Rakuten to sell U.S. e-book distribution unit OverDrive

Business / Corporate Dec 26, 2019

Rakuten to sell U.S. e-book distribution unit OverDrive

Major cybermall operator Rakuten Inc. plans to sell OverDrive Holdings Inc., a wholly owned U.S. unit that provides electronic book distribution services. Rakuten announced Wednesday that it will sell all outstanding shares of the Ohio-based subsidiary, which provides e-books to libraries and educational institutions, to ...

Rakuten seeks to add magic touch to Taiwan's Monkeys

Baseball Dec 18, 2019

Rakuten seeks to add magic touch to Taiwan's Monkeys

The Japanese owner of Taiwan's first foreign-owned pro baseball club unveiled the new name and uniform of the team on Tuesday, hoping to apply his experience in Japan to attract more fans to the team's home stadium in Taiwan. Hiroshi Mikitani, founder of e-commerce giant ...

Sellers ask antitrust body to probe Rakuten's free shipping policy

Business Dec 1, 2019

Sellers ask antitrust body to probe Rakuten's free shipping policy

Merchants on Rakuten Inc.'s online shopping mall have requested that the Fair Trade Commission investigate the e-commerce giant's planned free shipping policy, according to sources familiar with the move. Some online stores allege that Rakuten abuses its dominant position to force them to shoulder shipping ...