- 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.
: PagBank enters exclusive partnership with Cabify
From now on, Cabify drivers will be able to receive their payments through their PagBank account, and soon users will be able to request and pay for Cabify services in the PagBank application.
São Paulo, Brazil, February 17, 2020 - PagSeguro Digital Ltd., or PagSeguro (NYSE: PAGS), today announced an exclusive partnership with Cabify, an urban mobility platform, primarily focused on improving the method and timing of payments for Cabify's drivers.
Partner Cabify drivers who have a PagBank account will be paid their balances up to three times per week (currently, Cabify driver receive payment only once per week). Through the new partnership, PagBank will also offer special and exclusive benefits for Cabify partner drivers. In the future, Cabify drivers will eventually be able to receive their balances on a daily basis.
Oliver James Gray Matthew, CLSA Limited, Research Division - Head of Consumer, Japan and Korea: ?Second question, on the cost side. Obviously, this quarter, you have quite a large cost because you don't really have much revenue. Is this the kind of running cost we should expect, excluding marketing for the MNO? Or do you expect to see the cost to pick up??
Tareq Amin, Rakuten, Inc. - Group Executive VP & Chief Architecture Officer: ?No, actually, the cost highlighted are all CapEx cost, not operational cost. The operation cost is -- I mean, look, I think, arguably, probably across the 1,400-plus operator globally, you will never find operation cost cheaper than Rakuten Mobile. The CapEx investment, I think Miki also talked about it, we've already communicated to the markets in general, that we are on target to meet our financial plans and what we told for 4G and 5G. So we definitely will not go and ask for more money. We think we have even creative solutions that we're evaluating on how to continue to reduce CapEx cost as we go through. So for example, I'll give you one interesting data point. The approach is never to be content and happy about the technology. How do you evolve and advance. So majority of the cost that comes on us is actually in 2 buckets. One is about just the contraction of human beings and labors to go build sites. The second one is about this, what I call, 'IT servers'. This is now an evolution path that we have taken of how we constantly optimize cost targets for our servers, for our infrastructures and even for our future sites for phase 2 beyond our phase 1. They'll be dramatically, I think, cheaper because of the architecture we're going to build. Some of our concrete poles and towers will be a lot cheaper than deploying on top of rooftops. So these costs are not operational cost. These are just CapEx investment that we're doing today. On OpEx, we will start reporting this, but it will be remarkably, remarkably low compared to others.?
Singapore newcomer TPG Telecom selected Japan?s fourth operator Rakuten Mobile as its partner to run OpenRAN trials on a new network in the city state, advancing toward a 4G service launch this year. While the newcomer aims to launch a 4G network during 2020, GM and acting CEO Richard Tan said the trial can help accelerate the adoption of 5G networks with software-defined technology based on open interfaces and community-developed standards running on common hardware.
Australia-based TPG Telecom won a spectrum auction open only to new entrants to the Singapore market in December 2016. It launched a trial network in the city state in 2019, with coverage of 99.7 per cent at end-June.
Rakuten Mobile CTO Tareq Amin noted Singapore?s high fibre density makes it uniquely suited for rapid OpenRAN adoption.
TPG Telecom and Rakuten Mobile Signs Partnership Agreement to Trial 5G OpenRAN in Singapore
Singapore, February 21, 2020 ? Since launch in October 2019 of the world?s first end-to-end fully virtualized, cloud-native mobile network, Rakuten Mobile has become the recognised global leader in OpenRAN implementation. OpenRAN delivers fully programmable Radio Access Network (RAN) solutions based on General Purpose Processing Platforms (GPPP) and disaggregated software so that operators can benefit from the flexibility and faster pace of innovation derived from software-driven development.
TPG Telecom is collaborating with Rakuten Mobile on a 5G technology partnership program to trial OpenRAN solutions in Singapore. The OpenRAN ecosystem is growing rapidly and several major operators have announced OpenRAN implementations globally not only because of the technological advantages, but also the commercial benefits it brings.
Mr. Tareq Amin, Chief Technology Officer of Rakuten Mobile said: ?The strategic partnership is a validation of Rakuten Mobile?s strategy and we are happy to share our innovative end-to-end virtualization solutions built on our vision of an open and multivendor mobile network ecosystem.
