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Perth Now
Brexit wipes $70b from marketBrexit fears, plunging more than six per cent Friday afternoon as major firms’
Brexit wipes $70b from market
Perth Now / Posted an hour ago
Brexit fears, plunging more than six per cent Friday afternoon as major firms’ shares including Toyota and mobile carrier SoftBank went into free fall. The benchmark Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange dropped 6.39 per cent, or 1,037.79... Read more
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Japan Today
Tamura helps Marines thump Lions ‹ Japan Todaywho allowed four runs on four hits, two walks and a passed ball. The second-pl
Tamura helps Marines thump Lions ‹ Japan Today
Japan Today / Posted 2 hours ago
who allowed four runs on four hits, two walks and a passed ball. The second-place Marines will take on the PL-leading SoftBank Hawks starting tomorrow and Tamura said his first duty will be to take care of business behind the plate. “Because... Read more
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Japan Today
Supercell leads rise of action-heavy games on smartphones ‹ Japan Todayin “Clash of Clans” maker Supercell for $8.6 billion, the largest acquisition i
Supercell leads rise of action-heavy games on smartphones ‹ Japan Today
Japan Today / Posted yesterday
in “Clash of Clans” maker Supercell for $8.6 billion, the largest acquisition in gaming history. The deal included all of SoftBank Group Corp’s 72.2% stake in Supercell. Designers must simplify graphics and storylines of action-adventure titles... Read more
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Fortune
One of the world's highest-paid executives explains why he suddenly resignedNikesh Arora shocked the business world two years ago when he jumped from his r
One of the world's highest-paid executives explains why he suddenly resigned
Fortune / Posted yesterday
Nikesh Arora shocked the business world two years ago when he jumped from his role as Google’s chief business officer to SoftBank SB, the idiosyncratic Japanese telecom company. There, he was quickly elevated to second-in-command, in line to take... Read more
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The Economic Times
Before the robots rise up, they'll be making your next pizzaPizza Hut and Domino's have been experimenting with robots, too. Last month, Pi
Before the robots rise up, they'll be making your next pizza
The Economic Times / Posted yesterday
Pizza Hut and Domino's have been experimenting with robots, too. Last month, Pizza Hut Asia partnered with Mastercard and Softbank to develop a robotic cashier, named Pepper, which uses artificial intelligence to interact with customers. The... Read more
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The Columbian
Before the robots rise up, they’ll be making your next pizzaPizza Hut and Domino’s have been experimenting with robots, too. Last month, Pi
Before the robots rise up, they’ll be making your next pizza
The Columbian / Posted yesterday
Pizza Hut and Domino’s have been experimenting with robots, too. Last month, Pizza Hut Asia partnered with Mastercard and Softbank to develop a robotic cashier, named Pepper, which uses artificial intelligence to interact with customers. The... Read more
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iol.co.za
Clash of Clans leads the rise of mobile gamingin “Clash of Clans” maker Supercell for $8.6 billion, the largest acquisition i
Clash of Clans leads the rise of mobile gaming
iol.co.za / Posted 2 days ago
in “Clash of Clans” maker Supercell for $8.6 billion, the largest acquisition in gaming history. The deal included all of SoftBank Group’s 72.2 percent stake in Supercell. Designers must simplify graphics and storylines of action-adventure titles... Read more
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The Courier Mail
Brexit wipes $70b from marketon Brexit fears, plunging more than six percent Friday afternoon as major firms
Brexit wipes $70b from market
The Courier Mail / Posted 2 days ago
on Brexit fears, plunging more than six percent Friday afternoon as major firms’ shares including Toyota and mobile carrier SoftBank went into freefall. The benchmark Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange dropped 6.39 percent, or 1,037.79... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
Brexit wipes $70b from marketon Brexit fears, plunging more than six percent Friday afternoon as major firms
Brexit wipes $70b from market
Daily Telegraph / Posted 2 days ago
