Archive for March, 2008

March 30th, 2008

URL Referencing in Japan

I have a new article up on I write about one of the methods for URL referencing in Japan. We have several interesting ways to refer toURLs here in Japan. I have written about QRCodes before, there is also a large number of advertisements in Japan that simply show the word you should search […]

March 21st, 2008

Kevin Rose is copying me!

Mike vs Kevin

I just read that Kevin Rose is growing a mustache for Amsterdam… surely Kevin has some more original ideas as I managed to do that already several weeks ago as my own special tribute to Holland when I visited Amsterdam and Utrecht to sit on the jury of the Dutch-Japan GameJam. See here proof and […]

March 19th, 2008

New articles up on Japan Times and The Next Web

Japan Times just published my latest article for their technology section, Techno Times. This time I am writing about the Japan GameJam, for which I was invited to go over to The Netherlands a week and a half ago. I was over there with my business partner, Marc Wesseling, to give a lecture about mobile […]

March 12th, 2008

Press Army : the beginning

Last night (Tuesday 11th March), we launched a new project from UltraSuperNew Inc. called Press Army. We have had it being developed in the background for some time now and it has gone through various iterations before it arrived at the point where we are ready to start letting a limited number of outsiders in. […]

March 4th, 2008

As the world opens up, Mixi (Japan’s biggest SNS) starts a content ownership lockdown.

I will try not to double blog too much, so here is just a link to my post at TheNextWeb looking at the new Mixi terms of use policy that should impact a large number of people here in Japan. As the world opens up, Mixi (Japan’s biggest SNS) starts a content ownership lockdown.