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Rakuten's site-wide 15% discount brings Google Home Max to $340 ($60 off)

Back in November, Rakuten took a leaf out of eBay's book and offered a site-wide discount code for 20 percent off all items, leading to some pretty sweet deals on Google Home products. Now, the retailer has brought back its offer - and while it's just 15 percent off this time around, it's still well worth checking out. This promo can nab you up to $60 off some items, including the Google Home Max.

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Sony WH-1000XM3 ANC Bluetooth headphones drop to $290 for Rakuten members with coupon code

If you're looking for a new pair of solid Bluetooth headphones, and you happen to be a Rakuten member (or considering becoming one), then this deal is one to pay attention to. Normally $339.95, Sony's excellent WH-1000XM3 are now $289.95 with a coupon code, making them just a tad cheaper than we saw last week.

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Google Home Mini 2-pack with wall mounts is just $40 on Rakuten with coupon code

Given how frequently the Home Mini goes on sale or is put in a bundle, it seems like Google has a few too many of these on hand. This latest deal comes from BuyDig, which is offering two Home Minis, each with its own wall mount, for just $40 via Rakuten.

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Bose's QuietComfort 35 II headphones are just $265 ($85 off) for Rakuten members with coupon code

The Bose QuietComfort 35 II headphones are some of the best in the biz. They sound good and the active noise cancellation is top-notch, but the $350 MSRP puts it out of reach for many. Luckily, Rakuten is currently offering them to members for just $264.95, so you may be in luck if you've been waiting for a deal on these.

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[Update: Back for Cyber Monday] Rakuten's site-wide 20% discount code makes deals like an $88 Home Hub and a $289 Home Max possible

Yesterday, eBay created a 15% discount code that was able to be used on basically anything on the site. Rakuten's site-wide 20% code seems to be in direct response to that, but since Black Friday pricing is now in effect, even better deals can be had here. Those include an $88 Home Hub and a $290 Home Max, among other items.

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[Deal Alert] Nest Hello smart doorbell already down to $177.65 ($51.35 off) on Rakuten with code

The Nest Hello's only been out for a few days, and it was just added to the Google Store earlier today. But it turns out that a seller on Rakuten has been offering Hello units for just $177.65 a pop, which is surprising to see for a brand-new product. But if you want one, you'd better hurry; there are only five hours left to take advantage of the deal.

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Rakuten seeking to acquire spectrum rights to create its own mobile network in Japan

Rakuten, the increasingly diversifying Japanese e-commerce giant, is looking to establish its own independent mobile network. The company intends to apply for part of the 1.7GHz and 3.4GHz spectrum rights in Japan when the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications opens applications for those frequencies early next year. Presently, Rakuten operates an MVNO using leased capacity from market leader NTT Docomo. Alongside second and third-place carriers au and SoftBank, the three companies effectively hold control of the Japanese mobile network.

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[Deal Alert] Jabra Move Wireless Bluetooth headphones are $49.99 ($50 off) at many retailers

It's a little difficult to find quality Bluetooth headphones in the sub-$100 range, but Jabra's Move Wireless headphones have always been a good bet. For Black Friday, their price has been slashed to just half of theirMSRP at just $49.99. You'd be hard-pressed to find a better pair of wireless headphones for that price.

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[Update: 20% off site-wide] Deal alert: Google Wifi 3-pack on sale for $239.99 ($50 off) via Rakuten with coupon code

Having a single WiFi access point in your home is so 2015. You can step into the modern era of WiFi with a mesh router today at a sizable discount. Rakuten has Google Wifi 3-packs on sale for $239.99. That's $50 off the usual price.

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Android Pay officially expands to Japan

Google is slowly but surely expanding its Android Pay platform to more territories. Today Japan gets access - if you're in the country you should be able to download the app from the Play Store for the first time on Android 4.4 or later. Google's retail partners in Japan include McDonalds, Dominoes, Lawson, Mini-Stop, Apita, Family Mart, and Coca-Cola vending machines, along with a handful of Japan-exclusive retailers. 

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