- 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.
: JP Morgan: Lyft-Kursziel von 86 auf 90 US-Dollar
Analyst Douglas Anmuth von der US-Bank JPMorgan sprach von einem beeindruckenden zweiten Quartal für Lyft. Das Unternehmen gehe nun den Pfad hin zur Profitabilität mit höherem Tempo. Der Experte hob sein Kursziel von 86 auf 90 US-Dollar an. Er traut dem Papier damit annähernd 50 Prozent Upside zu.
: This could happen with Rakuten in Japan and
Reliance-Microsoft cloud tie-up poses threat to Amazon, Google in India
MUMBAI/COLOMBO (Reuters) - India?s Reliance Industries Ltd (RELI.NS) on Monday announced a partnership with Microsoft?s (MSFT.O) Azure cloud platform, in a move that deepens the offerings of its Jio telecoms unit while posing a direct challenge to rival cloud services providers such as Amazon.com (AMZN.O) and Alphabet?s Google (GOOGL.O).
As part of the 10-year alliance, Jio will build data centers across India that will be hosted on Microsoft?s Azure cloud, Reliance Chairman Mukesh Ambani told shareholders at the company annual shareholders? meeting.
Reliance?s foray into the cloud services market - essentially selling computer services such as website hosting and data storage - could intensify competition in an Indian market dominated by Amazon Web Services (AWS), say analysts.
Ambani disrupted India?s telecoms industry in late 2016 when he launched Jio with free voice and cut-price data plans, pushing some rivals out of business and forcing others to match tariffs and consolidate in a crowded sector that once comprised more than 10 carriers.
: Bei Rakuten Marketing steht alles im Zeichen der
Das Affiliate-Marketing entwickelt sich ständig weiter und wir von Rakuten Marketing nehmen mit Blick auf internationale Expansionsmöglichkeiten eine Spitzenreiterrolle ein. Die Begrüßung und Einführung unserer Führungsebene wurde von Anthony Capano, Rakuten Marketings Managing Director International gehalten und stand unter dem Titel ?Die Zukunft des Performance Marketings: KI und Programmatik?. Es wurden vor allem die hohen Investitionen der Unternehmen in die Zusammenführung ihrer Verbraucherdaten erwähnt und dass wir uns nun an dem Wendepunkt befinden, an dem Marketer diese Daten aktivieren und sich verstärkt auf die Performance ihrer Marketing-Kampagnen konzentrieren.
Anthony analysierte die Trends, die das Affiliate-Marketing derzeit verändern, darunter Top-Themen wie das Machine Learning, die Automatisierung sowie unser neustes Produkt ? Programmatik Affiliate Marketing. Es wurden wichtige Erkenntnisse über Möglichkeiten zur globalen Expansion diskutiert, deshalb war diese Keynote ein Muss für Publisher und Advertiser gleichermaßen.
Der Uber-Konkurrent Lyft hat sich im zweiten Quartal dank eines kräftigen Kundenwachstums besser als erwartet geschlagen. Verglichen mit dem Vorjahreswert legte der Umsatz in den drei Monaten bis Ende Juni um 72 Prozent auf 876 Millionen Dollar zu.
: Building Rakuten into one of North America's best-
The rebranding of Ebates to Rakuten is going smoothly and will continue through 2019, said Down Coulson. ?The goal of the campaign was to come out the other side with a brand that we?re proud of,? said Down Coulson. ?We?ve successfully addressed our members and the rest of the U.S. to Rakuten. Now we?re well on the way to building Rakuten into one of North America?s best-known brands.?
AmRest Holdings, SE ('AmRest') announces the signing on August 13, 2019 of an agreement (the 'Agreement') with Glovoapp23, S.L. ('Glovo') for the transfer from AmRest to Glovo of 100% shares in the aggregator Restaurant Partner Polska Sp. z o.o. ('PizzaPortal'). Total sale price is EUR 30 million plus a EUR 5 million earn-out. In consideration AmRest will receive a combination of cash and new issued shares of Glovo. The transaction is subject to certain conditions precedent customary in M&A deals.
