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Keynote 5: The Foundations of the Digital Economy – Rakuten Inc: Founder, Chairman, & CEO Hiroshi Mikitani

Founder, Chairman, & CEO of Rakuten Incorporated, Hiroshi Mikitani speaks during Keynote 5: The Foundations …

Rakuten aims to become 4th mobile player in Japan

Japan-based online retailer Rakuten announced plans to raise funds and apply for a spectrum licence …

Rakuten Viber acquires shopping keyboard app maker

Rakuten Viber, maker of the Viber messaging app, acquired Chatter Commerce, a startup that created what …

Taxi hailing app Careem raises $350M in funding round

Careem, an MEA-focussed taxi hailing app, raised $350 million in the first stage of its …

Rakuten launches app store with focus on safety

Top Japanese online retailer Rakuten now has its own Android app store, linked to its …

Viber touts security as user count tops 200M

Messaging app Viber has 209 million monthly active users, being used by 12 per cent …

Rakuten Bank launches money transfer via Facebook

Japan’s Rakuten Bank has launched a service that enables users to send and receive money …

Viber user base tops 600 million

E-commerce giant Rakuten said there are now more than 600 million registered users for its …

Kik to remain independent to realise ambitions

The maker of messaging app Kik intends to remain an independent entity despite megadeals involving …

Rakuten targets 2B users with Viber buy

The CEO of Rakuten, the company that agreed to acquire Viber for $900 million in February, …