- 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.
With over 15 million members, Rakuten Rewards is one the world?s largest cash back programs, and to date it has paid out over $2 billion to members across online and offline retail stores in the United States!
In this episode of Let's Talk Loyalty, I interview Kristen Gall, President of Rakuten Rewards, to understand the power of affiliate marketing, their partnerships with American Express and Live Nation - as well as their global sponsorships with FC Barcelona, The National Basketball Association (NBA) and The Golden State Warriors.
Listen also for some fascinating insights on exactly what retail trends are emerging amid Covid-19 and the categories consumers are slowly beginning to spend on again.
?Let?s Talk Loyalty? is an industry podcast for loyalty marketing professionals. If you work in loyalty marketing, join me every week to learn the latest ideas and marketing insights from loyalty specialists around the world.
: Rakuten ist einer der Eigner von Everledger
Transparency in demand through Everledger
This urgency for truth sparked the Provenance Proof Blockchain initiative, enabled by Everledger technology and run by the Gübelin Gem Lab, the world?s most respected institution for testing and identification of coloured gemstones. ?Retailers and customers have begun demanding information that goes beyond the scientific data that we can provide in the gemological laboratory,? explained Klemens Link, head of development at Gübelin. ?What were the working conditions for the miners? Were they receiving a fair price, so they could feed their families? Without trackability and transparency, there is no trust.?
Rakuten: Revolutionizing The Mobile Operator World Sep. 14, 2020
The company looks undervalued, especially with regards to the Consumer Discretionary plays on basis of the Price to Sales metric. However, due to the high expenses being undertaken in infrastructure development, the company is not seeing consistent operational profitability.
Still Rakuten has two profitable segments which are delivering significant growth and its marketplace services is not restricted to Japan only as it also covers the US and continental Europe together with East Asia.
Japanese telco Rakuten Mobile bets big on India with services, equipment September 21, 2020
Rakuten Mobile appears to be making a much bigger bet on India in the field of IT services and telecom hardware for both its telecom network in Japan and Rakuten Communications Platform (RCP).
Rakuten?s chief technology officer Tareq Amin said that the company wants to make India a ?hub for engineering? and it will be working towards growing enabling the IT and telecom ecosystems.
?If it grows, then I have another supply chain that I can go to and we feel comfortable about,? Amin was quoted as saying by the Economic Times. ?I am personally motivated quite a bit to make India a hub for a lot of the engineering we do.?
The senior executive told the publication that it is going to enter into big partnerships with Indian IT companies and system integrators for its RCP.
The company is already working with IT services company Tech Mahindra and telecom equipment maker Sterlite Technologies Limited in India. While Tech Mahindra is helping Rakuten with its RCP, Sterlite is providing it with Wi-Fi 6 hardware.
?We have a great story in the making of collaboration between Rakuten and the right Indian partners that are really willing and one team to embrace and build indigenous technology in India and create a win-win model for us as Rakuten then and for future business partners in India,? he told the publication.
: Key Player in the Mobile Messaging Services Market
Rakuten is a Key Player in the Mobile Messaging Services Market
Mobile Messaging Services Market research report is the new statistical data source added by A2Z Market Research.
?Mobile Messaging Services Market is growing at a High CAGR during the forecast period 2020-2026. The increasing interest of the individuals in this industry is that the major reason for the expansion of this market?.
Top Key Players Profiled in this report are: Reliance Industries Ltd., Tencent, Google, Microsoft Corporation, Telegram, WhatsApp, Rakuten, Line, Hike, Facebook
: Persönliche Ansprache mit Rakuten Advertising
Purple Personalizes Ads Through Rakuten's Affiliate Network, 'Cross-Publisher Relationships'
March 2, 2020 The affiliate agreement also gives Purple access to Rakuten?s first-party data from its network of companies. The anonymized data not only comes from influencer and blogger, but sites such as Retail Me Not and Ebates, said Julie Van Ullen, managing director of the U.S. and Canada performance network business at Rakuten Advertising.
Ads are personalized based on data. Rakuten?s technology can infer from the data when a consumer wants to make a new mattress purchase in the near future and that they have a higher propensity to buy a Purple mattress. If the data believes the consumer has a higher propensity to buy a mattress, Purple will serve a coupon.
Brohamer said he is also looking into Rakuten?s other ad offerings. Rakuten launched its advertising group in February, drawing on audiences, insights and the well-established performance marketing strategies.
The new company brings together Rakuten Marketing?s affiliate network, programmatic retargeting and prospecting technology with consumer insights from Rakuten Intelligence, as well as a set of global media properties.
