services.
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Telepathy One Creator Takahito Iguchi: Technologically & Linguistically Inspiring (VIDEO)

Telepathy One Creator Takahito Iguchi: Technologically & Linguistically Inspiring (VIDEO) | Social Greg's Asia Scoop | Scoop.it
Telepathy, a small tech firm currently developing the Telepathy One augmented reality headset, Japan's only real Google Glass competitor, has a very interesting man in charge.
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Nokia: A lesson in how high-tech flyers can fall fast - The Economic Times

Nokia: A lesson in how high-tech flyers can fall fast - The Economic Times | Social Greg's Asia Scoop | Scoop.it
In just five years Nokia fell from dominating the mobile phone industry to abandoning the handset business.
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Nerd Stalker: Event Report - DG717 Tech Incubator Launches in SF

Nerd Stalker: Event Report - DG717 Tech Incubator Launches in SF | Social Greg's Asia Scoop | Scoop.it
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What is the biggest hit product of 2013 in Japan?

What is the biggest hit product of 2013 in Japan? | Social Greg's Asia Scoop | Scoop.it
Nikkei Trendy, the magazine published by Nikkei Business Publications, Inc., announced the biggest hit products of 2013 yesterday. The event has become one of the annual highlights of seeing what each year was like.
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To Expand Offshore Power, Japan Builds Floating Windmills

To Expand Offshore Power, Japan Builds Floating Windmills | Social Greg's Asia Scoop | Scoop.it
The project’s backers say that offshore windmills could be a breakthrough for this energy-poor nation.
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Meet the man on a shopper bike who is instagramming Japan, one wheelie at a time

Meet the man on a shopper bike who is instagramming Japan, one wheelie at a time | Social Greg's Asia Scoop | Scoop.it
Amongst the vapour trails, coffee cups and the selfies, you occasionally see a refreshingly different kind of photo on Instagram.
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Manga Generator lets you step inside a Japanese manga comic

Manga Generator lets you step inside a Japanese manga comic | Social Greg's Asia Scoop | Scoop.it
 
Manga Generator, under development by the Shirai Lab. at the Kanagawa Institute of Technology, lets you create your own personalized manga comic.
"For a story created in advance, you take up your desired pose.
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Uber Enters Asia Slowly—And with On-Demand Ice Cream

Uber Enters Asia Slowly—And with On-Demand Ice Cream | Social Greg's Asia Scoop | Scoop.it

In many Asian cities, a wait for a taxi during peak hours can seem interminable. Uber, an app-based private car service, which aims to become "Everyone's Private Driver", has begun its rollout in Asia to hopefully end that.

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Why Samsung is winning the smartphone war in China - Business Spectator

Why Samsung is winning the smartphone war in China - Business Spectator | Social Greg's Asia Scoop | Scoop.it
Why Samsung is winning the smartphone war in China
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... winning the smartphone war in China. Melanie Lee and Miyoung Kim - Reuters 5 min ago. Technology · Mobility.
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Line messaging app surpasses 200 million user mark

Line messaging app surpasses 200 million user mark | Social Greg's Asia Scoop | Scoop.it
The 2-year-old mobile messaging and sticker app, immensely popular in Asian countries, is now trying to take over the rest of the world.
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Internet Explorer Blamed for Enabling Large-Scales Hacks in Korea

Internet Explorer Blamed for Enabling Large-Scales Hacks in Korea | Social Greg's Asia Scoop | Scoop.it
Korea's dependence on ActiveX and Internet Explorer has made it vulnerable to large scale hacks, experts say.
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Japanese Messaging App Line Boasts Of 300M Registered Users. Targets 500M by 2014 - Business 2 Community

Japanese Messaging App Line Boasts Of 300M Registered Users. Targets 500M by 2014 - Business 2 Community | Social Greg's Asia Scoop | Scoop.it
Japanese Messaging App Line Boasts Of 300M Registered Users. Targets 500M by 2014 http://t.co/COwktwjqWo
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A visual history of Microsoft's anime fetish

A visual history of Microsoft's anime fetish | Social Greg's Asia Scoop | Scoop.it
Yesterday, the world was introduced to Inori Aizawa, an anime character created to promote Internet Explorer in Singapore. Many saw the move as unusual, but some of Microsoft's Asia-based...
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Japan Night VI Shows Off the Diversity of Japanese Startups

Japan Night VI Shows Off the Diversity of Japanese Startups | Social Greg's Asia Scoop | Scoop.it
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Confused By China's Social Networks? Here's A Simple Infographic Showing Their US-Based Equivalents

Confused By China's Social Networks? Here's A Simple Infographic Showing Their US-Based Equivalents | Social Greg's Asia Scoop | Scoop.it
Four of the world's 12 top social networks are in China. (A quick guide to China's social networks - Business Insider http://t.co/fRn63w1P8c)
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The iPhone Rules Japan

The iPhone Rules Japan | Social Greg's Asia Scoop | Scoop.it
Japan's Best Selling Mobile Telecommunications DeviceWell yes, we're talking about the "smartphone," but any reasonable person would agree that the word "phone" is really becoming superflous, vestigial; an evolutionary appendix, if you will, in...
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Fatal addiction: Authors accuse Apple of destroying Japan's tech industry

Fatal addiction: Authors accuse Apple of destroying Japan's tech industry | Social Greg's Asia Scoop | Scoop.it
The gadget maker is humbling Japan’s once proud electronics industry, and may kill it.
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Toilet hacking concern

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The rise of computerised toilets in Japan has sparked concerns by a US security company that the devices could be hacked by saboteurs who could make the commodes repeatedly flush or squirt water at the user.
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Japan's Traditional Sushi Now Comes with Futuristic Technology

Japan's Traditional Sushi Now Comes with Futuristic Technology | Social Greg's Asia Scoop | Scoop.it
With its masters required to hone their skills over decades, sushi in Japan is steeped in tradition. But it is also often a high-tech operation...
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Samsung reportedly close to buying German OLED provider Novaled for more than $200m

Samsung reportedly close to buying German OLED provider Novaled for more than $200m | Social Greg's Asia Scoop | Scoop.it
Samsung is close to buying Germany's Novaled, a company specializing in organic light-emitting diode (OLED) technologies for lighting up smartphone and television screens, for more ...
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Google Lets You Climb Mount Fuji With Street View

Google Lets You Climb Mount Fuji With Street View | Social Greg's Asia Scoop | Scoop.it
Google is sending you on a virtual vacation with new Street View imagery of Mt. Fuji, showing what it's like for trekkers to climb up the rocky terrain.
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Google’s YouTube Space production studio arrives in Asia with new Tokyo location

Google’s YouTube Space production studio arrives in Asia with new Tokyo location | Social Greg's Asia Scoop | Scoop.it
Google has opened its third YouTube Space production facility and its first in Asia-Pacific after announcing YouTube Space Tokyo on Thursday. The company opened its first YouTube Space location in....
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