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Rakuten just launched a $100M fund for startups

Posted by ViSenze 30-June-2014

As Alibaba prepares for its IPO and Tencent aggressively pushes its WeChat messenger all over the world, it’s easy for folks in the west to forget that there’s another Asian internet giant gunning for a broader global presence – Japan’s Rakuten.

Startups and big firms lift innovation tie-ups

Posted by ViSenze 19-March-2014

Co-innovation - collaborating to introduce new ideas or methods - between startups and large organizations (LO) is begining to see acceptance here, even as observers question its feasibility and look for deeper roles from the players and government.

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