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Libuda : Rakuten wesentlich besser als Rocket
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.
Libuda : Nächster wichtiger Schritt von Viber
Viber customers will be able to pay via messaging
With Viber’s compliance partner Neopay, Wirecard will enable users to send money to each other via the one billion-user messaging app, with Libra Internet Bank acting as the local acquirer.
The peer-to-peer (P2P) transactions will be made with payment cards linked to the Moneytou service, initially launching in Hungary before being rolled out to all other Eastern European markets which offer a 25-million-strong customer base.
The first users will be able to send up to 125,000 Hungarion Forints (HUF) a month, that’s $412.67, and up to 780,000 HUF a year, which is $2,574.94 US dollars
Libuda : How Viber Makes Money in the private sector?
Rakuten developed several technical options for earnings.
Viber Stickers. Every app user can send free or paid stickers in the chat. For example, there are an original sticker packs in the market for about $2. Still, users have access to the basic library of free packs.
Viber Games. Similarly, Viber earns by providing the options for gamers. The entertainment fans invite their contacts to a team game for free or for a fee.
Probably, the most requested fee-based feature is Viber Out. It allows making calls by low rates from the app to any phone number. After account replenishment, every user can call to any landline or mobile. There are separate tariffs for each country. Viber Out fits for international calls as well.
Libuda : Similar will happen more extreme by Lyft
Libuda : zu 4133
“Looking globally, we point out that Yandex Taxi is already a profitable ride-hailing business and the largest food delivery company − China’s Meituan Dianping − just turned a profit,” Kahn wrote. “Both sectors are sensitive to marketing spend rationalization and we think peak incentives and losses are now behind Uber and Lyft.”
Libuda : Der adressierbare Ride Hailing-Markt
Revenue is expected to show an annual growth rate (CAGR 2019-2023) of 11.0%, resulting in a market volume of US$75,403m by 2023.
User penetration is 20.1% in 2019 and is expected to hit 28.8% by 2023.
The average revenue per user (ARPU) currently amounts to US$750.10.
Ride-hailing and new businesses to fuel $7tn+ global mobility market The next 10 years of mobility will bring more change in the way that people and products move than any decade since the invention of the automobile. Emerging technologies and business models like ride-hailing and sharing, autonomous driving and delivery, micro-mobility and even eVTOL (ﬂying cars, ﬁnally) stand to disrupt proﬁt pools that we estimate exceed $700bn, and venture backed startups and incumbents will attempt to address over $7tn in spending. Given the size of the opportunity, it should come as no surprise that access to capital has created a hyper competitive environment marked by massive operating losses driven by marketing, subsidies, incentives, and capital investment. As this environment matures and rationalizes, we expect consolidation that will lead to proﬁtability, the establishment of category leaders, and signiﬁcant opportunities for investors.
Libuda : I believe this strategy is okay and reduce risks
Rakuten Inc. plans to launch its highly anticipated new mobile network carrier service in October as planned but only on a very limited basis for the first six months.
At a news conference on Sept. 6, Hiroshi Mikitani, chairman and CEO of Rakuten, said the service will be made available only for about 5,000 users until the end of March 2020. During that time, the service will be free.
Full-fledged service will begin in spring 2020, six months behind the initial schedule.
To be eligible for the free service, users have to be 18 or older and a resident of one of the 23 wards in Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya or Kobe.
Those users have to either sign a new contract with Rakuten or transfer from other mobile carriers to Rakuten.
“Once we confirm the stability of the new network, we will start accepting applications online as soon as possible,” said Mikitani.
Mikitani added, “It might be one month later or by the end of this year,” suggesting a possibility of moving up the service launch date.
Rakuten plans to provide service using KDDI’s network in rural areas, while installing its own base stations in 3,432 locations in the metropolitan areas of Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya, by the end of March 2020.
Libuda : Rakuten TV startet AVOD-Service in Europa
Als erste paneuropäische VOD-Plattform bietet Rakuten TV auf werbegestützten Kanälen Hollywoodproduktionen sowie lokale und exklusive Inhalte kostenlos an
October 15, 2019 04:30 AM Eastern Daylight Time
CANNES, Frankreich--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Rakuten TV, eine der führenden Video-On-Demand-Plattformen in Europa, bietet seinen Nutzern künftig auch kostenlose Inhalte an. Mit Start des neuen Geschäftsmodells AVOD (Advertising-Video-On-Demand) können Zuschauer jetzt eine große Auswahl an Inhalten kostenfrei auf der Plattform genießen.
Zum Start wird das kostenlose Angebot von Rakuten TV mit Hollywoodproduktionen sowie lokalen Inhalten bestückt sein. In einem nächsten Schritt geht es mit einem kombinierten linearen und On-Demand-Angebot um exklusive Rakuten-Inhalte, TV Serien, Dokumentarfilme, Nachrichten und Sportkanäle in die Erweiterung.
