- und daher habe ich mir nach dem Einstieg bei Alibaba, die inzwischem mehr als 20% gut gemacht haben, auch einige Rakutens gekauft.
Look Out Amazon, Here Comes...Rakuten? Japanese e-commerce firm Rakuten announced on Tuesday it is acquiring Ebates for $1 billion.
The acquisition, which Rakuten hinted at last week, is part of the Japanese company?s push to grow its base beyond its domestic market and hopefully, become a global player. Having made some $1.2 billion acquisitions to date along these lines, this is Rakuten?s most ambitious move to date.
However, investors are dubious that the company can absorb yet another foreign acquisition, much less one the size of Ebates, despite Rakuten?s strong cash position. Then there is the ever-present Amazon, which dominates the e-commerce market in the U.S. Few believe it will falter in the face of Chinese giant Alibaba, much less a Rakuten-Ebates combo.
Rakuten Goes Forth
Not surprisingly, Rakuten says it is undaunted. For starters, it has assembled a very interesting mix of acquisitions. There is messaging app Viber, which it purchased for $900 million in February, the Canadian ebook offering Kobo, Spanish video service Wuaki.tv, Viki, a digital content platform and Buy.com. Now it has picked up Ebates.
als 08/15-eCommerce-Anbieter, wie die frühere Buy.com einer war, hat man als kleiner Anbieter gegen Amazon auf dem US-Markt keine Chance - auch wenn die Aktienmärkte das eher negativ sehen.
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 a source familiar with the developments.
?We have decided to sunset the U.S. Rakuten Marketplace,? a company representative said in an email to TechCrunch. They clarified, however, that the ?cash back rewards? referral business the company operates at Rakuten.com (formely Ebates, which it bought for $1B in 2014) ?is definitely not shutting down and is stronger than ever.?
Die Darstellung ist ziemlich unfair. Wenn du dir den Jahreschart ansiehst, siehst du das der Kurs etwa auf dem Wert von vor einem Jahr ist. Und der Nikkei haussiert nur in der Fantasie. Im 6Mo Chart sieht Rakuten besser aus als der Nikkei 225.
LOS ANGELES, United States: QY Research has recently published a report, titled ?Global In-Building Wireless in 5G Era Market Research Report 2020?. The research report gives the potential headway openings that prevails in the global market. The report is amalgamated depending on research procured from primary and secondary information. The global In-Building Wireless in 5G Era market is relied upon to develop generously and succeed in volume and value during the predicted time period. Moreover, the report gives nitty gritty data on different manufacturers, region, and products which are important to totally understanding the market.
Key Companies/Manufacturers operating in the global In-Building Wireless in 5G Era market include: , Altiostar, Cobham, CommScope Inc, Corning Inc, Dali Wireless, Ericsson, Huawei, Interface, ITU, JMA Wireless, M1, Nokia, Qualcomm Inc, Remote Technologies Inc, RF Technologies, SOLiD Technologies, United Technologies Corporation, Verizon, Zinwave
: Lyft expands its rental business with Sixt
Lyft expands its rental business with Sixt partnership
Kirsten Korosec , TechCrunch?July 30, 2020
Lyft continues to expand beyond its core ride-hailing business into bikes, scooters, transit and now rental cars. The company said Thursday that it's taking Lyft Rentals, a pilot program that launched in December, and expanding it through a partnership with Sixt.
Lyft Rentals initially gave folks in Los Angeles and San Francisco the ability to rent vehicles through its app, which might be traditionally used to hail a ride or grab a shared scooter. The pilot was successful enough to warrant an expansion, but with one notable change. Lyft owns and operates the rental fleet in Los Angeles and San Francisco. The new partnership will shift that responsibility to Sixt, a global rental car company with more than 70 locations in the United States. Lyft said it will continue to own and operate the rental fleet in Los Angeles and San Francisco.
The car rental option via the Sixt partnership will initially expand to Las Vegas, Miami and Seattle. Lyft said it plans to expand to all cities within the Sixt rental network in the U.S. in the coming months.
