Metaps Analytics can now combine TV, Internet, and Smartphone Advertisements with Website analytics.

TOKYO – December 2nd, 2015 – Metaps Inc. (HQ: Tokyo, Japan; CEO: Katsuaki Sato, hereafter “Metaps”) has added an enhanced function on Metaps Analytics. Users of Google Analytics can now check their statistics on Metaps Analytics. The data from smartphone and broadcast television advertisements will be consolidated with existing website tracking information.App publishers commonly use television advertisements to reach a mass audience. At the same time, video ads on smartphones are becoming more popular to complement broadcast television, which has become less relevant amongst the younger generation.

Metaps announces to be the first marketing partner of SEGA Networks’ global game publishing framework “goPlay” 〜Support smart device games to expand globally〜

TOKYO – November 26th, 2015 – Metaps Inc. (HQ: Tokyo, Japan; CEO: Katsuaki Sato, hereafter “Metaps”) and SEGA Games Co., Ltd. SEGA Networks Company. (HQ: Tokyo, Japan; CEO: Haruki Satomi, Company COO: Minoru Iwaki, hereafter “SEGA Networks”) announced that Metaps will be the first marketing partner of “goPlay”. SEGA Networks will introduce goPlay, a global smart device game publishing framework, Spring 2016.SEGA Networks provides “goPlay” together with Go Game Pte, Ltd. (HQ: Singapore; CEO:David Ng) through its business alliance and a capital tie-up. The framework assists developers to publish their games on both emerging markets, such as South Asia, South East Asia, Russia as well as on other global markets."Developers are struggling with high production costs and intense competition when it comes to gaming business for smart devices.Nevertheless, Japanese companies are eager to expand into Global market. However entry barriers to foreign markets exist, such as the market environment, culture and language

Approval for Listing on the Tokyo Stock Exchange (Mothers)

Metaps Inc. is pleased to announce the approval of its listing on the Mothers Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange today. Metaps’ common stock is scheduled to begin trading on the Mothers market at the opening of the market on Friday August 28th, 2015 JST.With regard to the announcement, we would like to express our sincere gratitude to our shareholders and all of our partners for their continued support and cooperation.Metaps will continuously strive for further expansion of our services such as “metaps” and “SPIKE”. Metaps will also improve our corporate values under our corporate mission statement, “To be the world's brain by empowering people to make smarter decisions.”

Metaps and Hakuhodo to develop TV commercial analytics for app developers

Metaps Inc. has announced a total marketing partnership targeting app developers with Japanese advertising agency Hakuhodo Inc. Both companies entered into this partnership to improve upon current methodology to calculate the performance of TV commercial campaigns by joint development of better analytics and visualization solutions. Intent is to make possible the prompt calculation of the correlation between TV commercial broadcasts and app downloads/other in-app activity, calculation of the ROI, user acquisition and conversion of a commercial on different mediums of user referrals. 

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