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Softbank Reportedly Buys CPU Maker ARM for $32 Billion

Softbank Reportedly Buys CPU Maker ARM for $32 Billion

The Japanese investment company Softbank, owner of the US carrier Sprint is reportedly acquiring ARM Holdings....

Jul 18 2016, 12:47am CDT

Tencent Buys Majority Stake in Supercell from SoftBank Valueing the Finnish Company at $10 billion

Tencent Buys Majority Stake in Supercell from SoftBank, Finnish Company Valued at $10 billion

Japanese Softbank is selling shares in Supercell for over $8 billion to Tencent....

Jun 21 2016, 6:18am CDT

SoftBank to sell 4% Stake in Alibaba for $2 Billion

SoftBank to sell 4% Stake in Alibaba for $2 Billion

SoftBank on Wednesday announced it will sell a 4% stake in Alibaba Group in a sale that will see it dispose of shares in the Ch...

Jun 1 2016, 5:44am CDT

Softbank Pepper Robot Opens Up to Android

Softbank Pepper Robot Opens Up to Android

The Pepper Robot is now compatible with Android....

May 20 2016, 3:46am CDT

IBM and SoftBank Present Japanese Lingo Watson APIs

IBM and SoftBank Present Japanese Lingo Watson APIs

IBM and SoftBank are ready to present before the public their Japanese lingo Watson APIs....

Feb 18 2016, 5:01am CST

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

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

SoftBank's CEO Wants U.S. Mobile Industry to Follow Japan's Lead. Um, No Thanks.

SoftBank's CEO Wants U.S. Mobile Industry to Follow Japan's Lead. Um, No Thanks.

SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son is visiting the U.S. this week to tell Washington how the U.S. can learn from Japan’s example to imp...

Mar 10 2014, 2:03am CDT

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%...

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...

Jul 3 2013, 7:28am 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

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. Ther...

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 wit...

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...

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 DM...

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 pri...

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 th...

Jun 4 2008, 5:00am 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 SoftBan...

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 - anoth...

Feb 27 2008, 4:00am CST

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 Japa...

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....

May 15 2006, 1:37am CDT