Rakuten.com Press Releases

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January 11th, 2016 Rakuten.com Launches First Points Party
March 31st, 2015 Rakuten.com Bolsters Secure Payments Processing with Bitnet
February 3rd, 2015 Men to Spend More Than Women This Valentine’s Day
November 18, 2014 Americans Will Spend 14 Hours Shopping This Holiday Season
December 4, 2013 Rakuten.com Sees Strong Growth on Black Friday Weekend
September 24, 2013 Rakuten.com Launches Rakuten Essential, a Next Generation Look Book Powered by Tidal
April 8, 2013 Rakuten.com Incorporates MasterCard MasterPass
January 10, 2013 Rakuten Buy.com Relaunches as Rakuten.com
January 10, 2013 Rakuten Rebrands U.S. Subsidiary as Rakuten.com
July 20, 2012 Rakuten Buy.com Announces Executive Management Changes
May 17, 2012 Rakuten Leads Investment In Pinterest
Apr 25, 2012 What Do Shoppers Plan to Give Moms for Mother's Day? New Tech Toys Top the List
Jan 26, 2012 See the Hottest Products Unveiled at Consumer Electronics Show on Buy.com's BuyTV
Jan 24, 2012 Buy.com® Names Online Retailing and Channel Veteran Chief Marketing Officer
Nov 26, 2011 Buy.com® Reports Record Sales for Thanksgiving and Black Friday
Nov 25, 2011 Buy.com® Decks the Halls with New Mobile Shopping Applications, Meeting Consumer Needs during the Busiest Time of the Year
Oct 25, 2011 More Than 11 Million Unique Products Now Available on Buy.com® as the Holiday Season Approaches
Oct 12, 2011 According to Buy.com, Vampires are Out, Popular Movie Super Heroes and Mobile App Characters are In for Halloween 2011
July 27, 2011 Survey Shows Moms Spending Less on Back-to-School This Year due to the Economy - Dads are More Confident
June 6, 2011 New Survey Shows more than a third of Americans Think Father's Day Gets the Short end of the Stick
February 3, 2011 Buy.com® Launches First-of-Its-Kind Social Shopping Platform to Enable Friends to Shop Together in Real Time
February 1, 2011 Buy.com® Awarded Better Business Bureau’s A+ Rating
January 25, 2011 PETCO Products now Available on Buy.com®
January 19, 2011 Buy.com® Expands Retail Marketplace with Popular Gift Card Brands
January 5, 2011 Buy.com® Partners with Wine.com® to Launch Wine Shop
December 20, 2010 New Buy.com® Apple iPhone® App Features Barcode Scanning and Speech Recognition for Faster Mobile Search and Price Comparisons
November 29, 2010 Buy.com Reports Biggest Sales Day in History on Cyber Monday
November 27, 2010 Buy.com Reports Best Black Friday Sales Performance in Company History
November 24, 2010 Buy.com Expands Leading Free Shipping Offer: No Minimum Purchase on Nearly 2.7 Million Products
November 18, 2010 Buy.com Launches "Rakuten Super Points" Customer Loyalty Program
October 28, 2010 Going for Fantasy or Laughs? Buy.com's Expanded Costume Selection Draws More Shoppers than Ever This Halloween Season
August 12, 2010 Buy.com Makes Back-to-School Shopping Easy with New Virtual Dorm Room Store
July 23, 2010 Rakuten Completes Acquisition of Buy.com
July 22, 2010 Buy.com Introduces New 45-Day Return Policy
June 23, 2010 Buy.com Launches New "Household Essentials" Store in Partnership with Alice.com
June 2, 2010 Buy.com Enhances Mobile Shopping, Reports Strong Growth in Mobile Traffic
May 20, 2010 Rakuten Makes Major Global Expansion Move With Acquisition of Buy.com
March 4, 2010 Buy.com Reports Exponential Year-Over-Year Marketplace Growth of Nearly 150 Percent
January 25, 2010 Alibris Joins Buy.com's Marketplace to Offer Millions of New, Used and Rare Books
January 20, 2010 Buy.com Announces Free Web Site Hosting for Affiliates
December 1, 2009 Buy.com Reports Cyber Monday was Best Day in Company History
November 30, 2009 Buy.com Reports Best Black Friday in Company History
November 23, 2009 Buy.com Enhances Payment Options with Checkout by Amazon and Amazon PayPhrase
October 21, 2009 Buy.com International Online Retailing Websites
June 23, 2009 Buy.com Takes Eco-friendly Shopping to the Next Level with Kingston Technology Partnership
April 29, 2009 Buy.com Launches New Fragrance Store with Special Monther's Day Promotion
April 21, 2009 Imation and Buy.com Reduce Printing's Impact on the Environment
March 3, 2009 Carnegie Mellon University Study Finds Shopping Online Results in Less Environmental Impact
December 17, 2008 Buy.com ® Reports Record Growth for First Half of December
December 2, 2008 Cyber Monday Sales at Buy.com ® Surpass Black Friday for Best Day in Company History
December 1, 2008 Buy.com ® Reports Best Sales Day in Company History on Black Friday
November 26, 2008 Buy.com ® Announces Exclusive Holiday Promotion
November 18, 2008 Buy.com ® Introduces "Holiday Store" and Top 10 Holiday Gift Picks for 2008
