- 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.
: Auch ich bin positiv hinsichtlich Lyft, denn ich
halte das folgende Argument für stichhaltig:
Michael C34 minutes ago Not sure I agree that all people will avoid all public transportation. I can tell you that I definitely will not use subway or bus to get into the city but I would consider Uber or Lyft because I would be only person (other than driver) in vehicle. Driving into city myself would not be fun. IMHO
Redoxon hands out goodies to consumers ordering on dahmakan GRACE ONG
05 MAY 2020
Bayer?s consumer health brand Redoxon has recently partnered with Malaysian cloud kitchen startup dahmakan to position itself as an immunity-boosting supplement brand. With every dahmakan meal ordered within Klang Valley, Redoxon gave consumers a pack of its product, Redoxon Double Action Orange Flavour, along with tips on staying healthy during the Movement Control Order (MCO). Redoxon also offered further discounts if the dahmakan consumer ordered Redoxon online through the QR code provided in the packet. Redoxon and dahmakan also promoted the campaign online on their respective Facebook pages. According to a press release, the campaign saw 48,000 packets delivered, a 200% increase in search intent for Redoxon for the first day of the activity, and over 560 eCommerce engagements.
The campaign came as Redoxon saw an increase of 30% in food delivery services during the MCO. The vitamin supplement brand also found consumers looking for ways to bolster their health during this period and took the opportunity to reach out to Malaysians.
?Redoxon?s role in this community is to protect and defend people?s health every day. We are glad to be able to partner with Dahmakan to bring health to people?s home during this MCO period," Vivienne Wang, marketing manager at Bayer Malaysia, said.
: Neue Zielgruppen im gesamten Rakuten-Universum
Überall dort, wo unsere Rakuten-Zielgruppen einkaufen, chatten, Inhalte ansehen oder lesen, ist Rakuten Advertising präsent ? mit relevanten Werbeerlebnissen, die Marken zum Leben erwecken. Helfen Sie Ihren Kunden, mithilfe unseres globalen Netzwerks von Digitalmedien- & Commerce-Ressourcen echte Verbindungen in markensicheren Umgebungen herzustellen.
Rakuten France: Führender B2C- und C2C-Marktplatz und Frankreichs E-Commerce-Mitgliedschaftsprogramm Nr. 1
Rakuten TV: Eine der führenden Video-on-Demand-Plattformen in Europa, die TVOD- und AVOD-Services anbietet
Rakuten Viber: Mobile Kommunikations-App mit einzigartigen Werbeerlebnissen
Rakuten Viki: Führende Video-Streaming-Plattform für asiatisches Fernsehen und Filme
: Maximize the battery life cycle using blockchain
How to maximize the battery life cycle using blockchain
In New Zealand, Everledger is an advisor to the New Zealand Battery Industry Group (B.I.G.) regarding traceability and supply chain transparency for lithium-ion batteries. We?ve been working with B.I.G. to develop a circular product stewardship scheme for EV batteries, enabling the ability for them to be repurposed for energy storage. EV batteries may have around 70% to 80% of their capacity remaining when they reach the end of their useful life in a vehicle at about 10 years and can be repurposed for energy storage, extending life for another 10-15 years.
The battery value chain provides a fascinating test case for the supportive environment needed in a circular economy. Rapidly falling technology costs are creating major opportunities to reduce waste. For example, blockchain and IoT can keep track of valuable products and materials much more cheaply than in the past, radically increasing opportunities to recover them.
We?re moving towards a world where all materials will be traced from the moment they are extracted, through to first use, re-manufacture and eventual deconstruction and re-use. In the future, much of natural mining can be replaced by urban mining, where societies extract resources from previously manufactured products, such as the components inside an old mobile phone.
As to Rakuten TV, mainly in Europe, we saw increase of monthly active users, more than 500,000. In Rakuten Viki, in Q1, registered users were added with another 2.1 million, and Rakuten Viber, we have seen growth, including Eastern Europe.