: Strong growth of Viber in the Asia-Pacific
Strong growth of Viber in the countries in the Asia-Pacific
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought a lot of uncertainties in many industries. While losses are countless and impactful, the wins though not as many have also provided a ray of hope amid gloomy business forecasts. However, the first half of 2020 brought a new set of experiences for the Rakuten Viber team, but also a new set of milestones, said a press release.
Compared to the 2019 data, Viber has recorded an increase of usage in Bangladesh during the first half of 2020, with a 17% increase in activations, a 21% increase in sending group messages, and 25% in one to one message. The number of messages sent in a group experienced robust growth as well, with a 48% rise, while community Views increased to 77%.
Similarly, the rest of the region experience accelerated activity, especially when it comes to communicating within Groups and Communities. Countries in the Asia-Pacific saw strong growth in the number of messages sent within Viber groups compared to 2019?Myanmar at 41%, Nepal at 67%, Sri Lanka at 91%, Vietnam at 43% and Philippines at 95%. Community Engagement similarly grew, with most countries almost doubling their numbers of Community Views, Myanmar at 106% growth, Sri Lanka at 118%, and Nepal at 195%, respectively. In the Philippines, Community engagement experienced robust growth as well, with a 2.5x increase in community viewers and 2.7x growth in messages sent within Communities.
die sich schon länger mit dem Unternehmen beschäftigen. Ich habe leider den Einstieg vor ein paar Wochen nicht managen können.
Derzeit steht Rakuten noch im Wettbewerb um die Restrenditen meiner, gut gelaufenen Portfoliopositionen, von denen ich umschichten würde. Der Chart ist wenig aussagekräftig, weil mehr Klötzchen als Kerzen und viele Lücken drin sind, dafür liegt der Kurs gerade oberhalb vom Bollinger. Was meint Ihr? Aber bitte keine is-super-und-so-Antworten, das weiß ich selber, sonst würde ich mich ja nicht für Rakuten interessieren. Seht Ihr noch Baustellen oder Pullbacks? Wer will evtl. später rein und warum? Vielen Dank
richtig ist, dass ohne die hohen Investitionen in Mobile und Logistik ein Kerngewinn von 1,5 Milliarden steht, sind bei einem Mutliple von auch nur 20 Bewertungen von 30 Milliarden Dollar eher eine konservative Annahme - und damit Kurs über $20.
Wie schnell das der Markt trotz der Verlustausweise für die hohen Investitionen antizipiert kann niemanden sagen. Ohne langfristigen Horizont und bei "zittrigen Händen" würde ich einen Enstieg nicht empfehlen.
: Rakuten is an important owner of Carousell
Singapore-based B2C and C2C consumer marketplace for buying and selling new and used goods in Singapore Carousell, has struck an investment deal with a consortium led by South Korean internet giant Naver as announced by the startup in a statement dated September 15, 2020.
Following the deal, Carousell will be valued at over US$900 million which will inch the startup to a unicorn status. This is an elevation over the US$850 million valuation the startup achieved in November 2019, after it merged with rival 701Search, then a unit of Telenor.
: Big break up with Rakuten + Altionstars as winners
Huawei Ban Spurs New Competition for Ericsson, Nokia
Bloomberg?September 18, 2020
(Bloomberg) -- The U.S. ban on Huawei Technologies Co. was supposed to hand leadership of the lucrative market for wireless base stations to Ericsson AB and Nokia Oyj. It?s not working out that way. The crackdown on China?s largest technology company has given startups such as Altiostar Networks Inc. and new entrants including Qualcomm Inc. a rare opportunity to grab a slice of the $35 billion the telecom industry spends each year on this crucial part of mobile phone networks.
?This could break up that tech vendor lock-in that?s been around for decades,? said Andre Fuetsch, chief technology officer of network services at AT&T Inc., the third largest U.S. wireless carrier. ?It?s about how do you create a much more competitive, innovative ecosystem.?
Base stations are the heart of cellular networks, powering millions of antennas that perch on cell towers and city rooftops all over the world. Until recently, these boxes were a proprietary combination of processors and software that had to be purchased all at once. Huawei, Ericsson and Nokia account for three quarters of this market, which is worth as much as $35 billion a year, according to researcher Dell?Oro Group.
Open radio access network, or O-RAN, changes this by creating an open standard for base station design and ensuring all the software and components work well together -- no matter who is supplying the ingredients.
: You can now connect with Toyota PH via Viber
by Leandre Grecia | A day ago
Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) has rolled out several new digital services for its customers throughout the year in response to this entire COVID-19 crisis.