June 5, 2008 Buy.com ® Enhances Award-winning Web Site to Create The Best One-stop Customer Shopping Experience
May 20, 2008 Buy.com® First Quarter Profit Increases 138 Percent
December 4, 2007 Buy.com® Launches New Store with Broad Selection of Jewelry & Watches
November 28, 2007 Buy.com® Enlists Howie Mandel to Promote Best Online Deals
October 23, 2007 Buy.com® Reports Fourth Consecutive Quarter of Profit
October 18, 2007 Buy.com® Brings its Popular Online Shopping Series to Broadcast Television
September 27, 2007 Channel Intelligence Receives Gold Certification from Buy.com for Marketplace Integration
September 13, 2007 Buy.com® Recognizes Mercent as First Gold Certified Marketplace Integrator
August 29, 2007 Buy.com® Reports Record Net Profits for Second Quarter 2007
August 7, 2007 Buy.com® Puts Internet Selling Power in the Hands of Consumers with New Garage Sale™ Service
May 31, 2007 Buy.com® Reports Record Net Profits for Fourth Quarter 2006 and First Quarter 2007; Private Investment Firm Clearlake Capital Acquires a Minority Stake
April 24, 2007 Buy.com® Introduces Green Product Ratings with EpeatTM
December 5, 2006 Buy.com® Earns Industry Accolades for Shopping Experience
November 30, 2006 Buy.com® Announces Cyber Monday Traffic Surpasses Prior Year by Fifty-four Percent as Online Holiday Shopping Starts
November 24, 2006 Buy.com® Kicks Off Lineup of Holiday Season Promotions
July 25, 2006 Buy.com® Reports 32% Revenue Increase for Second Quarter 2006
June 29, 2006 Buy.com® Launches New Google Checkout Option
May 23, 2006 Buy.com® Appoints Neel Grover CEO
May 10, 2006 Buy.com® Debuts Interactive, High Definition Shopping and Entertainment Program: BuyTV
May 1, 2006 Buy.com® Launches Travel Store
April 19, 2006 Buy.com® Reports 34% Revenue Increase for First Quarter 2006
April 18, 2006 Buy.com® Launches Canadian Website
February 2, 2006 Buy.com® Reports Record Annual Operating Results
September 12, 2005 Buy.com® Initiates Price War with Amazon.com
July 6, 2005 Buy.com Shifts Its Affiliate Program to Commission Junction
February 16, 2005 Yub.com Launches – Network Merges Social Networking and E-Commerce
January 25, 2005 Buy.com® Files Registration Statement with the SEC for Proposed Initial Public Offering
November 16, 2004 Google Provides Targeted Advertising to Buy.com®
November 8, 2004 AT&T CallVantage Service Now Offered Online at Buy.com®
October 19, 2004 Vonage® to Sell It's Service on Buy.com® The Internet Superstore
October 18, 2004 Buy.com® Acquires Social-Networking Site Metails.com
October 7, 2004 Buy.com®, Bank One Renew Multi-year Credit Card Contract
September 7, 2004 Buy.com® Provides the Highest Quality Digital Music of any Service with High Definition Downloads (HDD) Starting at $0.79
July 8, 2004 8x8, Packet8 VoIP Service Provider Becomes Buy.com® Premiere Partner
June 21, 2004 Buy.com® Offers $100 Coupons to Shoppers who Purchase an Audibleready Device with Audible Membership
June 15, 2004 Buy.com® Announces Final Winner in its Segway Sweepstakes
May 15, 2004 Buy.com® Announces Eleventh Winner in its Segway Sweepstakes
April 12, 2004 BuyMusic.com™ Merges with Buy.com®
April 10, 2004 Buy.com® Announces Tenth Winner in its Segway Sweepstakes
March 18, 2004 Customers Blitz Buy.com® for The Return of The King DVD
March 10, 2004 Buy.com® Announces Ninth Winner in its Segway Sweepstakes
Feb 17, 2004 Buy.com® Announces Eighth Winner in its Segway Sweepstakes
Feb 2, 2004 Buy.com® Unveils All-New Cellular Store
Feb 1, 2004 Kill Bill Starlet, Uma Thurman, shines on the February Cover of BuyMagazine
Jan 29, 2004 Buy.com® Announces Seventh Winner in its Segway Sweepstakes
Jan 14, 2004 Buy.com® Announces Sixth Winner in its Segway Sweepstakes
Jan 5, 2004 Hollywood Siren Salma Hayek Rings in the New Year on January Cover of BuyMagazine
Dec 18, 2003 Buy.com® Makes Top 50 U.S. Internet Property Ranking
Dec 10, 2003 Buy.com® Subsidiary to Provide e-Commerce Solutions for MTV Networks Music Group Sites
Nov 25, 2003 Holiday Elf Will Ferrell Gets in the Spirit for December Cover of BuyMagazine
Nov 19, 2003 Buy.com® Announces Fifth Winner in its Segway Sweepstakes
Nov 18, 2003 Buy.com® Named One of the Top 50 Web Sites for 2004
Nov 5, 2003 Buy.com® Launches Toy Store in Time for the Holiday Season
Nov 3, 2003 Funnyman Jim Carrey Comes Alive On November Cover Of BuyMagazine
Oct. 27, 2003 Buy.com® Announces Fourth Winner in its Segway Sweepstakes
Oct. 20, 2003 Buy.com® Offers up to 40% OFF “Hauntingly Perfect” Selection of Movies, Books and More for Halloween
Oct. 1, 2003 Arnold Schwarzenegger Hits October Cover of BuyMagazine

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