Posts Tagged: rakuten



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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Rakuten Ventures managing partner Saemin Ahn: “No one should tell you what your vision is about.”

Rakuten just launched a $100M fund for startups. Here’s why the company is more than just “Japan’s Amazon”

As Alibaba prepares for its IPO and Tencent aggressively pushes its WeChat messenger all over the world, it’s easy for folks in the we...

  • June 30, 2014
  • at 4:02 pm
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DC Storm

British analytics firm DC Storm acquired by Rakuten

Rakuten Marketing has acquired British data analytics firm DC Storm for an undisclosed amount.

  • May 29, 2014
  • at 11:18 pm
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SendAnywhere

Korean file-sharing app Send Anywhere nabs $1M in funding from Rakuten

ESTmob, the Seoul-based team behind file-sharing app Send Anywhere (which we reviewed about a week ago) revealed today it has completed a US...

  • May 12, 2014
  • at 11:34 am
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A primer on sealing the deal with Japanese investors (Tech in Asia Meetup Singapore)

Japanese investors have been investing more in Southeast Asia. That is why we are inviting Saemin Ahn, managing partner at Rakuten Ventures,...

  • April 24, 2014
  • at 6:09 pm
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Alibaba’s Alipay payment service says konichiwa to Japan as it inks deal with Rakuten

Alipay, China’s popular third-party payment service from tech giant Alibaba, will now be integrated onto Rakuten Global Market, the in...

  • April 18, 2014
  • at 7:51 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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Image recognition startup ViSenze gets $3.5 million from Rakuten Ventures and other new investors

Visuals are now at the forefront of the Internet, with Pinterest, Instagram, and Tumblr becoming popular sites to consume content. Yet searc...

  • February 19, 2014
  • at 1:00 pm
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Viber was the enigma of the mobile messaging wars. Why did Rakuten buy it for $900 million?

The Wall Street Journal has reported that Rakuten, the Japanese e-commerce firm, will purchase Viber, the Cyprus-based mobile messaging star...

  • February 14, 2014
  • at 3:34 pm
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Rakuten confirms acquisition of minority stake in AirAsia Japan

Japanese ecommerce giant Rakuten (4755:Tokyo) today announced that it has purchased an 18 percent stake in AirAsia Japan, a new carrier laun...

  • July 1, 2014
  • at 4:03 pm
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Japanese giant Rakuten enters India, but it’s not yet joining the ecommerce war

Japanese ecommerce titan Rakuten (JSD:4755) has just announced its entry into India. To begin with, the firm has today opened a global unit...

  • June 25, 2014
  • at 6:16 pm
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Ecommerce giant Rakuten now has its own cafe in Japan, and it looks pretty snazzy

Apple set off a minor trend ten years ago when it launched its first Apple Store, inspiring other big-name tech firms to launch their own hi...

  • May 27, 2014
  • at 4:46 pm
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14 popular ecommerce sites in Singapore

Singapore has seen a huge rise in online shopping activity over the past few years. Here’s a list of what we think are up-and-rising and p...

  • May 6, 2014
  • at 11:00 am
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Razmig Hovaghimian: from failed pizza maker to founder of Viki

Razmig Hovaghimian, the co-founder and CEO of Viki who sold his startup to ecommerce giant Rakuten on September 2013, has quite a story to t...

  • April 21, 2014
  • at 10:08 am
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9 Indonesian E-Commerce Players: We’re All Doing Fine!

18 popular online shopping sites in Indonesia (2014 edition)

One of the sure things in Indonesia’s internet industry is the ample amount of ecommerce startups hanging around the corner.

  • April 15, 2014
  • at 2:45 pm
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Japanese e-commerce firm Rakuten strengthens its presence in Europe with new R&D center in Paris

Rakuten, the Japanese tech firm best-known for e-commerce, has announced it will develop a new center for research and development in Paris....

  • February 19, 2014
  • at 2:00 pm
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After Rakuten acquisition, Viber reveals it has 100 million active users

After Rakuten acquisition, Viber reveals it has 100 million active users

Earlier today, the popular messaging app Viber revealed it has been acquired by Rakuten, the Japanese e-commerce titan. The $900 million dea...

  • February 14, 2014
  • at 7:50 pm
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Rakuten Tarad ecommerce

Thailand sees huge boost in online shopping as Bangkok hit by shutdown

The Bangkok shutdown has been going on for a week already and it doesn’t seem like it will end anytime soon. However, even before the shut...

  • January 20, 2014
  • at 6:16 pm
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