If you remember Christopher Billich from Infinita, Japan. He visited us during MobileMonday Indonesia launch on December 2007 sharing the great things about mobile industry in Japan. You can still grab his slides “Mobile 2.0 and Next Generation of Mobile Applications” here.
Infinita have just released three new reports on the top mobile social networking services in Japan. Without a doubt, all three – mobagetown, GREE and mixi – are doing some incredibly cool things in terms of service design, strategy and business model that are highly relevant to social networking plays, advertisers/brands, agencies, carriers and mobile games studios/publishers trying to figure out the SNS equation on mobile anywhere.
mobagetown Research Report (V2.0) – 206 pages
“Social Networking, Games and Avatars: The Incredible Success Story of
Japan’s No. 1 Mobile Portal”
Mobile GREE Research Report (V1.0) – 180 pages
“Rags to Riches: GREE’s Transformation into a Top Player”
mixi Mobile Research Report (V2.0) – 111 pages
“Going Mobile: Japan’s Most Successful Social Networking Service on the Big Small Screen”
All three are priced at US$ 3,000 each for a company license; they also distribute them as a bundle for US$ 6,750: