NewsPicks Selected as One of Google Play’s “Best Apps of 2016”


The "NewsPicks" business news platform, which is operated by the Uzabase, Inc. (Headquarters: Shibuya-ku, Tokyo; Co-CEOs: Ryosuke Niino, Yusuke Umeda; TSE Mothers Securities Code: 3966) group company NewsPicks, Inc. (Headquarters: Shibuya, Tokyo; CEO: Yusuke Umeda), was selected as one of Google Play's "Best Apps of 2016" (operated by Google) in the "Best Local Apps" category.

The list of best apps for 2016 was an original selection by Google Play aiming to highlight apps that had garnered attention in Japan throughout the year. NewsPicks was selected as one Japan’s best local apps.


“Best Apps of 2016”


Going forward, NewsPicks will continue to enhance the platform as a service for increasing the convenience of the daily acquisition of information for businesspeople.


About NewsPicks


NewsPicks is an economic news platform equipped with social networking functions. In addition to articles from 90 foreign and domestic media outlets, such as The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, and The New York Times, the service also delivers original articles by the NewsPicks editorial staff. NewsPicks users can check comments by prominent figures and experts from a variety of industries, thereby gaining an understanding of news from various perspectives.


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Company Information


Company Name: Uzabase, Inc.
Date of Establishment: 1 April 2008
Representatives: Co-Chief Executive Officers Ryosuke Niino, Yusuke Umeda
Registered Capital: JPY 2,560 million (as of end-November 2016)
Address: 10F, Ebisu First Square, 1-18-14 Ebisu, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0013


Company Name: NewsPicks, Inc.
Date of Establishment: 1 April 2015
Representatives: Chief Executive Officer Yusuke Umeda
Address: 10F, Ebisu First Square, 1-18-14 Ebisu, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0013


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