Rakuten To Buy Viber Internet Messaging App For $900 Million : News Photo

Rakuten To Buy Viber Internet Messaging App For $900 Million

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The Viber Internet messaging and calling service application is downloaded on a smartphone in this arranged photograph taken in Tokyo, Japan, on Friday, Feb. 14, 2014. Rakuten Inc., 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. Photographer: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg via Getty Images
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The Viber Internet messaging and calling service application is downloaded on a smartphone in this arranged photograph taken in Tokyo, Japan, on Friday, Feb. 14, 2014. Rakuten Inc., 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. Photographer: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg via Getty Images
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February 14, 2014
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The Viber Internet messaging and calling service application is... News Photo 469304015Applying,Asia,Call,East Asia,Finance,Horizontal,Internet,Japan,Messaging,Mobile Phone,Neat,Photograph,Portable Information Device,Service,Smart Phone,Technology,Telephone,Tokyo Prefecture,Web,Wireless TechnologyPhotographer Collection: Bloomberg © 2014 Bloomberg Finance LPThe Viber Internet messaging and calling service application is downloaded on a smartphone in this arranged photograph taken in Tokyo, Japan, on Friday, Feb. 14, 2014. Rakuten Inc., 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. Photographer: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg via Getty Images