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Business Insider
A waterfall analysis of Lyft’s (inevitable) saleWith Didi, Grab, Ola, and Lyft already in bed with powerful strategic backers A
A waterfall analysis of Lyft’s (inevitable) sale
Business Insider / Posted 3 hours ago
With Didi, Grab, Ola, and Lyft already in bed with powerful strategic backers Apple, General Motors (GM), Alibaba, and Softbank, this theory seems more and more feasible. Lyft recently hired Qatalyst, a famous boutique investment bank that... Read more
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CNET
Man seeking robot: One inventor's quest to cure lonelinessHayashi has found a new obsession. Hayashi is the "father of Pepper," the char
Man seeking robot: One inventor's quest to cure loneliness
CNET / Posted 4 hours ago
Hayashi has found a new obsession. Hayashi is the "father of Pepper," the charming humanoid robot from Japanese carrier SoftBank Mobile and French company Aldebaran Robotics. Pepper, with its circular doe eyes and welcoming smile, is billed as a... Read more
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CNET
AI's just not that into you -- yethighlighted a handful of early examples of emotional robots. Pepper, a big-eyed
AI's just not that into you -- yet
CNET / Posted 4 hours ago
highlighted a handful of early examples of emotional robots. Pepper, a big-eyed, humanoid robot built by Japan's SoftBank Robotics, was trained to identify joy, sadness, anger and surprise. Xiaoice, a chatbot created by Microsoft and... Read more
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CNET
AI's just not that into you -- yethighlighted a handful of early examples of emotional robots. Pepper, a big-eyed
AI's just not that into you -- yet
CNET / Posted 4 hours ago
highlighted a handful of early examples of emotional robots. Pepper, a big-eyed, humanoid robot built by Japan's SoftBank Robotics, was trained to identify joy, sadness, anger and surprise. Xiaoice, a chatbot created by Microsoft and... Read more
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The Economic Times
Venture capitalists, private equities bullish on Indiaare building the bases of various sectors from grass roots to medium-size proje
Venture capitalists, private equities bullish on India
The Economic Times / Posted 8 hours ago
are building the bases of various sectors from grass roots to medium-size projects while heavyweight investors, including Softbank and Tiger Global, are funding major infrastructure projects, said delegates at the one-day Summit, which was... Read more
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Business Standard India
Qualcomm may buy NXP in $30-bn dealunion of Qualcomm and NXP would be the latest in an industry that has recently
Qualcomm may buy NXP in $30-bn deal
Business Standard India / Posted 20 hours ago
union of Qualcomm and NXP would be the latest in an industry that has recently experienced big mergers. Earlier this year, SoftBank of Japan struck a takeover deal for ARM Holdings, a British chip designer, for $32 billion. Last year, Avago... Read more
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Business Wire
Digital Domain Introduces CITIC Limited and SoftBank China Venture Capital as Strategic Investorsvisual effects company Digital Domain 3.0, announced today that the Company has
Digital Domain Introduces CITIC Limited and SoftBank China Venture Capital as Strategic Investors
Business Wire / Posted 20 hours ago
visual effects company Digital Domain 3.0, announced today that the Company has introduced CITIC Limited (“CITIC”) and SoftBank China Venture Capital (“SBCVC”) as strategic investors of the Company by acquisition of convertible notes and... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Global M&A drops in third quarter, companies wary of overpayingbillion acquisition of Spectra Energy Corp SE.N to create the largest North Ame
Global M&A drops in third quarter, companies wary of overpaying
Channel NewsAsia / Posted yesterday
billion acquisition of Spectra Energy Corp SE.N to create the largest North American energy infrastructure company, and Softbank Group Corp's 9984.T US$32 billion acquisition of British semiconductor maker ARM Holdings Plc. "The strategic... Read more
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The Irish Times
Global M&A drops in third quarter, companies wary of overpaying$28 billion acquisition of Spectra Energy to create the largest North American
Global M&A drops in third quarter, companies wary of overpaying
The Irish Times / Posted yesterday
$28 billion acquisition of Spectra Energy to create the largest North American energy infrastructure company, and Softbank Group ’s $32 billion acquisition of British semiconductor maker ARM Holdings. “The strategic consolidation activity... Read more
