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Scott Murphy's Blog – March 2009 Archive (3)

Virtual Singer Hatsune Miku

Here is an interesting case of music technology making history.

Last week the number 4 album in Japan's billboard charts (oricon chart) was by a virtual singer. The album called 'supercell' was released by Sony Music as a compilation of songs created using a software called 'Hatsune Miku'.

Hatsune Miku (初音ミク)is a music software released in later 2007 that uses vocaloid technology developed by Yamaha. Using Hatsune… Continue

Added by Scott Murphy on March 21, 2009 at 12:00am — 3 Comments

Social Business Cards from Europe - Poken

Social business cards called Poken seem to be spreading in Europe and now they are expanding into

Japan. Poken is a little usb key chain that stores your social media informaton. At social events, you can quickly share this information with other Poken users by touching each others Poken. You can then go home, plug in the USB and you are… Continue

Added by Scott Murphy on March 18, 2009 at 9:30am — 5 Comments

Creative Blog Widgets in Japan

In my daily read of Japanese blogs, I come across some pretty cool blog widgets (or 'blog parts' as they are called in Japan). Here are some that I thought were pretty nifty:

Two Essential Widgets for Japanese Bloggers These first two widgets are very common and are used by many bloggers to analyze/promote their website. If you plan to start a blog in Japanese, I would highly recommend them.

Awasete… Continue

Added by Scott Murphy on March 5, 2009 at 11:09pm — 6 Comments


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