: Business models in the Rakuten Affiliate Network
Business models for publishers in the Rakuten Affiliate Network
Here is a list of the most common types of affiliate websites and types of business models they support, for use in signing up as a publisher in the Rakuten Affiliate Network.
?§Loyalty/Rewards - Select this option if your primary business model is based on loyalty or rewards. For example, your site offers points, donations, or other rewards for purchasing at selected merchants. Loyalty/reward sites give something back to the consumer in exchange for purchasing through the advertiser?s site. A percentage of the advertiser commission is used to pay a reward to the end user. Rewards come in many forms including cash, airline miles, credit card points, or a percent of sale given to an organization.
?§Coupons (Vouchers)/Deals - Select this option if your primary business model is based on offering coupons and deals to your customers.
?§General Shopping - Select this option if your primary business model is shopping. Shopping sites can be thought of as a virtual mall. The consumer can shop for various products and brands without ever having to leave the site. This type of publisher is not focused specifically on coupons and deals.
?§Search - Select this option if your primary business model is based on search. Search publishers promote advertisers via search engine marketing (natural or paid).
?§Price Comparison - Select this option if your primary business model is based on price comparison. Comparison shopping sites sell items where some comparison is made before the purchase. Many times the publisher will have direct product links of the same product from different advertisers.
?§Content/Niche - Select this option if your primary business model is based on content, such as news stories, media, music, or video. Content sites focus on a specific area of interest. This type of site is normally not a shopping site but users go to the site because they are interested in relevant content on site. Content sites that do well with performance-based marketing blend their area of expertise with product recommendations.
?§Social Shopping - Select this option if your primary business model is based on social shopping. Social shopping sites usually combine shopping with user recommendations, reviews, lists, and other social network features.
?§User Generated - Select this option if your primary business model is based on user-generated content such as communities, forums, and social networks.
?§Other - Select this option if your primary business model does not fall into any of the other categories.
Tricia - Customer Education Specialist - July 21, 2020 13:57
: Das dürfte bei Rakuten Ichiba nicht anders gewesen
"In praktisch jeder Hinsicht hat der weltgrößte Internetkonzern und Onlinehändler die Erwartungen der Analysten und die eigenen Prognosen übertroffen. Insgesamt stieg der Umsatz um 40 Prozent auf 88,9 Milliarden Dollar, nicht zuletzt getragen vom ungebremsten Boom des Onlinehandels in Zeiten, in denen viele Konkurrenten ihre Läden schließen mussten. Davon profitierten vor allem Onlinehändler wie Amazon."
: Was wäre demnach der Fintech-Bereich von Rakuten
Laut den Insidern von "Reuters" strebe der Finanzdienstleister eine Bewertung von mehr als 200 Milliarden Dollar an. Zum Vergleich: Deutschlands größtes Kreditinstitut, die Deutsche Bank, ist an der Börse rund 21 Milliarden Dollar deutlich weniger wert. Die Commerzbank kommt daneben sogar "nur" auf eine Marktkapitalisierung von 6,69 Milliarden Dollar.
Da laut einem der Reuters-Informanten bei dem Börsengang 5 bis 10 Prozent der Anteile ausgegeben werden sollen, könnte die Emission bis zu rund 20 Milliarden Dollar schwer werden. Damit wäre es weltweit einer der größten IPOs in diesem Jahr.
Verlässliche Informationen zur Ant Financial-Aktie? "Reuters" berichtete ferner, dass der Nachrichtenagentur Dokumente vorliegen, wonach Ant Financial im vergangenen Jahr Umsätze in Höhe von 17 Milliarden Dollar generieren konnte und unter dem Strich auf einen Nettogewinn von 2,4 Milliarden Dollar kam.
: Rakuten ist an Genesis Healthcare beteiligt
- allerdings halte ich das nachstehende Produkt nur dann für akzeptabel, wenn es von Privatleuten freiwillig verwendet wird.
