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

Japanese company Rakuten, the owner of Kobo e-readers and online retailer Play.com, 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…