Former Square Enix President Yoichi Wada joins Metaps Board of Directors

Yoichi Wada, the former President of Square Enix, has joined the Metaps team as an outside director on the Board of Directors. Yoichi Wada's appointment to the Board of Directors is a strong addition to the Metaps management team, drawing upon his vast knowledge and experience in digital entertainment and finance, and over 10 years experience presiding over public companies.

Metaps announces $36 Million in Series C Funding

Metaps Inc. announced that they have completed a $36 million Series C round of financing, headed by pre-existing and multiple new stakeholders in Japan and with the participation of a Silicon Valley venture capital firm. Regarding the new business partnerships formed in this round of funding, plans are to reveal details later this year. CEO Katsuaki Sato commented, “At this stage of our growth we felt the timing was right to bring in more outside funding to help our AI and financial services initiatives reach the next level. We are already a trusted monetization partner for app developers worldwide, and we are expanding into a solutions provider for all e-commerce companies and smart device developers.”

Metaps and Space Shift begin joint research into a system that makes use of microsatellites and big data analysis to understand changes taking place on Earth 〜Aiming for a fusion of IT and space〜

Metaps (Tokyo, Shinjuku-Ku, President: Katsuaki Sato) is a company that supports the monetization of apps by utilizing data analysis and artificial intelligence. Space Shift (Tokyo, Minato-Ku, President : Naruki Kanemoto) is a company that has made use of microsatellites in space business development. Starting from today, Thursday, October 30th, 2014, these two companies will undertake joint research into a system that makes use of microsatellites and big data analysis to understand changes taking place on Earth.

Metaps Introduces Native Ad Platform to Zero Commission Smartphone Ad Network DirectAd

TOKYO-- Metaps announced the renewal release of zero commission CPC smartphone ad network DirectAd, (formerly known as DirectTap). A complete site redesign has gone live, introducing its new native advertising platform in detail. DirectAd Native Ad Format enables developers to customize the layout in their app without compromising user experience. Developers can now integrate advertisements into walls and timelines that blend into the natural environment of their apps. Through DirectAd, Metaps is committed to providing a variety of native advertising solutions to their network partners.

Metaps Establishes UK Subsidiary as Regional Headquarters for European Operations

Metaps Inc. (HQ: Tokyo, CEO: Katsuaki Sato, hereafter "Metaps") announced the establishment of a UK subsidiary as the regional headquarters for their European operations. Metaps is headquartered in Tokyo and now has offices throughout Asia and in San Francisco, in addition to London. Their app monetization platform ‘metaps’ has expanded globally and offers a “gateway to Asia” for developers looking to succeed in Asia.London was selected for their first European office due to the large presence of app developers in Western Europe. 

Metaps Platform Apps Surpass 1 Billion Downloads

TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Metaps Inc. (HQ: Tokyo, CEO: Katsuaki Sato, hereafter “Metaps”) announced that the total downloads of apps on the Android monetization platform 'metaps' has surpassed 1 billion. The metaps Platform consists of the DirectTAP, Exchanger and metaps offerwall products, providing a complete suite of monetization solutions to Android developers, reaching the 1 billion download milestone of the total downloads of apps that are on the metaps Platform. According to Metaps CEO Katsuaki Sato, this increase in scale of the metaps Platform can be attributed to their rapid growth and expansion in Asia. “Over the past year, we have entered 

Metaps: Announcing "DirectTAP", a New Freemium Ad Network with Zero Commissions

TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Metaps Inc. (Headquarters: Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan. CEO: Katsuaki Sato, hereafter “Metaps”) has officially released DirectTAP, an ad network that connects advertisers and app developers with zero commission. With recent ad technology advancements, anyone can put ads in apps or websites to earn revenue. However, the number of connecting services that take a cut of the advertising revenue has grown as well. Each of these middlemen is taking commissions to the point where the remaining ad revenue is reduced to razor thin margins. DirectTAP introduces a new way for app developers to directly earn the maximum advertisement revenue. 

Android Monetization Platform "metaps" and Korea's No.1 Mobile Messaging App Developer "Kakao" Announce Partnership Agreement

TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Metaps Inc. (HQ: Tokyo, Japan; CEO: Katsuaki Sato, hereafter “Metaps”) and KAKAO Corporation (HQ: Seoul, South Korea; Co-CEOs: JB Lee & Sirgoo Lee, hereafter “Kakao”) announced that they have entered into a new business partnership agreement for the Korean market. Since commencing their KakaoTalk service in March 2010, Kakao currently has more than 110 million registered users from 230 countries (13 languages) on its mobile messaging application and global mobile social platform. Furthermore, the Android device market share in South Korea has increased to over 80% of all smartphone OS, and through the alliance between Metaps, a monetization platform provider for Android developers around the world, KakaoGame developers will receive increased backing for their monetization and promotion needs. Through this new partnership, Metaps will also be able to reach out to the numerous developers of big hit titles in Korea, and further contribute to the 

Android Traffic Exchange Network "metaps Exchanger" Has Surpassed 200 Million Downloads Globally

TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Metaps Inc. (HQ: Tokyo, CEO: Katsuaki Sato, hereafter "Metaps") developer of the Android app monetization platform, 'metaps' has announced that downloads of “metaps Exchanger” from participant partner apps has surpassed 200 million downloads. This milestone has been achieved due to an increase in developers who are adopting Exchanger from Asia and North America. The app icon optimization feature is quickly becoming popular among game and non-game app developers. Metaps is an Android monetization platform that supports developers with tools to attract customers, monetize free-to-play users, increase engagement, and maximize the lifetime value of their apps. Metaps is aspiring to create an environment that facilitates sustainable monetization for these app developers at a global scale. About metaps Exchanger Android Apps that are integrated with metaps Exchanger can show full screen ads at any point inside their app. Based on the number of times the 

Metaps Officially Commences Service of "metaps Exchanger" - A Network for User Traffic Exchange and Optimization of Icons for Android Apps

TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Metaps Inc. (HQ: Tokyo, CEO: Katsuaki Sato, hereafter “Metaps”) developer of the Android app monetization platform, ‘metaps’ has announced the commencement of a new service called ‘metaps Exchanger’ for Android apps, that allows the mutual exchange of user traffic between participant apps on the network, and performance optimization of their app icons. Mutual Exchange of Traffic Android Apps that are integrated with metaps Exchanger can show full screen ads at any point inside their app. Based on the number of times the developer shows the ads, they will proportionally receive the right for their own icon to be displayed in other metaps Exchanger integrated apps. Therefore, just by showing the metaps Exchanger ads in their own app, developers are given the chance to acquire users at no cost - A great prospect for developers who do not have the budget to launch large scale acquisition campaigns. Furthermore, only 2 lines of code are required to be added, and can take