Now, the carmaker is looking to bolster its online services even further, as it has just launched two new chat channels that its customers can access: its official Viber Community and its enhanced Facebook Messenger chat.
The verified Toyota PH Viber Community, which you can join through this link, is open to all Filipino Toyota owners and future customers. It provides the latest news and updates from TMP, including promos and other exclusive content. Occasional tips on car care and the like will also be shared through the platform.
Rakuten Beats Australian Competition With Lower Trading Costs As the Australian FX industry becomes more challenging, brokers may have to focus on spreads
Sylwester Majewski | Wednesday, 11/03/2020
The lowest total costs of trading were offered by Rakuten Securities Australia (RSA). The average total cost of transactions on four major FX pairs was equal in the case of Rakuten Securities Australia up to $6 USD. Similar costs for the last-placed broker in the rankings was equal to $11 USD per trade. Rakuten had the lowest costs in all the pairs covered in the research.
The Australian branch of Japanese Rakuten Securities also had very preferable swap points values. In six cases, their offer was more profitable for retail traders than the offer of their competitors. The lowest FX costs of trading offered by RSA may be due to the relationship with their Japanese parent company. Overall, the Japanese retail FX industry remains the largest in the world, representing 1/3 of total global FX retail volume.
Sercomm CBRS Cat-A Indoor Enterprise Small Cell Achieves OnGo(TM) and FCC Part 96 Certification
Partnering with Open vRAN Pioneer Altiostar to Support Split 2 Option 2020-09-15 18:00 871
TAIPEI, Sept. 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Sercomm (TWSE: 5388), a leading global manufacturer of telecom equipment, announced today that the SCE4255W, Sercomm's LTE CBRS Cat-A Indoor Enterprise Small Cell, has been OnGo? and FCC Part 96 certified. The SCE4255W is a versatile LTE CBRS small cell that can be used for private LTE networks and for expanding public LTE networks to indoor environments.
The SCE4255W is Sercomm's second certified CBRS small cell and adds to our over 10 years of experience designing and building 4G and 5G small cells for global operators. This small cell is proven in traditional network architectures as well as virtualized, disaggregated architectures. Sercomm has partnered with Open vRAN pioneer Altiostar to add support for split option 2 on the SCE4255W. This integration allows customers to take advantage of the latest vRAN technology to simplify deployment, reduce costs, and enhance the user experience.
"Altiostar is pleased to continue our collaboration with Sercomm to bring open vRAN technology to the SCE4255W CBRS small cell product," said Anil Bhandari, Vice President of Product Management at Altiostar. "Our aim is to expand our ecosystem of partners and work with best of breed solutions, such as those provided by companies like Sercomm, who offer a compelling value proposition for our wireless customers"
The 14th Performance Marketing Awards (PMAs) hosted by PerformanceIN, recognises the work of performance marketing leaders across the UK. This year, we?re honoured to receive two wins, the first for our work with Cult Beauty in the Best Managed Affiliate Programme ? Enterprise category.
2019 saw three key objectives for Cult Beauty and the affiliate channel: maintaining consistent Year-on-Year (YoY) growth while finding new revenue streams through new customers acquisition and new partnership verticals. Through a collaborative approach with publishers implemented by Rakuten Advertising and strategic recommendations, Cult Beauty achieved +58% YOY growth. The team also formed partnerships with a new era of publishers to create a new revenue stream for the affiliate channel.
Speaking about Rakuten Advertising, our peers commented ?the team there are awesome. The tools provided are excellent ? the dashboard is very easy to use.?
Over the past 12-months, we?ve continued to invest heavily in new technology and products to deliver our goal of providing industry-leading technology that meets the needs of our publishers and enhances their performance. This has resulted in rapid growth across France and Germany, plus consistent double-digit growth in the UK, leading to 31% YoY growth in gross merchant sales across Europe. Additionally, we were able to facilitate over US$1 billion+ in publisher payouts over the 12 months.
Speaking on the win, our VP of Publishers, International Rakhee Jogia commented: ?We?re so excited and proud to have been voted the Publisher?s Choice of Network and are really appreciative of our partners who took the time to vote for us.?
Tech Mahindra inks deal with Rakuten for RCP deployment globally
IT services provider Tech Mahindra has joined hands with Rakuten Mobile to take the latter's Rakuten Communications Platform (RCP) to global telecom operators. Under the partnership, Tech Mahindra has been appointed as a preferred partner for global go-to-market opportunities for the RCP.
September 23, 2020, 13:45 IST
NEW DELHI: IT services provider Tech Mahindra has joined hands with Rakuten Mobile to take the latter's Rakuten Communications Platform (RCP) to global telecom operators. Under the partnership, Tech Mahindra has been appointed as a preferred partner for global go-to-market opportunities for the RCP.