Zu den exklusiven Inhalten, die Rakuten TV auf seinem neuen AVOD-Kanal zeigen wird, gehört mit Matchday – Inside FC Barcelona die neue Dokumentarserie über den FC Barcelona. Diese zeigt exklusive und bisher unbekannte Szenen aus dem Privatleben der Spieler und wird von John Malkovich erzählt. Die Serie ist eine Kreation der Barça Studios, dem hauseigenen Produktionsstudio des FC Barcelona, in Zusammenarbeit mit Kosmos Studios, Rakuten Inc. in Verbindung mit Rakuten H Collective Studio und Producciones del Barrio.
Libuda : More about Rakuten Fashion
Rakuten Fashion will provide one-stop digital solutions to fashion businesses by employing Rakuten Group assets that cover the entire process from production to sales, including demand forecasting, order management, payment systems, fulfillment services, overseas sales support and product planning. Through this vision, Rakuten plans to further empower the fashion industry by building a more open platform.
Rakuten will seek to run a robust, well-rounded platform that includes UI/UX design improvements and service development. In addition to leveraging Rakuten's IT and business expertise through Rakuten Fashion, brands and users will be able to take full advantage of industry experience that can only be acquired from fashion professionals and apparel companies. Rakuten aims to transform Rakuten Fashion into a digital platform that features helpful support functions, products and services.
Libuda : Kein Nonevent, das irgendwann wieder verschwindet
Libuda : Delivery service Glovo launches in Kherson
02 October, 2019, 18:10
Delivery service Glovo has started its operations in Kherson, as informed by the press service of the company.
•§Kherson is the eleventh Ukrainian city to welcome Glovo. The service also operates in Kyiv, Kharkiv, Dnipro, Odesa, Lviv, Zaporizhzhia, Vinnytsia, Poltava, Mykolaiv, and Chernihiv.
•§The company’s couriers can deliver anything that does not violate the rules of the service and does not exceed the size of the original backpack 40x40x30 cm and weight of 9 kg.
•§Order processing time is less than an hour.
Libuda : Uber of the Spanish and Portuguese-speaking world
Cabify is essentially the Uber of the Spanish and Portuguese-speaking world. It has a strong presence in Spain, Mexico and Brazil, and a growing presence in countries like Argentina, Chile, Peru, and Colombia. It’s also available in Portugal, although initially just in Lisbon and Porto.
It seems like Cabify are differentiating themselves by being the upmarket taxi service. The cars are always nice, and often brand new, and they often give out Cabify-branded water and sweets as well.
This does mean that Cabify is often more expensive than other services like Uber or Taxify.
•§Fare Estimate (Praça do Comércio to Lisbon Airport): €12.15.
•§Free Credit: €6 with code jamesc130
•§App available for iOS and Android.
Libuda : Prominent help for Rakuten by Altiostar
Libuda : Ich halte das schlicht und einfach für eine
Denn Lyft und Uber werden schon aus Eigennutz alles unternehmen, um in ihren Beförderungsmittel für Sicherheit zu sorgen. Und die Amis sind meines Erachtens nicht so blöd, diese Wichtigtuerei von Politikern in diesem Fall als billige Schaumschlägerei zu entlarven.
Libuda : Und die in 4139 angeführten 30 million riders
Libuda : Carousell believes the car market will keep
02 October 2019
Carousell, an online classifieds marketplace company, is focusing on the auto portion of their market to help increase the company's growth throughout this year.
The company's General Manager for the Philippines, Raffy Montemayor, recently stated that the auto market is one of the key areas that is helping drive growth for the entire platform.
“I am confident that our automobiles business unit will lead in the online classified space,” he said.
He also stated that both overall listings for cars and views of those listings have continued to grow ever since OLX Philippines consumers have transitioned onto the Carousell marketplace.
Karl Magsuci, the Head of Cars for Carousell Philippines, also recently stated that overall car listing views have increased from 106,000 to around 312,000 and listings themselves went from 6,000 to 13,000 after the transition from OLX.
Auto parts and accessories saw views go from 71,000 to 121,000 and listings went from 1,600 to 5,300 since the transition.
Views for listings of motorcycles moved from 44,000 to 102,000 and actual listings grew from 1,200 to 4,000.
Magsuci said that the company believes that both views and listings will keep increasing as the year moves on. He also said that growth is expected to actually increase by next year as the platform continues to upgrade itself to make it easier for consumers to use.
Earlier this summer Carousell and OLX began conducting operations together as Carousell.ph with a focus on becoming the Philippines' top digital retail site.
The two companies merged after Carousell received an investment from OLX Group's owner Naspers which led to the platform acquiring OLX Philippines.
Libuda : Viber wants to expand its services in Myanmar
Libuda : Für einen Laien schwer zu beurteilen
By Keith Dyer 16 October 2019
Nokia's role in Rakuten's Open RAN won't move to second phase antenna unit.
As Rakuten moves to a wider deployment beyond its launch phase, CTO Tareq Amin wants a sleeker product – one that is easier to deploy and costs less. So he is specifying an integrated radio-antenna unit, within one enclosure. That won’t be from Nokia, he told TMN. Instead he is working directly with hardware provider Flex and also with KMW – with both companies going ahead with a design.
