Rakuten

Rakuten

Rakuten is a tech company that offers electronic commerce solutions in Japan and internationally.

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Timeline

2010

Rakuten buys Buy.com for $250M in an attempt to expand its retail business out of its stronghold of Japan.

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Aravinda Seshadri

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Jonathan Burke

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Jonathan Levine

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Rahul Mewawalla

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RC Williams

Advisor

Richard Saulsbury

Founder

Takao Ozawa

Advisor

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Surajeet Das Gupta
August 8, 2020
@bsindia
Rakuten is tying up with Indian companies such as Sterlite Technologies for hardware and HCL, Wipro, and Tech Mahindra for software
Devin Coldewey
July 30, 2020
TechCrunch
Japanese conglomerate Rakuten has pulled the plug on its U.S. online retail store, originally known as Buy.com, and will wind down its operations over the next two months, the company confirmed to TechCrunch. The shutdown means that the US headquarters will lay off its staff as well, meaning 87 people will lose their jobs, according [...]
Catherine Shu
July 22, 2020
TechCrunch
Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten has decided not to renew its contract with WeWork when it expires next month, according to a report in the Japan Times. Rakuten had leased about 700 desks in Tokyo, but is now planning to move employees from its fintech division into its own new offices. Both WeWork and Rakuten declined [...]
Cameron Faulkner
September 23, 2019
The Verge
You can save $30 on Nintendo's new Switch Lite handheld console. This isn't a huge discount, but it's currently the best price. To get this deal, you'll have to visit Rakuten, then enter the promo code SAVE15 at checkout.
Emma Lee
September 20, 2019
TechNode
Automated deliveries are part of a wider effort to increase efficiency and accuracy in the logistics industry.
May 16, 2019
WebWire
Rakuten, Inc., a global leader in internet services headquartered in Tokyo announced that has invested in motion pictures xXx 4 and Brightburn through a partnership with The H Collective, a global film finance, production, marketing and distribution company. Under the investment agreement, Rakuten has provided financing to Brightburn, The H Collective's first globally released feature film starring Elizabeth Banks and produced by James Gunn ( Guardians of the Galaxy ). The film will be...
April 19, 2019
WebWire
Rakuten LIFULL STAY, Inc., a Rakuten Group company providing vacation rental services in Japan, today announced that it will provide its inventory of Japanese vacation rental properties listed on its vacation rental and accommodation booking site "Vacation STAY" to trivago, one of the world's largest online hotel search platforms. This is Rakuten LIFULL STAY's first offering to a global online travel search platform. In the first instance of the partnership, trivago customers will...
Reuters Editorial
April 1, 2019
U.S.
Japan's Rakuten said on Monday it will book a 110 million yen ($989.74 million) gain in the quarter through March on its investment in Lyft following the U.S. ride-hailing firm's listing last week.
Reuters Editorial
March 13, 2019
U.S.
Japanese e-commerce firm Rakuten plans to expand its video-on-demand streaming service to 42 European countries, partnering with leading smart TV makers to offer movies in high-definition at the push of a remote-control button.
February 21, 2019
WebWire
Rakuten, Inc., a leading global innovation company in e-commerce, communications and fintech, and JD.com, China's largest retailer, today signed an agreement that will see JD.com's drones and unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) utilized in Rakuten's unmanned delivery solutions in Japan. Under this agreement, Rakuten will combine its experience in drone delivery service operations in Japan and IT solutions, such as its dedicated shopping apps, with JD.com's expertise in drones and UGVs, which...
Reuters Editorial
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Japanese e-commerce firm Rakuten has picked Nokia Oyj as a key partner for its new mobile network in Japan, which is due to launch later this year, the Finnish company said on Wednesday.

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