Posts Tagged: hiroshi mikitani

Japan’s tech titans are doing the Ice Bucket Challenge too

Japan's tech elite are keeping the focus on charity.

  • August 21, 2014
  • at 2:02 pm
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Rakuten wants to see Viber getting a million new users per day

Last month, Rakuten (JSD:4755) acquired Viber messaging app in a $900 million deal as the Japanese ecommerce titan tries to diversify and be...

  • March 6, 2014
  • at 2:50 pm
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Rakuten’s CEO Hiroshi Mikitani on his Company’s ‘Englishnization’ [Live blog]

At the Foreign Correspondents Club of Japan, Rakuten (JSD:4755) CEO Hiroshi Mikitani gave a talk on the progress of his company’s R...

  • June 29, 2012
  • at 11:47 am
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Rakuten Coming to Malaysia, Will Launch Online Shopping Mall in Late 2012

Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten (JSD:4755) has been pretty busy of late, just a week ago announcing that it would be the lead investor of ...

  • May 24, 2012
  • at 3:15 pm
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Japanese Online Retail Giant Rakuten Set to Acquire eBook Service Kobo

Japanese online retailer Rakuten announced today that it has agreed to acquire eReading platform Kobo, a Canada-based company, for $315 mill...

  • November 9, 2011
  • at 9:00 am
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Before it comes to San Francisco, meet the fresh face of Japanese digital design

Goodpatch, a young design firm in Tokyo, is becoming the company of choice for many in the tech community. It's CEO, Naofumi Tsuchiya, drop...

  • July 7, 2014
  • at 11:04 am
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Mikitani: “They were wrong about Rakuten, about e-commerce”

I love it when big name entrepreneurs have blogs. There’s always interesting tips and stories to follow. This time it comes from Hiros...

  • October 26, 2012
  • at 9:00 am
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Su casa es mi casa: Rakuten Acquires Spanish Online Video Service

Japan’s e-commerce giant Rakuten (JSD:4755) announced today that it has acquired Spanish online video service, This deal cam...

  • June 13, 2012
  • at 10:05 pm
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Rakuten Teams Up with Japan Post to Make International E-commerce Easier for Sellers

The Yomiuri Shimbun is reporting today that Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten (JSD:4755) will cooperate with Japan Post to help sellers easi...

  • April 16, 2012
  • at 4:01 pm
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Japan’s Rakuten Acquires German E-Commerce Service

Continuing the recent trend of Japanese internet companies expanding their businesses across the globe, leading e-commerce company Rakuten, ...

  • July 28, 2011
  • at 8:00 pm
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