Rakuten announced the Phase Two antenna units in September, and TMN asked Nokia then if it was involved. It never managed to produce an answer, and this is probably why.
For 5G, the operator has chosen a 3.5GHz antenna-radio unit from NEC and will deploy mmWave small cells from Airspan that are based on the Qualcomm’s FSM 100xx SoC design. In fact here may be rather a lot of those going down, with Amin telling a conference today in Barcelona that street poles are easy to get onto in Japan, and that the country might well have the largest mmWave deployment in the world in 2020.
Libuda : Bis auf Kulmbacher Bier bin ich zwar bei Produkten
Wirecard: Spannende Pläne mit der Viber-App - Aktienanalyse
Kulmbach (www.aktiencheck.de) - Wirecard-Aktienanalyse von "Der Aktionär":
Nikolas Kessler vom Anlegermagazin "Der Aktionär" nimmt in einer aktuellen Aktienanalyse die Aktie des Zahlungsdienstleisters Wirecard AG (ISIN: DE0007472060, WKN: 747206, Ticker-Symbol: WDI, Nasdaq OTC-Symbol: WRCDF) unter die Lupe.
Wirecard habe am Freitag ein neues Projekt vorgestellt: Der Zahlungsabwickler unterstütze den "Moneytou"-Service von Mastercard, der Transaktionen über den Instant-Messaging-App Viber von Rakuten ermögliche. Die Reichweite des Dienstes sei enorm.
Wirecard starte gemeinsam mit Rakuten Viber und dessen Partner NeoPay einen neuen Geldüberweisungsservice für Nutzer der Viber Instant Messaging App. Mit "Moneytou - powered by Mastercard" könnten Nutzer schnell und sicher Geld über die Messaging App senden. Wirecard wickle dabei alle Peer-to-Peer-Transaktionen über digitale Payment-Karten ab.
Der Dienst solle laut einer Pressemitteilung zunächst in Ungarn starten und anschließend in weiteren osteuropäischen Ländern angeboten werden. In der ersten Phase würden die Partner bis Jahresende bereits 25 Millionen Nutzer gewinnen wollen. Weltweit würden aber bereits über eine Milliarde Menschen den Messaging-Dienst Viber von Rakuten nutzen - das Potenzial sei daher enorm.
Libuda : More Content for Rakuten Viki
Libuda : Rakuten TV moves to expand service
The free section of Rakuten TV will launch with an initial offer including Hollywood and local content to be expanded to additionally include exclusive Rakuten content, TV series, documentary series, news and sport channels in the coming months - with a combined linear and on-demand offer.
Exclusive content will include Matchday - Inside FC Barcelona, the new documentary series about FC Barcelona from the inside, offering previously unseen and exclusive scenes from the players’ private lives.
This news comes alongside a renewed platform design for Rakuten TV, with what it calls "a more attractive look & feel, a more intuitive user interface and a simpler user journey". Within the new interface, viewers will discover the new channel offering featuring ad-supported content inside the ‘free’ section implemented within the header menu.
Libuda : An important agreement
South Korea’s SK Telecom Co. will provide its fifth-generation network solutions to Japanese e-commerce conglomerate Rakuten, becoming the first Korean mobile carrier to sell its 5G technology overseas.
Under the agreement, SK Telecom will share with Rakuten its 5G network designs, optimized communication quality solutions and 5G antenna and radio frequency transmission technologies, according to industry sources on Thursday.
Rakuten is Japan’s largest e-commerce operator with annual revenue of more than 1 trillion yen ($9.29 billion). It obtained the license to become Japan’s fourth mobile carrier last year. Through the launch of a new subsidiary, Rakuten Mobile, it plans to release long-term evolution mobile network offerings and roll out 5G services in June 2020.
As a novice in the market, Rakuten Mobile appears to have reached out to Korea’s top mobile carrier for assistance in the entire 5G rollout from network design to installation.
The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Rakuten Mobile reportedly plans to spend 194.6 billion yen in 5G infrastructure.
Libuda : zu 4152: der Deal in deutscher Sprache
Libuda : Commerzbank hat Lyft zugekauft
Libuda : Consensus price target of $71.15
KeyCorp reaffirmed their hold rating on shares of LYFT (NASDAQ:LYFT) in a report issued on Tuesday morning, TipRanks reports. A number of other brokerages have also commented on LYFT. Daiwa Capital Markets set a $70.00 target price on LYFT and gave the company a buy rating in a research note on Monday, August 12th. Deutsche Bank began coverage on LYFT in a research note on Thursday, September 5th. They issued a buy rating and a $70.00 target price for the company. Citigroup upped their target price on LYFT from $70.00 to $75.00 and gave the company a buy rating in a research note on Thursday, September 5th. HSBC upgraded LYFT from a hold rating to a buy rating and cut their target price for the company from $67.00 to $62.00 in a research note on Monday, September 16th. Finally, Wedbush upgraded LYFT from a neutral rating to an outperform rating and upped their target price for the company from $67.00 to $75.00 in a research note on Thursday, August 8th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have given a hold rating and twenty-eight have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. LYFT has an average rating of Buy and a consensus price target of $71.15.