Rakuten to Buy Viber Internet Messaging App for $900 Million (1) – Businessweek

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Rakuten Inc. (4755), the Japanese online retailer controlled by billionaire Hiroshi Mikitani, is buying the Viber Internet messaging and calling service for $900 million as it moves into social networking. Viber will provide a distribution channel for Rakuten’s
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