on Brexit fears, plunging more than six percent Friday afternoon as major firms’ shares including Toyota and mobile carrier SoftBank went into freefall. The benchmark Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange dropped 6.39 percent, or 1,037.79... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Tokyo stocks dive more than 8% on Brexit shockon Brexit fears, plunging more than 8 per cent Friday (Jun 24), as major firms'
Tokyo stocks dive more than 8% on Brexit shock
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 2 days ago
on Brexit fears, plunging more than 8 per cent Friday (Jun 24), as major firms' shares including Toyota and mobile carrier SoftBank went into freefall. The benchmark Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange dropped as much as 8.30 per cent, or... Read more
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Quartz
The US has fined a mobile ads firm for tracking the location of hundreds of millions of peopleTechnology (IIT)—Naveen Tewari, Mohit Saxena, Abhay Singhal, and Amit Gupta—and
The US has fined a mobile ads firm for tracking the location of hundreds of millions of people
Quartz / Posted 3 days ago
Technology (IIT)—Naveen Tewari, Mohit Saxena, Abhay Singhal, and Amit Gupta—and is backed by marquee investors like Japan’s SoftBank and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. In August 2015, inMobi raised $60 million in debt from a consortium of... Read more
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Business Standard India
Newsmaker: Nikesh Arorahas his goals clear —aim for the top job; if you don’t get it, don’t wait, look
Newsmaker: Nikesh Arora
Business Standard India / Posted 3 days ago
has his goals clear —aim for the top job; if you don’t get it, don’t wait, look out. So, when he announced his exit from SoftBank earlier this week, it shouldn’t have come as a surprise. As SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son, who had earlier decided to... Read more
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New Kerala
SRK's 'Sexit' dilemma is not what you think - newkerala.com #80759word came up after RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan decided against seeking a second
SRK's 'Sexit' dilemma is not what you think - newkerala.com #80759
New Kerala / Posted 3 days ago
word came up after RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan decided against seeking a second term. Reportedly, now Twitterers have coined a new expression "Nexit" after India-born Nikesh Arora announced his surprised resignation as president and COO at SoftB... Read more
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The Economic Times
Snapdeal CEO Kunal Bahl's letter to employees on Nikesh Arora's resignationDear Team, Many of you would have read in the news today about Nikesh's depart
Snapdeal CEO Kunal Bahl's letter to employees on Nikesh Arora's resignation
The Economic Times / Posted 3 days ago
Dear Team, Many of you would have read in the news today about Nikesh's departure from SoftBank. Needless to say, it comes as a surprise for the world at large. Nikesh has been making all of us very proud throughout his career at Google and... Read more
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The Economic Times
Nikesh Arora's exit won't have any impact on Snapdeal: CEO Kunal BahlSoftBank is the largest shareholder in the online marketplace with over 30% sta
Nikesh Arora's exit won't have any impact on Snapdeal: CEO Kunal Bahl
The Economic Times / Posted 3 days ago
SoftBank is the largest shareholder in the online marketplace with over 30% stake. TOI has reviewed the e-mail Bahl sent to the employees.Of all of SoftBank's India investments, Snapdeal needs the Japanese giant to be firmly in its corner if it has... Read more
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The Economic Times
Nikesh Arora’s walkout returns the focus to Japan Inc succession woesBy Monami Yui The surprise departure of Nikesh Arora, heir apparent at SoftBank
Nikesh Arora’s walkout returns the focus to Japan Inc succession woes
The Economic Times / Posted 3 days ago
By Monami Yui The surprise departure of Nikesh Arora, heir apparent at SoftBank Group Corp., highlights a problem many Japanese companies face: passing the reins to a successor. SoftBank founder Masayoshi Son, 58, said Tuesday he wants to remain at... Read more
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The Hindu
InMobi to pay $950,000 for deceptively tracking consumers’ locationsthe future, and will be held accountable for keeping their privacy promises.”
