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Rakuten snaps up messaging app maker Viber for $900M

The Japanese e-commerce giant says that the maker of popular voice and messaging apps "perfectly complements" its digital strategy.

By Feb. 14, 2014

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Japan's Rakuten buys maker of Borders' e-reader

Rakuten, the Japanese company behind Buy.com, picks up the third-place e-reader maker, Kobo, for more than $300 million, shortly after its major U.S. seller goes under.

By Nov. 8, 2011

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Why did Rakuten invest so much in Pinterest? Integration

The Japanese e-commerce company says there's an opportunity with Pinterest to integrate its Rakuten user IDs that allow people to purchase content.

By May. 17, 2012

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If WhatsApp can fetch $19B, what's BlackBerry's BBM worth?

Facebook's acquisition price values WhatsApp at roughly $42 per user. But one analyst warns that applying the same calculation to BBM might be too generous.

By Feb. 20, 2014

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Pinterest pins down $100M in new funding

Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten says it is leading a $100 million round of funding in the social photo-sharing site. That could put its valuation at $1.5 billion.

By May. 16, 2012

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With Pinpointing, Zappos hooks up Pinterest with e-commerce

Amazon's shoe company Zappos launches a service called Pinpointing that takes Pinterest user pins and offers up some possible purchases.

By Aug. 29, 2012

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Sony Xperia M reaches US consumers for $250

The unlocked smartphone is available directly through Sony for $250, but Rakuten is offering a better price.

By Sep. 10, 2013

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Morph your iPad into a mini MacBook Pro

Lusting after the MacBook Pro but simply can't afford it? Well, if you have an iPad, this nifty case will transform the tablet into a laptop for less than $100.

By Apr. 9, 2012

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Crave Ep. 134: Homemade portable NES pushes our buttons

We look at a homemade Nintendo Entertainment System, defend our personal space with a privacy-guarding bowtie, and learn the scientific formula for the perfect grilled cheese.

By Aug. 23, 2013

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Play.com stops selling direct, will be a marketplace only

Play.com will no longer sell its own goods from March, acting instead as a marketplace for other retailers.

By Jan. 9, 2013