Glovo is one of Europe's leading platform for online ordering and delivery of food and other consumer goods. Currently Glovo has more than 5.5 million users and 16,000 associated partners. It is present in 202 cities across 26 countries in EEMEA, LATAM, and most recently, sub-Saharan Africa. https://www.marketscreener.com/...medium=RSS&utm_content=20190813
Community on the Road to the 2019 Spartan World Championship
Powered By RakutenRakuten Viber, a calling and messaging app that connects one billion users across the globe, and Spartan, the world's largest obstacle course race (OCR) and endurance brand, have announced the creation of the "Spartan Viber Global Community" surrounding the 2019 Spartan World Championship Powered By Rakuten. The platform allows Spartan participants and fans from across the world to access exclusive content from top athletes and personalities in the sport. Rakuten Viber became the "Official Communications Platform" of Spartan when its parent company, Rakuten, entered into a multi-year "Powered By" partnership with the brand in 2018. "Spartan has a passionate community of more than six million people across the world, and the Rakuten Viber channel will allow them all to access valuable content to help them eat, train and think," said Spartan Founder and CEO Joe De Sena.
: Why this veteran investor chose Lyft over Uber
9:01 AM ET Tue, 13 Aug 2019
Jihan Bowes-Little, co-founder and managing partner of Bracket Capital, spent 17 years as a portfolio manager for Goldman Sachs, Millennium and Bluecrest Capital. Now he is an investor in the most-talked-about companies, including Lyft, Coinbase, SpaceX, AirBnB, Juul, and Impossible Foods. He joins "Squawk Box" to discuss how he approaches investing and the markets.
: Das ist ein Useranstieg um 8,06% gegenüber
Der Umsatz ist dagegen gegenüber dem Vorjahreswert um 24,6% gestiegen, was bedeutet, das neben dem Anstieg der Userzahl um 8% der Umsatz je User um 16,6 gegenüber dem Vorjahr gestiegen ist. Im letzten Quartal resultierten 55% des Umsatzes aus Content und 45% aus Telco.
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Beijing-based e-scooter manufacturer Segway-Ninebot has launched a semi-autonomous model that can drive itself to charging stations. According to Reuters, the company already has customers lined up for the vehicle, including Uber and Lyft. Ninebot chief Gao Lufeng explained that the model, called KickScooter T60, will be controlled remotely from the cloud. He told the publication that it could lower operators' costs of maintenance and improve the economics of scooter sharing.
Much like its more famous rideshare rival Uber (NYSE:UBER), Lyft is in the crosshairs of analysts as well as traders big and small. Nobody, it seems, likes Lyft at the moment. I?m more than willing to defend the apparently indefensible and I see a bright and expansive future for Lyft and for the rideshare market as a whole.
Uber?s Troubles Spill Over to Lyft Stock Recent downward pressures on the LYFT stock price are the result of what?s known as the ?sympathy effect.? When a famous stock in an industry tanks, oftentimes owners of similar stocks in the same industry will panic and dump their shares. This is irrational behavior. And, I believe that it?s also a prime buying opportunity when the sympathy effect causes a stock?s price to fall.
: Rakuten owning more than 50% of Altiostar
Furthermore, the equity method is applied to the investment in Altiostar Networks, Inc. (hereafter ?Altiostar?) which was acquired in the three months ended June 30, 2019. The Rakuten Group?s stockholding and voting rights exceed 50%, but the board of directors, a key decision-making body whose composition in agreed on between stockholders, is such that the Rakuten Group does not have control and therefore a determination has been made that Altiostar is not a subsidiary.
