History

2000 - 2009

2000
6

Found Media Socket Inc at Konan Minato-ku, Tokyo

8

Launch Multi-media greeting e-mail service for feature phones

2001
2

Launch Emotional search ringtone service
Develop music database

3

Move to Ichiban-cho Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo

12

Develop JAVA mail application for feature phones

2002
12

Establish subsidiary in Silicon Valley, US

2003
4

Receive award in communication application at BREW AWARD, US
(Also in 2005, 2006)

2004
12

Develop first product music recognizing mobile application

2005
3

Move to Toranomon Minato-ku, Tokyo

6

Cooperation with KDDI for music search service application

10

Launch E-mail service “Decogirl” for mobile phones

2006
9

Business and capital alliance with KDDI

2007
1

Develop ”au Music Player”

2

Launch “LISMO Music Search”

8

Company name changed to Sockets Inc.

2008
6

Develop video database (MSDB)
Launch “LISMO VIDEO Search”

2009
3

Offer Comic search service to NTT docomo

4

Listed at the Tokyo Stock Exchange Mothers

5

Develop “au Book Player”

8

Moved to Sendagaya Shibuya-ku, Tokyo

2010 - 2017

2010
6

Acquired Privacy Mark

10

Offer Recommendation service to Rakuten Books

2011
1

Launch Internet Simultaneous FM broadcast service “LISMO WAVE” with KDDI

9

Offer Recommendation service to TSUTAYA ONLINE

2012
4

Offer Recommendation service to UNEXT

8

Underwriting of capital increases of T.C.FACTORY

2013
6

Launched personalized radio “LIFE’s radio”

8

Business and capital alliance with Culture Convenience Club

9

Established joint enterprise with Culture Convenience Club

2014
1

Offer Person Profile data to Yahoo! search

5

Business alliance with RecoChoku Co.Ltd

Offer Recommendation service to au “Video Pass”

2015
5

Offer Personalized recommendation service to NTT docomo “dHits”

2016
2

Offer Personalized recommendation service to “RecoChoku Best”

8

Offer Music database, Recommendation engine and Music distribution system to “Rakuten Music”

10

Offer New recommendation service to NTT docomo “dHits”

2017
1

Offer Recommendation service to LINE MUSIC Corporation“LINE MUSIC”

3

Business alliance with FISCO Ltd.

5

Offer video database to HJ Holdings, Inc. “Hulu”

8

Offer Produce Planning Analysis “Artist Analytics” utilizing human emotional AI(artificial intelligence) for record company

9

Offer New recommendation service to KDDI “Uta Pass”

10

Offer music database to Yahoo! search

12

Offer Person database license to NTT docomo

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