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Japan’s GooNet brings aftermarket apps

Japan’s GooNet brings aftermarket apps

Japan’s used-auto site GooNet, owned by Proto Corporation (TSE: 4298), unveiled two innovative apps to improve its presence in the aftermarket (after the auto has been acquired). Both apps are available free of cost for download for Android and Apple mobiles. The app Gupatsu, dedicated to the sale of used- and new-auto parts, including navigation systems, tyres and interior goods, has been downloaded up to 50,000 times...

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Proto Corporation’s revenue up, net income down

Proto Corporation’s revenue up, net income down

Proto Corporation (TSE: 4298), owner of auto vertical GooNet and motorcycle marketplace GooBike in Japan, registered a nearly four-percent rise in revenue to 42.4 billion Japanese yen ($368 million U.S.) in the 9-month period to end-December of its FY2016/17 from the same period in FY2015/16. Proto Corp. earns 90 percent of its revenue with its auto sites and auto services. The Nagoya-based company has been listed on...

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Proto unveils vehicle inspection service in Japan

Proto unveils vehicle inspection service in Japan

Proto Corporation operates used-auto site GooNet, imported-auto site GooWorld and GooBike, a search engine for new and used bikes in Japan. Recently, it partnered with Rakuten’s Signature Japan to increase its intermediary role as vehicle inspector beyond the auto and motorcycle marketplaces. Under the partnership, a user can get his/her vehicle examined by Signature’s certified service stations – currently in three Aichi, Gifu and Mie prefectures. A customer...

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