Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten acquires Silicon Valley startup Curbside

A staff of Rakuten Cafe is seen under a logo of Rakuten Inc at a shopping district in Tokyo August 4, 2014. REUTERS/Yuya Shino

Japan’s e-commerce powerhouse Rakuten announced on Friday that it has acquired Silicon Valley startup Curbside, a location-centric mobile commerce platform that connects stores and restaurants with customers, for an undisclosed amount.

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