March 2, 2014

Viber messaging app acquired by Japan’s Rakuten for $900 million

Japanese company Rakuten, the owner of Kobo e-readers and online retailer, is acquiring Viber for $900 million. Rakuten has an ambitious goal of becoming “the world’s No.1 internet services company,” and acquiring the Viber messaging and video calling app will help it access a global user base of more…, pub-3772983857049267, DIRECT, f08c47fec0942fa0