We hope you all enjoy rainy season now because it’s gonna get hot-hot-hot real soon! So, with that in mind, your hard-working MoMo Tokyo team looks forward to chill’in with everyone at Sam and Dave’s on July 14th while taking in a couple of super-interesting presentations coming from the good folks at Xtone and Niwango. See ya there!
Sadayuki Matsumoto – Chief Web Director – Xtone Ltd. .PDF
Sadayuki Matsumoto, co-founder of Xtone Ltd, is Director of Operations at Xtone. Xtone launched “trunc”, an Ajax driven web-based home page, in September 2007 as a first personalized homepage service specialized for Japanese web apps. The initial idea was to create a personalized page in how Japanese users could create and control all the services without visiting websites back and forth. From February 2008, Xtone launched “trunc mobile” in which people could access “trunc” by cell-phones (DoCoMo/au/SoftBank/WILLCOM). “trunc” and “trunc mobile” allow users to check their favorite gadgets from either PC or cell-phone. For more details, visit http://trunc.jp.
Tomohito Kinose – Director – Niwango, Inc. .PDF
Tomohito Kinose, also Director at Xtone, was in charge of the development of “Niwango”, a mobile web service where users can send questions and obtain information via email correspondence. By providing the service via mobile email, users can be more comitted and feel closer to Niwango, since mobile emails are closer to the daily life than web in Japan. Niwango offers other popular services such as novel games and blog feeds via mobile email.
He also takes part in planning & development of “Nico Nico Douga“, which is a video sharing community site with many communicative features. While there are many video sharing websites, Nico Nico Douga is known it’s original interface where users can comment on the on-going video realtime. This feature lets the users share the emotions and sympathise, and is highly evaluated. There is also a mobile version on Nico Nico Douga which provides unlimited video view, just like the PC version. He’s a chief management director for “Nico Nico Ichiba”, a user customizable affiliate program placed below the videos for Nico Nico Douga.
Date: Monday, 14 July 2008 :: 18:30 – 22:30
Venue: Sam and Daves in Akasaka — GMAP
Admission: ¥1,000 with Advance Registration – OR – ¥2,000 at the door
Complimentary drink ticket for the 1st 200 pre-registered guests!
18:30 – Doors Open
19:00 – Welcome/introduction
19:15 – First presentation
19:45 – Second presentation
20:15 – Q & A
20:30 – Networking
21:30 – Last Call
22:00 – Close