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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...

2014-03-11 08:24:51

LONDON, March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report:Consumer Attitudes and Online Retail Dynamics in Japan, 2013 Product Synopsis- Provides in-depth analysis of the latest trends in online consumer shopping, covering of the factors driving online shopping, consumer insights, market dynamics (covering 25 product categories), and reviews of latest best practice in online retail site design.- Based on the latest data, the report not only...

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...

Japanese Online Retailer Rakuten Acquires Viber Messaging Service
2014-02-14 13:50:06

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In an effort to expand its footprint to a worldwide customer base, Japanese online retailer Rakuten bought the online messaging service Viber for $900 million. Rakuten hopes to tap Viber's user base to sell goods and online services. Cyprus-based Viber is an online service provider that provides free VOIP calls, text and picture sharing with desktop computers including Windows 8, as well as mobile platforms such as iOS, Android, Windows...

2014-01-22 23:01:39

Complete Game Coverage Includes His Seven Scoreless Innings; Game First Aired Live on ONE World Sports on June 9 New York, NY (PRWEB) January 22, 2014 Programming Alert What:     ONE World Sports will present, in its entirety, an encore of a Nippon Professional Baseball game from June 9 that featured Masashiro Tanaka pitching against the Yomiuri Giants. In the game, Tanaka threw seven scoreless innings and won his eighth game of the season on his way to posting a 24-0...

2013-12-23 23:02:56

Pooki’s Mahi adds new channel and launches Affiliate Program bringing high quality, award-winning teas, gourmet coffee, and specialty products at tremendous prices with free shipping to affiliates’ customers to the #1 Affiliate Network, Rakuten LinkShare. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) December 23, 2013 Pooki’s Mahi announced today it launched a new channel: an Affiliate Program on Rakuten’s LinkShare network to help increase sales growth and brand awareness. Pooki’s Mahi is an...

2013-12-03 08:28:49

Kobo's colorful kids' books, safe search, and allowance setting, along with its beautiful new tablets are the perfect choice to keep families reading TORONTO, Dec. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Kobo, a global leader in eReading, today announced its Kids Store and Kobo Arc 7HD Google-Certified Android tablet have been recognized with the Parent Tested, Parent Approved (PTPA) seal of approval. The easy-to-navigate Kobo Kids Store was praised by PTPA parent testers for its safe search...

2013-09-18 23:33:33

Sean Foy from Amazon and Stephanie Ogden from Belkin focus on eReading growth in emerging markets. Toronto, ON (PRWEB) September 18, 2013 Kobo, a global leader in eReading, today announced the appointment of Sean Foy, Managing Director of Kobo Luxembourg, and Stephanie Ogden, Managing Director of Kobo Asia-Pacific and South Africa. Supporting Kobo’s growing international presence, Foy and Ogden will lead teams responsible for the continued expansion of Kobo’s eReading platform through...

2013-09-17 08:36:53

Japanese hotel reservation service integrates with Concur's new Japanese Travel Solution to provide service that helps manage spend through increased efficiency and transparency TOKYO and BELLEVUE, Wash., Sept. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Rakuten Travel, Inc., a subsidiary of Rakuten Inc. (4755: Tokyo), one of the world's largest internet services companies and Concur Technologies, Inc, (Nasdaq: CNQR), a leading global provider of integrated travel and expense management solutions, today...

2013-09-16 23:26:22

Thomas Finkle, Passenger CEO, to present along with Rakuten Research at the upcoming ad:tech tokyo conference. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) September 16, 2013 Passenger today announced that Thomas Finkle, Passenger CEO and Member of the Board, will be joining Rakuten Research in presenting at the upcoming ad:tech tokyo 2013 conference. Finkle’s session will be one of 36 breakout sessions taking place on September 18-19 at the Tokyo International Forum. “The world’s biggest brands come...