Ericsson Mobile Business Innovation Forum – Tokyo

Ericsson Mobile Business Innovation Forum Tokyo: Ericsson held the Mobile Business Innovation Forum in the Roppongi Hills Tower in Tokyo on October 31 and November 1, 2013 delivering a great overview of the push and pull of the mobile communications industry: technology push, M2M and user pull, as well as how the mobile operators between […]

Yamaha Mobile Orchestra – mobile phones musical instruments

Using the motion, acceleration and position sensors to convert smart phones into musical instruments Yamaha Mobile Orchestra uses mobile phones equipped with motion and acceleration sensors as musical instruments Copyright (c) 2008-2013 Eurotechnology Japan KK All Rights Reserved

Mobile music taking off in Japan

i-Tunes Music Store (ITMS) kick-started internet music downloads in Japan i-Tunes Music Store (ITMS) kick-started internet music downloads in Japan, which were falling just before ITMS arrived: i-Tunes & i-Pod themselves are under attack in Japan i-Tunes & i-Pod themselves are under attack by KDDI‘s “au Listen Mobile Service” – LISMO!, which includes sophisticated viral […]

Music phone for KDDI LISMO! mobile music service including 4 GigaByte Hard Disk launched

Music player phone for KDDI LISMO mobile music service LISMO! competing with iPod and iTunes In the last few days KDDI/AU‘s “MUSIC-HDD” phone (W41T by Toshiba) went on sale nationwide in Japan. The W41T includes a 4 Gigabyte 0.85 inch (22.6mm) diameter Hard Disk Drive (HDD), and can store roughly 2000 full songs. This storage […]

NTT Docomo acquisitions: Tower Records – No music, no life!

Docomo acquires music retail know-how and a laboratory for mobile payments at the point-of-sale NTT Docomo acquisitions: 32.34% of Tower Records a major share of Japan’s second largest Credit Card issuer Nikkei reports several NTT Docomo acquisitions: DoCoMo will use a total investment of around YEN 10 Billion (approx US$ 100 million) to acquire 32.24% […]

Chaku-Uta-Full: 5 million mobile music downloads in Japan

KDDI pioneers full lengths mobile music song downloads via 3G Chaku Uta Full achieves 5 million downloads by April 3, 2005 KDDI/AU announced that 5 Millions Chaku-Uta-Full songs have been downloaded until April 3, 2005. Download our 230 page analysis of KDDI/AU Download our “mobile music” report Note added: on June 15, 2005, KDDI reported […]

Chaku-uta-full: 3 million mobile music downloads

Japan is the pioneer of mobile music Ringing tones and mobile music are pioneered in Japan Put until mid-2004, cumulatively KDDI (Japan’s No. 2 mobile operator) sold more “chaku-uta” mobile music song clips in Japan alone than Apple sold music via iTunes globally. This fact shows both the power of mobile music, and also the […]

Music on mobile – as a killer application

More Chaku-Uta mobile music downloads by KDDI in Japan than by Apple’s iTunes globally Turns out that music is a killer application on mobile – we are working on a number of projects in the mobile music field. We just completed our “Mobile Music Japan” report. With an incredibly much smaller potential customer base KDDI/AU […]

Ig Nobel Prize for Peace to the inventor of Karaoke

There is a saying the that the Prophet is not recognized within his/her own country – and I think that the inventor of Karaoke, Inoue Daisuke (井上 大佑) is not as famous in his own country as he deserves – but he was now recognized for his outstanding invention by the “Ig Nobel Prize” committee […]

iTunes versus Chaku-Uta downloads – Mobile Music Rocks…

until mid-2004 KDDI sells more chaku-uta mobile music downloads in Japan than iTunes globally It’s tempting to compare iTunes and Chaku-Uta statistics to get a feel for the meaning of the Motorola-iTunes deal. Here we go: More about Japanese telecom sector and mobile in Japan: Eurotechnology Japan report on Japan’s telecom sector More about Mobile […]

Global Mobile phone ring tone market

Global mobile phone ring tone market (source: Consect LLC, WSJ) in 2004: W Europe: US$ 1.5 billion (37.5%) Japan: US$ 1.0 billion (24.0%) Korea: US$ 0.5 billion (12.5%) US: US$ 0.3 billion (7.5%) ROW: US$ 0.7 billion (17.5%) ——————————— Total: US$ 4.0 billion (100%) see: “Mobile Music in Japan” (report, pdf file) Copyright·©1997-2013 ·Eurotechnology Japan […]

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