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CES 2015: LG will unveil its New 4K Ultra HD TV with Quantum Dot Technology

CES 2015: LG will unveil its New 4K Ultra HD TV with Quantum Dot Technology

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Google Car Initiative to go ahead via Android

Google Car Initiative to go ahead via Android

Sony cancels The Interview Release on Christmas

Sony cancels The Interview Release on Christmas

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Yahoo Directory closing while stockholders demand repayment

Yahoo Directory closing while stockholders demand repayment In 1994, Yahoo burst into the internet by indexing the world wide web. Now, the company's closing the directory and fighting off aggressive stockholders demanding repayment.

Sep 28 2014, 4:43pm CDT

Softbank's 'Pepper' robot understands feelings

Softbank's 'Pepper' robot understands feelings Pepper will cost less than $2,000 next year

Jun 5 2014, 6:13am CDT

Humanoid Robot Pepper Reading Emotions Goes on Sale in Japan

Humanoid Robot Pepper Reading Emotions Goes on Sale in Japan TOKYO (AP) — Softbank Corp. is entering the robotics business with its cooing, gesturing and sympathetic Pepper humanoid-on-wheels that it says is designed for companionship and can decipher human emotions. The Japanese...

Jun 5 2014, 4:59am CDT

Which Investors Will Cash In On Massive Alibaba IPO

Which Investors Will Cash In On Massive Alibaba IPO Alibaba filed its long-awaited public offering Tuesday, seeking to raise as much as $1 billion (a placeholder total) at a still unknown price. The Chinese Internet giant with $5.6 billion in annual sales should be the...

May 7 2014, 4:29am CDT

Yahoo Japan to Acquire telco eAccess from Softbank for $3.2 Billion

Yahoo Japan to Acquire telco eAccess from Softbank for $3.2 Billion Yahoo Japan today announced to buy Japanese wireless provider telco eAccess from Softbank for $3.2 billion.

Mar 27 2014, 12:56pm CDT

''Clash of Clans' Developer: $829 Million In Revenue And Supporting The Finnish

'Clash of Clans' Developer: $829 Million In Revenue And Supporting The Finnish Community Finnish mobile game developer Supercell has reported revenue of $892 million for 2013, a significant gain on 2012′s revenue of $101 million. With just two games released (‘Clash of Clans‘ and ‘Hay Day‘), Supercell has...

Feb 12 2014, 6:12am CST

App Market Globalization The Big Theme of 2014

App Market Globalization The Big Theme of 2014 According to App Annie, Japan became the biggest app market in the world last October, surpassing the United States and continuing to grow at a far faster clip. Many app vendors started reacting to Japan’s new...

Feb 5 2014, 10:52am CST

The Five Top "Fibs" Told By Sprint Management in 2012-13

The Five Top "Fibs" Told By Sprint Management in 2012-13 We are in a new world now where its hard to believe what just about anybody says.  ARoid says he never doped but then he admitted he did.  Bill Clinton never smoked but then he did but then he never inhaled.  Barack...

Dec 26 2013, 12:41pm CST

CES 2015 News
Dish reporteding bidding for T-Mobile next year

Dish reportedly bidding for T-Mobile next year Sources are saying that Dish is making a bid for T-Mobile in 2014.

Dec 20 2013, 1:34am CST

SoftBank Takes 57% Stake in Brightstar for $1.26 Billion

SoftBank Takes 57% Stake in Brightstar for $1.26 Billion SoftBank gained a majority stake in Brightstar. The transaction was for $1.26 billion and lent SoftBank a majority stake of 57% in the wireless company.

Oct 20 2013, 5:33am CDT

FCC to Approve Sprint’s Deals with SoftBank and Clearwire

FCC to Approve Sprint’s Deals with SoftBank and Clearwire The FCC has finally approved of Sprint’s deals with both SoftBank and Clearwire. After being put to the vote, the decision was finalized on the fifth day. The deal is real and it is sealed. SoftBank's $21.6 billion bid for Sprint won FCC support. Also Sprint’s deal to buy half of Clearwire is approved.