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Reuters
Global M&A drops in third quarter, companies wary of overpayingsign stands as smoke billows from the Fort McMurray in Kinosis, Alberta, Canada
Global M&A drops in third quarter, companies wary of overpaying
Reuters / Posted yesterday
sign stands as smoke billows from the Fort McMurray in Kinosis, Alberta, Canada, May 5, 2016. REUTERS/Mark Blinch SoftBank Group Corp Chairman and CEO Masayoshi Son speaks at SoftBank World 2016 conference in Tokyo, Japan, July 21, 2016.... Read more
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Yonhap News Agency
SoftBank CEO expresses intent to invest 5 tln won in S. Korea over next decade(ATTN: ADDS more remarks, details in paras 10-12) By Song Sang-ho SEOUL, Sept
SoftBank CEO expresses intent to invest 5 tln won in S. Korea over next decade
Yonhap News Agency / Posted yesterday
(ATTN: ADDS more remarks, details in paras 10-12) By Song Sang-ho SEOUL, Sept. 30 (Yonhap) -- SoftBank Group CEO Masayoshi Son on Friday expressed his intention to invest some 5 trillion won (US$4.54 billion) in South Korea's new industrial sectors... Read more
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Computer Business Review
Qualcomm eyes $30bn NXP Semiconductors acquisition for stake in IoT marketfar this year there has been $75bn spent on deals in the sector. UK’s microproc
Qualcomm eyes $30bn NXP Semiconductors acquisition for stake in IoT market
Computer Business Review / Posted yesterday
far this year there has been $75bn spent on deals in the sector. UK’s microprocessor designer ARM was acquired by Japan’s SoftBank for $32bn earlier this year. NXP reported revenues of $6.1bn and $1.5bn profit last year and if a deal were to be... Read more
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EDP24 - Eastern Daily Press
Inbound merger and acquisition activity slumps following Brexit vote - reportof the most notable foreign acquisitions this summer included the £24bn takeove
Inbound merger and acquisition activity slumps following Brexit vote - report
EDP24 - Eastern Daily Press / Posted yesterday
of the most notable foreign acquisitions this summer included the £24bn takeover of British technology firm ARM by Japan’s Softbank, which marked the largest Asian investment into the UK to date. But Paul Mankin, a corporate finance partner with... Read more
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The Economic Times
Uber hails 200,000 cabs with eye to expand India drivelocal operations here accounting for 12% of its global market share. But compet
Uber hails 200,000 cabs with eye to expand India drive
The Economic Times / Posted yesterday
local operations here accounting for 12% of its global market share. But competition is tough with rival Ola, backed by SoftBank and a host of other foreign investors, aggressively expanding across the country. Uber’s fleet expansion plan will... Read more
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This is Oxfordshire
Inbound merger and acquisition activity slumps following Brexit vote - reportmost notable foreign acquisitions this summer included the £24 billion takeover
Inbound merger and acquisition activity slumps following Brexit vote - report
This is Oxfordshire / Posted yesterday
most notable foreign acquisitions this summer included the £24 billion takeover of British technology firm ARM by Japan's Softbank, which marked the largest Asian investment into the UK to date. But Paul Mankin, a corporate finance partner with... Read more
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SiliconANGLE
Report: Qualcomm wants to buy NXP Semiconductors for $30BThe value of the deal is speculated at $30 billion, which puts it in the same b
Report: Qualcomm wants to buy NXP Semiconductors for $30B
SiliconANGLE / Posted yesterday
The value of the deal is speculated at $30 billion, which puts it in the same bracket as SoftBank Group Corp.’s $32 billion takeover of British chip designer Arm Holdings Plc., which was announced two months ago. NXP’s shares jumped 17 percent,... Read more
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The Economic Times
Uber eyes major India expansion, plans to buy 200,000 cabslocal operations here accounting for 12% of its global market share. But compet
Uber eyes major India expansion, plans to buy 200,000 cabs
The Economic Times / Posted yesterday
local operations here accounting for 12% of its global market share. But competition is tough with rival Ola, backed by SoftBank and a host of other foreign investors, aggressively expanding across the country. Uber’s fleet expansion plan will... Read more
