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Friday Apr 4 | Bangkok Post

Rakuten halts whale meat sales

The move -- which also includes a ban on dolphin meat sales -- comes as Japan said Thursday it was cancelling this year's hunt for the first time in more than a quarter of a century to abide by the decision of the United Nations' Hague-based International Court of Justice this week.

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Related Topix: Netherlands, World News

Tue Apr 01, 2014

Small Business Trends

Skype Competitor Viber, Bought by Rakuten, Will Become Face-to-Face eCommerce

The hot new thing in tech at the moment is mobile phone IM platforms. Facebook bought WhatsApp , and Skype is boasting 300 million users worldwide.

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Related Topix: Startups, Facebook, VoIP, Science / Technology, Amazon, Jeff Bezos

Fri Mar 28, 2014

Asia News Network

Petaling Jaya: Online shopping starts to gain more traction in M'sia

If you are a shopaholic and hate going to busy malls, then online shopping would be an ideal choice.

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Related Topix: Malaysia, Internet, Science / Technology, Computers

Business Times

Rakuten's big shopping plans for Singapore

Japan's largest online retail store has big plans for the local version of its online shopping site - also named Rakuten - that it launched in January, according to its CEO, Hiroshi Mikitani.

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Thu Mar 27, 2014

MarketWatch

Yahoo Japan to buy mobile provider eAccess

Search engine Yahoo Japan Corp. said it will buy mobile provider eAccess Ltd. from parent SoftBank Corp. to become a carrier in its own right, as its dominance in Japan comes under siege from rivals such as Amazon.com Inc. and Rakuten Inc. The Yen324 billion deal by Japan's biggest Internet portal also represents a realignment of assets within ... (more)

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Related Topix: Yahoo! Japan, Internet, Science / Technology, SoftBank, Financial Services, Investment Services

Wed Mar 26, 2014

International Business Times

Instagram, Pinterest Online War, Who's Winning?

Pinterest, the image curation Web site will soon open its doors for advertisers online.

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Related Topix: Social Software

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