Serkan Toto

Dr. Serkan Toto is CEO & Founder of Tokyo-based Kantan Games Inc., an independent game industry consultancy focused on the Japanese market.

He is sept-lingual, holds an MBA and is a PhD in economics.

The Latest from Serkan Toto

From The Infinity Ventures Summit In Kyoto/Japan: 12 Japanese Startups Set Out Their Pitches

Japanese VC firm <a target="_blank" href="http://www.infinityventures.com/eng/">Infinity Venture Partners</a> is organizing the so-called <a target="_blank" href="http://www.infinityventures.com/iv

From The Infinity Ventures Summit In Kyoto/Japan: 12 Demos From Japanese Startups

Japanese VC firm <a target="_blank" href="http://www.infinityventures.com/eng/">Infinity Venture Partners</a> has organized the so-called <a target="_blank" href="http://www.infinityventures.com/ivs/e

Moglue Lets Authors Create And Publish Interactive Ebooks On iOS And Android The Simple Way

New York- and Seoul-based <a target="_blank" href="http://www.moglue.com/">Moglue</a> (last year's <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2011/10/31/moglue-lets-anyone-make-a-childrens-book-for-tablets/

DeployGate: Simple, Over-The-Air, Real-Time App Beta Testing Comes To Android

It's no secret that developing and testing Android applications can <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/05/11/this-is-what-developing-for-android-looks-like/">be</a> <a href="https://beta.techcr

Moglue Makes It Dead Simple For Anyone To Create And Publish Interactive Ebooks

Creating and publishing content-rich, interactive ebooks without programming skills or distribution power: that's the problem New York- and Seoul-based startup <a href="http://www.moglue.com/">Moglue

Manila-Based Social Music Service Twitmusic Makes It Into 500 Startups

A big domestic market of 92 million people, English as an official language, a large IT talent pool, and a strategic location in South East Asia: the Philippines surely has the potential to become the

Gnzo Is Instagram For Video And A Flashy Multi-Video Viewer In One

<a href="http://gnzo.com">Gnzo</a>, the video startup that made its <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2010/09/27/fabric-video-want-to-change-the-way-you-search-for-videos/">debut</a> at TechCrunch

MEDIAS ES N-05D: NEC’s New Android Phone Is 6.7mm Thin, Connects To Casio’s G-SHOCK GB-6900

<a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/tag/nec">NEC</a> did it again: about 11 months after unveiling the <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2011/02/21/first-pics-of-the-worlds-thinnest-smartphone-the

WiGig: Panasonic Tablet Wirelessly Transmits A Full DVD Video In 60 Seconds (Video)

<a href="http://wirelessgigabitalliance.org">WiGig</a>, a multi-gigabit speed wireless communications technology, was first announced back in 2009, but it took companies like <a href="https://beta.tec

nanox: High-Quality iPod nano Watch Conversion Kit

Do you own the latest version of the iPod nano (sixth generation)? Do you look for a way to turn it into a watch? If yes, then this watch conversion kit might be the right solution for you. Dubbed <a

NEC Forecasts $1.3 Billion Loss, Ready To Cut 10,000 Jobs Worldwide

Bad news from Japanese tech powerhouse <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/tag/nec/">NEC</a>: the company yesterday <a href="http://www.nec.co.jp/ir/en/pdf/library/120126/120126_01.pdf">announced</a>

Disney, Q-pot Choco, Honey Bee: Japan Gets 3 Extra-Cute Android Phones

<a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/tag/android">Android</a> adoption is growing rapidly in Japan, with local handset manufacturers doing everything they can in order to meet the demands of customers

BookPlace DB50: Toshiba Introduces Android-Based Color E-Book Reader

Following <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2010/11/16/flepia-lite-fujitsu-shows-new-color-e-book-reader-video/">Fujitsu</a>, another Japanese electronics maker is ready to sell color e-book reader

Nintendo Reports US$630 Million Net Loss Between April And December 2011, Announces Wii U For 2012

<a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2011/12/22/report-nintendo-4-million-3ds/">3DS sales have picked up lately</a>, but <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/tag/nintendo">Nintendo</a>'s financial num

Japan’s NICT Creates Quantum Dots To Boost Optic Fiber Bandwidth By 7-10 Times, Shoot High-Res Pictures Of Molecules (Video)

A team of researchers at the Photonic Network Research Institute of Japan's <a href="http://www.nict.go.jp/en/index.html">National Institute of Information and Communications</a> Technology (NICT) has

The Nikkei: Sony Interested In Buying A 20%-30% Stake In Olympus

More news on the <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/tag/sony">Sony</a>-<a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/tag/olympus/">Olympus</a> alliance that's <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/01/23/

Report: Olympus In Final Stages Of Negotiations To Partner With Sony

It would be a tie-up between two giants: Diamond Weekly, a major Japanese business journal, is <a href="http://diamond.jp/articles/-/15791">reporting</a> [JP] on its website today that <a href="https:

Hitachi And Mitsubishi Stop Domestic Production Of TVs, Optical Discs

Two big Japanese electronics companies, namely <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/tag/hitachi">Hitachi</a> and <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/tag/mitsubishi">Mitsubishi</a>, are to stop produc

Snake Camouflage: Japan Gets Exclusive Metal Gear Solid 3DS System

Resident Evil isn’t the only big video game series that made the news in Nippon today: Konami announced [JP] the so-called METAL GEAR SOLID SNAKE EATER 3D PREMIUM PACKAGE for the Japanese market

Capcom Announces Surprising November Release For Resident Evil 6 (First Trailer)

One of the world's biggest video game franchises is getting a new title: Capcom today <a href="http://www.capcom.co.jp/ir/english/news/html/e120120.html">announced</a> <a href="http://www.capcom.co.jp
Load More