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Bury Times
Inbound merger and acquisition activity slumps following Brexit vote - reportmost notable foreign acquisitions this summer included the £24 billion takeover
Inbound merger and acquisition activity slumps following Brexit vote - report
Bury Times / Posted yesterday
most notable foreign acquisitions this summer included the £24 billion takeover of British technology firm ARM by Japan's Softbank, which marked the largest Asian investment into the UK to date. But Paul Mankin, a corporate finance partner with... Read more
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The Economic Times
Uber eyes major India expansion, plans to buy 200,000 cabs; automakers smell Rs 13,000-crore opportunitylocal operations here accounting for 12% of its global market share. But compet
Uber eyes major India expansion, plans to buy 200,000 cabs; automakers smell Rs 13,000-crore opportunity
The Economic Times / Posted yesterday
local operations here accounting for 12% of its global market share. But competition is tough with rival Ola, backed by SoftBank and a host of other foreign investors, aggressively expanding across the country. Uber’s fleet expansion plan will... Read more
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The Economic Times
Education e-commerce platform Fastudent raises Pre-Series A fundinginvestors include Fireside Ventures founder Kanwaljit Singh, former Vertex Vent
Education e-commerce platform Fastudent raises Pre-Series A funding
The Economic Times / Posted 2 days ago
investors include Fireside Ventures founder Kanwaljit Singh, former Vertex Venture director Ajay Lakhotia, former Softbank director Pavan Ongole and Ashoka University trustee Ashish Gupta. Founded in 2013 by Khanna and Gaurav Barman, the... Read more
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Computer Business Review
HPE's strategy in selling software business to Micro FocusUK tech sector post-Brexit. Talking to the Guardian, ETX Capital analyst Neil W
HPE's strategy in selling software business to Micro Focus
Computer Business Review / Posted 2 days ago
UK tech sector post-Brexit. Talking to the Guardian, ETX Capital analyst Neil Wilson said: “After Arm Holdings was sold to SoftBank, it’s a sign that the UK tech sector is still capable of making deals in the other direction,” he said. “[The HPE... Read more
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Computer Business Review
Uber rival Grab raises $750m in $3b valuationFunding led by existing investor Japanese Softbank. The company has fetched a
Uber rival Grab raises $750m in $3b valuation
Computer Business Review / Posted 2 days ago
Funding led by existing investor Japanese Softbank. The company has fetched a post-money valuation of $3bn in the funding round, sources confirmed to TechCrunch. The transaction has increased its total capital position to over $1bn. Grab group CEO... Read more
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Business Wire
Construction of Tsetsii Wind Farm at Tsogttsetsii Soum, Umnugobi Aimag, Mongolia49% is owned by a subsidiary of SB Energy Corp. (Chairman & CEO: Masayoshi Son,
Construction of Tsetsii Wind Farm at Tsogttsetsii Soum, Umnugobi Aimag, Mongolia
Business Wire / Posted 3 days ago
49% is owned by a subsidiary of SB Energy Corp. (Chairman & CEO: Masayoshi Son, hereafter “SB Energy”), a subsidiary of SoftBank Group Corp. (the telecommunications and technology conglomerate). Mongolia faces great challenges in meeting its... Read more
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The Economic Times
Festive sale: Flipkart lines up jumbo offers for loyal shoppersIndia will hold its sale from 1-5 October, while Flipkart and Snapdeal will lau
Festive sale: Flipkart lines up jumbo offers for loyal shoppers
The Economic Times / Posted 3 days ago
India will hold its sale from 1-5 October, while Flipkart and Snapdeal will launch their sales from 2-6 October. SoftBank-backed Snapdeal said in August that it plans to spend Rs 200 crore on marketing for two months starting September... Read more
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CNET
iPhone 5 review: Finally, the iPhone we've always wantediPhone 5. T-Mobile loses out. In Canada, it's Rogers, Bell, Telus, Fido, Virgin
iPhone 5 review: Finally, the iPhone we've always wanted
CNET / Posted 3 days ago
iPhone 5. T-Mobile loses out. In Canada, it's Rogers, Bell, Telus, Fido, Virgin, and Koodo. In Asia, the providers will be SoftBank, SmarTone, SingTel, and SK Telecom. For Australia there's Telstra, Optus, and Virgin Mobile, and in Europe it will... Read more