InMobi to pay $950,000 for deceptively tracking consumers’ locations
The Hindu / Posted 3 days ago
the future, and will be held accountable for keeping their privacy promises.” InMobi is backed by top investors -- Japan's SoftBank, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Ram Shriram's Sherpalo Ventures. It received an investment of $200 million or... Read more
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The Economic Times
InMobi to pay $950,000 fine to settle FTC charges for tracking location of consumers without consentSoftBank-backed mobile advertising firm InMobi will pay $950,000 in civil penal
InMobi to pay $950,000 fine to settle FTC charges for tracking location of consumers without consent
The Economic Times / Posted 3 days ago
SoftBank-backed mobile advertising firm InMobi will pay $950,000 in civil penalties and implement a comprehensive privacy program to settle the federal trade commission charges that it deceptively tracked locations of "hundreds of millions of... Read more
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The Economic Times
Ola recorded loss or Rs 796 crore for FY15 as it spent heavily to maintain market leadand Uber are incurring operating cash losses of Rs 400-500 crore every month.
Ola recorded loss or Rs 796 crore for FY15 as it spent heavily to maintain market lead
The Economic Times / Posted 4 days ago
and Uber are incurring operating cash losses of Rs 400-500 crore every month. Since then, Ola which is backed by Japan's SoftBank, has moved aggressively to establish its market lead over the San Francisco based Uber, which has said that a... Read more
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New York Post
Softbank investors unfazed after heir apparent abruptly quitsSoftBank Group founder Masayoshi Son’s surprise plan to remain firmly at the he
Softbank investors unfazed after heir apparent abruptly quits
New York Post / Posted 4 days ago
SoftBank Group founder Masayoshi Son’s surprise plan to remain firmly at the helm of the internet and telecoms giant for possibly 10 more years was warmly received on Wednesday, with investors unfazed by the loss of his high-profile heir... Read more
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Business Standard India
Nikesh Arora's exit clouds fresh funding from SoftBankthe start-up entities in this country where investments were initiated by Nikes
Nikesh Arora's exit clouds fresh funding from SoftBank
Business Standard India / Posted 4 days ago
the start-up entities in this country where investments were initiated by Nikesh Arora, ex-president and operations head of SoftBank Group (SBG), to get more funding, say experts. Analysts have also indicated that investments by the Japanese... Read more
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Japan Today
SoftBank's founder reverses retirement plans ‹ Japan TodayThe boss of SoftBank Group on Wednesday admitted his desire to hang on to power
SoftBank's founder reverses retirement plans ‹ Japan Today
Japan Today / Posted 4 days ago
The boss of SoftBank Group on Wednesday admitted his desire to hang on to power a little longer had pushed away the former Google executive seen as his heir apparent. Masayoshi Son told an annual shareholders meeting he had changed his mind about... Read more
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CNBC
Why we all need to be a little more like LeBron Jamesout this post Commentary by Joe Medved, a partner of SB Capital at Lerer Hippe
Why we all need to be a little more like LeBron James
CNBC / Posted 4 days ago
out this post Commentary by Joe Medved, a partner of SB Capital at Lerer Hippeau Ventures. Previously, he was a partner at SoftBank Capital, where he focused on early stage digital media investments, an investor at Constellation Ventures and an... Read more
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The Economic Times
Great Indian startups some way off, will continue to support those with which I was involved: Softbank's Nikesh Aroralarge businesses," he added. Arora, 48, a former chief business officer at Goo
Great Indian startups some way off, will continue to support those with which I was involved: Softbank's Nikesh Arora
The Economic Times / Posted 4 days ago
large businesses," he added. Arora, 48, a former chief business officer at Google, announced his surprise resignation from SoftBank on Tuesday after the Japanese group's founder Masayoshi Son said he planned to continue as the chief executive... Read more
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Business Standard India
Unwilling to wait for Son, Arora quits SoftBankThe decision by Nikesh Arora to leave SoftBank Group Corp. began last month dur