Singapore?s high fibre density makes it uniquely suited for rapid OpenRAN adoption and successful implementation.?
: Rakuten TV startet Kids-TV-Kanal im Gratis-Angebot
21.02.2020 - 14:11 Uhr
Die Video-On-Demand-Plattfom ?Rakuten TV? hat den Start eines neuen Kids-TV-Kanals angekündigt. Der neue dedizierte Kanal erweitert seinen aktuellen Katalog in seinem kostenlosen Bereich um mehr als hundert Episoden mit Inhalten für Kids.
Der Kanal wurde in Zusammenarbeit mit dem berühmten Animationsstudio Aardman Animations, Milimages, Motion Pictures und dem Bildungsangebot Lingokids gestartet, um eine Reihe von Inhalten für Kinder bereitzustellen, darunter Titel wie Shaun das Schaf, Wallace & Gromits, Molang und Glumpers.
: Cash-Zuflüsse und Gewinne aus Careem-Verkauf
Der Deal kommt erst in diesem Quartal zum Abschluss ? und bei einem von mir unterstellten Anteil von ca. 10% von Rakuten, dürften Rakuten ca. 300 Milliarden Dollar zufließen und ein Gewinn in Q1/20 von ca. 100 Millionen US-Dollar anfallen. Am wahrscheinlichsten ist allerdings, dass Rakuten nur die Cash-Komponente des Deals sofort zur Ausführung bringt und die Wandelschuldverschreibung von Uber zunächst behält.
?Uber-Chef Dara Khosrowshahi kündigte an, den in Dubai ansässigen Konkurrenten Careem für 3,1 Milliarden Dollar (umgerechnet 2,7 Milliarden Euro) zu übernehmen. Careem wurde in der jüngsten Finanzierungsrunde mit etwa zwei Milliarden Dollar bewertet und ist in 98 Städten aktiv.?
mit preisgekrönter Performance-Marketing-Technologie und digitalen Handelsdaten
SAN MATEO, Kalifornien, 12. Februar 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Mit der Einführung von Rakuten Advertising können Marken, Werbetreibende und Agenturen ab heute erstmals die umfangreichen Rakuten-Medien nutzen, die den Zugang zu Customer Insights und dem preisgekrönte Performance-Marketing-Ökosystem von Rakuten bieten.
Das neue Unternehmen vereint das ausgedehnte Affiliate-Netzwerk von Rakuten Marketing, die programmatische Retargeting- und Prospecting-Technologie von Rakuten Marketing mit den Einblicken von Rakuten Intelligence und einer einzigartigen Reihe von globalen Medien, so dass Marken ein breites Publikum entdecken und dauerhafte Beziehungen aufbauen können, darunter Rakuten TV, Rakuten Viber, Rakuten Viki und Rakuten France.
Marketers werden ebenso Zugang zu einem der größten und vertrauenswürdigsten globalen Performance-Marketing-Netzwerke der Branche haben, das von den International Performance Marketing Awards (IPMAs) und von mThink zum neunten Mal in Folge als "Bestes Affiliate-Netzwerk" ausgezeichnet wurde. Dieses Netzwerk ist heute in mehr als 200 Ländern und Regionen auf der ganzen Welt tätig.
: Unbedingt auch die komplette Quelle studieren
Rakuten Card riding the big wave of cashless, but others not
Recap of Relation between Cashless and FinTech Businesses
The cashless trend is an opportunity for the FinTech business, but not all payment providers enjoy this trend
Currently, credit cards are at the center of cashless, and Rakuten Card continues to show high growth potential, and momentum is accelerating due to the penetration of cashless
In particular, there are many payment companies that are not sustainable in terms of profits, but Rakuten Fin Techbusiness is a sustainable model which collects commissions in the payment business
Although profitability in the payment business is low, Rakuten Card becomes a powerful hub, accumulating revolving credit and cashing balance in the card, and sending customers to profitable businesses such as banks, securities and insurance
RakutenCard will play a central role in connecting the various functions (Dots) of the Fin Tech business, and connecting them also to e-Commerce business, mobile business, and other group businesses
ich mir die Zahlen von Lyft ansehe, dass das Wachstum von Statista noch unterschätzt wird, selbst wenn Lyft schneller wächst als Uber:
"In the fourth quarter of 2019, Lyft?s revenue came in at $1.017 billion, a gain of 52% compared to its year-ago result of $669.5 million. Sticking to the growth side of things, the company?s ?active rider? count rose from 18.59 million to 22.91 million from Q4 2018 to Q4 2019, a gain of 23%. Lyft?s active riders also spent 23% more year-over-year, reaching $44.40 in the final quarter of last year."