Rakuten is one of the owner of Genesis Healthcare
July 8, 2020 Press Release
?GeneLife Generations? New Ancestry Kit Designed for the Diversity and Richness of Asian Ethnicities and Ancestral Heritage
Singapore and Taiwan to be the first markets in Asia to launch the test kit SINGAPORE, JULY 7, 2020 -- Genesis Healthcare Co., Japan's leading genetic testing and research company, today announced the launch of its Asian ancestry focused test kit, GeneLife Generations. The test kit will be officially available to customers from 20 July 2020.
Singapore and Taiwan will be the first countries in Asia to launch, followed by other markets in the coming year. GeneLife Generations has been specifically developed for the diversity and richness of the Asian ethnicities and ancestral heritage.
The GeneLife Generations Journey Through an interactive mobile application, GeneLife Generations will bring users on a personal journey through time to discover what their DNA reveals about their ethnic mix and their lineage, providing unique experiences about possible migration routes from generations ago. This genetic composition analysis service comprehensively predicts the shared genetic composition of ancestors. Along with the genetic ancestral composition analysis, the report will identify origins and migration routes of both maternal and paternal lineages traced back to approximately 150,000 to 270,000 years ago.
Revealing Rich and Diverse Asian Ethnicities This test kit has been specifically developed for Asian populations, unveiling the various unique ethnic origins through detailed, engaging, and rich contents. These ethnic groups include, but not limited to the following: Chinese Dai, Northern/Southern Han, Singaporean Malay, Vietnamese Kinh, Filipino, Thai, Japanese, Korean, Indonesian, Punjabi, Taiwanese, etc.
Availability & Price GeneLife Generations will be launching in Singapore on 20 July 2020 at a retail price of SGD199. To celebrate this milestone, GeneLife will be running a pre-release exclusive for the first 500 customers at a discounted price of SGD129. More information can be found on www.genelife.asia/product_generations.
: Rakuten ist Mehrheitseigner bei Altiostar
VMware joins Altiostar, Fujitsu, and Mavenir as publicly named partners for Dish?s greenfield wireless network. It plans to deploy a 5G standalone (SA) network using cloud-native, open RAN architecture. Dish called out the software-defined nature of VMware?s cloud as a strong foundation to support Dish?s 5G partner ecosystem.
Cabify could be looking to sell its 5 to 6% stake in Glovo for around ?50 million. According to La Informacion, if the deal is completed it would mean that Cabify is able to bypass raising additional funds for now
: Viber in Sinhala, Tamil to woo Sri Lanka's masses
Viber has been around for almost a decade now and recently reached over a billion users worldwide, making them one of the top communication apps globally. While being present in every country, the app has managed to customise their services in 10-15 countries, so that the content would better suit local audiences.
This is especially true when it comes to the Asia-Pacific region, where smartphone penetration is at 70% and acts as a potential growth accelerator for Viber. Currently, the region accounts for nearly 25% of their overall global user base.
During a roundtable session held last week (24) with Viber Asia-Pacific Director Anubhav Nayyar, The Sunday Morning Business learnt that Sri Lanka was among the top five markets for Viber in the region. He explained that this was purely because of three factors, namely the overall market size and penetration, encouraging and healthy growth numbers, and the huge potential the market holds.
?For a country with a population of 22 million, I do think the quality of the audience we have in Sri Lanka is extremely good; from what we have seen, everybody has more reasons and occasions to use us. The time spent on the app is important and I think in Sri Lanka, we see that to be higher than the global average.?
Sri Lanka currently houses 14 million registered Viber users, with an activation growth rate of 13-14% over the previous year. This growth is not only attributed to the usage in larger cities like Colombo and Kandy, but also to smaller towns in rural parts of the country.
?We have seen the usage of Viber grow in other regions in the country, and have data to show that usage. We have also spoken with certain organisations and people, which have confirmed that even the smallest parts of the country also use our services,? said Nayyar.
