Tag archive for ‘Rakuten’
Jewish Business News On Monday, January 4th, 2016

Uber Rival Lyft Gets Lift After GM Invests $500 Million, Plans System Of Self-Driving Cars

Uber Rival Lyft has closed $1 billion with a $500 million investment from General Motors. GM will also have a seat on Lyft’s board. Kingdom Holding Company invested $100 million making the total investment More...

Gil Tanenbaum On Sunday, November 23rd, 2014

Viber Adds New Public Chats to Better Follow Celebs

Viber, an Israeli firm which lets users send free text messages, photo messages and video messages, has released a new feature that allows people to see what celebrities are talking about. Called Public More...

Gil Tanenbaum On Friday, September 12th, 2014

Skype-Killer Viber Updates Video and Texting

Viber, an Israeli firm which lets users send free text messages, photo messages and video messages, has announced the release of its new version 5.0 for its app for use with Android and iOS operated mobile More...

Roy Goldenberg On Monday, June 30th, 2014

Japan’s Rakuten targets Israel with $100 million VC fund

– Having acquired call app Viber, Rakuten is seeking more Israeli investments. – – Four months after acquiring Viber’s call app Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten is still eyeing Israel More...

Albert Hecht On Sunday, March 2nd, 2014

Yaki Faitelson’s Varonis Systems Has A One Billion Dollar Day On Nasdaq

– Shares in the data protection and management software company made spectacular ground, doubling in value for their IPO price per share of $22, to $44 before the exchange closed down for the weekend. – – Yaki More...

Stanley Green On Thursday, October 24th, 2013

Ben Silbermann’s Pinterest Almost Doubles In Value To $3.8 Billion In Less Than A Year

– Silbermann’s social network company is now reckoned to be worth $3.8 billion, after venture capitalists sunk in a further $225 million. – Ben Silbermann / Getty – Despite not yet having More...

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