Rakuten

05.09.14
Viber looks to challenge Skype with backing from Japanese internet giant
05.09.14

Viber looks to challenge Skype with backing from Japanese internet giant

Let's face it: The tech industry is starting to get used to big-name companies acquiring young, re...

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02.14.14
Skype rival Viber purchased by Japanese e-commerce giant for $900 million
02.14.14

Skype rival Viber purchased by Japanese e-commerce giant for $900 million

Japan's answer to Amazon, Rakuten, just got into the mobile communications business by purchasing...

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09.26.13
Wuaki.tv streaming video service exits beta in the UK
09.26.13

Wuaki.tv streaming video service exits beta in the UK

The Rakuten-owned, web-based Wuaki.tv video service announced today it's officially ready for prim...

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08.09.13
Wuaki.tv video service gets Android, iPad app support in UK
08.09.13

Wuaki.tv video service gets Android, iPad app support in UK

When Rakuten launched the beta for its Wuaki.tv any-way-you-want-it video service in the UK, it le...

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07.12.13
Wuaki.tv streaming service launches UK beta, offers many ways to pay
07.12.13

Wuaki.tv streaming service launches UK beta, offers many ways to pay

Okay, we're pronouncing it "ooh-acki", because that sounds slightly more classy than "wacky", but...

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11.02.12
Kobo's Glo and Mini readers on their way to Japan as the Touch gets a discount
11.02.12

Kobo's Glo and Mini readers on their way to Japan as the Touch gets a discount

Looks like Kobo's leveraging some of that Rakuten-infused love. The e-reader maker announced today...

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10.10.12
Kobo to buy Aquafadas, get magazines, academic texts, comics and children's books in the process
10.10.12

Kobo to buy Aquafadas, get magazines, academic texts, comics and children's books in the process

Canadian-born, Japanese-owned e-reader maker Kobo announced its intentions to acquire digital publ...

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07.11.12
Kobo updates Touch eReader software and Desktop app, heads to Italy this fall
07.11.12

Kobo updates Touch eReader software and Desktop app, heads to Italy this fall

Kobo's clearly been focused on important stuff like being bought by Rakuten and launching in Japan...

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