Jul 3 2013, 7:28am CDT

Dish Wants to Merge with Sprint Nextel

Dish Wants to Merge with Sprint Nextel Dish Network makes a surprise offer to Sprint Nextel

Apr 15 2013, 6:36am CDT

Softbank rumored to buy $12.8 billion Stake in Sprint Reuters reports that Japanese carrier is in talks to buy a major stake in Sprint.

Oct 11 2012, 8:09am CDT

Japan gets white iPhone on April 28th, Where leaves that the US Release?

Japan gets white iPhone on April 28th, Where leaves that the US Release? The white iPhone 4 is expected to be announced today by Apple. This could be wrong though as word comes from Japan that the white iPhone 4 will launch there on Thursday April 28th. MacRumors received a photo of a store...

Apr 27 2011, 6:56am CDT

New 3D Android Phones hit Japan with Sharp Galapagos 003SH and 005SH.

Sharp 3D Android Phones come to United States in 2011 Two weeks ago Softbank announced two new Sharp phones that feature 3D displays that require no glasses in Japan. The new Sharp Galapagos 003SH and the Sharp Galapagos 005SH run on Android 2.2. Both phones feature a 3.8-...

Nov 17 2010, 2:11am CST

New 3D Android Phones hit Japan with Sharp Galapagos 003SH and 005SH.

New 3D Android Phones hit Japan with Sharp Galapagos 003SH and 005SH. Japanese Gadget Envy is Back.

Nov 4 2010, 3:20am CDT

Sharp Solar Hybrid Waterproof Phone launched

Sharp Solar Hybrid Waterproof Phone launched Sharp launches Solar hybrid mobile phone for SoftBank in Japan. The SoftBank 842H 3G flip phone has a solar panel on the cover. Besides the solar cell the SoftBank 842H has more capabilities that make it a fin outdoor...

Jul 28 2010, 7:04am CDT

NEC releases SoftBank 821N GLAMOROUS Phone

NEC releases SoftBank 821N GLAMOROUS Phone NEC partners with Fashion Magazine GLAMOROUS (known as Glamour Magazine internationally) for the SoftBank 821N GLA phone. There will be three models available of the 821N GLA with the zebra, star and compact. The...

Aug 6 2008, 6:00am CDT

Softbank dramatically cuts monthly Fees for iPhone 3G in Japan Softbank reduces the monthly fees for the iPhone 3G in Japan. Softbank says that they want to reach a broader customer base with the new much lower rates. The new monthly fee is 2,990 yen (~$27). It was 7,280 yen (~$67...

Aug 5 2008, 3:43am CDT

New Sharp Aquos Softbank 923SH 5.2MP 3G Phone

New Sharp Aquos Softbank 923SH 5.2MP 3G Phone Sharp announces a new Aquos branded 3G handset for the Japanese carrier Softbank. Features of the Sharp Aquos SoftBank 923SH include 3.3 inch ASV LCD Screen with skin tone image quality and VGA resolution, 5.2MP...

Jul 2 2008, 2:49am CDT

Sharp Waterproof SoftBank 824SH DMB TV Phone

Sharp Waterproof SoftBank 824SH DMB TV Phone Sharp announces a new waterproof DMB TV phone for Softbank in Japan. According to Sharp the 824SH is the thinnest waterproof DMB TV phone. The features of the Sharp 824SH include 2.8 inch screen, 3.2MP camera, IPX5/...

Jul 2 2008, 2:40am CDT

iPhone 3G priced by Softbank in Japan In early June Softbank announced that they will be bringing the iPhone 3G to Japan. Today the Japanese carrier revealed the pricing for the iPhone 3G. The 8GB iPhone 3G sells for about 23,000 yen (~$213). Customers...

Jun 23 2008, 1:31pm CDT

Softbank brings 3G iPhone to Japan Softbank Mobile Corp. announced today in a very brief statement that the company has signed an agreement with Apple to bring the iPhone to Japan later this year. Softbank has bought Vodafone's Japan unit in 2006 and...

