Rakuten, the Japanese giant decided to acquire Viber, spending almost 900$ million in order to take all the Global IM market and face other companies. With this deal, 200 million Viber users will join the 200 million users of Rakuten!
“This acquisition will lift Rakuten to the next level”, mentioned Rakuten owner Hiroshi Mikitani. Viber is one of the five most popular IM services in the world and now has a PC app that allows users to chat with friends anywhere, anytime and in anyway.
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