Japan’s Ratuken has announced that they are purchasing Skype rival Viber in a deal which is worth $900 million US dollars.
Viber has become increasing popular and now has more than 300 million users, its user base grew by 120 percent in 2013.
Rakuten Chairman and CEO, Hiroshi Mikitani, commented:
“I am tremendously excited to welcome Viber to the Rakuten family. Viber delivers the most consistently high quality and convenient messaging and VoIP experience available. Additionally, Viber has introduced a great sticker market and has tremendous potential as a gaming platform. Simply put, Viber understands how people actually want to engage and have built the only service that truly delivers on all fronts. This makes Viber the ideal total consumer engagement platform for Rakuten as we seek to bring our deep understanding of the consumer to vast new audiences through our dynamic ecosystem of Internet Services.”
You can find out more information about the purchase of Viber by Ratuken at the link below.
Source Business Wire