Japanese Internet giant snaps up Viber for $900 million
Messaging app recently denied it was in talks with buyers; 'Viber understands how people want to engage,' Japan's Rakuten says.
Viber Media, an Israeli-run firm whose mobile app lets users make phone calls and send text messages for free, is being acquired by one of Japan’s largest Internet service companies, Rakuten, for $900 million.
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