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Mercari raises $47 million U.S. in investment

Mercari raises $47 million U.S. in investment

Japanese Mercari Inc., the operator of flea market app Mercari, has raised five billion yen ($47 million U.S.) at a valuation of 252 billion yen ($2.4 billion U.S.) from undisclosed investors.


Many users compromised, when Mercari causes leak

Many users compromised, when Mercari causes leak

Mercari, a c-to-c used-goods marketplace based in Japan, announced some good and some bad news today. Firstly, the bad news: The site apologized for a leak of personal information of registered customers of the site. The good news: Facebook’s ex-linchpin John Lagerling joined Mercari as chief business officer.

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