Apple designs Macs, the best personal computers in the world, along with OS X, iLife, iWork and professional software. Apple leads the digital music revolution with its iPods and iTunes online store. Apple has reinvented the mobile phone with its revolutionary iPhone and App Store, and is defining the future of mobile media and computing devices with iPad.
Founded in February 2004, Facebook’s mission is to give people the power to share and make the world more open and connected. Anyone can sign up for Facebook and interact with the people they know in a trusted environment. Facebook is headquartered in Menlo Park, Calif.
Google’s innovative search technologies connect millions of people around the world with information every day. Founded in 1998 by Stanford Ph.D. students Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Google today is a top web property in all major global markets. Google’s targeted advertising program provides businesses of all sizes with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users. Google is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit: http://www.google.com/corporate/
Amazon.com, Inc. provides online retail shopping services. It provides services to four primary customer sets: consumers, sellers, enterprises, and content creators. The company also provides other marketing and promotional services, such as online advertising and co-branded credit card agreements. It serves consumers through its retail websites with a focus on selection, price, and convenience. It designs its websites to enable its products to be sold by the company and by third parties across dozens of product categories.
The company also serves developers and enterprises of all sizes through Amazon Web Services, which provides access to technology infrastructure that enables virtually any type of business. The company operates through three segments: North America, International, and Amazon Web Services. The North America segment includes retail sales of consumer products and subscriptions through North America-focused websites such as www.amazon.com and www.amazon.ca. The International segment includes retail sales of consumer products and subscriptions through internationally-focused websites. The Amazon Web Services segment includes global sales of compute, storage, database, and other AWS service offerings for start-ups, enterprises, government agencies, and academic institutions. Amazon.com was founded by Jeffrey P. Bezos in July 1994 and is headquartered in Seattle, WA.
LINE Corporation is based in Japan and develops and operates the LINE app for smartphones. Since launching in June 2011, the LINE app has grown into a global service used in 230 countries, ranking first in the free app category in 60 countries. LINE offers free one-to-one and group messaging as well as free domestic and international voice and video calls. LINE also includes a wide array of social elements such as fun and expressive stickers, a personal Home, a Timeline and numerous LINE family apps including LINE games and LINE Camera. For more information about LINE, please visit http://linecorp.com/en/ .
LinkedIn operates the world’s largest professional network on the Internet with more than 225 million members in over 200 countires and territories. LinkedIn’s mission is to connect the worlds’ professionals to make them more productive and successful, which it achieves by offering a platform for professional identity, insights, and sharing, as well as recruitment products and services. LinkedIn’s APAC headquarter is in Singapore.
Rakuten is the global pioneer of the B2B2C marketplace, which provides the platform, traffic and expertise to empower merchants including small-scale retailers to set up their businesses on the internet. Beyond its flagship e-commerce business, the Rakuten group has expanded in to diverse array of online services, including eBooks & eReading, travel, banking, securities, credit cards, e-money, portal media, online marketing etc.
Viber, a Rakuten group company, is a messaging and VoIP service operator founded in 2012. Viber apps allow users to have conversations, and through its high quality functions users can send and receive messages and images.
Twitter was born on March 21, 2006 based on a simple idea: share what you’re doing, 140 characters at a time. As the company has evolved over time, the mission we serve as Twitter, Inc. is to give everyone the power to create and share ideas and information instantly without barriers. Our business and revenue will always follow that mission in ways that improve — and do not detract from — a free and global conversation.
Yahoo is focused on making the world’s daily habits inspiring and entertaining. By creating highly personalized experiences for our users, we keep people connected to what matters most to them, across devices and around the world. In turn, we create value for advertisers by connecting them with the audiences that build their businesses. Yahoo is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, and has offices located throughout the Americas, Asia Pacific (APAC) and the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) regions. For more information, visit the pressroom (pressroom.yahoo.net) or the company’s blog (yahoo.tumblr.com).