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Rakuten buys Viber for $900m

By Nick Wood, Total Telecom
Friday 14 February 14

Japanese e-commerce giant says acquisition will bolster its content services, help it reach new markets.

Japan-based e-commerce giant Rakuten on Friday agreed to acquire 100% of OTT voice and messaging firm Viber for $900 million. Rakuten said buying the popular service provider will strengthen its strategy of expanding into digital content services…

Japan-based e-commerce giant Rakuten on Friday agreed to acquire 100% of OTT voice and messaging firm Viber for $900 million. Rakuten said buying the popular service provider will strengthen its strategy of expanding into digital content services…

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