Rakuten had published the following about the strategy to introduce mobile:
"And we will take a 3-step approach. First, we would make the assurance about absolute stability in the first step that will take place in October as a small launch. And then although we are 100% confident, we want to see the result. And then online large-scale campaign would be introduced. And then there will be a major campaign and launch in the third step. Because the worst case scenario that would be the down or failure of network. And therefore -- that's why we decided to take 3-step approaches. I expected such a question to come out. And with this, I'd like to conclude today's meeting."
Rakuten Wallet Launches Spot Trading Services for Crypto Assets
Through the smartphone app, customers can make transactions for crypto asset trading accounts, such as depositing/withdrawing Japanese yen and depositing/withdrawing crypto assets, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year*2. The app also features many useful functions that allow customers to effectively manage their crypto assets, such as confirmation of assets deposited in Rakuten Wallet, the purchase and sale of crypto assets, and real-time chart rate confirmation*3. Three types of crypto assets can be traded: Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), and Bitcoin Cash (BCH).
Fees? ?Account opening ? Free ?Account management ? Free ?Purchase/sale of crypto assets ? Free ?Deposits of Japanese Yen ? Free ?Withdrawals of Japanese Yen ? JPY 300 ?Deposits of crypto assets ? Free ?Withdrawals of crypto assets ? BTC: 0.001 / ETH: 0.01 / BCH: 0.01
Lyft looks to connect NYC 'food deserts' with grocery stores, farmers markets
Lyft is partnering with GrowNYC and its community partner, BMS Family Health and Wellness Centers, to try to improve access to healthy food for some New Yorkers.
The three organizations are launching the "Grocery Access Program" that, in its first phase, is expected to help up to 200 families that have difficulty accessing full-service grocery stores and farmers markets in Brownsville, Brooklyn.
The goal is to minimize the negative impacts of "food deserts" by making it easier, faster, and less expensive for residents in these areas to shop at farmers? markets.
In 2018, more than 16,000 New Yorkers used food stamps at GrowNYC markets, resulting in 50,265 visits and $1 million in sales.
Lyft expects to expand the program to other major metro areas as well.
: Move to a high-quality, conservative play
With markets a bit on edge as U.S.-China tensions rise, it makes sense to move to a high-quality, conservative play that is in an uptrend with plenty of upside potential, suggests international investing expert Carl Delfeld, editor of Cabot Global Stocks Explorer.
Rakuten (RKUNY) is a well-diversified conglomerate with tentacles throughout Japan that has plenty of running room for international expansion.
Many of you may not have heard of Rakuten but I assure you that very few Japanese are not part of its ecosystem in multiple ways.
Its loyalty membership program is more than 100 million strong and it is Japan?s #1 internet bank, #1 credit card and one of the country?s leading travel platforms.
Rakuten?s core business is as an internet sales platform akin to Amazon. The company?s market share in Japan is about 25% ? roughly equal to Amazon?s market share. Next comes Yahoo Japan at around 15%.
Recently, Rakuten?s early investment in Lyft (13% of shares) has bolstered earnings, and it has a strategic alliance with Wal-Mart.
Rakuten already has a large number of e-commerce cloud sites built with high-speed fiber connections in Japan. This offers RKUNY natural expansion capabilities into virtual mobile networks and 5G. If successful, this investment will put RKUNY in a strong position in Japanese telecoms.
: Rakuten wird m.E. auch nicht eine Aktie von Lyft
The Rakuten Group?s investment in Lyft, Inc. (hereafter Lyft) stock, which was originally accounted for as a financial instrument measured at fair value through profit or loss, will as of the accounting period for the six months ended June 30, 2019, be accounted for through the adoption of the equity method. This is due to, amongst other considerations, the Rakuten Group?s stockholding and voting rights in Lyft which, while below 20%, because of factors such as its stockholding and active involvement on the board of directors through its appointed director (also a director of the Rakuten Group) etc., enable the Rakuten Group to exert significant influence on Lyft. Further, due to factors such as agreements with Lyft, it is not practically feasible to align reporting periods, and consequently the equity method will be applied in the Rakuten Group?s consolidated financial statements with a three-month difference in reporting periods.