Jun 4 2008, 5:00am CDT

Sharp 922SH 3G Internet Machine dissected

Sharp 922SH 3G Internet Machine dissected In March Sharp introduced the Sharp 922SH 3G Internet Machine smartphone in Japan. The Nikkei Electronics Teardown Squad has taken this Sharp smartphone apart and tells us what is inside. The Sharp 922SH features...

May 8 2008, 9:33am CDT

Sharp 922SH 3G Internet Machine

Sharp 922SH 3G Internet Machine Sharp announces the Softbank 922SH 3G smartphone with full QWERTY keyboard and large screen. The Sharp Softbank 922SH features a 3.5 inch screen with VGA resolution and 2,000:1 contrast ratio. Sharp highlights the...

Mar 25 2008, 2:35am CDT

Sharp FULLFACE SoftBank 921SH 3G TV Phone ships

Sharp FULLFACE SoftBank 921SH 3G TV Phone ships Sharp announces the availability of the FULLFACE 921SH 3G phones on the Japanese Softbank carrier. The Sharp FULLFACE SoftBank 921SH slider comes in 5 colors and sports 3.2 inch Mobile ASV LCD screen with a contrast...

Mar 13 2008, 5:52am CDT

SoftBank 815T PB Robot Cellphone

SoftBank 815T PB Robot Cellphone Softbank and TV Tokyo introduced the Toshiba made SoftBank 815T PB mobile phone which can transform into a robot figure - another milestone in weird Japanese gadgetry. When the transfomer phone is in robot mode the...

Feb 27 2008, 4:00am CST

New Vodafone Toshiba 705T 3G Mobile Phone

New Vodafone Toshiba 705T 3G Mobile Phone Vodafone in Japan (soon to be called Softbank Mobile) announces the Toshiba 705T 3G mobile phone in Japan. The new 3G handset comes in 3 colors including Splash Pink, which was designed with popular fashion brand STNY...

Jun 1 2006, 1:29am CDT

Sharp AQUOS 905SH 'One Seg' Digital TV Mobile Phone

Sharp AQUOS 905SH 'One Seg' Digital TV Mobile Phone Vodafone, soon to be called Softbank Mobile Corp., announces in Japan the Sharp AQUOS 905SH digital terrestrial TV mobile phone. The Sharp AQUOS 905SH features a Mobile ASV LCD screen based on Sharp's AQUOS LCD TV...

May 18 2006, 3:24am CDT

Japan: Vodafone K.K. Changes Name to Softbank Mobile Corp.

Japan: Vodafone K.K. Changes Name to Softbank Mobile Corp. Softbank announces the new name for their recently acquired mobile phone business from Vodafone. Starting October 1st, the Japanese mobile phone carrier will be called Softbank Mobile Corp. 1,856 Vodafone shops and...

May 18 2006, 1:47am CDT

Softbank Denies Apple iTunes Phone Rumor

Softbank Denies Apple iTunes Phone Rumor Softbank released a short statement today describing the reported Apple iTunes mobile phone plans as guesswork by the media. On May 13th the Japanese Nihon Keizai Shimbun Saturday Morning edition reported that Apple...

May 15 2006, 1:37am CDT

Japanese Consumers Surf Faster

Japanese Consumers Surf Faster Yahoo and Softbank just announced in Japan a new ADSL service with 50Mbit/s downstream and 3Mbit/s upstream for $38/month - Envy! I paid for SBC 1Mbit DSL about the same in the USA. Softbank has successfully captured...

Jul 9 2004, 1:24am EST

New Vodafone V301SH and V302T Mobile Phones

New Vodafone V301SH and V302T Mobile Phones Vodafone in Japan releases two new Mobile Phones. The V301SH is made by Sharp and features a 310,000 pixel Camera and a 2.2" Color Display. The Phone has 440hours of standby and 140min talk time. The size is...

Jan 22 2004, 9:02am EST