Rakuten Paris-based center opens up

Monday 24 February 2014 13:56 CET | News

Rakuten, the Japanese tech and ecommerce company, has announced the inauguration of a Paris-based center for research and development. The office will be the third of its kind for the company along with the centers in Tokyo and New York.

The center in Paris is intended to commission data analytics, fraud detection, language recommendation systems, image processing, user interfaces, and online to offline (O2O) transition in ecommerce-based projects.

In 2010 Rakuten acquired French ecommerce company PriceMinister for USD 275 million. The following year, it purchased German ecommerce firm Tradoria and UK ecommerce firm In 2013 the Japanese company founded, a Spain-based ecommerce platform.

Rakuten also bought video streaming site Viki for USD 200 million and Cyprus-based messaging app Viber for USD 900 million.

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Keywords: Rakuten, Viki, ecommerce, data analytics, online-to-offline, Viber
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