Tech Mahindra will provide its leading technologies and software capabilities to support the development and deployment of mobile networks for global customers of RCP.
Through the agreement, Tech Mahindra will also provide managed IT, security and network services to Rakuten Mobile, and there are also plans to designateTech Mahindra as an official reseller of RCP. RCP is a cloud-native telco platform that enables telcos and enterprises around the world to easily build secure and open mobile networks at speed and low cost, to generate new revenue streams and to offer customers innovative and immersive experiences.
RCP was developed by Rakuten Mobile and is based on its new generation mobile network in Japan which combines the latest technology in virtualization and automation, including containers and microservices, and is built on key secure operations principles.
: Equinix brings Rakuten Mobile to Internat. Markets
Equinix Enables Rakuten Mobile to Bring its Rakuten Communications Platform to International Markets
Global footprint and diverse ecosystem on Platform Equinix® open up avenues for global service rollout
NEWS PROVIDED BY Equinix, Inc. Sep 23, 2020, 08:01 ET
Highlights / Key Facts: Rakuten Mobile, the world's first end-to-end cloud-native network operator, launched full 4G service deployment in Japan earlier this year and is scheduled to launch commercial 5G services later this year.
The deployment with Equinix enables Rakuten Mobile to amplify and accelerate the global expansion of RCP through Equinix's global footprint and diverse ecosystems. Leveraging Platform Equinix's globally distributed and reliable network infrastructure, Rakuten Mobile will be able to deliver secure, high-speed and low-latency network services to its customers outside of Japan.
Rakuten Mobile will join Platform Equinix's interconnected global ecosystem, with over 2,900 cloud service providers (CSPs) and 1,800 network service providers (NSPs). In addition, Rakuten Mobile will also be able to deploy and connect virtual network services at the edge in minutes, on demand, addressing the dynamic interconnection bandwidth requirements and network spikes.
Tareq Amin, Chief Technology Officer, Rakuten Mobile "We are thrilled to collaborate with Equinix to support the global expansion of our telecommunications business through Rakuten Communications Platform. Equinix's global footprint, enterprise-grade facilities and strong network capabilities make it the ideal partner for us to bring the deployment of cloud-native mobile networks to telecom and enterprise companies around the world."
Justin Dustzadeh, Chief Technology Officer, Equinix "Today marks the beginning of a strong and solid collaboration with Rakuten Mobile. The first phase of deployment in Singapore and Los Angeles lays ground for future international expansion of its mobile business. With Platform Equinix, Rakuten Mobile can take advantage of our global footprint and solid network ecosystems to deliver high-speed, low-latency and secure services to its customers around the globe. We look forward to furthering this collaboration and are excited to see what the future holds."
: Viki brings together through Asian entertainment
Rakuten Viki brings us together (virtually) through Asian entertainment
8 hours ago
South Korea?s entertainment industry is on a roll. Earlier this year, Bong Joon-ho?s Parasite won four Academy Awards, including Best Picture, while breakthrough boyband BTS has dominated global music charts. Western audiences are opening up to Asian entertainment like never before. A notable contributor to this movement is video streaming service Rakuten Viki. Known to the online community as the destination for Asian dramas and movies, Viki has found an innovative solution to the language barrier: a passionate community of volunteers that not only translate Viki content but also help content creators discover and reach new audiences from all over the world.
The platform?s simple in-browser subtitling tools allow community volunteers to easily provide translations for their favorite dramas in their own language, any of the more than 150 languages available on Viki.
With 2020 shaping up to be the year of the great indoors, streaming services like Viki have become an essential entertainment escape. In the first half of the year, Viki saw over 50% year-on-year growth in its subscription business as well as its monthly active users, which recently surpassed 15 million among 32+ million registered users.
?We are seeing Asian content take off in many parts of the world,? says Rakuten Viki CEO Sam Wu, who leads the business from its offices in San Mateo, California. ?Two-thirds of Viki?s users are outside of North America, in countries across Europe, South America, Southeast Asia, India, and Australia.?
Rakuten Mobile Adds Nuance Intelligent Engagement AI Services to Rakuten Communications Platform
BURLINGTON, Mass., Sept. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN) and Rakuten Mobile, Inc. today announced a strategic partnership to add Nuance® Intelligent Engagement AI Services to the Rakuten Communications Platform (RCP). As a result, RCP becomes the first-ever mobile communications, cloud-native and virtualized platform to have Nuance Conversational and Engagement AI services built-in.
