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REFILE-Japan's Rakuten says to buy Viber Media for $900 mln
February 14, 2014 / 6:35 AM / 4 years ago

REFILE-Japan's Rakuten says to buy Viber Media for $900 mln

TOKYO, Feb 14 (Reuters) - Japanese e-commerce company Rakuten Inc said on Friday it will buy instant messaging app provider Viber Media Inc for $900 million, hoping to tap the Cyprus-based company’s rapidly expanding business in emerging markets.

Rakuten said the purchase of Viber Media, run from Cyprus by Israeli entrepreneur Talmon Marco, will add 300 million users to its existing 200 million users.

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