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17 things to look forward to in 2017

For the Rakuten Group, 2017 was destined to be a special year. It marks 20 years since the company’s founding and now we’re about to embark on a partnership wit...
When it comes to chatbots Dexter is changing the game

Move over VR: Chatbots are the next big thing

Bots are hot. Or, as Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says, they’re “the new apps.” But what caused this sudden rise to fame? Chatbots aren’t exactly new: Their d...
SONY’S YASUO TAKAHASHI ON THE FUTURE OF VR

Sony’s Yasuo Takahashi on the future of VR

With the recent launch of PlayStation VR, a virtual reality headset compatible with the Sony PlayStation 4, the future of gaming looks set to change forever. Bu...
rakuten tech predictions 2017

Tech predictions for 2017

Last month, Rakuten brought together some of the world’s most innovative thinkers for our 10th annual Rakuten Technology Conference in Tokyo. Now, as 2016 winds...