With Mobile business, we are now considered as the #4 player in Mobile business as MNO. We have fully virtualized technology, first in kind in the world, together with construction of radio stations and with fast constant acquisition and efficient investment is something that I'd like to mention. There used to be a concern whether we could start this business with the originally planned investment level.
First of all, technology. We learned after launch that increasing bandwidth capacity, because we are totally independent from hardware, thanks to full virtualization -- by increasing virtual machine, we can increase capacity of network as much as we want, IP version 6 virtualization technology, a first in kind in the world is quite significant. That would be good enough to stand against the explosive growth of the data consumption.
UAE?s Etisalat launches first-ever Open vRAN in MENA ADELLE GERONIMOJANUARY 6, 2020, 10:50 AM
Etisalat has announced the successful launch of open virtual Radio Access Network (Open vRAN), becoming the first operator in MENA to achieve this technological feat.
According to Etisalat, by supporting Open architecture, Open vRAN technology accelerates the delivery of mobile networks. The technology is the foundation of next-generation wireless infrastructure driven by innovation and open standards.
Today?s announcement demonstrates Etisalat?s strong commitment to sustaining its technological leadership, by bringing in such technological advances. Etisalat has become one of the first operators worldwide to launch this technology.
The success of this deployment by Etisalat was possible with the collaboration of Etisalat partners Altiostar, NEC, Cisco and other leading vRAN technology vendors.
Anzahl der Unique User IDs bei Viber bis März 2020
Veröffentlicht von Statista Research Department, 18.05.2020
Diese Statistik zeigt die Anzahl Unique IDs bei Viber in ausgewählten Monaten zwischen März 2015 und März 2020. Im März 2020 lag die Anzahl der Unique IDs des Chat-Dienstes für Smartphones und Desktop-PCs, mit dem auch telefoniert werden kann, bei rund 1,17 Milliarden.
Viber is an end-to-end encrypted and secured calling and messaging app that connects over one billion users worldwide. It is a cross-platform tool, which can be used on iOS, android mobile and tablets as well as Mac, Window and Linux desktop computers. In Myanmar, it is one of the most used communication apps with over 25 million registered users, which is amounted to more than half of the total population.
: Step to the safest messaging platform in the world
Another step to the safest messaging platform in the world
?We are proud to announce the disappearing messages feature launching in all 1-on-1 chats. Introduced by Viber in 2017 as part of the ?secret? chats experience, over time we became convinced that a similar measure of ensuring confidentiality, including sending a notification when the recipient takes a screenshot of the disappearing message, should be added to regular chats. This marks another step in our journey towards being the safest messaging platform in the world,? said Ofir Eyal, COO of Viber.
Azita Arvani is recognized as an avid evangelist of true digital transformation for telcos as well as other industries
Azita Arvani is General Manager of Rakuten Mobile in the Americas, building the business and overseeing its development, strategy, and deployment. Arvani is an executive high-tech leader who delivers innovation-led revenue growth. Deploying the latest digital technologies including 5G, AI, IoT, cloud, and AR/VR, Arvani has created new businesses, developed products, and built partnerships for both established Fortune 500 companies as well as rapid-growth startups. Prior to Rakuten, Arvani served as Head of Innovation Partnering & Venture Management at Nokia. Arvani has also held senior leadership and advisory roles at Docomo, Xerox, Upek (now part of Apple), and 6WIND. Arvani serves on the Board of Directors of the Tennant Company (NYSE: TNC). She holds a Master of Science in Management from Stanford University (Sloan Fellow), a Master of Science in Computer Science from the University of Southern California and a Bachelor of Science in Math/Computer Science (Magna Cum Laude) from University of California, Los Angeles. Arvani is recognized as an avid evangelist of true digital transformation for telcos as well as other industries.
Rakuten and JR East Launch Suica Services in Rakuten Pay App that Enable Customers to Issue, Charge and Pay with Suica
- Future update will allow customers to charge Suica with Rakuten Points inside the Rakuten Pay App. Tokyo, May 25, 2020 - Rakuten Payment, Inc. (Rakuten) and East Japan Railway Company (JR East) today announced that the IC card-based transportation e-money Suica service provided by JR East is now available for use in the smartphone-based payment app Rakuten Pay.