Unwilling to wait for Son, Arora quits SoftBank
Business Standard India / Posted 4 days ago
The decision by Nikesh Arora to leave SoftBank Group Corp. began last month during a conversation with founder Masayoshi Son. The two men were in California, preparing for the company's annual general meeting that took place today. One of the... Read more
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Mashable
Softbank CEO says he must stay on to prepare for the robot revoltwhen it was announced that would-be successor to Masayoshi Son, Nikesh Arora, w
Softbank CEO says he must stay on to prepare for the robot revolt
Mashable / Posted 4 days ago
when it was announced that would-be successor to Masayoshi Son, Nikesh Arora, would not be taking over the top spot at Softbank and is instead leaving the company. Arora's tweetstorm about the matter aside, there were many questions about the... Read more
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Business Standard India
Monami Yui: Japan Inc's succession woes back in focusThe surprise departure of Nikesh Arora, heir apparent at SoftBank Group Corp, h
Monami Yui: Japan Inc's succession woes back in focus
Business Standard India / Posted 4 days ago
The surprise departure of Nikesh Arora, heir apparent at SoftBank Group Corp, highlights a problem many Japanese companies face: passing the reins to a successor. SoftBank founder Masayoshi Son, 58, said on Tuesday he wants to remain at the helm of... Read more
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Business Standard India
Next round in Nikesh-funded firms might take timeround in Nikesh-funded firms might take timeExperts believe more efforts would
Next round in Nikesh-funded firms might take time
Business Standard India / Posted 4 days ago
round in Nikesh-funded firms might take timeExperts believe more efforts would be needed in future funding rounds once SoftBank gets someone in Nikesh Arora's place It might take a little more convincing by the start-up entities in this... Read more
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Gamasutra
Supercell CEO on why $8.6 billion Tencent deal was a no-braineragreed to the Tencent sale primarily because the Chinese firm will let it opera
Supercell CEO on why $8.6 billion Tencent deal was a no-brainer
Gamasutra / Posted 4 days ago
agreed to the Tencent sale primarily because the Chinese firm will let it operate exactly as it did under previous owner, SoftBank. "We have agreed with Tencent that Supercell will continue to be operationally independent, exactly as it was under... Read more
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The Economic Times
Brexit or Bremain? Britons decide on EU referendumwhen he got a selfie clicked with RBI governor Raghuram Rajan. Nikesh Arora, w
Brexit or Bremain? Britons decide on EU referendum
The Economic Times / Posted 4 days ago
when he got a selfie clicked with RBI governor Raghuram Rajan. Nikesh Arora, who was tipped for the top job at Japan's SoftBank, has resigned abruptly, leaving questions about what prompted his decision. China's view was that the NSG should... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Creepy or brilliant? Robot choir sings Beethoven symphonybrilliant performance - or more than a little bit creepy. The robots, all name
Creepy or brilliant? Robot choir sings Beethoven symphony
Daily Mirror / Posted 4 days ago
brilliant performance - or more than a little bit creepy. The robots, all named 'Pepper' are humanoid creations by SoftBank Mobile and Aldebaran Robotics, designed with the ability to read emotions. Ms Ota says she and her robot lived... Read more
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Zero Hedge
June 22Nikesh Arora, a former Google executive and Silicon Valley star, was on course
June 22
Zero Hedge / Posted 4 days ago
Nikesh Arora, a former Google executive and Silicon Valley star, was on course to be the next chief executive of SoftBank of Japan, one of the world's most prominent technology conglomerates. Now he is leaving, in an abrupt shakeout that... Read more
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Fortune
Nikesh Who? SoftBank Investors Delight in Son’s Decision to StaySoftBank Group founder Masayoshi Son’s surprise plan to remain firmly at the he
Nikesh Who? SoftBank Investors Delight in Son’s Decision to Stay
Fortune / Posted 4 days ago
SoftBank Group founder Masayoshi Son’s surprise plan to remain firmly at the helm of the Internet and telecoms giant for possibly 10 more years was warmly received Wednesday, with investors unfazed by the loss of his high-profile heir apparent. Son,... Read more
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The Financial Express
