Twitter is rabidly popular in Japan, as shown by a new tweet record it set this month, but other American social networks like Facebook have been slow to catch on there. What can Twitter teach American product developers about hitting it big in Asia?
In the business of retail, getting people in the door is treated more like art than science. But a new Tokyo software company thinks that tracking customers like online media do in cyberspace could lead to huge boosts in retail business. If the company’s theory is proven to work, it will make Locarise among the first enterprise startups in Asia to make it big in the West.