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#68677 - 02/14/1410:10 AM[Reuters] Japan's Rakuten buys chat app Viber for $900 million to expand digital empire
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten Inc, controlled by billionaire Hiroshi Mikitani, will buy call and messaging app provider Viber Media Inc for $900 million in a deal that would more than double the number of users in its digital empire.