Ken Miyauchi to replace Nikesh Arora as SoftBank presidentKen Miyauchi held 1,101,230 shares of SBG as of March 31, 2016, according to a
Ken Miyauchi to replace Nikesh Arora as SoftBank president
The Financial Express / Posted 4 days ago
Ken Miyauchi held 1,101,230 shares of SBG as of March 31, 2016, according to a statement by SoftBank. (Reuters) Japanese conglomerate SoftBank today said Ken Miyauchi, head of the group’s Japanese telecommunications operations, would replace Nikesh... Read more
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New Kerala
SoftBank appoints new executive to Arora's posts - newkerala.com #80264Tokyo, June 22 : Global technology major SoftBank Group Corporation on Wednesda
SoftBank appoints new executive to Arora's posts - newkerala.com #80264
New Kerala / Posted 4 days ago
Tokyo, June 22 : Global technology major SoftBank Group Corporation on Wednesday said Ken Miyauchi would be the new representative director, president and chief operation officer a day after India-born Nikesh Arora resigned from the executive posts... Read more
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Central Chronicle
SoftBank founder’s plan to stay on cheered; loss of heir apparent shrugged offAgencies, Tokyo SoftBank Group founder Masayoshi Son’s surprise plan to remain
SoftBank founder’s plan to stay on cheered; loss of heir apparent shrugged off
Central Chronicle / Posted 4 days ago
Agencies, Tokyo SoftBank Group founder Masayoshi Son’s surprise plan to remain firmly at the helm of the internet and telecoms giant for possibly 10 more years was warmly received on Wednesday, with investors unfazed by the loss of his high-profile... Read more
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CNBC
SoftBank founder's plan to stay on cheered; loss of heir apparent shrugged offtop ranks of Japanese business, was seen as an outsider. Tadashi Yanai, the he
SoftBank founder's plan to stay on cheered; loss of heir apparent shrugged off
CNBC / Posted 4 days ago
top ranks of Japanese business, was seen as an outsider. Tadashi Yanai, the head of Uniqlo operator Fast Retailing and a SoftBank board member, told shareholders that he had advised Son to stay on for longer. "I told Mr. Son that there's no one... Read more
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The Economic Times
Tencent to buy Finnish game-maker Supercell for $8.6bnannounced it had agreed to buy Finnish game-maker Supercell Oy, creator of "Cla
Tencent to buy Finnish game-maker Supercell for $8.6bn
The Economic Times / Posted 4 days ago
announced it had agreed to buy Finnish game-maker Supercell Oy, creator of "Clash of Clans", from Japanese mobile firm SoftBank for $8.6 billion. "The board is pleased to announce that on 21 June 2016, the consortium, has agreed to acquire a... Read more
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Technode
Tencent Buys 'Clash of Clans' Game Developer For $8.6 Billion USDbehind the hit game Clash of Clans. The deal will buy a 84.3% stake in the comp
Tencent Buys 'Clash of Clans' Game Developer For $8.6 Billion USD
Technode / Posted 4 days ago
behind the hit game Clash of Clans. The deal will buy a 84.3% stake in the company for $8.6 billion USD from Japanese firm SoftBank Group Corp. The deal values Supercell at $10.2 billion USD, almost double its valuation a year ago. When SoftBank... Read more
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dna
9 things you need to know about Nikesh AroraNikesh Arora, often regarded as the heir apparent of the Japan-based telecommun
9 things you need to know about Nikesh Arora
dna / Posted 4 days ago
Nikesh Arora, often regarded as the heir apparent of the Japan-based telecommunications-to-investment firm Softbank, has decided to step down from the company. For this, Arora has already sold his $500-million plus shares back to Founder and current... Read more
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iol.co.za
No ‘Plan B’ as Arora quits SoftBankthe magnitude of the delay. Would it be one year? Two years? Ultimately, the bi
No ‘Plan B’ as Arora quits SoftBank
iol.co.za / Posted 4 days ago
the magnitude of the delay. Would it be one year? Two years? Ultimately, the billionaire decided he wanted to keep running SoftBank for five to 10 years. “He works 18 hour days. He’s invigorated. He said he wants to continue,” said Arora, adding... Read more
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The Economic Times
`Niksit' delivers bad news to fund-starved Indian startupsSoftBank has been a prolific investor in Indian startups for nearly two years,
`Niksit' delivers bad news to fund-starved Indian startups
The Economic Times / Posted 4 days ago