: Japan's Rakuten Mobile is teaming up with
mobile operator TPG to test 5G open RAN solutions in Singapore.
Rakuten is in the process of building out its own new 4G mobile network in Japan, and has touted it as the world?s first end-to-end fully virtualized, cloud-native network.
Rakuten said that operators can benefit from flexibility and accelerated innovation from OpenRAN that delivers programmable radio access network (RAN) solutions based on General Purpose Processing Platforms (GPPP) and disaggregated software.
TPG, a subsidiary of Australia?s TPG Telecom Group, operates a 4G network in Singapore, and to date has signed up 300,000 customers.
In the U.S., Dish Networks said it decided it will go with an Open RAN architecture for its forthcoming mobile network. and executives have pointed to Rakuten?s approach as a good template for the satellite provider?s new entry into wireless. Unlike Rakuten though, Dish plans to build a 5G network from scratch, rather than 4G.
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Rakuten: Getting ready for 4G and 5G launch in Japan
The company is planning to simultaneously launch 4G and 5G services in quick succession in April 2020 and June 2020 respectively
February 23, 2020
The company is developing businesses that bring together membership, data and branding, along with the development and operation of services that proactively leverage AI (Artificial Intelligence). Rakuten Group is aiming for double-digit growth in the consolidated revenue for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2020 vis-a-vis fiscal year ended December 31, 2019 thanks to the launch of 4G and 5G services in Japan by leveraging both e-commerce and FinTech services.
Acorns is one of the older of the new breed finance apps, but it remains one of the most popular, because of how easy it is to use. You really don?t have to pay much attention once you?ve set up the app. Link a debit or credit card to your account, and Acorns will round up the total on purchases to the next dollar and invest that difference into one of a few ETF portfolios.
The cost is a modest $1 per month for Acorns Invest, though the company offers other features. If you want to take a step up, you can move to Acorns Later, which is bundled with Acorns Invest, for an additional $1 per month. Acorns Later is the company?s version of an individual retirement account (IRA), and you?ll be able to open one of three versions: the traditional, Roth or a SEP.
And for an additional $1 per month, you can add Acorns Spend, which provides a FDIC-protected checking account with a debit card, among other things.
Why you want this app: You like getting automatic savings while you?re spending without worrying about it. You like retirement investing without the hassle.
: Rakuten ist einer der Eigner von Airweave
Olympics: Recyclable cardboard bed, customizable mattress for 2020 athletes Recyclable cardboard beds and customizable mattresses for athletes to sleep on during the 2020
Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics were unveiled this week, as organizers aim to provide comfort at the athletes village while fulfilling environmental sustainability goals.
The bed frames, made of high-resistance cardboard, can support up to about 200 kilograms, the organizers said. They come with three-part polyethylene mattresses that can be mixed and matched to suit each athlete's preferred firmness for the upper, middle and lower body, according to Japanese bedding maker Airweave Inc.
After the games, the beds and mattresses will be recycled into other paper and plastic products. Airweave will supply 18,000 beds for the Olympics and 8,000 beds during the Paralympics next year.
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Anzahl der Unique User IDs bei Viber bis Dezember 2019 Veröffentlicht von L. Rabe, 17.02.2020
Diese Statistik zeigt die Anzahl Unique IDs bei Viber in ausgewählten Monaten zwischen März 2015 und Dezember 2019. Im Dezember 2019 lag die Anzahl der Unique IDs des Chat-Dienstes für Smartphones und Desktop-PCs, mit dem auch telefoniert werden kann, bei rund 1,15 Milliarden.