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Business Wire
AppDirect and SoftBank Commerce and Service Corp. Partner to Empower Cloud Service Resellers Across Japansummit and the industry’s only event dedicated to cloud service commerce, AppDi
AppDirect and SoftBank Commerce and Service Corp. Partner to Empower Cloud Service Resellers Across Japan
Business Wire / Posted 4 days ago
summit and the industry’s only event dedicated to cloud service commerce, AppDirect announced that it has partnered with SoftBank Commerce and Service (C&S) Corp. to enable the ICT giant to distribute cloud services via its network of more than... Read more
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Business Standard India
There are multiple partnership opportunities available: Ritesh Agarwal$126 million. There has been some more, but we are publicly not talking about t
There are multiple partnership opportunities available: Ritesh Agarwal
Business Standard India / Posted 4 days ago
$126 million. There has been some more, but we are publicly not talking about these. How has your relationship been with SoftBank after Nikesh Arora’s exit? Nikesh was one of those who would challenge me regularly to think bigger. I miss him as... Read more
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The Register
Turing, Hauser, Sinclair – haunt computing's Cambridge A-team stamping groundshipped more than 60 billion ARM-based chips, including 95 per cent of smartpho
Turing, Hauser, Sinclair – haunt computing's Cambridge A-team stamping ground
The Register / Posted 5 days ago
shipped more than 60 billion ARM-based chips, including 95 per cent of smartphones. In July 2016, Japanese conglomerate Softbank offered to pay £24.4bn for the company and at least double ARM’s UK workforce. Turin's College Boat Trophy: in... Read more
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The Economic Times
These online budget hotel startups swear by the full inventory modelmanaged scale, and investors whetted their appetite. Oyo Rooms raised Rs 630 cr
These online budget hotel startups swear by the full inventory model
The Economic Times / Posted 6 days ago
managed scale, and investors whetted their appetite. Oyo Rooms raised Rs 630 crore from Japanese telecom and internet giant SoftBank, and its smaller rival Zo — backed by Tiger Global and eventually bought by Oyo early this year — bagged Rs 192... Read more
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Profit Confidential
Yahoo! Inc.: This Could Be a Big Problem for YHOO Stock (YHOOChinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE:BABA) and its shares i
Yahoo! Inc.: This Could Be a Big Problem for YHOO Stock (YHOO
Profit Confidential / Posted 7 days ago
Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE:BABA) and its shares in Yahoo Japan, which is co-owned by Japan’s SoftBank. Verizon, meanwhile, will emerge as the owner of Internet services, including e-mail, “Flickr,” and “Tumblr.”... Read more
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The Economic Times
Japan may take action against Appleprofitable markets. In a report published last month, Japan's Fair Trade Commi
Japan may take action against Apple
The Economic Times / Posted 7 days ago
profitable markets. In a report published last month, Japan's Fair Trade Commission (FTC) said that NTT Docomo, KDDI and Softbank were refusing to sell older surplus iPhone models to third-party retailers, thereby hobbling smaller... Read more
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CNET
Sprint accuses Verizon of whining and panickingme: "We keep building and improving our 4G LTE network. It's already 1.5 millio
Sprint accuses Verizon of whining and panicking
CNET / Posted 7 days ago
me: "We keep building and improving our 4G LTE network. It's already 1.5 million square miles bigger than Sprint's. Didn't Softbank just cut Sprint's funding off? An 'unlimited' plan on such a limited network has no value, unless you're sitting at... Read more
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CNET
Japanese antitrust regulators weigh action against Apple, carriersNew phones are on display at a Softbank store in Tokyo on September 16, the day
Japanese antitrust regulators weigh action against Apple, carriers
CNET / Posted 7 days ago
New phones are on display at a Softbank store in Tokyo on September 16, the day the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus launched around the world. Apple's smartphone business may be big in Japan but antitrust regulators there are said to be considering taking... Read more
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MacDailyNews
