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LinkShare has been active in Japan for years now. Recently it appears to be quite active. Rakuten started out as an online shopping mall. I remember when they had less than 100 advertisers. ;) They have grown into a huge profitable portal. They just bought a professional baseball team recently and seemingly have the cash to throw around.
CJ is king as far as I'm concerned. Always changing, always making it easier.
I would be interested to see what they plan to do with linkshare. Probably add lots of Japanese businesses to it..
Probably add lots of Japanese businesses to it..
Rakuten is looking to get some business going in the US. I doubt they'll go in and gut the place, and I wouldn't expect much change on the user side.
Is Japan going through a dot com thing, too? Should we expect more purchases by the Japanese?
Japan's Access to buy PalmSource
"The news had some analysts wondering how PalmSource, which has failed to excite investors since Palm Inc. spun it off two years ago, could draw such an offer.
“This was really dumb,” said Needham & Company stock analyst Charles Wolf. “They are paying that kind of money for a company with no real profits and one product. I’m stunned.”"