He also attributed this widespread usage to the infrastructure of the internet in the country and the subsidised prices of smartphones, both of which have given people access to the app.
During the roundtable, Nayyar stated that Viber introduced a new local interface to their platform in January which includes both Tamil and Sinhala languages, in order to provide higher accessibility to their users in Sri Lanka. He explained that while the English penetration in the country is much higher than other countries in the Asian region, they believe that localisation is the future for apps and services such as Viber.
While having entered the Sri Lankan market in 2010, when the app was launched globally, Viber had begun investing in localising the app and partnering with other Sri Lankan organisations back in 2015.
Nayyar claimed that they have seen their localised stickers do well in the Sri Lankan market, when it comes to connecting with their user base. Taking the Sri Lankan Sinhalese and Tamil New Year as an example, he stated that they traditionally do something specifically cultural during April for their local users.
He explained that the response they saw was a key factor when they looked at introducing Sinhala and Tamil as languages on the platform. It was also driven by the fact that their user base also included non-English speakers from rural parts of the country.
?We included the languages in January because we felt that this was very important for the country and specifically for our non-English-speaking users.?
Encrypted messaging apps keep your private data safe from spying eyes. Find out which are the most secure in our extensive 2020 analysis.
By Bill Mann June 11, 2020
The lack of real privacy and security on the big-name services has resulted in the development of newer messaging apps and services. These aim to provide secure communications that are actually secure. As of now (April 2020), there are dozens of messaging apps available that claim to be secure. In this article, we?ve surveyed the field and come up with what we consider to be the 5 best secure messaging apps of 2020.
After looking at the mass of secure messaging apps available, we came up with five top performers that you may want to consider for your own use.
While not very well known in the West, Viber is one of the most popular messaging apps (secure or otherwise) in the world. According to 99firms.com, Viber has more than 1 billion (1,000,000,000) users worldwide. Interestingly, most of those users are located in the former Soviet Union, with relatively few users in places like the United States or European Union.
Viber?s basic features are similar to the other apps we?ve listed here. You can send voice and text messages, photos, videos, to individual users or groups of any size. It also offers voice and video chats, all with end-to-end encryption, and all available on mobile devices and the major desktop operating systems.
Another feature that we particularly like is the way Viber color-codes chats. The coding system is simple and logical: Green means this particular chat is encrypted, and the contact you are connected to is trusted. Grey means that the chat is encrypted, but you haven?t marked the contact as trusted. Red means there is a problem authenticating the contact.
The company has also upped its game when it comes to their End-to-End (E2E) encryption. It used to be that only 1-on-1 communications were protected by E2E encryption. But that all changed with the release of Viber 6.0. Now group chats are also E2E protected, eliminating one of the major complaints people had in the past.
Unfortunately, as you can see in the ?Viber Cons? this app still comes up short on some of the privacy features we think are important. On the other hand, with its huge user base, and strong presence in places like Russia and Ukraine, it could still be the ideal app for communicating with your that part of the world.
?Altiostar is excited to partner with DISH and execute on their vision to build the first cloud-native, O-RAN 5G network in the U.S.,? said Ashraf Dahod, CEO of Altiostar Networks. ?As a U.S. company, we are proud to contribute our leading open vRAN technology innovation to DISH, and work with the fast growing O-RAN ecosystem to accelerate 5G leadership in the U.S.?
Altiostar?s Open vRAN technology has already been deployed and proven at a large scale for Rakuten Mobile, the Japanese mobile operator that launched commercial service earlier this year.
About DISH: DISH Network Corporation is a connectivity company. Since 1980, it has served as a disruptive force, driving innovation and value on behalf of consumers. Through its subsidiaries, the company provides television entertainment and award-winning technology to millions of customers with its satellite DISH TV and streaming Sling TV services. Through its strategic spectrum portfolio and other assets, DISH is poised to enter the wireless market as a facilities-based provider of wireless services with a nationwide consumer offering and development of the first standalone 5G broadband network in the U.S. DISH?s OnTech Smart Services brand offers in-home installation of connected home devices and entertainment solutions. DISH Media serves as the company?s advertising sales group delivering targeted advertising solutions. DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH) is a Fortune 250 company.