SoftBank has been a prolific investor in Indian startups for nearly two years, and Arora's exit couldn't have happened at a more inopportune moment. The e-commerce--or broadly the consumer internet--drivers of the world's fastest growing economy ,... Read more
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iol.co.za
China’s Tencent buys Supercell for $8.6bnbacking as it pushes more aggressively into China's online gaming market. For J
China’s Tencent buys Supercell for $8.6bn
iol.co.za / Posted 4 days ago
backing as it pushes more aggressively into China's online gaming market. For Japanese internet and telecoms group SoftBank, the Tencent deal will mark its third major asset reshuffle in the past month. Tencent will acquire about 84.3... Read more
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Reuters
SoftBank names domestic telecom chief Miyauchi as presidentShop employees of SoftBank Corp work outside its branch in Tokyo, Japan, August
SoftBank names domestic telecom chief Miyauchi as president
Reuters / Posted 4 days ago
Shop employees of SoftBank Corp work outside its branch in Tokyo, Japan, August 6, 2015. TOKYO SoftBank Group Corp (9984.T) said Wednesday that Ken Miyauchi, head of the group's Japanese telecommunications operations, would become president and... Read more
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dna
Full text: Softbank's statement on Nikesh Arora's resignationChange of Representative Director (Resignation) SoftBank Group Corp. (“SBG”) a
Full text: Softbank's statement on Nikesh Arora's resignation
dna / Posted 4 days ago
Change of Representative Director (Resignation) SoftBank Group Corp. (“SBG”) announces the resignation of Nikesh Arora, Representative Director, President & COO, from the position of Representative Director and Director of SBG with the expiration of... Read more
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The Hindu
SoftBank picks Ken Miyauchi to replace Nikesh AroraNikesh Arora, the former Google executive handpicked by SoftBank founder Masayo
SoftBank picks Ken Miyauchi to replace Nikesh Arora
The Hindu / Posted 4 days ago
Nikesh Arora, the former Google executive handpicked by SoftBank founder Masayoshi Son as his successor, has abruptly quit. SoftBank Group said on Wednesday that Ken Miyauchi, head of the group’s Japanese telecommunications operations, would become... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
SoftBank names domestic telecom chief Miyauchi as presidentTOKYO: SoftBank Group Corp said Wednesday that Ken Miyauchi, head of the group'
SoftBank names domestic telecom chief Miyauchi as president
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 4 days ago
TOKYO: SoftBank Group Corp said Wednesday that Ken Miyauchi, head of the group's Japanese telecommunications operations, would become president and chief operating officer to replace Nikesh Arora. Arora, the former Google executive handpicked by the... Read more
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Business Standard India
Will Nikesh Arora follow other global Indian-origin CEOs to bet on India?be high on the radar for global Indian-origin CEOs, after they move on from the
Will Nikesh Arora follow other global Indian-origin CEOs to bet on India?
Business Standard India / Posted 4 days ago
be high on the radar for global Indian-origin CEOs, after they move on from the high table in global corporate sweepstakes Softbank’s loss may well turn out to be India’s gain. India continues to be high on the radar for global Indian-origin CEOs,... Read more
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The Star
SoftBank investors shrug off abrupt exit of heir apparent Aroraabrupt exit late on Tuesday raised questions over the conglomerate's disparate
SoftBank investors shrug off abrupt exit of heir apparent Arora
The Star / Posted 4 days ago
abrupt exit late on Tuesday raised questions over the conglomerate's disparate investment strategy. - Reuters TOKYO: SoftBank Group investors shrugged off on Wednesday the surprise departure of the heir apparent at the Japanese internet and... Read more
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asianage
SoftBank investors shrug off surprise departure of heir-apparent Nikesh AroraNikesh Arora, a former Google executive, joined Softbank in 2014 and was named
SoftBank investors shrug off surprise departure of heir-apparent Nikesh Arora
asianage / Posted 4 days ago
Nikesh Arora, a former Google executive, joined Softbank in 2014 and was named as the next chief executive by Son last year. Arora had been reshaping the portfolio and bolstering the balance sheet in recent months through a series of asset... Read more
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