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E-Commerce Giant Rakuten Buys Viber Messaging App for $900M

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February 14, 2014
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Japanese e-commerce interest Rakuten has acquired messaging app Viber for $900M, to expand its services to messaging and expand into new markets. Video provided by Newsy


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Bring the Grocery Store to Your Door

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Is Instagram Really Planning a Messaging Service?

Is Instagram Really Planning a Messaging Service?

Newsy (Dec. 2, 2013) Rumors suggest Instagram is planning to launch a private and group messaging service by the end of the year.
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Instagram Setting Its Sights on Private Messaging?

Instagram Setting Its Sights on Private Messaging?

Newsy (Nov. 22, 2013) Rumors surfaced that Instagram is looking to add private messaging as one of its newest features.
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