Japan’s antitrust watchdog considers action against Apple, carriers over iPhone – MacDailyNewsfor Reuters. “In a report published last month, Japan’s Fair Trade Commission (
Japan’s antitrust watchdog considers action against Apple, carriers over iPhone – MacDailyNews
MacDailyNews / Posted 8 days ago
for Reuters. “In a report published last month, Japan’s Fair Trade Commission (FTC) said that NTT Docomo, KDDI Corp and Softbank Group were refusing to sell older surplus iPhone models to third party retailers, thereby hobbling smaller... Read more
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USA Today
Japan considering antitrust charges against Apple over iPhone dealsfrom a report that Japan's Fair Trade Commission filed last month, which found
Japan considering antitrust charges against Apple over iPhone deals
USA Today / Posted 8 days ago
from a report that Japan's Fair Trade Commission filed last month, which found that local carriers NTT Docomo, KDDI and Softbank were not selling their extra inventory of older versions of the iPhone to third-party retailers, limiting... Read more
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Fortune
Apple and Carriers Could Face Antitrust Action in Japanprofitable markets. In a report published last month, Japan’s Fair Trade Commi
Apple and Carriers Could Face Antitrust Action in Japan
Fortune / Posted 8 days ago
profitable markets. In a report published last month, Japan’s Fair Trade Commission (FTC) said that NTT Docomo, KDDI, and SoftBank Group were refusing to sell older surplus iPhone models to third-party retailers, thereby hobbling smaller... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Japan's antitrust watchdog considers action against Apple, carriersmarkets. In a report published last month, Japan's Fair Trade Commission (FTC)
Japan's antitrust watchdog considers action against Apple, carriers
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 8 days ago
markets. In a report published last month, Japan's Fair Trade Commission (FTC) said that NTT Docomo, KDDI Corp and Softbank Group were refusing to sell older surplus iPhone models to third party retailers, thereby hobbling smaller... Read more
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Reuters
Japan's antitrust watchdog considers action against Apple, carriersmarkets. In a report published last month, Japan's Fair Trade Commission (FTC)
Japan's antitrust watchdog considers action against Apple, carriers
Reuters / Posted 8 days ago
markets. In a report published last month, Japan's Fair Trade Commission (FTC) said that NTT Docomo, KDDI Corp and Softbank Group were refusing to sell older surplus iPhone models to third party retailers, thereby hobbling smaller... Read more
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Namibia Economist
Chinese investment in Britain: Hinkley hangover? | The Economistyet turn out to be just a blip. But he says that the Chinese certainly noticed
Chinese investment in Britain: Hinkley hangover? | The Economist
Namibia Economist / Posted 8 days ago
yet turn out to be just a blip. But he says that the Chinese certainly noticed that, just as the Hinkley deal was delayed, SoftBank, a Japanese company, was allowed to snap up ARM, Britain’s most successful technology company, for £24 billion with... Read more
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CNBC
Don't write off Disney — it has the power to turn aroundThen Softbank decided to take an 83 percent stake in Sprint. It brought on CEO
Don't write off Disney — it has the power to turn around
CNBC / Posted 9 days ago
Then Softbank decided to take an 83 percent stake in Sprint. It brought on CEO Marcelo Claure to run the shop and improve the balance sheet. Sprint now has $11 billion in liquidity and is growing again. When John Legere took over as CEO of T-Mobile... Read more
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Reuters
European tech firms tiptoe back to IPO marketand acquisition deals. Top recent British deals included the $350 million sale
European tech firms tiptoe back to IPO market
Reuters / Posted 10 days ago
and acquisition deals. Top recent British deals included the $350 million sale of imaging processing supplier Apical to Softbank-owned chipmaker ARM and Twitter's purchase of another imaging firm, Magic Pony Technologies, for $150 million. One... Read more
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The Borneo Post
Grab raises US$750 million to take on Uber in Southeast AsiaGrab said it planned to expand its services in Southeast Asia through the fundi
Grab raises US$750 million to take on Uber in Southeast Asia
The Borneo Post / Posted 10 days ago
