BUSINESS - Viber vies for Burma’s new mobile users

Viber, a free messaging and content-sharing application for mobile users, hopes to expand in Burma as internet penetration increases, representatives told reporters in Rangoon on Wednesday. Viber said that as of 2014, the product now has five million users in Burma — up from an official estimate of just three in 2011, according to state media. Viber has quickly become a popular communication tool; launched in 2010, the app has more than 370 million users in 193 countries. Earlier this year, Viber was acquired by Japanese tech giant Rakuten.