The Japanese e-commerce giant says that the maker of popular voice and messaging apps "perfectly complements" its digital strategy.
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.
The Japanese e-commerce company says there's an opportunity with Pinterest to integrate its Rakuten user IDs that allow people to purchase content.
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.
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.
Amazon's shoe company Zappos launches a service called Pinpointing that takes Pinterest user pins and offers up some possible purchases.
The unlocked smartphone is available directly through Sony for $250, but Rakuten is offering a better price.
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Play.com will no longer sell its own goods from March, acting instead as a marketplace for other retailers.