Starting today, customers are now able to issue a new Suica or charge an existing one inside the Rakuten Pay app, as well as make payments at approximately 5,000 train stations and on approximately 50,000 buses, in addition to approximately 940,000 stores across Japan through Suica. As an additional benefit, customers are also able to earn one Rakuten Point for every 200 yen used to charge their Suica inside the Rakuten Pay app when they select Rakuten Card, the credit card provided by the Rakuten Group, as the source of payment.
Plans to further improve the service are underway with an upcoming feature that allows customers to charge their Suica using Rakuten Points
The Rakuten Pay Suica service is available on AndroidTM devices that support the Osaifu-Keitai® function. Starting today, iOS device users are able to earn one Rakuten Point for every 200 yen used to charge their Suica when paying with Rakuten Card via the Mobile Suica app or Apple Pay by entering the campaign accessible through the link inside the Rakuten Pay app
Going forward, Rakuten and JR East will seek to provide further updates and new features in order to deliver added value and greater levels of convenience to customers.
Randeep Sekhon, Bharti Airtel CTO, said Open vRAN will provide an ?innovative technology break-through? for the operator and is ?essential for the deployment of next-generation 4G and 5G technologies.?
?We look forward to closely working with Altiostar for our vRAN deployment which is a significant aspect of our network strategy,? added Sekhon.
?This collaboration with Bharti Airtel is exciting because the size and breadth of its network will demonstrate the innovation and the disruption that open vRAN solutions are bringing to the industry,? said Ashraf Dahod, president and CEO, Altiostar. ?India is a mobile-first market that leads the world in mobile data and video consumption and by deploying Altiostar open vRAN solution, Bharti Airtel can evolve its network to maintain its leadership and continue its mission to provide customers with exceptional experiences.?
Bharti Airtel?s has demonstrated an ongoing and active interest in Open vRAN standardization efforts. The operator is a member of the O-RAN alliance and made headlines for being one of the earliest members of Facebook?s Telecom Infra Project (TIP), a global initiative founded by Facebook and a handful of telecoms companies to create a new approach to building and deploying telecom network infrastructure.
For its part, Altiostar, in partnership with Cisco and WWT, has made efforts to develop a technology blueprint for RAN modernization, assemble the kit, test and validate the set up, then sell a fully integrated 4G/5G solution in an effort to drive operator adoption of this new network model.
: Exzellent für Rakuten TV und Rakuten Viki
Global video streaming market with CAGR of 20.4% from 2020 to 2027
DUBLIN, May 21, 2020 The global video streaming market size is expected to reach USD 184.3 billion by 2027, registering a CAGR of 20.4% from 2020 to 2027. Rising technological advancements such as the implementation of block-chain technology in video streaming and the use of artificial intelligence (AI) to improve content quality are expected to boost market demand over the forecast period. Furthermore, growing adoption of cloud-based streaming solutions to increase the reach is directly influencing market growth. This trend is observed in numerous parts of North America and Asia Pacific.Factors behind the growth of these regional markets include rapid digitalization, increasing use of mobiles and tablets, and growing popularity of online viewing.
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: Das dürfte den Anteil an Cashback von Rakuten
erhöhen, denn ich gehe nicht davon aus, dass Rakuten gegen Cash verkauft hat.
?ShopBack?s acquisition of Ebates Korea is a tremendous endorsement of the high quality product and reputation that we built and established in that market over the years,? said Amit Patel, CEO, Rakuten Americas and Rakuten Rewards. ?ShopBack?s proven executional and operational capabilities will establish ShopBack as the top cashback platform in Korea and strengthen its leadership in the Asia Pacific region. We are excited about what this fresh start for the cashback business in Korea will mean for Ebates Korea?s employees, merchants, and customers.?
South Korea is one of the biggest e-commerce markets worldwide and ShopBack Korea will bring more choices, discovery, and savings to their fast-growing demographic of online shoppers. Shoppers can make purchases via the ShopBack Korea platform and earn up to 15% cashback on their purchases in categories like Fashion, Beauty, and Electronics.
