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2014-04-08 08:35:57

OMAHA, Neb. and ALISO VIEJO, Calif., April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Rakuten Inc., one of the world's largest Internet services companies and First Bankcard(®), a leader in the U.S. credit card partnership arena and a division of First National Bank of Omaha, have launched the Rakuten Rewards MasterCard(® )Program, which provides cardholders with reward points for using their credit card to shop on the Rakuten.com website and elsewhere. Headquartered in Tokyo, Rakuten provides...

2014-02-19 00:21:07

Investment led by Rakuten Ventures to accelerate R&D activities and to fuel rapid international expansion. SINGAPORE, Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ViSenze Pte Ltd (www.visenze.com) today announced it has closed a US$3.5 million Series A round of financing led by Rakuten Ventures (the corporate venture capital unit of Rakuten Inc), with participation from new investors Walden International ("WI") and UOB Venture Management ("UOBVM"). The investment comes within 7 months of the...


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Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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