About Altiostar: Altiostar provides a 4G and 5G open virtualized RAN software solution that supports open interfaces and disaggregates the hardware from the software to build a multi-vendor web-scale network. This solution supports indoor and outdoor massive MIMO, as well as macro and small cells, enabling interference management, carrier aggregation and dual connectivity to improve the efficiency of the network. It also enhances the Quality of Experience for the end user, while providing broadband speeds. Operators can add intelligence, quickly adapt the software for different services and automate operations to rapidly scale the network and reduce Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). The Altiostar open vRAN solution has been deployed globally, including the world?s first cloud-native mobile network with Rakuten Mobile in Japan.
Germany's United Internet goes down Rakuten route with plan to build 5G network based on open RAN
ANNE MORRIS, Contributing Editor, Light Reading 6/22/2020
Ralph Dommermuth, the CEO of United Internet, signaled that its subsidiary 1&1 Drillisch intends to build a high-performance 5G network based on open radio access network (RAN) technology. 1&1 Drillisch is aiming to become Germany's fourth mobile network operator after acquiring 5G-enabling spectrum in 2019. Speaking during the second "Mobilfunkgipfel" (mobile summit) organized by the German government, Dommermuth outlined an ambitious goal: to follow the example of Rakuten Mobile in Japan and build a fully virtualized 5G network in Germany.
It's worth noting here that Rakuten plans to package its new mobile strategy into a product that it will sell to other companies worldwide. It remains to be seen whether 1&1 Drillisch would be interested in benefiting directly from Rakuten's experience, building its network based on the Rakuten Communications Platform. After Rakuten and now Dish, 1&1 Drillisch is only the third mobile operator worldwide ? and currently the sole European operator ? that seems to have plans to use open RAN on a nationwide scale in a developed market.
India?s Bharti Airtel announced it?s deployed Altiostar?s open virtual RAN software across its 4G network in multiple major cities in India.
The announcement comes one day after the mobile operator picked Nokia for a widescale multi-year contract to enhance 4G capacity, including the deployment of about 300,000 radio units by 2022. In terms of its work with Altiostar, Bharti Airtel is the first operator in India to deploy vRAN-based 4G network solutions, which it said is a key aspect of its network strategy. The software is 5G-ready and Altiostar said it could seamlessly transition to 5G using the same network architecture. The deployment includes both macro sites and small cells in India, according to Shabbir Bagasrawala, Altiostar's head of Product Go-To-Market.
: Rakuten Advertising CEO Nick Stamos shares his
thoughts on the industry's response to COVID-19 and shares some of the company's recent developments
The last few weeks has seen the performance marketing industry shift and adapt in response to the Coronavirus pandemic. What are your thoughts on the industry?s response during this period? NS: The performance ecosystem has done an excellent job of arming clients and publishers with critical consumer insights, strategy and support they need to succeed through this period. Affiliate marketing is uniquely positioned to help brands through these challenging times. As true partners to brands and publishers, we offer diverse traffic and pay-for-performance models, meaning we can reduce the risk for brands and help keep customer engagement high. By doing this, we also aid publishers by helping to create fruitful partnerships.
We?ve seen some notable shifts across our network that we?re constantly working to communicate to clients and provide recommendations on how they can tailor their strategies to meet the environment. For example, the pandemic is impacting markets at different levels of severity and at different times. By better understanding these ebbs and flows, we can gauge audiences? receptivity for marketing in a way that reflects people?s emotions. While it may still not be the right time to sell hard, it is important to refine market strategies that drive engagement and build brand love. Ultimately, brands that are customer-first in their marketing strategies will come out of this crisis best. By offering valuable experiences, brands can drive future loyalty.