Here it is. The future is closer than we think.
They’re trying to become a next Twitter/Facebook.
This interactive map can show us how famous sites are big. And you can compare sites.
If you look for .jp sites and zoom it up, you can see Japan version of the map. Here is the biggest one.
Decided to disable Google Instant Search option which removes my keywords when I search in Japanese. That’s useful but not for Japanese search. Especially for Safari users like me.
We have too many places to update our status or pictures recently. The latest web innovations made us easy to connect to the world but at a time, it gave us too many options.
We’re in a complicated situation again. But I believe we stepped forward, and got a lot more opportunities with the huge innovations.
So I tried to make 3 steps to make things clear. My goal is to find out how I can use multiple social platforms efficiently without extra effort. I hope this post helps you to find your own way to connect to the new social world.
Today Google announced some updates about Google+. And now they make it public for all users using Google service. And Google put the impressive ad on Google.com. Did you already noticed? I suppose no one can ignore it.
Here is an obvious thing. Foursquare and its clones including Japan made clones have to be happy with the Facebook’s decision about their location service.
Anyway, they must have ideal strategies to beat their enemies. There’re a lot of clones here in Japan now. A big difference between Foursquare and Japan made clones is mobile clients. Most of Japan made clones support typical Japanese mobile phones unlike iOS/Android devices. It means they’re based on Japanese mobile phone culture. This difference is making some innovative movement right now. They get some ideas from typical Japanese mobile phones.
Kevin posted what he thought on his blog.
The big news here isn’t really the functionality of
PownceBuzz, but that Google is boldly integrating this directly into their Gmail product
And he listed up his requests. Google Buzz is definitely in a beta stage but they’ve launched to get opinions and I know they will learn from it. Try the current version and give your opinions through the web.
Did you see the super bowl ad by Google? Here is the one.
Looks nice and I love this concept but it wasn’t impressed me so much. Because Google is always running same kind of ads in Japan these days. TOO MANY TIMES.
One of the Japanese version is like this:
And you can find another here.
I prefer super bowl one.
Just installed the Google mobile app for my iPhone and tried a voice searching feature. Voice searching itself is not a surprising feature but when it works with iPhone, some big paradigm change may happen.
Watch a video from Google.
GPS, phone etc… The app have possibilities.