Posts Tagged: Masayoshi Son



Poached! Google’s Chief Business Officer joins Japanese telco giant SoftBank

Nikesh Arora, a 10-year Google veteran, will leave Mountain View and join the ranks of Japan’s most aggressive telco. Arora will join the ...

  • July 18, 2014
  • at 9:04 am
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SoftBank CEO: robots can reverse Japan’s economic decline

Masayoshi Son, the founder and CEO of Japanese telco SoftBank, shared his revolutionary ideas about a robotic workforce in Japan.

  • July 15, 2014
  • at 1:57 pm
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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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Japan’s Softbank Buys Rival eAccess for $1.8 billion

It has been a big day for acquisitions in Japan. As we previously mentioned, Nexon’s acquisition of social game developer Gloops for $...

  • October 1, 2012
  • at 7:18 pm
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Masayoshi Son’s Younger Brother Aims To Create an Asia Start-Up Ecosystem

Creating a startup on a shoestring budget is now easier than ever thanks to crowd-sourcing, open-source technology, and social media marketi...

  • August 11, 2011
  • at 11:00 am
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Softbank CEO pledges 10 billion yen to quake victims

Softbank’s president, Masayoshi Son, will be personally contributing the enormous sum of  10 billion yen (about $118 million) to the Japa...

  • April 4, 2011
  • at 3:17 pm
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Jack Ma: The C2B business model is an “undeniable trend”

Jack Ma says that recent advances in big data will make B2C business models obsolete. Firms must customize their products or die.

  • July 15, 2014
  • at 2:00 pm
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SoftBank unveils Pepper, an emotional robot that will be sold to consumers next February

Masayoshi Son, the CEO of Japanese wireless carrier SoftBank, introduced what he called the world’s first robot capable of recognizing hum...

  • June 5, 2014
  • at 1:54 pm
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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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Softbank Rolls Out Smartphone with Radiation Meter for Japanese Market

Japanese mobile carrier Softbank (TSE:9984) announced today that its new Pantone 5 smartphone, to be released in July, will be the first sma...

  • May 29, 2012
  • at 3:15 pm
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Softbank’s Ted Matsumoto on his CEO and the Japan Earthquake

At the Global Mobile Internet Conference last week, we had a chance to sit down with Softbank Mobile Corp’s Senior Executive Vice Presiden...

  • May 9, 2011
  • at 8:18 am
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