: Carousell Launches Hong Kong Property Platform
Singaporean Mobile Marketplace Carousell Launches Hong Kong Property Platform
Carousell, a Singapore-based online marketplace, announced on Monday the official launch of a property listing platform in Hong Kong.
The startup is partnering with Hong Kong companies, including Midland Realty, one of the city?s biggest realtors, to provide listings of local and overseas residential and industrial properties for sale and rent through its Carousell mobile application.
The platform, called Carousell Property, also includes a variety of services, including Home Services (home repairs, moving, renovation), Home & Furniture (furniture, gardening) and Kitchen and Appliances, as well as a chat function to talk directly to merchants.
Since its soft launch in 2019, Carousell Property has seen increasing interest as part of a rise in demand for online shopping. ?For a city like Hong Kong that pursues speed and efficiency, shopping on a one-stop marketplace like Carousell Property will help consumers save time,? said Cahill Kei, head of business development of Carousell Hong Kong, in a statement. ?The Carousell Property marketplace gives merchants access to more consumers, and makes the entire process, whether you are renting or buying, easy and seamless.?
In addition to Midland Realty, other Hong Kong companies Carousell is partnering with for Carousell Property include moving company Going Moving and co-working company Metro Workshop. Carousell Property said it will be focusing on co-working spaces for the second half of this year.
: Rakuten Trade Sdn Bhd made its maiden profit
Rakuten Trade Sdn Bhd made its maiden profit after three years By NST Business - May 14, 2020 @ 4:29am
KUALA LUMPUR: Rakuten Trade Sdn Bhd made its maiden profit in April, after three years of operation. Rakuten Trade attributed this to activating almost 85,000 trading accounts and handling more than RM12.5 billion in total trading value on Bursa Malaysia since day one of operation.
"As of April 30 2020, Rakuten Trade's retail market share was more than five per cent while the clients' assets under trust exceeded RM1 billion," the company said in a statement today.
Managing director Kaoru Arai said he was positive on Rakuten Trade's growth prospects as it entered its fourth year of business.
Leveraging its "zero contact" platform to increase retail participation on Bursa, Rakuten Trade expects to reach 100,000 active accounts by the end of 2020.
Transforming the Economics of Telecom: Rakuten Mobile and Altiostar reinvent Radio Access Networks (RAN) 3 hours ago
Base stations that make up Rakuten Mobile?s new network in Japan are unlike any others in the world. They are the first anywhere to use a virtualized cloud-native solution developed by Altiostar Networks, Inc., an innovative Massachusetts-based company that is less than 10 years old.
Why is this new technology significant? Unlike traditional base stations, Rakuten Mobile?s minimalist radio masts are largely powered by Altiostar vRAN software hosted on the cloud. That means a new Rakuten Mobile base station can be connected to its network in as little as eight minutes, compared to days or weeks for a conventional setup, dramatically cutting deployment costs. As there is very little on-site hardware, these base stations are also more robust and cost a lot less to run.
The electronic and computing power at mast is minimized, and compute-intensive software and applications have been centralized on commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) hardware, enabling Rakuten Mobile to build redundancy and resiliency that was never possible with conventional architecture.
?If there is an accident at base station, there is no need for an engineer to get access to the site immediately,? says Ashraf M. Dahod, CEO of Altiostar. ?We can automatically detect a failure and switch to a back-up, so you have recovery in minutes, rather than days.?
Intrigued by Rakuten Mobile?s approach, mobile network operators around the world are evaluating whether they can use its streamlined architecture to dramatically lower the cost of deploying and operating 5G. For Altiostar, which is a major contributor to the Rakuten Communications Platform, that represents a significant opportunity. ?Operators recognize that their customers want the high performance and low latency of 5G, but they want it at the same price as 4G,? says Dahod. ?There has to be a different way, with a completely different supply chain, and the network has to be able to adapt to what the user is doing, which requires a lot of software intelligence.?