Posts Tagged: Softbank


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Rumor roundup: a billion dollars worth of explosive tech mergers and acquisitions

Baidu wants to buy Ctrip, Flipkart wants to buy Myntra, and Softbank wants to buy Vodafone. Allegedly.

  • April 9, 2014
  • at 4:14 pm
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SoftBank invests in Thailand’s Ini3, marking the second investment in Southeast Asia

One of Thailand’s main online game operators Ini3 Digital announced today that SoftBank Ventures Korea, a venture capital arm of SoftBank ...

  • March 4, 2014
  • at 12:39 pm
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App store Wandoujia seals $120 million in funding amidst China’s Android boom

Wandoujia, one of China’s top Android app stores, has secured a massive $120 million in funding, the Beijing-based startup revealed to...

  • January 13, 2014
  • at 2:45 pm
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Tokopedia finally monetizes through Gold Merchant program

(Update: William Tanuwijaya gives us more information about the new features for merchants.) Indonesian online marketplace Tokopedia1 today ...

  • October 23, 2013
  • at 7:21 pm
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Supercell’s acquistion signals the Asian buying spree to come

The Mobile gaming world has been buzzing lately by the news that Supercell of Finland was acquired by Softbank and GungHo of Japan for $1.5 ...

  • October 16, 2013
  • at 4:08 pm
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Japan’s American Dream: Softbank Completes $21.6 Billion Acquisition of Sprint

Japanese telco Softbank has completed its $21.6 billion acquisition of 78 percent of Sprint, beating competing offers from Dish for the US m...

  • July 11, 2013
  • at 2:25 pm
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Softbank Sprint Dish deal

Dish Offers $25.5 Billion For Sprint, Disrupting the American Dream of Japan’s Softbank

Softbank (TYO:9984) offered $20 billion for mobile telco Sprint Nextel (NYSE:S) last year, but the deal is not yet done as it goes through r...

  • April 15, 2013
  • at 10:30 pm
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Docomo Samsung Galaxy S III Launch, Tokyo

Docomo’s 7 Million LTE Subscribers Give it an Edge in Japan’s Carrier Wars

New mobile subscriber figures from Japan’s Telecom Carriers Association show that the country’s leading carrier, NTT Docomo (NYS...

  • December 10, 2012
  • at 2:40 pm
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Softbank Officially Acquires Sprint, Claims to Be Global Number 3 Mobile Company in Revenue

Softbank (TSE:9984) and Sprint (NYSE:S) held a joint press conference in Tokyo to announce Softbank’s $20 billion investment in Sprint...

  • October 15, 2012
  • at 5:40 pm
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Clash of Clans maker Supercell opens office in Seoul

Supercell, the Helsinki-based gaming company best known for its megahit strategy game Clash of Clans, has reportedly opened an office in th...

  • March 18, 2014
  • at 2:20 pm
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Japanese telco rumored to be chatting up Line, seeking stake in popular messaging app

The messaging app landgrab is on. Less than a week after Facebook bought out WhatsApp, and shortly after Rakuten acquired Viber, a report in...

  • February 25, 2014
  • at 11:36 am
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Why are there so many acquisitions happening in mobile gaming?

So on the heels of the news about two week ago of Softbank and Gung Ho’s acquisition of Finland’s Supercell, we have news just l...

  • October 28, 2013
  • at 10:28 am
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Snapdeal seeks $200 million investment to keep pace with Flipkart

In another huge funding round for India’s e-commerce sector, it looks like online marketplace Snapdeal will get another $150 million...

  • October 17, 2013
  • at 3:38 pm
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Softbank and GungHo have acquired 51% of Supercell for $1.53 billion (Updated)

Update: Included Softbank’s reasons for the transaction below. The news was first tweeted by a Wall Street Journal reporter and then r...

  • October 15, 2013
  • at 6:15 pm
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Indonesia’s Tokopedia Raises Fresh Funds From Softbank Ventures Korea

Indonesia’s C2C marketplace Tokopedia has concluded a financing round led by Softbank Venture Korea with previous investors CyberAgent Ven...

  • June 12, 2013
  • at 11:03 am
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SoftBank to Take Majority Stake In ‘Puzzle and Dragons’ Maker GungHo

With the investment, the telco’s stake in the Puzzle and Dragons game maker increases from 33.6 to 58.5 percent.

  • March 26, 2013
  • at 5:18 pm
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Japan’s KDDI, Softbank to Start Selling Cellular Model iPad Mini on November 30

Kyodo is reporting that Japanese carriers Softbank (TSE:9984) and KDDI (TYO:9433) say they will launch Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) new iPad ...

  • November 23, 2012
  • at 11:00 am
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Softbank Rolls out New Winter Smartphone Line Up

At an event in Tokyo yesterday, Softbank (TSE:9984) announced its 2012 Winter / 2013 Spring smartphone line up. This was a chance for the co...

  • October 10, 2012
  • at 9:20 am
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