Grab said it planned to expand its services in Southeast Asia through the funding round, which was led by Japan’s SoftBank Group with new and existing investors. The region has become a key battleground for ride-hailing firms thanks to a... Read more
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Business Wire
Alibaba's Jack Ma Named UNCTAD Special Adviser on Tradecommerce company in the world whose mission is to make it easy to do business a
Alibaba's Jack Ma Named UNCTAD Special Adviser on Trade
Business Wire / Posted 10 days ago
commerce company in the world whose mission is to make it easy to do business anywhere. He currently serves on the board of SoftBank Corp., one of Alibaba’s major shareholders and a Japanese corporation listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. He is also... Read more
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asianage
AI robot to serve banking needsof customers but also those who are interested in interacting with an intellige
AI robot to serve banking needs
asianage / Posted 10 days ago
of customers but also those who are interested in interacting with an intelligent humanoid robot,” he said. Developed by Softbank Robotics, Pepper is the first humanoid robot capable of recognising the principal human emotions and adapting his... Read more
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CNET
Sprint CEO: Give us two years, and our network will blow past rivalsfor the network build-out, but wouldn't specify the cost, noting only that he h
Sprint CEO: Give us two years, and our network will blow past rivals
CNET / Posted 11 days ago
for the network build-out, but wouldn't specify the cost, noting only that he has the financial means. Japanese carrier Softbank is a majority shareholder in Sprint, and Claure said CEO Masayoshi Son has made a "pretty strong commitment to build... Read more
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Computer Business Review
Uber rival Grab raises $750m in $3b valuationwill also invest in improving mobile payments capabilities as the region has lo
Uber rival Grab raises $750m in $3b valuation
Computer Business Review / Posted 11 days ago
will also invest in improving mobile payments capabilities as the region has low banking and credit card penetration. SoftBank chairman and CEO Masayoshi Son said: “We are committed to supporting local champions like Grab that have a vision... Read more
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Reuters
Chip designer ARM launches processor fit for driverless carson Tuesday for driverless cars, seeking to secure its place at the heart of the
Chip designer ARM launches processor fit for driverless cars
Reuters / Posted 11 days ago
on Tuesday for driverless cars, seeking to secure its place at the heart of the burgeoning industry. Bought by Japan's SoftBank for $32 billion this month, ARM said the processor was designed to increase safety in increasingly complex systems... Read more
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SiliconANGLE
ARM’s new safety-critical chip takes aim at self-driving cars and surgical robotsthe launch of its Cortex R-52 processor, designed for self-driving cars and sur
ARM’s new safety-critical chip takes aim at self-driving cars and surgical robots
SiliconANGLE / Posted 11 days ago
the launch of its Cortex R-52 processor, designed for self-driving cars and surgical robots. ARM was acquired by Japan’s SoftBank Group Corp., earlier this month, for a reported $31.4 billion. When the acquisition was first announced in July, it... Read more
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Reuters
Grab raises $750 million to take on Uber in Southeast AsiaGrab said it planned to expand its services in Southeast Asia through the fundi
Grab raises $750 million to take on Uber in Southeast Asia
Reuters / Posted 11 days ago
Grab said it planned to expand its services in Southeast Asia through the funding round, which was led by Japan's SoftBank Group (9984.T) with new and existing investors. The region has become a key battleground for ride-hailing firms... Read more
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International Business Times
Singapore's ride-hailing firm Grab raises $750m to expand services in Southeast AsiaRide-hailing firm Grab has raised $750m (£577.7m) in equity financing from a gr
Singapore's ride-hailing firm Grab raises $750m to expand services in Southeast Asia
International Business Times / Posted 11 days ago
Ride-hailing firm Grab has raised $750m (£577.7m) in equity financing from a group of investors led by Japan's SoftBank. The deal is said to have increased the Singapore headquartered firm's total capital position to over $1bn. In a statement, the... Read more
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