"With Rakuten Cloud Platform, we are creating an innovative telco cloud platform that will drive a better AI-based customer engagement experience," said Tareq Amin, Representative Director, Executive Vice President and CTO of Rakuten Mobile. "We're excited about the innovations this will enable Rakuten Group companies to deliver and the potential for bringing it to organizations globally to leverage via Rakuten Cloud Platform."
Nuance's AI-powered customer engagement for Rakuten Mobile's RCP provides enterprises with a unique set of open, modular, and cloud-native services that can be deployed in any cloud environment.
"Our investment in cloud-native technologies and laser-focus on outcome-driven verticalized solutions allows us to partner with some of the world's most innovative companies to integrate Nuance technologies in a flexible way, embedding into client workflows and safeguarding consumer data," said Joe Petro, CTO, Nuance. "The recent virtual assistant deployment with Rakuten Mobile on RCP is evidence of that, and we see great potential for Nuance's AI solutions as organizations around the globe look to advance customer experiences and drive new revenue opportunities through cloud-based infrastructures and 5G networks."
: Vielleicht ein Schnäppchen, denn ich hatte bisher
den Wert von Altiostar höher eingeschätzt.
Tech Mahindra sells Altiostar stake to Rakuten for $45 mn September 24, 2020
Pune: India?s fifth-largest IT services provider, Tech Mahindra, has sold its entire stake in US-based Altiostar Networks to Rakuten for $45 million, making the Japanese company a majority shareholder in the virtualised radio access network (RAN) technology firm, according to a BSE filing. In 2018, Tech Mahindra invested $15 million for a 17.5% stake in the vRAN firm as part of the US-based company?s $114 million Series C fund raise.
Tech Mahindra said in the regulatory filing on Wednesday that it had divested its holding of 18,518,518 C1preferred shares in Altiostar Networks through subsidiary Tech Mahindra (Americas) to Rakuten USA. Altiostar provides 4G and 5G virtualized RAN software solutions for open interfaces to build an open and secure multivendor web-scale network. Tech Mahindra will continue to work closely with Altiostar following the stake sale, the Indian IT firm?s managing director and chief executive CP Gurnani said.
Separately, Tech Mahindra and Rakuten Mobile, a Rakuten Group company responsible for mobile communications, said the Indian IT services provider will be a preferred partner for global go-to-market opportunities for the Rakuten Communications Platform (RCP). Tech Mahindra will provide its technologies and software capabilities to support the development and deployment of mobile networks for global customers of RCP, it said.
: Viki is the best alternative to Drama Fever
Alternatives to DramaFever to Watch Korean Dramas in 2020
Last Updated by Brittany Hall on September 01, 2020
As of October 2018, DramaFever.com, a popular video streaming site for Korean dramas, Latin Telenovelas, and Asian shows, has been shutdown. This shutdown was inevitable after the licensing fees increased substantially on many of the site?s shows.
Fortunately for fans of the streaming service, there are a number of alternatives available for you to get your fix of the K-drama scene.
Best Alternatives for DramaFever
Viki is one of the most popular alternatives for DramaFever out there and is a combination of the two words ?video? and ?wiki.? Viki is a global TV website that draws millions of users to discover and watch global prime time shows and movies in over 200 languages.
There is also a mobile app so you can watch your favorite shows wherever you want. Viki offers a wide variety of Korean dramas in HD quality and subtitles are also included in the majority of videos. While many shows are available to viewers around the world, this is not the case for them all. Due to licensing issues some shows are geo-restricted to certain countries. For example, the popular show ?Heirs? show is restricted to European countries while ?Medalist Lawyer Heir? is available outside Europe.
If you want to enjoy all the drama the Viki has to offer you?ll want a VPN like ExpressVPN that has servers in over 90 countries, excels at unlocking content, and has high speed servers that are perfect for streaming.
: Rakuten is a Top Player by Movies and TV Shows
Movies and TV Shows OTT Market 2020 Trends and Top Players
Covered are Telestra, Rakuten Inc., Google LLC, Netflix, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Hulu, LLC, Tencent Holdings, Facebook, Apple Inc., Microsoft Corporation abr September 24, 2020
The latest market research study launched by ABRReports.com on ?Movies and TV Shows OTT Market 2020-2025 Growth Trends and Business Opportunities Post COVID-19 Outbreak? provides you the details analysis on current market condition, business plans, investment analysis, size, share, industry growth drivers, COVID-19 impact analysis, global as well as regional outlook.
The historical data from 2014 to 2019 and forecast data from 2020 to 2025. The points that are discussed within the report are the major market players that are involved in the market such as manufacturers, raw material suppliers, equipment suppliers, end users, traders, distributors and etc.