2014-02-20bloomberg.com

``Rakuten Inc. (4755), the Japanese online retailer controlled by billionaire Hiroshi Mikitani, last week agreed to buy the Viber instant-messaging and calling service for $900 million. At that price, Rakuten is paying $3 for each of Viber's 300 million users, while Facebook is paying as much as $42 for each of WhatsApp's.''


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